North Whitehall

North Whitehall Township is a township Lehigh County, Pennsylvania

The early villages usually began with the construction of a gristmill, saw mill, or a building which served as a hotel, a store and a post office. In time, other buildings and homes were established. The Villages of North Whitehall were Ballietsville (the oldest), Ironton, Laury's Station, Neffs, Orefield, Ormrod, Rockdale, Ruchsville, Siegersville, and Schnecksville. The Township is situated at the northeast edge of Lehigh County. Three other rural townships - Washington, Heidelberg, and Lowhill border North Whitehall to the northwest and west.

 

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North Whitehall 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 population of North Whitehall Township was 15,703 at the 2010 census.

Geography

The township is in northeastern Lehigh County. According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 28.5 square miles (73.9 km2), of which 28.1 square miles (72.7 km2) are land and 0.46 square miles (1.2 km2), or 1.56%, are water.[1] It is drained by the Lehigh River, which separates it from Northampton County.

The township has a hot-summer humid continental climate (Dfa) and the hardiness zone is 6b. Average monthly temperatures in Ironton range from 28.4 °F (−2.0 °C) in January to 73.3 °F (22.9 °C) in July. [1]

North Whitehall's villages include Ballietsville, Coffeetown, Ironton, Kernsville, Laurys Station, Mechanicsville (also in South Whitehall Township), Meyersville (also in South Whitehall), Neffs (also in Washington Township), Orefield (also in South Whitehall), Ormrod, Ruchsville, Scheidy, and Schnecksville.

Adjacent municipalities
Whitehall Township (east)
South Whitehall Township (south)
Upper Macungie Township (tangent to the southwest)
Lowhill Township (west)
Heidelberg Township (west)
Washington Township (northwest)
Lehigh Township, Northampton County (north)
Allen Township, Northampton County (northeast)
Northampton, Northampton County (tangent to the east)

Demographics

As of the census[4] of 2010, there were 15,703 people, 5,766 households, and 4,453 families residing in the township. The population density was 543.4 people per square mile (209.8/km²). There were 6,000 housing units at an average density of 207.6/sq mi (80.2/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 94.71% White, 1.53% African American, 0.12% Native American, 1.34% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.02% from other races, and 1.26% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.69% of the population.

There were 5,766 households, out of which 36.39% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.46% were married couples living together, 4.06% had a male household with no wife present, 8.71% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.77% were non-families. 18.21% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.25% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the township the population was spread out, with 27.74% under the age of 20, 4.36% from 20 to 24, 20.99% from 25 to 44, 33.87% from 45 to 64, and 13.04% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43.3 years. For every 100 females there were 98.72 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.94 males age 18 and over.

As of 2015, the median income for a household in the township was $75,714, and the median income for a family was $89,182. Males had a median income of $56,152 versus $43,855 for females. The per capita income for the township was $35,470. About 4.1% of families and 4.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.0% of those under age 18 and 9.1% of those age 65 or over.

Education

The Township is served by the Parkland School District along with South Whitehall and Upper Macungie Townships. Ironton, Kernsville, and Schnecksville Elementary Schools are located in North Whitehall and its secondary students attend Orefield Middle School and Parkland High School.[6] It is also home to Lehigh Carbon Community College in Schnecksville.

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