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Encyclopedia > Monroe Township, Snyder County, Pennsylvania

Monroe Township is a township in Snyder County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 4,012 at the 2000 census. Snyder County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Official language(s) English, Pennsylvania Dutch Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ...

Map of Snyder County , Pennsylvania with Municipal Labels showing Boroughs (red), Townships (white), and Census-designated places (blue).
Map of Snyder County , Pennsylvania with Municipal Labels showing Boroughs (red), Townships (white), and Census-designated places (blue).


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According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 40.8 km² (15.8 mi²). 40.5 km² (15.6 mi²) of it is land and 0.3 km² (0.1 mi²) of it (0.76%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) 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 English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...

Monroe Township is bordered by the Susquehanna River, Penn Township, Jackson Township and Union County.

Small creeks drain the township into the Susquehanna River. Flooding occurs in low lying areas on an annual basis. A few areas have persistent standing water with most rains. Ground water is being monitored by the USGS. Ground-Water-Quality Data in Pennsylvania - A Compilation of Computerized Electronic Databases, 1979-2004

Pennsylvania Routes 11&15 passes through the township. The highway is a major travel artery through the region. Flow is constant (truck and vehicle) with very heavy loads and serious backups on Fridays (especially in the afternoon) and holiday weekends. There is a proposed major highway bypass project. It is meeting with funding challenges that have delayed the project for decades. This thruway will cross Monroe Township. Many properties are designated for acquisition by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. Residents along the proposed route have expressed concerns about the negative impact on their quality of life that the thruway will mean. Pro development forces have been successful in overwhelming their objections. Others are concerned that, like the town of Selinsgrove which is in decline, the bypass will mean the loss of local revenue and jobs that the traffic on highway brings to the many local restaurants and hotels along the current highway.

The Penn Central Rail Road passes through the township between Old Trail Road and the Susquehanna River.

The region's major retail commercial properties lie largely in the township. This includes the area's major mall. There are many small and medium restaurants and several car dealerships located along the highway.


As of the census2 of 2000, there were 4,012 people, 1,633 households, and 1,211 families residing in the township. The population density was 99.1/km² (256.6/mi²). There were 1,772 housing units at an average density of 43.8/km² (113.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.71% White, 0.25% African American, 0.05% Native American, 1.07% Asian, 0.17% from other races, and 0.75% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.52% 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. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... 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 1,633 households out of which 30.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.6% were married couples living together, 5.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.8% were non-families. 21.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.86. “Matrimony” redirects here. ...

In the township the population was spread out with 22.6% under the age of 18, 5.2% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 29.2% from 45 to 64, and 15.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 96.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.3 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $41,907, and the median income for a family was $57,731. Males had a median income of $40,996 versus $22,490 for females. The per capita income for the township was $26,978. About 3.8% of families and 4.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.7% of those under age 18 and 6.8% 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. ...


Monroe Township is governed by three elected supervisors. The township offices are located in the Monroe Township Municipal Building 39 Municipal Drive, Selinsgrove, Pa. 17870 570-743-7057 Fax: 570-743-6879 Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 am-4:30 pm. The Supervisors meet on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m., except for the December. Meetings are held at the Monroe Township Municipal Building on Park Road. An annual Road review meeting, an Auditor's Annual Organization meeting, and a Township Budget Workshop are also held.

Recycling is offered monthly at the township building.

Monroe Township Planning Commission meets the 4th Monday of each month at 7pm with exceptions, at the Monroe Township Municipal Bldg.

Monroe Township Recreation Board meets the 4th Wednesday of the month at 7pm with exceptions, at the Monroe Township Municipal Bldg.

Monroe Township Zoning Hearing Board meets the 2nd Monday of the month at 7pm as needed, at the Monroe Township Municipal Bldg. Subdivisions are reviewed by the Monroe Township Planning Commission and the Snyder County Planning Commission and are approved by the Monroe Township Planning Commission and the Monroe Township Board of Supervisors.


