Salem Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
Salem Township as seen from Council Cup
Map of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Highlighting Salem Township
Map of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
|• Total||30.0 sq mi (77.7 km2)|
|• Land||29.0 sq mi (75.1 km2)|
|• Water||1.0 sq mi (2.6 km2)|
|• Density||140/sq mi (55/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
Salem Township is a township in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 4,254 at the 2010 census. It's home to the Susquehanna Steam Electric Station, a nuclear power plant.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 30.0 square miles (77.7 km2), of which 29.0 square miles (75.1 km2) is land and 1.0 square mile (2.6 km2), or 3.34%, is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 4,269 people, 1,743 households, and 1,263 families residing in the township. The population density was 147.2 people per square mile (56.8/km2). There were 1,924 housing units at an average density of 66.3/sq mi (25.6/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 98.62% White, 0.47% African American, 0.02% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.26% from other races, and 0.33% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.66% of the population.
There were 1,743 households, out of which 28.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.6% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.5% were non-families. 23.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.87.
In the township the population was spread out, with 22.1% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 25.2% from 45 to 64, and 19.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 97.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.3 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $38,429, and the median income for a family was $42,803. Males had a median income of $29,712 versus $25,450 for females. The per capita income for the township was $18,114. About 5.1% of families and 6.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.9% of those under age 18 and 3.2% of those age 65 or over.
- "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Salem township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved April 19, 2012.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.