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Encyclopedia > Lake Township, Mercer County, Pennsylvania

Lake Township is a township located in Mercer County, Pennsylvania. As of the 2000 census, the township had a total population of 706.


Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 41.4 km˛ (16.0 mi˛). 41.1 km˛ (15.9 mi˛) of it is land and 0.4 km˛ (0.2 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 0.94% water.


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 706 people, 232 households, and 187 families residing in the township. The population density is 17.2/km˛ (44.5/mi˛). There are 246 housing units at an average density of 6.0/km˛ (15.5/mi˛). The racial makeup of the township is 98.44% White, 0.57% African American, 0.00% Native American, 0.00% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.00% from other races, and 0.99% from two or more races. 0.00% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.


There are 232 households out of which 37.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.8% are married couples living together, 5.2% have a female householder with no husband present, and 19.0% are non-families. 16.4% of all households are made up of individuals and 8.6% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 3.04 and the average family size is 3.40.


In the township the population is spread out with 31.4% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 25.2% from 25 to 44, 23.1% from 45 to 64, and 12.9% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 35 years. For every 100 females there are 99.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 98.4 males.


The median income for a household in the township is $36,591, and the median income for a family is $41,875. Males have a median income of $30,417 versus $19,821 for females. The per capita income for the township is $14,690. 10.4% of the population and 5.5% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 15.6% of those under the age of 18 and 6.7% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.


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Mercer Museum (2319 words)
Mercer's famous museum connected with the Historical Society houses the famous "Tools of the Nation Maker" collection that is viewed annually by thousands of persons from every part of the world.
Mercer was granted the honorary degree of Doctor of Science by Franklin and Marshall College, Pa., in recognition of his Yucatan expedition.
Mercer was awarded a bronze medal by the Exposition Historic-American Madrid, 1892, for his "Lenape Stone." He was also awarded a grand prize (for tiles) at the St. Louis Exposition 1904, and a gold craftsmanship medal by the American Association of Architects at Washington, D. C., in 1921.
Historic Bridge 1608 (338 words)
Mercer County Bridge 1608 was located on Township Road 732, approximately one-mile northwest of the hamlet of Five Points, in Lake Township, Mercer County, Pennsylvania.
The single-lane Mercer County Bridge 1608 consisted of a single span, semicircular arch stone structure built of uncoursed sandstone ashlars.
Mercer County Bridge 1608 was a good example of the arched stone bridge which was built over many of the region's smaller streams during the late eighteenth and early-to-mid nineteenth century.
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