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Lower Saucon Township

 

Lower Saucon Township is a township in Northampton County, Pennsylvania. Lower Saucon Township is located in the Lehigh Valley region of the state.

 

The population of Lower Saucon Township was 9,884 at the 2000 census.

HISTORY

Saucon Township was originally established in 1742 as part of Bucks County and incorporated in 1743. In 1752, county lines were changed, and the large township became part of Northampton County. It was divided into Upper and Lower Saucon in 1753. Both townships were part of Northampton County until 1812, when Upper Saucon became part of Lehigh County. At that time, the new Lower Saucon Township boasted about 200 sturdy inhabitants. Today, it has over 9,800 people and remains the oldest township in present-day Northampton County.

The township covers an area of 23.3 square miles, through which run 100 miles of public roads. It is recognized for its pastoral farmlands, tranquil woodlands, and gently rolling hills.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 9,884 people, 3,735 households, and 2,890 families residing in the township. The population density was 158.1/km² (409.4/mi²). There were 3,915 housing units at an average density of 62.6/km² (162.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the township was 96.73% White, 0.56% African American, 0.16% Native American, 1.20% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.69% from other races, and 0.60% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.56% of the population.

There were 3,735 households out of which 32.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.6% were married couples living together, 5.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.6% were non-families. 18.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the township the population was spread out with 23.8% under the age of 18, 5.5% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 28.1% from 45 to 64, and 14.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 98.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.7 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $59,964, and the median income for a family was $68,457. Males had a median income of $46,727 versus $30,256 for females. The per capita income for the township was $30,280. About 2.0% of families and 2.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.9% of those under age 18 and 1.7% of those age 65 or over.

Public education

The Township is served by the Saucon Valley School District.

Sources: Wikipedia

 

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