Bushkill Township, Pennsylvania
name = Bushkill Township
image_caption = A trail in
Jacobsburg Environmental Education Centera PA state park in Bushkill Township.
country = United States
state = Pennsylvania
region = Northampton
region_type = County
area_imperial = 25.3
area_land_imperial = 25.3
area_water_imperial = 0.1
area_water_percentage = auto
area_percentage_round = 2
area_round = 1
lat_d = 40
lat_m = 44
lat_s = 59
lat_NS = N
long_d = 75
long_m = 20
long_s = 29
long_EW = W
elevation_imperial = 659
elevation_round = 1
population_as_of = 2000
population = 6982
population_density_imperial = 276.1
population_density_round = 1
timezone = EST
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
area_code = 610
map_caption = Location of Bushkill Township in Northampton County
map1 = Pennsylvania Locator Map.png
map1_caption = Location of Bushkill Township in Pennsylvania
map1_locator = Pennsylvania
map2 = Map of USA PA.svg
map2_caption = Location of Pennsylvania in the United States
website = http://www.bushkilltownship.org
Bushkill Township is a township in Northampton County,
Pennsylvania, United States. Bushkill Township is located in the Lehigh Valleyregion of the state.
The population of Bushkill Township was 6,982 at the 2000 census.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 25.3 square miles (65.6 km²), of which, 25.3 square miles (65.5 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.20%) is water.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 6,982 people, 2,333 households, and 2,011 families residing in the township. The population densitywas 276.1 people per square mile (106.6/km²). There were 2,406 housing units at an average density of 95.2/sq mi (36.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.27% White, 0.19% African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.39% Asian, 0.34% from other races, and 0.57% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.00% of the population.
There were 2,333 households out of which 42.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 76.4% were married couples living together, 6.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 13.8% were non-families. 11.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.99 and the average family size was 3.22.
In the township the population was spread out with 28.1% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 29.8% from 25 to 44, 26.9% from 45 to 64, and 9.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 101.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.2 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $63,966, and the median income for a family was $67,649. Males had a median income of $42,097 versus $30,275 for females. The
per capita incomefor the township was $23,569. About 1.9% of families and 3.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.3% of those under age 18 and 10.3% of those age 65 or over.
Bushkill Township is served by the
Nazareth Area School District.
The Bushkill Township Volunteer Fire Company provides Fire-Rescue and Basic Life Support services to all residents and travelers within Bushkill Township.
* [http://bushkilltownship.com/ Bushkill Township]
* [http://www.btvfc.com/ Bushkill Township Volunteer Fire Company]
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