Roaring Brook Township, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania

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Roaring Brook Township
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House in the township
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Lackawanna
Elevation 1,660 ft (506.0 m)
Coordinates 41°21′00″N 75°34′59″W / 41.35000°N 75.58306°W / 41.35000; -75.58306Coordinates: 41°21′00″N 75°34′59″W / 41.35000°N 75.58306°W / 41.35000; -75.58306
Area 21.8 sq mi (56.5 km2)
 - land 21.4 sq mi (55 km2)
 - water 0.4 sq mi (1 km2), 1.83%
Population 1,907 (2010)
Density 89.1/sq mi (34.4/km2)
Timezone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Postal code 18444
Area code 570
Location of Roaring Brook Township in Pennsylvania
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Location of Pennsylvania in the United States

Roaring Brook Township is a township in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,907 at the 2010 census.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 21.8 square miles (56.5 km2), of which, 21.4 square miles (55 km2) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (1 km2) of it (1.83%) is water. The township surrounds Elmhurst Township. Hence, Elmhurst Township is an enclave of Roaring Brook Township.


As of the census[1] of 2010, there were 1,907 people, 728 households, and 571 families residing in the township. The population density was 89.1 people per square mile. There were 759 housing units at an average density of 35.5/sq mi. The racial makeup of the township was 98% White, 0.5% African American, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.7% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 0.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1% of the population.

There were 728 households, out of which 29.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.8% were married couples living together, 6.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.6% were non-families. 18.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the township the population was spread out, with 22.3% under the age of 18, 58.8% from 18 to 64, and 18.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44.5 years.

The median income for a household in the township was $69,583, and the median income for a family was $74,167. Males had a median income of $51,250 versus $37,143 for females. The per capita income for the township was $30,132. About 2.6% of families and 3.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.9% of those under age 18 and 2.4% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 

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