Nicholson Township, Wyoming County, Pennsylvania

Nicholson Township, Wyoming County, Pennsylvania
Nicholson Township
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Wyoming
Elevation 807 ft (246 m)
Coordinates 41°38′00″N 75°44′58″W / 41.6333333°N 75.74944°W / 41.6333333; -75.74944
Area 22.8 sq mi (59.1 km2)
 - land 22.5 sq mi (58 km2)
 - water 0.3 sq mi (1 km2), 1.32%
Population 1,361 (2000)
Density 60.4 / sq mi (23.3 / km2)
Timezone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code 570
Location of Nicholson Township in Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States

Nicholson Township is a township in Wyoming County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,361 at the 2000 census.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 22.8 square miles (59.1 km²), of which, 22.5 square miles (58.4 km²) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.7 km²) of it (1.14%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,361 people, 534 households, and 401 families residing in the township. The population density was 60.4 people per square mile (23.3/km²). There were 644 housing units at an average density of 28.6/sq mi (11.0/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.02% White, 0.59% African American, 0.29% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.37% from other races, and 0.59% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.73% of the population.

There were 534 households out of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.6% were married couples living together, 11.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.9% were non-families. 21.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.2% 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 2.94.

In the township the population was spread out with 25.4% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 27.7% from 45 to 64, and 10.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 97.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.0 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $34,271, and the median income for a family was $38,661. Males had a median income of $28,021 versus $21,094 for females. The per capita income for the township was $17,330. About 11.8% of families and 12.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.8% of those under age 18 and 10.8% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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