Lehman Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

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Lehman Township,
Luzerne County,
Pennsylvania
Township
Scenery of Lehman Township
Scenery of Lehman Township
Map of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Highlighting Lehman Township
Map of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Highlighting Lehman Township
Map of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
Map of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Luzerne
Area
 • Total 23.2 sq mi (60.1 km2)
 • Land 21.9 sq mi (56.8 km2)
 • Water 1.3 sq mi (3.3 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,508
 • Density 150/sq mi (58/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)

Lehman Township is a township in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is locally pronounced "LEE-man". The campus of Penn State Wilkes-Barre is located at the Hayfield Farms on Old Route 115 in Lehman Township. The township population was 3,508 at the 2010 census.[1]

Geography[edit]

Fields and woods in Lehman Township
Cornell Road looking west in Lehman Township

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 23.2 square miles (60.1 km2), of which 21.9 square miles (56.8 km2) is land and 1.3 square miles (3.3 km2), or 5.47%, is water. It is drained by the Susquehanna River via Harveys, Hunlock, and Huntsville creeks. Its villages include Huntsville (also in Jackson Township), Lehman, Meeker, and Silkworth.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 3,206 people, 1,226 households, and 924 families residing in the township. The population density was 148.0 people per square mile (57.1/km2). There were 1,403 housing units at an average density of 64.8/sq mi (25.0/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 98.35% White, 0.47% African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.53% Asian, and 0.37% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.16% of the population.

There were 1,226 households, out of which 30.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.1% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.6% were non-families. 20.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.2% 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 2.99.

In the township the population was spread out, with 22.9% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 28.5% from 45 to 64, and 13.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 96.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.2 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $43,060, and the median income for a family was $46,708. Males had a median income of $34,256 versus $25,710 for females. The per capita income for the township was $20,312. About 7.8% of families and 8.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.4% of those under age 18 and 13.0% of those age 65 or over.

The census of 2000 also reported that residents of Lehman, Pennsylvania had the longest commute in the country of communities with at least 1,000 workers. The mean travel time for commuters was 60 minutes.

Notable people[edit]

Lehman is home to fashion designer Jay McCarroll, Season One winner of Project Runway on Bravo. It is also home to Raye Hollitt, or Zap, of the American Gladiators TV show, and to State Senator Lisa Baker.

References[edit]

Coordinates: 41°19′00″N 75°59′53″W / 41.31667°N 75.99806°W / 41.31667; -75.99806