Norwegian Township, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania

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Norwegian Township, Pennsylvania
Norwegian Township Municipal Office in Marlin.
Norwegian Township Municipal Office in Marlin.
Map of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania Highlighting Norwegian Township
Map of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania Highlighting Norwegian Township
Map of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
Map of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Schuylkill
Settled 1780
Incorporated 1811
 • Total 5.9 sq mi (15 km2)
 • Land 5.8 sq mi (15 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Population (2000)
 • Total 2,172
 • Density 371.9/sq mi (143.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)

Norwegian Township is a township in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,172 at the 2000 census.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 5.9 square miles (15.4 km²), of which, 5.8 square miles (15.1 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (1.52%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,172 people, 861 households, and 632 families residing in the township. The population density was 371.9 people per square mile (143.6/km²). There were 894 housing units at an average density of 153.1/sq mi (59.1/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.94% White, 0.18% African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.32% Asian, 0.14% from other races, and 0.14% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.32% of the population.

There were 861 households out of which 30.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.9% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.5% were non-families. 23.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the township the population was spread out with 22.4% under the age of 18, 5.1% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 29.9% from 45 to 64, and 16.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 97.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.9 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $42,540, and the median income for a family was $48,603. Males had a median income of $36,131 versus $25,194 for females. The per capita income for the township was $18,699. About 0.8% of families and 3.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.9% of those under age 18 and 6.5% of those age 65 or over.



Coordinates: 40°42′00″N 76°13′59″W / 40.70000°N 76.23306°W / 40.70000; -76.23306