Lowhill Township

Lowhill Township is a township in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania,

Lowhill Township is bounded on the north by Heidelberg and Lynn townships, on the east by North Whitehall, on the south by Upper Macungie and South Whitehall townships, and on the west by Weisenberg. Population in 1900 was 715. It web organized in 1753. The principal streams flowing through the township are Jordan and Lyon creeks. They furnish water power for a number of mills. The soil is fertile, the principal grains are raised, and potatoes extensively cultivated. The surface is hilly and abounds in springs. The principal occupation of the people is farming.

 

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Lowhill Township is a township in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. It is a suburb of Allentown, Pennsylvania, in the Lehigh Valley region of the state.

The population of Lowhill Township was 2,173 at the 2010 census.

Geography

The township is northwest of the center of Lehigh County. According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 14.1 square miles (36.6 km2), of which 14.0 square miles (36.3 km2) are land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km2), or 0.76%, are water.[2] It is drained by Jordan Creek into the Lehigh River. Its villages include Claussville, Leather Corner Post, Lowhill, Lyon Valley, and Weidasville.

Adjacent municipalities
North Whitehall Township (east)
Heidelberg Township (north)
Lynn Township (tangent to the northwest)
Weisenberg Township (southwest)
Upper Macungie Township (southeast)
South Whitehall Township (tangent to the east)

Climate

Lowhill has a hot-summer humid continental climate (Dfa) and the hardiness zone is 6b. Average monthly temperatures in Weidasville range from 28.2 °F (−2.1 °C) in January to 73.0 °F (22.8 °C) in July.

Demographics

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,869 people, 677 households, and 563 families residing in the township. The population density was 133.6 people per square mile (51.6/km²). There were 703 housing units at an average density of 50.2/sq mi (19.4/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.70% White, 0.32% African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.32% Asian, 0.32% from other races, and 1.23% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.02% of the population.

There were 677 households, out of which 37.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 74.7% were married couples living together, 5.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.8% were non-families. 13.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the township the population was spread out, with 25.7% under the age of 18, 5.5% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 28.6% from 45 to 64, and 12.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 100.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.7 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $63,421, and the median income for a family was $67,188. Males had a median income of $46,563 versus $38,083 for females. The per capita income for the township was $28,317. About 2.3% of families and 3.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.4% of those under age 18 and 6.5% of those age 65 or over.

Education

The township is served by the Northwestern Lehigh School District.

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