Lack Township, Juniata County, Pennsylvania

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Lack Township,
Barn on PA 35
Barn on PA 35
Map of Juniata County, Pennsylvania highlighting Lack Township
Map of Juniata County, Pennsylvania highlighting Lack Township
Map of Juniata County, Pennsylvania
Map of Juniata County, Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Juniata
Settled 1754
Incorporated 1754
 • Total 57.03 sq mi (147.71 km2)
 • Land 57.03 sq mi (147.71 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 785
 • Estimate (2016)[2] 780
 • Density 13.68/sq mi (5.28/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 717
FIPS code 42-067-40752

Lack Township is a township in Juniata County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 750 at the 2000 census. It was named by Irish settlers most likely after Lack, County Fermanagh, Ireland, although also possibly after Leck, of which there are a few places of that name in the Province of Ulster in Ireland.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 56.9 square miles (147 km2), all of it land.

Lack Township is bordered by Mifflin County to the northwest, Tuscarora Township to the northeast, Perry and Franklin Counties to the southeast and Huntingdon County to the southwest.


Historical population
Census Pop.
2010 785
Est. 2016 780 [2] −0.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 750 people, 292 households, and 219 families residing in the township. The population density was 13.2 people per square mile (5.1/km²). There were 570 housing units at an average density of 10.0/sq mi (3.9/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.07% White, 0.13% African American, and 0.80% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.27% of the population.

There were 292 households, out of which 27.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.6% were married couples living together, 4.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.7% were non-families. 20.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the township the population was spread out, with 23.2% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 22.8% from 25 to 44, 29.3% from 45 to 64, and 16.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 103.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 111.8 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $29,565, and the median income for a family was $32,115. Males had a median income of $26,635 versus $19,063 for females. The per capita income for the township was $14,016. About 9.0% of families and 14.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.4% of those under age 18 and 7.9% of those age 65 or over.


Coordinates: 40°21′00″N 77°40′59″W / 40.35000°N 77.68306°W / 40.35000; -77.68306