Slocum Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

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Slocum Township, Pennsylvania
Mud Pond in Slocum Township
Mud Pond in Slocum Township
Map of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Highlighting Slocum Township
Map of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Highlighting Slocum Township
Map of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
Map of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Luzerne
 • Total 10.0 sq mi (26.0 km2)
 • Land 9.7 sq mi (25.0 km2)
 • Water 0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,115
 • Density 110/sq mi (43/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)

Slocum Township is a township in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,115 at the 2010 census.[1]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 10.0 square miles (26.0 km2), of which 9.7 square miles (25.0 km2) is land and 0.39 square miles (1.0 km2), or 3.67%, is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,112 people, 419 households, and 321 families residing in the township. The population density was 109.5 people per square mile (42.3/km2). There were 435 housing units at an average density of 42.8/sq mi (16.5/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 98.83% White, 0.45% African American, 0.09% Asian, 0.36% from other races, and 0.27% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.90% of the population.

There were 19 households, out of which 31.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.2% were married couples living together, and 23.2% were non-families. 21.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the township the population was spread out, with 21.9% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 28.9% from 25 to 44, 25.7% from 45 to 64, and 15.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 95.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.2 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $45,000, and the median income for a family was $52,115. Males had a median income of $32,115 versus $23,214 for females. The per capita income for the township was $19,326. About 1.8% of families and 4.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.2% of those under age 18 and 5.5% of those age 65 or over.


Coordinates: 41°09′00″N 75°59′58″W / 41.15000°N 75.99944°W / 41.15000; -75.99944