Lurgan Township, Franklin County, Pennsylvania

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Lurgan Township,
Franklin County, Pennsylvania
Township
Western McClay Twin Bridge
Map of Franklin County, Pennsylvania highlighting Lurgan Township
Map of Franklin County, Pennsylvania highlighting Lurgan Township
Map of Franklin County, Pennsylvania
Map of Franklin County, Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Franklin
Settled 1736
Incorporated 1743
Area
 • Total 32.9 sq mi (85 km2)
 • Land 32.8 sq mi (85 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Population (2000)
 • Total 2,014
 • Density 61.4/sq mi (23.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 717

Lurgan Township is a township in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,014 at the 2000 census.

It was named after the town of Lurgan in Northern Ireland.

History

The McClay's Twin Bridge (East) and McClay's Twin Bridge (West) were listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.[1]

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 32.9 square miles (85.2 km²), of which, 32.8 square miles (84.9 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (0.36%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,014 people, 710 households, and 572 families residing in the township. The population density was 61.4 people per square mile (23.7/km²). There were 749 housing units at an average density of 22.8/sq mi (8.8/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.76% White, 0.10% African American, 0.05% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.35% from other races, and 0.50% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.50% of the population.

There were 710 households, out of which 36.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.8% were married couples living together, 5.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.4% were non-families. 15.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.84 and the average family size was 3.18.

In the township the population was spread out, with 28.4% under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 28.4% from 25 to 44, 23.6% from 45 to 64, and 10.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 104.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.7 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $41,681, and the median income for a family was $46,964. Males had a median income of $31,366 versus $25,469 for females. The per capita income for the township was $17,276. About 4.0% of families and 7.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.6% of those under age 18 and 11.2% of those age 65 or over.

References

  1. Staff (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

Coordinates: 40°02′36″N 77°34′59″W / 40.04333°N 77.58306°W / 40.04333; -77.58306