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Lower Milford Township

Lower Milford Township is a township in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. It is a suburb of Allentown, Pennsylvania, in the Lehigh Valley region of the state.

 

Lower Milford

The population of Lower Milford Township was 3,617 at the 2000 census.

History

Lower Milford Township was incorporated in 1853 when the area was separated form Upper Milford Township.  Prior to 1738, both Upper and Lower Milford Townships were part of Milford Township, Bucks County.  The King's High Road (King's Highway) was surveyed in the mid 1730's and immigrants began to settle in the valleys along the Hosensack Creek and its tributaries.  Mills and other early industry began to flourish.

The customs and traditions of the early, mostly German, immigrants remain evident in the historic homes, barns, mills and other structures so carefully preserved.  Maps, history and photographs of our township were compiled onto a book prepared for our nation's bicentennial.  Copies are available for sale at the township office.

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 3,617 people, 1,277 households, and 1,039 families residing in the township. The population density was 71.1/km² (184.1/mi²). There were 1,308 housing units at an average density of 25.7/km² (66.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.09% White, 0.17% African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.55% Asian, 0.11% from other races, and 0.83% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.69% of the population.

There were 1,277 households out of which 35.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.6% were married couples living together, 6.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.6% were non-families. 13.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.83 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the township the population was spread out with 25.1% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 29.2% from 25 to 44, 28.4% from 45 to 64, and 11.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 102.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.2 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $67,008, and the median income for a family was $75,409. Males had a median income of $42,149 versus $26,000 for females. The per capita income for the township was $27,572. About 2.1% of families and 2.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.3% of those under age 18 and 7.8% of those age 65 or over.

Public education

The Township is served by the Southern Lehigh School District.


Sources: Wikipedia, Lower Milford Township Web Site

 

 
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