- Union Township, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
official_name = Union Township,
settlement_type = Township
mapsize = 250x200px
map_caption = Map of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania Highlighting Union Township
mapsize1 = 250x200px
map_caption1 = Map of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Schuylkill
established_title = Settled
established_date = 1800
established_title1 = Incorporated
established_date1 = 1818
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_sq_mi = 22.2
area_land_sq_mi = 22.1
area_water_sq_mi = 0.1
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 1308
population_density_sq_mi = 59.3
timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
Union Township is in Schuylkill County,
Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,308 at the 2000 census.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 22.2 square miles (57.6 km²), of which, 22.1 square miles (57.1 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.4 km²) of it (0.72%) is water.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 1,308 people, 529 households, and 363 families residing in the township. The population densitywas 59.3 people per square mile (22.9/km²). There were 598 housing units at an average density of 27.1/sq mi (10.5/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.62% White, and 0.38% African American. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.92% of the population.
There were 529 households out of which 30.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.5% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.2% were non-families. 26.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.01.
In the township the population was spread out with 23.2% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 28.8% from 45 to 64, and 15.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 103.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.4 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $35,524, and the median income for a family was $44,286. Males had a median income of $31,964 versus $25,000 for females. The
per capita incomefor the township was $17,773. About 4.2% of families and 6.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.2% of those under age 18 and 7.1% of those age 65 or over.
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