Paradise Township, Monroe County, Pennsylvania
Industrial remnants are surrounded by forest in Paradise Township
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States
|• Total||21.38 sq mi (55.39 km2)|
|• Land||21.29 sq mi (55.14 km2)|
|• Water||0.09 sq mi (0.24 km2)|
|Elevation||1,053 ft (321 m)|
|• Estimate (2016)||3,080|
|• Density||144.67/sq mi (55.86/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (EST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 21.5 square miles (55.8 km2), of which, 21.4 square miles (55.5 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km2) of it (0.42%) is water.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,671 people, 996 households, and 724 families residing in the township. The population density was 124.6 people per square mile (48.1/km2). There were 1,306 housing units at an average density of 60.9/sq mi (23.5/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 92.40% White, 3.59% African American, 0.49% Native American, 1.05% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.05% from other races, and 1.39% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.18% of the population.
There were 996 households, out of which 30.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.9% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.3% were non-families. 22.0% 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 2.57 and the average family size was 3.00.
In the township the population was spread out, with 22.7% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 27.3% from 25 to 44, 27.9% from 45 to 64, and 14.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.7 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $48,320, and the median income for a family was $57,353. Males had a median income of $35,950 versus $27,422 for females. The per capita income for the township was $21,408. About 4.9% of families and 11.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.9% of those under age 18 and 15.8% of those age 65 or over.
- Dale H. Learn, real estate agent and temperance activist