Bridgewater Township, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania

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Bridgewater Township, Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States
Coordinates: 41°50′00″N 75°49′59″W / 41.83333°N 75.83306°W / 41.83333; -75.83306Coordinates: 41°50′00″N 75°49′59″W / 41.83333°N 75.83306°W / 41.83333; -75.83306
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountySusquehanna
Settled1798
Incorporated1806[1]
Area
 • Total41.40 sq mi (107.22 km2)
 • Land41.04 sq mi (106.28 km2)
 • Water0.36 sq mi (0.94 km2)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total2,844
 • Estimate 
(2016)[3]
2,754
 • Density67.11/sq mi (25.91/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s)570
FIPS code42-115-08648

Bridgewater Township is a township in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,844 at the 2010 census, but is now estimated to be 2,754.[4]

History[edit]

Bridgewater Township was formed in November 1806 from parts of Tunkhannock, Braintrim, Nicholson, and Rush Townships in what was then northern Luzerne County.[5] The Borough of Montrose was incorporated from part of Bridgewater Township in 1824.[1]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 41.41 square miles (107.3 km2), of which, 41.05 square miles (106.3 km2) of it is land and 0.36 square miles (0.93 km2) of it (0.82%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
20102,844
Est. 20162,754[3]−3.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

As of the census[7] of 2010, there were 2,844 people, 1,124 households, and 766 families residing in the township. The population density was 69.3 people per square mile (26.8/km²). There were 1,303 housing units at an average density of 31.7/sq mi (12.4/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.1% White, 0.4% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1% of the population.

There were 1,124 households out of which 28.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.2% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.9% were non-families. 26.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the township the population was spread out with 20.9% under the age of 18, 59.8% from 18 to 64, and 19.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45.7 years.

The median income for a household in the township was $44,188, and the median income for a family was $59,079. Males had a median income of $32,853 versus $26,056 for females. The per capita income for the township was $24,898. About 4.2% of families and 8.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.2% of those under age 18 and 1.4% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Bridgewater Township". Susquehanna County Historical Society. Archived from the original on 23 July 2014. Retrieved 10 March 2013.
  2. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Aug 14, 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  4. ^ "Facts | Bridgewater Township". www.bridgewaternj.gov. Retrieved 2017-11-29.
  5. ^ "Township Incorporations, 1790 to 1853". Susquehanna County Historical Society. Archived from the original on 23 June 2015. Retrieved 9 March 2013.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  7. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14.