Pine Grove Township, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania

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Pine Grove Township,
Schuylkill County,
Pennsylvania
Swatara Furnace
Map of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania Highlighting Pine Grove Township
Map of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania Highlighting Pine Grove Township
Map of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
Map of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountySchuylkill
Settled1750
Incorporated1811
Area
 • Total37.96 sq mi (98.33 km2)
 • Land37.80 sq mi (97.91 km2)
 • Water0.16 sq mi (0.42 km2)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total4,123
 • Estimate 
(2016)[2]
4,055
 • Density107.27/sq mi (41.42/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code42-107-60464

Pine Grove Township is a township in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 3,930 at the 2000 census.

History[edit]

Swatara Furnace was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1991.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 38.3 square miles (99.3 km²), of which, 38.2 square miles (98.9 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.4 km²) of it (0.39%) is water.

Recreation[edit]

Portions of the Pennsylvania State Game Lands Number 80 through which passes the Appalachian National Scenic Trail are located in the southern portion of the township, and the western portion of the Sweet Arrow Lake County Park is located along the eastern border of the township.[4][5]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
20104,123
Est. 20164,055[2]−1.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 3,930 people, 1,570 households, and 1,182 families residing in the township. The population density was 102.9 people per square mile (39.7/km²). There were 1,696 housing units at an average density of 44.4/sq mi (17.1/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.21% White, 0.03% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.05% from other races, and 0.46% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.33% of the population.

There were 1,570 households out of which 30.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.7% were married couples living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.7% were non-families. 21.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the township the population was spread out with 23.2% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 28.5% from 25 to 44, 24.2% from 45 to 64, and 18.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 98.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.8 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $38,933, and the median income for a family was $42,813. Males had a median income of $32,478 versus $21,707 for females. The per capita income for the township was $17,011. About 5.3% of families and 6.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.6% of those under age 18 and 6.5% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Aug 14, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Census.gov. Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  3. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  4. ^ https://viewer.nationalmap.gov/advanced-viewer/ The National Map, retrieved 27 October 2018
  5. ^ Pennsylvania State Game Lands Number 80, Pgc.pa.gov, retrieved 27 October 2018
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

Coordinates: 40°32′30″N 76°30′05″W / 40.54167°N 76.50139°W / 40.54167; -76.50139