Tunkhannock Township, Monroe County, Pennsylvania

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Tunkhannock Township
Township
Fields and woods in the township
Fields and woods in the township
Tunkhannock Township is located in Pennsylvania
Tunkhannock Township
Tunkhannock Township
Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 40°59′59″N 75°30′04″W / 40.99972°N 75.50111°W / 40.99972; -75.50111Coordinates: 40°59′59″N 75°30′04″W / 40.99972°N 75.50111°W / 40.99972; -75.50111
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Monroe
Government
 • Supervisor Kenneth Henning (D)
Area
 • Total 38.9 sq mi (101 km2)
 • Land 38.6 sq mi (100 km2)
 • Water 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)
Elevation 1,841 ft (561 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 4,983
 • Density 130/sq mi (49/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 570

Tunkhannock Township is a township in Monroe County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 4,983 at the 2000 census. The Pocono Raceway is located within the township.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 38.9 square miles (100.9 km2), of which 38.6 square miles (100.1 km2) is land and 0.3 square miles (0.8 km2) (0.80%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

At the 2000 census,[1] there were 4,983 people, 1,661 households and 1,333 families residing in the township. The population density was 129.0 per square mile (49.8/km2). There were 2,967 housing units at an average density of 76.8/sq mi (29.7/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 86.49% White, 7.06% African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.94% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 2.39% from other races, and 2.85% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.47% of the population.

There were 1,661 households, of which 41.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.9% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.7% were non-families. 15.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 4.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.00 and the average family size was 3.35.

31.5% of the population were under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 31.5% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, and 9.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 103.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.1 males.

The median household income was $42,448 and the median family income was $46,996. Males had a median income of $38,669 compared with $23,986 for females. The per capita income for the township was $15,927. About 10.3% of families and 13.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.6% of those under age 18 and 8.5% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.