Paupack Township, Wayne County, Pennsylvania

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Paupack Township
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Wayne
Elevation 1,417 ft (431.9 m)
Coordinates 41°27′00″N 75°15′59″W / 41.45000°N 75.26639°W / 41.45000; -75.26639Coordinates: 41°27′00″N 75°15′59″W / 41.45000°N 75.26639°W / 41.45000; -75.26639
Area 33.2 sq mi (86.0 km2)
 - land 28.1 sq mi (73 km2)
 - water 5.1 sq mi (13 km2), 15.36%
Population 3,828 (2010)
Density 136.2/sq mi (52.6/km2)
Timezone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code 570
Wayne County Pennsylvania incorporated and unincorporated areas Paupack township highlighted.svg
Location in Wayne County and the state of Pennsylvania.
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Location of Pennsylvania in the United States
Website: Paupack Township

Paupack is a second-class township in Wayne County, Pennsylvania. The township's population was 3,828 at the time of the 2010 United States Census.[1]


Lacawac was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.[2]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 33.2 square miles (86.0 km²), of which, 28.1 square miles (72.8 km²) of it is land and 5.1 square miles (13.2 km²) of it (15.36%) is water.


As of the census of 2010, there were 3,828 people, 1,643 households, and 1,172 families residing in the township. The population density was 136.2 people per square mile (52.6/km²). There were 4,030 housing units at an average density of 143.4/sq mi. The racial makeup of the township was 97.3% White, 1.1% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.4% of the population.

There were 1,643 households out of which 20.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.2% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.7% were non-families. 23.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.71.

In the township the population was spread out with 17.1% under the age of 18, 58.2% from 18 to 64, and 24.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 51.1 years.

The median income for a household in the township was $38,179, and the median income for a family was $41,336. Males had a median income of $31,223 versus $21,757 for females. The per capita income for the township was $18,251. About 7.1% of families and 9.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.1% of those under age 18 and 4.6% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  2. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.