Selinsgrove Area School District is the local public school. There are approximately 3000 students clustered on a campus located in Selinsgrove borough. Selinsgrove Area High School has about 900 students in grades 9-12. The Selinsgrove Area Middle School serves students in grades 6-8 using a team teaching approach. Selinsgrove Area Intermediate School has students grades 3-5. Primary grades are at Selinsgrove Area Elementary School. Kindergarten is located at Jackson Penn School. Busing is provided for students from the Monroe Township area. In 2005 the high school was ranked 306th out of 601 PA high schools on the annual state testing. The 3rd grade ranked 1215th out of 1779 third grades in Pennsylvania. Math and reading scores at the Intermediate School are lagging both regionally and compared with the state averages. selins grove is the gayest place in the world it is so gay that even the people in it are gay like ben kock. ... Selinsgrove Area Intermediate School is a public school located in Selinsgrove, Snyder County, Pennsylvania. ...

SUN Area Career & Technology Center New Berlin, Union County, PA 17855 (570) 966-1031. SUN Tech is a regional school that provides area students with skills needed to compete in today’s job market and receive consideration for advanced college placement. SUN Tech also offers adult education classes, vocational education, and technical career training, serving over 1500 people annually. ISO9001 and Middle States Acredited. SUN Tech was presented with the Significant Achievement Award in Education for raising their Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Program criteria score to 648 points, a 345 point increase from 303 points in August, 2000.

Residents also have a selection of alternative programs. By law, the local public school must provide transportation to schools within 10 miles of the borders of the school district at no charge to the student.

St. Monica School 109 Market Street, Sunbury, PA 17801 Northumberland County Phone: (570) 286-5983 is a parocial school providing a first class education to grades: PK-8. Their enrollment is about 180.

Sunbury Christian Academy 135 Spruce Hollow Road, Northumberland, PA 17857. (570) 473 - 7592 An ASCI member school preK to 12th grade.

Northumberland Christian Academy 351 Fifth Street Northumberland, PA 17857 570-473-9786. NCS was founded in 1972 and is a ministry of the First Regular Baptist Church of Northumberland, Pa. The school offers a full educational program for students from preschool through high school.

SusQ-Cyber Charter School provides students in grades 9-12 with an electronically delivered accredited high school curriculum. Met AYP

21st Century Cyber Charter School Modifications are made to suit individual student learning styles, varying academic levels and scheduling needs, among others. Most classes are offered in honors, college prep, and career paths. All of our classes are designed to help prepare our students for standardized tests such as the PSSAs.

Central Pennsylvania Digital Learning Foundation - CPDLF K - 12 program.

The Pennsylvania Distance & Electronic Learning Academy (PDELA) offers a complete K-12 academic program to assist families that want to educate their children at home.

The Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School provides a free and appropriate course of study to the children of Pennsylvania families. Parents of cyber school students do not pay tuition. The public school district where the student resides pays tuition with state and local tax money through a state formula.

Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit 16 serves the region from Montandon, PA.

Triangle Tech Sunbury School located in Upper Augusta Township on Rt. 890 just off of Route 61. (570) 988-0700.

Empire Beauty School Orchard Hills Plaza US RTE 11 & 15, Shamokin Dam (570) 743-1410.

Bucknell University a private university located in Lewisburg, PA. (570) 577-2000. Bucknell University is a private university located along the Susquehanna River in the rolling countryside of Central Pennsylvania in the town of Lewisburg, 60 miles (97 km) north of Harrisburg. ...

Susquehanna University a private school located in Selinsgrove, PA. (570) 374-0101. Susquehanna University is a national liberal arts college committed to excellence in educating undergraduate students for productive, creative and reflective lives of achievement, leadership and service in a diverse and interconnected world. ...


  • Monroe Township Recreation Area Ball Park Way, Green Street and Wharf Drive off Park Road. A medium sized community park that has an improved ball field with scoreboard, restrooms, picnic tables and a picnic pavilion. Can be reserved through the township office. Off street parking available.
  • Susquehanna River Shady Nook PP&L electric company donated 4.7 acres of land to the township for a public boat access in Hummels Wharf. From U.S. routes 11 and 15 in Selinsgrove, turn right at Sheetz, then at the curve drive straight ahead. At the stop sign, turn left to access area. Hours of operation are 24 hours 7days a week. Activities include unlimited horsepower boating, shallow-draft, lightweight fishing boats, canoes and inflatables. Shore fishing is permitted with a fishing license. Parking is a large lot and a Surfaced ramp is maintained.
  • Susquehanna Valley Country Country Club has 18 hole course on a private facility in Hummels Wharf, Pennsylvania. It features 6,261 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 70. The course rating is 71.2 and it has a slope rating of 128 on Rye grass. The golf course opened in 1920.

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