Lawrence Township, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania

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Lawrence Township,
Clearfield County,
Pennsylvania
The Hogback Bridge over the West Branch Susquehanna River
Map of Clearfield County, Pennsylvania highlighting Lawrence Township
Map of Clearfield County, Pennsylvania highlighting Lawrence Township
Map of Clearfield County, Pennsylvania
Map of Clearfield County, Pennsylvania
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyClearfield
Settled1797
Incorporated1813
Area
 • Total83.25 sq mi (215.62 km2)
 • Land82.54 sq mi (213.79 km2)
 • Water0.71 sq mi (1.83 km2)
Population
 • Total7,681
 • Estimate 
(2016)[2]
7,691
 • Density93.17/sq mi (35.97/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s)814
FIPS code42-033-41952


Lawrence Township is a township in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 7,681 at the 2010 census.[3] Lawrence Township borders the townships of Boggs, Bradford, Goshen, Huston, Knox, Pike and Pine in Clearfield County, as well as Benezette and Jay Townships in Elk County to the north. Lawrence Township borders the borough of Clearfield as well.


Consolidation[edit]

As of October 2015, meetings between Clearfield Borough and Lawrence Township members have been discussed for possible merger and consolidation of the two municipalities to become one municipality or city. As of January 19, 2019 both Clearfield Borough and Lawrence Township still remain separate municipalities.[4][5] However meetings as of September 29, 2016 show the process is moving forward, and consolidation would occur around January 6, 2020 if vote passes.[6] The population of the new municipality would be approximately around 13,800, making it the most populous community in the county, if the consolidation occurs.


Location of the new municipality in Clearfield County if the vote passes in 2020.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 83.7 square miles (217 km2), of which 83.1 square miles (215 km2) is land and 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2) (0.72%) is water.

Communities[edit]

  • Baney Settlement
  • Dimeling
  • Glen Richey
  • Hillsdale
  • Hyde
  • Kerr Addition
  • Mount Hope
  • Mt. Joy
  • Mt. Zion
  • Pine Grove
  • Plymptonville
  • Riverview
  • Susquehanna Bridge
  • Weaverhurst
Historical population
Census Pop.
20007,712
20107,681−0.4%
Est. 20167,691[2]0.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 7,712 people, 3,070 households, and 2,191 families residing in the township. The population density was 92.8 people per square mile (35.8/km²). There were 3,401 housing units at an average density of 40.9/sq mi (15.8/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.64% White, 0.40% African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.05% from other races, and 0.44% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.45% of the population.

There were 3,070 households, out of which 28.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.8% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.6% were non-families. 25.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.84.

In the township the population was spread out, with 21.7% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 26.2% from 25 to 44, 25.2% from 45 to 64, and 19.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 93.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.1 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $30,074, and the median income for a family was $37,151. Males had a median income of $29,506 versus $20,250 for females. The per capita income for the township was $16,321. About 11.2% of families and 15.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.7% of those under age 18 and 7.6% of those age 65 or over.

School districts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Aug 13, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-12-21. Retrieved 2016-07-10.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ http://clearfieldboro.com/consolidation/
  5. ^ http://gantdaily.com/2015/10/16/meeting-scheduled-to-discuss-clearfield-boroughlawrence-township-merger/
  6. ^ http://www.thecourierexpress.com/news/local/consolidation-committee-nearing-completion/article_ec4b7e8d-cc30-5d7c-bc11-4184e595b54c.html
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

Coordinates: 41°11′00″N 78°27′29″W / 41.18333°N 78.45806°W / 41.18333; -78.45806