Lynn Township

Lynn Township is a township in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania

The Kistler Valley, part of Lynn Township, traces it roots to the birth of America, back to the immigration of Johaness (John) Jeorg (George) Kistler who came to America in 1737, immigrating through Amsterdam from Palatinate Germany.

John George Kistler fought in the French Indian War, his five sons, Jacob Kistler, Samuel Kistler Brobst , John Kistler, George Kistler, and Philip, fought in the American Revolution.


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Lynn Township is a township in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. It is a suburb of Allentown, in the Lehigh Valley region of the state. The largest township by area in Lehigh County, it is the most rural and least densely populated township in the county.

The population of Lynn Township was 4,229 at the 2010 census.

The township is in the northwest corner of Lehigh County. Blue Mountain separates it from Schuylkill County in the north. According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 41.5 square miles (107.6 km2), of which 41.2 square miles (106.8 km2) are land and 0.3 square miles (0.8 km2), or 0.70%, are water.[1] It is in the Delaware River watershed and drained by Ontelaunee Creek and Kistler Creek to the Schuylkill River via Maiden Creek, except for the area near the boundary with Weisenberg Township that is drained by Switzer Creek via Jordan Creek into the Lehigh River.

Its villages include Jacksonville, Lochland (also in Heidelberg Township), Lynnville, Lynnport, New Tripoli (pronounced nu trih-PO-lee), Stines Corners (also in Weisenberg), and Wanamakers.

Adjacent municipalities
Heidelberg Township (east)
Lowhill Township (tangent to the east)
Weisenberg Township (southeast)
Albany Township, Berks County (southwest)
West Penn Township, Schuylkill County (north)
East Penn Township, Carbon County (tangent to the northeast)

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 3,849 people, 1,397 households, and 1,071 families residing in the township. The population density was 92.9 people per square mile (35.9/km²). There were 1,453 housing units at an average density of 35.1/sq mi (13.5/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.08% White, 0.23% African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.42% from other races, and 0.94% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.12% of the population.

There were 1,397 households, out of which 37.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.4% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.3% were non-families. 18.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the township the population was spread out, with 26.2% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 30.6% from 25 to 44, 25.4% from 45 to 64, and 11.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 102.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.6 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $53,883, and the median income for a family was $61,520. Males had a median income of $38,510 versus $29,866 for females. The per capita income for the township was $22,688. About 2.1% of families and 4.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.3% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.


The township is served by the Northwestern Lehigh School District.

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