Packer Township, Carbon County, Pennsylvania

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Coordinates: 40°52′29″N 75°54′59″W / 40.87472°N 75.91639°W / 40.87472; -75.91639
Packer Township
Settlement
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Carbon
Elevation 1,637 ft (499 m)
Coordinates 40°52′29″N 75°54′59″W / 40.87472°N 75.91639°W / 40.87472; -75.91639
Area 28.8 sq mi (74.6 km2)
 - land 28.8 sq mi (75 km2)
 - water 0.0 sq mi (0 km2), 0%
Population 986 (2000)
Density 34.2 / sq mi (13.2 / km2)
Timezone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code 570
Location of Packer Township in Carbon County
Location of Packer Township in Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States

Packer Township is a township in Carbon County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 986 at the 2000 census.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 28.8 square miles (74.6 km²), all of it land. It is the Delaware watershed and is drained by the Lehigh River except for a portion in the southwest that is drained by the Schuylkill River via Still Creek and the Little Schuylkill River. Its villages include Gerhards, Hudsondale, and Stewarts.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 986 people, 372 households, and 274 families residing in the township. The population density was 34.2 people per square mile (13.2/km²). There were 407 housing units at an average density of 14.1/sq mi (5.5/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.17% White, 0.10% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.20% from other races, and 1.32% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.10% of the population.

There were 372 households. Of the households surveyed, 32.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.0% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.1% were non-families. 21.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the township the population was spread out with 23.9% under the age of 18, 4.7% from 18 to 24, 29.7% from 25 to 44, 24.1% from 45 to 64, and 17.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 98.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.0 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $39,038, and the median income for a family was $43,250. Males had a median income of $31,111 versus $21,181 for females. The per capita income for the township was $17,038. About 3.3% of families and 7.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.7% of those under age 18 and 12.7% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.