Monroe Township, Wyoming County, Pennsylvania

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Monroe Township
Township
Lake and mountains in Monroe Township
Lake and mountains in Monroe Township
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States
Coordinates: 41°25′00″N 76°00′59″W / 41.41667°N 76.01639°W / 41.41667; -76.01639Coordinates: 41°25′00″N 76°00′59″W / 41.41667°N 76.01639°W / 41.41667; -76.01639
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Wyoming
Area[1]
 • Total 21.27 sq mi (55.10 km2)
 • Land 21.19 sq mi (54.88 km2)
 • Water 0.09 sq mi (0.22 km2)
Elevation 1,155 ft (352 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,652
 • Estimate (2016)[2] 1,604
 • Density 75.70/sq mi (29.23/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 570
FIPS code 42-131-50496

Monroe Township is a township in Wyoming County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,652 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

Fall scenery of Monroe Township, Wyoming County, Pennsylvania from Lutes Corner Road
Buckwheat Hollow Road looking north in Monroe Township

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 21.3 square miles (55 km2), of which, 21.2 square miles (55 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (0.47%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
2010 1,652
Est. 2016 1,604 [2] −2.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

As of the census[4] of 2010, there were 1,652 people, 674 households, and 466 families residing in the township. The population density was 77.9 people per square mile (30.1/km²). There were 732 housing units at an average density of 34.5/sq mi (13.5/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.4% White, 0.7% African American, 0.2% Asian, 0.05% from other races, and 0.65% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1% of the population.

There were 674 households out of which 28.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.6% were married couples living together, 11.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.9% were non-families. while 25.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.86.

Fields, hills, woods, and a fence in Monroe Township, Wyoming County, Pennsylvania

In the township the population was spread out with 20.4% under the age of 18, 63.7% from 18 to 64, and 15.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years.

The median income for a household in the township was $43,625, and the median income for a family was $50,263. Males had a median income of $43,482 versus $30,236 for females. The per capita income for the township was $23,421. About 6.4% of families and 9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.8% of those under age 18 and 12.3% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Aug 14, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016. 
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14.