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Encyclopedia > Bushkill Township, Pennsylvania

Bushkill Township is a township in Northampton County, Pennsylvania, United States. Bushkill Township is located in the Lehigh Valley region of the state. Location in the state of Pennsylvania Formed 1752 Seat Easton Area  - Total  - Water 977 km² (377 mi²) 9 km² (4 mi²) 0. ... Official language(s) None Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 160 miles (255 km)  - Length 280 miles (455 km)  - % water 2. ... The Bethlehem Steel Corporation in the Lehigh Valley, once one of the worlds largest manufacturers of steel, closed in 2003. ...


The population of Bushkill Township was 6,982 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 65.6 km² (25.3 mi²). 65.5 km² (25.3 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.1 mi²) of it (0.20%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 6,982 people, 2,333 households, and 2,011 families residing in the township. The population density was 106.6/km² (276.1/mi²). There were 2,406 housing units at an average density of 36.7/km² (95.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.27% White, 0.19% African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.39% Asian, 0.34% from other races, and 0.57% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.00% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 2,333 households out of which 42.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 76.4% were married couples living together, 6.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 13.8% were non-families. 11.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.99 and the average family size was 3.22. A marriage is a relationship between or among individuals, usually recognized by civil authority and/or bound by the religious beliefs of the participants. ...


In the township the population was spread out with 28.1% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 29.8% from 25 to 44, 26.9% from 45 to 64, and 9.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 101.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.2 males.


The median income for a household in the township was $63,966, and the median income for a family was $67,649. Males had a median income of $42,097 versus $30,275 for females. The per capita income for the township was $23,569. About 1.9% of families and 3.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.3% of those under age 18 and 10.3% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Education


Public Education

The residents of Bushkill Township are served by the Nazareth Area School District


External links

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Municipalities and Communities of Northampton County, Pennsylvania
(County Seat: Easton)
Cities Bethlehem | Easton
Boroughs Bangor | Bath | Chapman | East Bangor | Freemansburg | Glendon | Hellertown | Nazareth | North Catasauqua | Northampton | Pen Argyl | Portland | Roseto | Stockertown | Tatamy | Walnutport | West Easton | Wilson | Wind Gap
Townships Allen | Bethlehem | Bushkill | East Allen | Forks | Hanover | Lehigh | Lower Mount Bethel | Lower Nazareth | Lower Saucon | Moore | Palmer | Plainfield | Upper Mount Bethel | Upper Nazareth | Washington | Williams
Communities and CDPs Belfast | Eastlawn Gardens | Middletown | Old Orchard | Palmer Heights

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