Lake Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

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Lake Township,
Luzerne County,
Pennsylvania
Township
Sorber Mountain in Lake Township
Sorber Mountain in Lake Township
Map of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Highlighting Lake Township
Map of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Highlighting Lake Township
Map of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
Map of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Luzerne
Area
 • Total 26.7 sq mi (69.1 km2)
 • Land 26.7 sq mi (69.1 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,049
 • Density 77/sq mi (30/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)

Lake Township is a township in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,049 at the 2010 census.[1]

Geography[edit]

Undeveloped land in Bear Hollow in Lake Township
Outlet-Loyalville Road in Lake Township
Field and mountain in Lake Township

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 26.7 square miles (69.1 km2), of which 26.7 square miles (69.1 km2) is land and 0.07% is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,110 people, 800 households, and 588 families residing in the township. The population density was 78.2 people per square mile (30.2/km2). There were 865 housing units at an average density of 32.1/sq mi (12.4/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 99.19% White, 0.19% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.14% Pacific Islander, 0.14% from other races, and 0.19% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.19% of the population.

There were 800 households, out of which 32.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.4% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.4% were non-families. 21.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the township the population was spread out, with 23.6% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 29.8% from 25 to 44, 26.2% from 45 to 64, and 14.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 102.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.9 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $40,051, and the median income for a family was $43,636. Males had a median income of $32,500 versus $23,512 for females. The per capita income for the township was $16,641. About 9.5% of families and 11.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.8% of those under age 18 and 12.6% of those age 65 or over.

Former Auto racing at Brynfan Tyddyn[edit]

From 1952 to 1956 the Brynfan Tyddyn Road Races took place[3] on a 3.5-mile (5.6 km) road course, lapped clockwise, using Schoolhouse Road, Church Road, Outlet Road (aka Outlet-Loyalville Road) and Bear Holow Road, with the start-finish line on and the pits at Schoolhouse Road.[4] The course had more than 344 feet (≈105 metres) of elevation change from its lowest (1136 ft)[5] to highest point[6] and was used for sports car racing. The course was situated between Bear Hollow Creek and Harveys Creek, north of their confluence. Westsoutwest of Harveys Lake (in the neighboring borough Harveys Lake), east of Route 29, eastnorteast of Loyalville, northwest of Outlet, southsouthwest of Laketon, about 15 miles northwest of Wilkes-Barre, the county seat of Luzerne County.

The Races were coupled with the Giants Despair Hillclimb[7] less than 20 miles away at Laurel Run, southeast of Wilkes-Barre Township situated southeast of Wilkes-Barre, which is often named as location of the two race tracks. Organiser of the Races was the Philadelphia & Northeast Pennsylvania Regions SCCA.[8]

The 1952 Main Road Race on July 26 was won by Phil Walters on a Porsche 356 America.[9] The former president of the Road Racing Drivers Club Dolph Vilardi[10] won the 1953 Road Race for Class F (Porsche and MG Mk II), Class G and Class H - Modified on a PBX Special.[11] The 1955 Road Race for Class E - Production and Class F - Production was won by Lake Underwood on a Porsche 356 Speedster[12] and the 1956 Road Race for Class E - Modified and F - Modified Cars on July 25 was won by Carroll Shelby on a Ferrari 500 TR.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Lake township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved April 18, 2012. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Brynfan Tyddyn". RacingSportsCars. Retrieved 11 April 2016. 
  4. ^ Track maps of the 1953 and the 1955 Brynfan Tyddyn Road Races from "Brynfan Tyddyn - Programme Covers". RacingSportsCars. Retrieved 11 April 2016. 
  5. ^ ACME Mapper (Map). ACME Laboratories. Retrieved 11 April 2016. 
  6. ^ ACME Mapper (Map). ACME Laboratories. Retrieved 11 April 2016. 
  7. ^ See the programme covers of 1953, 1954 and especially 1955 and 1956 linked at "Brynfan Tyddyn - Programme Covers". RacingSportsCars. Retrieved 11 April 2016. 
  8. ^ See the pages of the several races linked at "Brynfan Tyddyn - List of Races". RacingSportsCars. Retrieved 11 April 2016. 
  9. ^ "Brynfan Tyddyn [Main]". RacingSportsCars. Retrieved 11 April 2016. 
  10. ^ "About". Road Racing Drivers Club. Road Racing Drivers Club. Retrieved 11 April 2016. 
  11. ^ "Brynfan Tyddyn [F+G+H]". RacingSportsCars. Retrieved 11 April 2016. 
  12. ^ "Brynfan Tyddyn [EP+FP]". RacingSportsCars. Retrieved 11 April 2016. 
  13. ^ "Brynfan Tyddyn [EM+FM]". RacingSportsCars. Retrieved 11 April 2016. 

Coordinates: 41°22′36″N 76°07′59″W / 41.37667°N 76.13306°W / 41.37667; -76.13306