- Greenfield Township, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania
name = Greenfield Township
country = United States
state = Pennsylvania
region = Lackawanna
region_type = County
area_imperial = 21.4
area_land_imperial = 20.8
area_water_imperial = 0.6
area_water_percentage = auto
area_percentage_round = 2
area_round = 1
lat_d = 41
lat_m = 38
lat_s = 00
lat_NS = N
long_d = 75
long_m = 37
long_s = 59
long_EW = W
elevation_imperial = 1348
elevation_round = 1
population_as_of = 2000
population = 1990
population_density_imperial = 95.6
population_density_round = 1
timezone = EST
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
area_code = 570
map_caption = Location of Greenfield Township in Lackawanna County
map1 = Pennsylvania Locator Map.png
map1_caption = Location of Greenfield Township in Pennsylvania
map1_locator = Pennsylvania
map2 = Map of USA PA.svg
map2_caption = Location of Pennsylvania in the United States
Greenfield Township is a township in Lackawanna County,
Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,990 at the 2000 census.
A Greenfield Township resident, Eric Wentworth Slebodnik, was killed in September 2005 while serving with the US Army in Ramadi, Iraq. He was one of five local soldiers killed by a roadside IED on that day.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 21.4 square miles (55.5 km²), of which, 20.8 square miles (53.9 km²) of it is land and 0.6 square miles (1.6 km²) of it (2.89%) is water.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 1,990 people, 767 households, and 589 families residing in the township. The population densitywas 95.6 people per square mile (36.9/km²). There were 983 housing units at an average density of 47.2/sq mi (18.2/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.69% White, 0.55% African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.30% Asian, and 0.30% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.35% of the population.
There were 767 households out of which 32.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.1% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.2% were non-families. 20.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.01.
In the township the population was spread out with 23.4% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 30.1% from 25 to 44, 24.2% from 45 to 64, and 15.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 95.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.5 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $39,865, and the median income for a family was $46,477. Males had a median income of $31,506 versus $23,571 for females. The
per capita incomefor the township was $18,517. About 3.7% of families and 6.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.6% of those under age 18 and 5.0% of those age 65 or over.
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