Newton Township, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania

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Newton Township
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Lackawanna
Elevation 1,381 ft (420.9 m)
Coordinates 41°30′06″N 75°45′59″W / 41.50167°N 75.76639°W / 41.50167; -75.76639Coordinates: 41°30′06″N 75°45′59″W / 41.50167°N 75.76639°W / 41.50167; -75.76639
Area 22.7 sq mi (58.8 km2)
 - land 22.4 sq mi (58 km2)
 - water 0.3 sq mi (1 km2), 1.32%
Population 2,846 (2010)
Density 127 / sq mi (49 / km2)
Timezone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP Code 18411
Area code 570
Location of Newton Township in Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States

Newton Township is a township in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,846 at the 2010 census.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 22.7 square miles (58.8 km²), of which, 22.4 square miles (58.1 km²) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.7 km²) of it (1.19%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2010, there were 2,846 people, 982 households, and 772 families residing in the township. The population density was 127 people per square mile (49/km²). There were 1,043 housing units at an average density of 46.6/sq mi (18.2/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.2% White, 0.5% African American, 0.01% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 0.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.9% of the population.

There were 919 households, out of which 30.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.8% were married couples living together, 7.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.4% were non-families. 17.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.3% 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 21.6% under the age of 18, 63.7% from 18 to 64, and 14.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44.7 years.

The median income for a household in the township was $66,940, and the median income for a family was $78,580. Males had a median income of $53,681 versus $38,462 for females. The per capita income for the township was $35,264. About 1.8% of families and 5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.8% of those under age 18 and 6.9% of those age 65 or over.


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