Lenox Township, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Lenox Township,
Pennsylvania
Township
Community Hall in Lenoxville
Community Hall in Lenoxville
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States
Coordinates: 41°42′00″N 75°41′59″W / 41.70000°N 75.69972°W / 41.70000; -75.69972Coordinates: 41°42′00″N 75°41′59″W / 41.70000°N 75.69972°W / 41.70000; -75.69972
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Susquehanna
Settled 1797
Incorporated 1795
Area[1]
 • Total 41.14 sq mi (106.55 km2)
 • Land 40.63 sq mi (105.22 km2)
 • Water 0.51 sq mi (1.33 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,934
 • Estimate (2016)[2] 1,820
 • Density 44.80/sq mi (17.30/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 570
FIPS code 42-115-42760

Lenox Township is a township in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,934 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 41.1 square miles (106 km2), of which, 40.6 square miles (105 km2) of it is land and 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2) of it (1.22%) is water.

History[edit]

What is now known as Lenox Township was incorporated as Nicholson Township in 1795. It was renamed Lenox Township in 1813.[3] The current village of Lenoxville was originally called "Doud's Hollow", and was first settled by Isaac Doud in 1797. The borough of Hop Bottom was formed from a part of Lenox Township in 1881.[4]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
20101,934
Est. 20161,820[2]−5.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

As of the census[6] of 2010, there were 1,934 people, 768 households, and 536 families residing in the township. The population density was 47.6 people per square mile (18.4/km²). There were 963 housing units at an average density of 23.7/sq mi (9.3/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98% White, 0.3% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 0.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.2% of the population.

There were 768 households out of which 29% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.2% were non-families. 23.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the township the population was spread out with 20.7% under the age of 18, 61.7% from 18 to 64, and 17.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years.

The median income for a household in the township was $42,206, and the median income for a family was $49,489. Males had a median income of $39,667 versus $31,500 for females. The per capita income for the township was $23,674. About 4.9% of families and 8.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.7% of those under age 18 and 3.3% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Aug 14, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Township Incorporations, 1790 to 1853". Susquehanna County Historical Society. Archived from the original on 23 June 2015. Retrieved 31 January 2016. 
  4. ^ "Lenox Township". Susquehanna County Historical Society. Retrieved 18 January 2016. 
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14.