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Encyclopedia > East Allen Township, Pennsylvania

East Allen Township is a township located in Northampton County, Pennsylvania. As of the 2000 census, the township had a total population of 4,903.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 37.4 km˛ (14.4 mi˛). 37.4 km˛ (14.4 mi˛) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water.


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 4,903 people, 1,864 households, and 1,461 families residing in the township. The population density is 131.2/km˛ (339.9/mi˛). There are 1,907 housing units at an average density of 51.0/km˛ (132.2/mi˛). The racial makeup of the township is 97.65% White, 0.49% African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.55% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 0.51% from other races, and 0.61% from two or more races. 1.71% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 1,864 households out of which 29.5% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.6% are married couples living together, 6.1% have a female householder with no husband present, and 21.6% are non-families. 16.5% of all households are made up of individuals and 6.9% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.61 and the average family size is 2.95.

In the township the population is spread out with 22.3% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 26.2% from 25 to 44, 32.4% from 45 to 64, and 13.0% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 42 years. For every 100 females there are 97.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 96.0 males.

The median income for a household in the township is $55,694, and the median income for a family is $59,007. Males have a median income of $40,194 versus $28,387 for females. The per capita income for the township is $23,684. 2.7% of the population and 2.5% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 4.0% of those under the age of 18 and 1.6% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

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Moorestown Township Historic Information (2301 words)
Allen began as a farmer, but gained wealth as an inventor and manufacturer.
The east parlor retains chair rails, a molded cornice, and a round-arched corner cupboard with carved pilasters and keystone.
Smith was responsible for a large addition to the east, which almost doubled the size of the house.
East Allen Township Fire Department (458 words)
The East Allen Township Fire Department was formed in 1976 by a small group of township residents who saw a need for improved fire protection for this growing community.
Among this group were a former industrial firefighter and several members of neighboring fire departments who lived in East Allen Township.
While we are not a primary EMS provider we provide support to East Allen Ambulance Corps, and we often provide first aid and patient care if we arrive on the scene prior to EMS.
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