Thornhurst Township, PennsylvaniaThornhurst Township
is a township located in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania
. As of the 2000
census, the township had a total population of 798.
Geography\nAccording to the United States Census Bureau
, the township has a total area of 60.2 km²
). 59.6 km² (23.0 mi²) of it is land and 0.6 km² (0.2 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.03% water.
Demographics\nAs of the census
, there are 798 people, 315 households, and 228 families residing in the township. The population density
is 13.4/km² (34.7/mi²). There are 561 housing units at an average density of 9.4/km² (24.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the township is 96.99% White, 0.13% African American
, 0.38% Native American
, 0.63% Asian
, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.13% from other races, and 1.75% from two or more races. 1.50% of the population are Hispanic
of any race.
There are 315 households out of which 33.0% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.3% are married couples living together, 7.3% have a female householder with no husband present, and 27.6% are non-families. 18.7% of all households are made up of individuals and 5.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.53 and the average family size is 2.93.
In the township the population is spread out with 25.1% under the age of 18, 4.4% from 18 to 24, 36.1% from 25 to 44, 22.8% from 45 to 64, and 11.7% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 100.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 99.3 males.
The median income for a household in the township is $40,769, and the median income for a family is $43,625. Males have a median income of $34,063 versus $27,250 for females. The per capita income for the township is $20,751. 11.0% of the population and 7.6% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 14.3% are under the age of 18 and 11.6% are 65 or older.