Liberty Township, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania

Liberty Township is a township in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,292 at the 2010 census.

Liberty Township,
Susquehanna County,
Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States
Coordinates: 41°58′00″N 75°49′59″W / 41.96667°N 75.83306°W / 41.96667; -75.83306Coordinates: 41°58′00″N 75°49′59″W / 41.96667°N 75.83306°W / 41.96667; -75.83306
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountySusquehanna
Settled1799
Incorporated1798
Area
 • Total29.90 sq mi (77.44 km2)
 • Land29.64 sq mi (76.76 km2)
 • Water0.26 sq mi (0.67 km2)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total1,292
 • Estimate 
(2016)[2]
1,214
 • Density40.96/sq mi (15.81/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s)570
FIPS code42-115-43120

GeographyEdit

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 29.86 square miles (77.3 km2), of which, 29.6 square miles (77 km2) of it is land and 0.26 square miles (0.67 km2) of it (0.87%) is water.

HistoryEdit

Liberty Township was incorporated in January 1798 as Lawsville Township from parts of Tioga Township in what was then the northernmost part of Luzerne County. On September 10, 1836, it was renamed as Liberty Township.[3]

DemographicsEdit

Historical population
Census Pop.
20101,292
2016 (est.)1,214[2]−6.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]

As of the census[5] of 2010, there were 1,292 people, 507 households, and 369 families residing in the township. The population density was 43.6 people per square mile (16.8/km2). There were 610 housing units at an average density of 20.6/sq mi (8.05/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 97.8% White, 0.5% African American, 0.2% Asian, 0.6% some other race, and 0.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.1% of the population.

There were 507 households, out of which 28.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.6% were married couples living together, 7.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.2% were non-families. 22.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the township the population was spread out, with 21.7% under the age of 18, 62.1% from 18 to 64, and 16.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44.5 years.

The median income for a household in the township was $48,750, and the median income for a family was $46,667. Males had a median income of $40,804 versus $32,656 for females. The per capita income for the township was $23,569. About 8.9% of families and 12.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.5% of those under age 18 and 1.9% of those age 65 or over.

Notable peopleEdit

  • Mary Tenney Gray (1833-1904), editorial writer, clubwoman, philanthropist, and suffragette

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Aug 14, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Township Incorporations, 1790 to 1853". Susquehanna County Historical Society. Archived from the original on 23 June 2015. Retrieved 9 March 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)