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Palmyra Township, Pike County, Pennsylvania

Palmyra Township is a township located in Pike County, Pennsylvania. As of the 2000 census, the township had a total population of 3,145.

Geography According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 102.9 km² (39.7 mi²). 89.1 km² (34.4 mi²) of it is land and 13.7 km² (5.3 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 13.34% water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 3,145 people, 1,330 households, and 933 families residing in the township. The population density is 35.3/km² (91.4/mi²). There are 3,838 housing units at an average density of 43.1/km² (111.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the township is 97.97% White, 0.54% African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.35% from other races, and 0.86% from two or more races. 1.59% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 1,330 households out of which 25.2% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.7% are married couples living together, 6.6% have a female householder with no husband present, and 29.8% are non-families. 23.9% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.6% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.36 and the average family size is 2.79.

In the township the population is spread out with 22.0% under the age of 18, 4.4% from 18 to 24, 24.2% from 25 to 44, 27.5% from 45 to 64, and 21.8% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 44 years. For every 100 females there are 105.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 98.4 males.

The median income for a household in the township is $39,414, and the median income for a family is $44,537. Males have a median income of $33,846 versus $23,224 for females. The per capita income for the township is $20,110. 8.8% of the population and 6.0% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 12.4% are under the age of 18 and 6.3% are 65 or older.

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