Lake Township, Mercer County, Pennsylvania

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Lake Township, Mercer County, Pennsylvania
Location of Lake Township in Mercer County
Location of Lake Township in Mercer County
Location of Mercer County in Pennsylvania
Location of Mercer County in Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Mercer County
 • Total 16.0 sq mi (41 km2)
 • Land 15.9 sq mi (41 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Population (2000)
 • Total 706
 • Density 44/sq mi (17/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 724

Lake Township is a township in Mercer County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 706 at the 2000 census.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 16.0 square miles (41 km2), of which, 15.9 square miles (41 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (0.94%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 706 people, 232 households, and 187 families residing in the township. The population density was 44.5 people per square mile (17.2/km2). There were 246 housing units at an average density of 15.5/sq mi (6.0/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 98.44% White, 0.57% African American, and 0.99% from two or more races.

There were 232 households, out of which 37.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.8% were married couples living together, 5.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.0% were non-families. 16.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.04 and the average family size was 3.40.

In the township the population was spread out, with 31.4% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 25.2% from 25 to 44, 23.1% from 45 to 64, and 12.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 99.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.4 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $36,591, and the median income for a family was $41,875. Males had a median income of $30,417 versus $19,821 for females. The per capita income for the township was $14,690. About 5.5% of families and 10.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.6% of those under age 18 and 6.7% of those age 65 or over.


Coordinates: 41°21′30″N 80°06′59″W / 41.35833°N 80.11639°W / 41.35833; -80.11639