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Lackawaxen township, PA map Land area: 78.6 sq. mi.
Water area: 2.5 sq. mi.
Population: 4,154 (all rural)
Males: 2,085  (50.2%)
Females: 2,069  (49.8%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 4,154 (3,506 owner occupied, 648 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

16%
State:

29%


Races in Lackawaxen township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 93.1%
  • Black: 2.4%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.2%
  • Asian: 0.4%
  • Two or more races: 1.2%
  • Some other race: 0.0%

Median age of males: 43.6
Median age of females: 44.0

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Average household size: 2.45

Lackawaxen township:

2.5 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.92

Estimated median household income in 2009: $47,030 ($38,090 in 1999)
This township:

$47,030
Pennsylvania:

$49,520

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $632 (lower quartile is $507, upper quartile is $795)
Here:

$632
State:

$597

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $218,366 (it was $112,500 in 2000)
Lackawaxen township:

$218,366
Pennsylvania:

$164,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $153,066 - $321,814

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $194,828
Here:

$194,828
State:

$223,477

Townhouses or other attached units: $243,917
Here:

$243,917
State:

$164,518

In 2-unit structures: $148,821
Here:

$148,821
State:

$166,566

Mobile homes: $146,374
Here:

$146,374
State:

$35,442
Population density: 53 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

9.7%
Whole state:

11.0%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

4.8%
Whole state:

5.1%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Lackawaxen township: Masthope Ski Area (A), Camp Colang (B), Zane Grey Museum (C), Forest Volunteer Fire Department (D), Lackawaxen Township Volunteer Fire Department (E), Central Volunteer Fire Department (F), Greeley Volunteer Fire Department (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Lackawaxen township include: Saint Marks Church (A), Pillar of Fire Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Mount Moriah Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Little Teedyuskung Lake (A), Killams Pond (B), Sylvania Lake (C), Wolf Lake (D), Fourmile Pond (E), Welcome Lake (F), Corilla Lake (G), Cobey Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Westcolang Creek (A), Lords Creek (B), Grassy Island Creek (C), Tinkwig Creek (D), O'Donnell Creek (E), Kirkham Creek (F), Rattlesnake Creek (G), Masthope Creek (H), Balliard Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 165 (78% naturalized citizens)

Lackawaxen township:  4.0%
State:  4.1%

62% of Lackawaxen township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 22% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 32% lived in Pennsylvania.

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 1039
  • Northeast: 2711
  • Midwest: 41
  • South: 133
  • West: 39

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $102,100

Lackawaxen township, Pennsylvania satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 4.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 3,410
  • One, attached: 122
  • Two: 30
  • 3 or 4: 13
  • 5 to 9: 11
  • Mobile homes: 164

Median worth of mobile homes: $59,600


Housing units in Lackawaxen township with a mortgage: 741 (39 second mortgage, 82 home equity loan, 6 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 513

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 99
  • 1995 to 1998: 449
  • 1990 to 1994: 481
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,027
  • 1970 to 1979: 578
  • 1960 to 1969: 174
  • 1950 to 1959: 346
  • 1940 to 1949: 133
  • 1939 or earlier: 463

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Lackawaxen township, Pennsylvania:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 27
  • 4 rooms: 127
  • 5 rooms: 345
  • 6 rooms: 425
  • 7 rooms: 223
  • 8 rooms: 164
  • 9 or more rooms: 145

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lackawaxen township, Pennsylvania:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 5
  • 3 rooms: 34
  • 4 rooms: 51
  • 5 rooms: 73
  • 6 rooms: 44
  • 7 rooms: 16
  • 8 rooms: 9
  • 9 or more rooms: 6

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Lackawaxen township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 37
  • 2 bedrooms: 289
  • 3 bedrooms: 842
  • 4 bedrooms: 238
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 50

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lackawaxen township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 34
  • 2 bedrooms: 86
  • 3 bedrooms: 94
  • 4 bedrooms: 18
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 6

Cars and other vehicles available in Lackawaxen township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 59
  • 1 vehicle: 503
  • 2 vehicles: 599
  • 3 vehicles: 213
  • 4 vehicles: 55
  • 5 or more vehicles: 27

Cars and other vehicles available in Lackawaxen township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 19
  • 1 vehicle: 119
  • 2 vehicles: 94
  • 3 vehicles: 3
  • 4 vehicles: 3
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Truck transportation (3%)
  • Educational services (3%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Accommodation and food services (22%)
  • Health care (17%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Food and beverage stores (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Construction (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Carpenters (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other protective service workers including supervisors (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (7%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Lackawaxen township:

  • Italian (20.7%)
  • Irish (18.9%)
  • German (18.8%)
  • United States or American (6.2%)
  • English (5.0%)
  • Polish (4.8%)
  • Norwegian (4.1%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents:

  • Germany (39%)
  • Other Northern Europe (12%)
  • Italy (8%)
  • Canada (8%)
  • Poland (6%)
  • United Kingdom (5%)
  • Africa, n.e.c. (4%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,262 (83%)
  • Carpooled: 175 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 17 (1%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 6 (0%)
  • Railroad: 5 (0%)
  • Taxi: 5 (0%)
  • Walked: 9 (1%)
  • Other means: 4 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 41 (3%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (39%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (39%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (12%)
  • Wood (8%)
  • Utility gas (1%)
  • Coal or coke (1%)

92.7% of residents of Lackawaxen township speak English at home.
2.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (42% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 43% speak English not well).
4.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (80% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (64% speak English very well, 36% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 4,154
  • In family households: 3,605 (981 male householders, 226 female householders)
    1,016 spouses, 1,173 children (1,078 natural, 21 adopted, 74 stepchildren), 49 grandchildren, 14 brothers or sisters, 50 parents, 58 other relatives, 38 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 549 (248 male householders (221 living alone)), 238 female householders (205 living alone)), 63 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 626 2-persons, 212 3-persons, 217 4-persons, 106 5-persons, 25 6-persons, 21 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 426 1-person, 60 2-persons,

723 married couples with children.
199 single-parent households (49 men, 150 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Pennsylvania:

16.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 4
Here:

1.8%
Pennsylvania:

13.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 57
Here:

55.9%
Pennsylvania:

37.3%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Lackawaxen township:

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