Washington Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania

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Washington Township
Pennsylvania Route 191 passes through the woods of Washington Township
Pennsylvania Route 191 passes through the woods of Washington Township
Location of Washington Township in Northampton County
Location of Washington Township in Northampton County
Washington Township is located in Pennsylvania
Washington Township
Washington Township
Coordinates: 40°50′00″N 75°11′59″W / 40.83333°N 75.19972°W / 40.83333; -75.19972Coordinates: 40°50′00″N 75°11′59″W / 40.83333°N 75.19972°W / 40.83333; -75.19972
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Northampton
Settled 1730
 • Total 18.1 sq mi (47 km2)
 • Land 18.1 sq mi (47 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 390 ft (120 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 5,122
 • Density 280/sq mi (110/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 610

Washington Township is a township in Northampton County, Pennsylvania, United States. Washington Township is located in the Lehigh Valley region of the state. It is part of Pennsylvania's Slate Belt [1].

The population of Washington Township was 5,122 at the 2010 census.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 18.1 square miles (47 km2), of which all is land except for 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) of water surface, or 0.11% of the township's total area. It is in the Delaware River watershed and is drained by Martins Creek, except for a small area in the southeast drained by Oughoughton Creek. Its northwest corner is located on Blue Mountain. Its villages include Ackermanville, Factoryville, Flicksville, and Richmond. Its numbered routes include 191, 512, and 611.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

Washington Township surrounds the borough cluster of Bangor and Roseto.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 4,152 people, 1,601 households, and 1,179 families residing in the township. The population density was 229.9 people per square mile (88.8/km2). There were 1,670 housing units at an average density of 92.5/sq mi (35.7/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 99.16% White, 0.05% African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 0.31% from other races, and 0.31% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.67% of the population.

There were 1,601 households, out of which 30.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.8% were married couples living together, 6.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.3% were non-families. 22.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the township the population was spread out, with 22.4% under the age of 18, 5.5% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 26.3% from 45 to 64, and 19.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 93.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.8 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $48,728, and the median income for a family was $54,601. Males had a median income of $37,213 versus $27,553 for females. The per capita income for the township was $22,219. About 3.3% of families and 5.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.1% of those under age 18 and 7.5% of those age 65 or over.

Public education[edit]

The township is served by the Bangor Area School District.