Schuylkill Township, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania

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Schuylkill Township,
Schuylkill County,
Pennsylvania
Township
Schuylkill Township. Fire Co. in Brockton.
Schuylkill Township. Fire Co. in Brockton.
Map of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania Highlighting Schuylkill Township
Map of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania Highlighting Schuylkill Township
Map of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
Map of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Schuylkill
Settled 1802
Incorporated 1811
Area
 • Total 9.8 sq mi (25 km2)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,123
 • Density 114.2/sq mi (44.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)

Schuylkill Township is a township in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,123 at the 2000 census.

History[edit]

The Tamaqua Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1991.[1]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 9.8 square miles (25.5 km²), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,123 people, 503 households, and 345 families residing in the township. The population density was 114.2 people per square mile (44.1/km²). There were 568 housing units at an average density of 57.8/sq mi (22.3/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.38% White, 0.09% African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.09% Asian, and 0.18% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.09% of the population.

There were 503 households out of which 18.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.5% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.4% were non-families. 28.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.70.

In the township the population was spread out with 15.8% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 25.6% from 25 to 44, 29.5% from 45 to 64, and 23.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47 years. For every 100 females there were 93.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.1 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $32,098, and the median income for a family was $38,182. Males had a median income of $35,417 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the township was $16,452. About 6.9% of families and 6.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.9% of those under age 18 and 7.9% of those age 65 or over.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

Coordinates: 40°47′30″N 75°59′58″W / 40.79167°N 75.99944°W / 40.79167; -75.99944