Lamar Township, Clinton County, Pennsylvania

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Lamar Township,
Pennsylvania
Township
U.S. Route 220 as it passes through Lamar Township
U.S. Route 220 as it passes through Lamar Township
Location in Clinton County and the state of Pennsylvania.
Location in Clinton County and the state of Pennsylvania.
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Clinton
Settled 1800
Incorporated 1817
Area
 • Total 41.0 sq mi (106.2 km2)
 • Land 40.9 sq mi (105.9 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,517
 • Density 62/sq mi (23.8/km2)

Lamar Township is a township in Clinton County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,517 at the 2010 census.[1]

Geography[edit]

The township is located in southern Clinton County and includes the unincorporated community of Rote. Interstate 80 runs east–west through the township, with one interchange (Exit 178): U.S. Route 220, which leads north to Mill Hall and Lock Haven, the county seat.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Lamar Township has a total area of 41.0 square miles (106.2 km2), of which 40.9 square miles (105.9 km2) is land and 0.12 square miles (0.3 km2), or 0.27%, is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,450 people, 901 households, and 718 families residing in the township. The population density was 59.8 people per square mile (23.1/km²). There were 967 housing units at an average density of 23.6/sq mi (9.1/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.10% White, 0.16% African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.16% Asian, and 0.45% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.37% of the population.

There were 901 households, out of which 32.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.5% were married couples living together, 6.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.2% were non-families. 16.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the township the population was spread out, with 24.7% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 27.3% from 25 to 44, 25.0% from 45 to 64, and 14.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 98.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.1 males.

Historical population
Census Pop.
1980 2,384
1990 2,345 −1.6%
2000 2,450 4.5%
2010 2,517 2.7%
source:[3][4]

The median income for a household in the township was $35,332, and the median income for a family was $38,235. Males had a median income of $30,516 versus $19,278 for females. The per capita income for the township was $15,464. About 7.8% of families and 9.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.6% of those under age 18 and 13.8% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Lamar township, Clinton County, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved May 18, 2015. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Clinton County Comprehensive Plan" (PDF). Clinton County, Pennsylvania. Retrieved 2007-09-19. 
  4. ^ "Population Change 1990–2000: Pennsylvania". Pennsylvania State Data Center. Archived from the original on 2007-11-17. Retrieved 2007-09-19. 

Coordinates: 41°05′00″N 77°30′00″W / 41.08333°N 77.50000°W / 41.08333; -77.50000