Coal Township, Pennsylvania
Ridge at Shamokin
|Location of the township in the county.
Location of the county in Pennsylvania
|Foundation :||1837 (incorporated)|
|State :||United States|
|County :||Northumberland County|
|Time zone :||Eastern ( UTC − 5 / −4 )|
|Residents :||10,383 (as of 2010)|
|Population density :||151.4 inhabitants per km 2|
|Area :||68.7 km 2 (approx. 27 mi 2 ) of
which 68.6 km 2 (approx. 26 mi 2 ) are land
|Height :||267 m|
|Postal code :||17866|
|Area code :||+1 570|
|GNIS ID :||1216913|
The township is located in the southeast of the county. Its natural limits are Little Mountain to the north and Mahanoy Mountain to the south . The neighboring townships are (clockwise) Shamokin Township and Ralpho Township in the north, Cleveland Township in neighboring Columbia County in the far northeast, Mount Carmel Township and the Borough of Kulpmont in the east, East and West Cameron Township in the south, and Zerbe Township in the West.
According to the United States Census Bureau , the township has an area of 68.7 km 2 , of which 68.6 km 2 is land and 0.1 km 2 (= 0.15%) is water. The township is largely drained by Shamokin Creek and its tributaries Quaker Run , Coal Run , Carbon Run and Furnace Run . A small tip in the northwest between Little Mountain and Big Mountain belongs to the catchment area of the Zerbe Run . East of Shamokin Creek, the valley between the two ridges is called Brush Valley; the trout run takes place in it .
The area of the township encloses the City of Shamokin . In addition, three census-designated places are defined in the township , Edgewood and Fairview-Ferndale directly west of Shamokin and Marshallton east of it. Together they form a contiguous settlement area south of Big Mountain in the center of the township.
There are also a number of unincorporated localities. In the northwest of the township, the street village of Kulps extends between Little Mountain and Big Mountain along Pennsylvania Route 225 . Uniontown lies on Pennsylvania Route 61 in the breakthrough valley that Shamokin Creen cut into the two ridges . East of Marshallton is Boydtown and on the upper reaches of the village of the same name is the hamlet of Coal Run . To the north of Shamokin Creek, not far from the mouth of the Quaker Run, lies the town of Ranshaw . Further up the Shamokin Creek valley is the village of Excelsior . Bear Valley is a hamlet in the valley of the same name, southwest of Shamokin. Sagon is located in the very northeast of the township .
The State Game Lands Number 165 located in the northwest corner of the township.
At the time of the United States Census 2000, Coal Township was inhabited by 10,628 people. The population density was 154.9 people per km 2 . There were 4,233 housing units, an average of 61.7 per km 2 . The population in Coal Township was 89.44% White , 9.02% Black or African American , 0.07% Native American , 0.26% Asian , 0% Pacific Islander , 0.61% said other races belong to and 0.59% named two or more races. 2.10% of the population declared to be Hispanic or Latinos of any race.
The residents of Coal Townships were distributed to 3732 households out of which 23.5% had children under 18 years of age. 48.4% of households were married, 10.5% had a female head of household without a husband, and 36.5% were not families. 33.1% of households were made up of individuals and someone lived in 19.3% of all households aged 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.84 people.
The population was split into 17.5% minors, 8.6% 18–24 year olds, 31.0% 25–44 year olds, 21.8% 45–64 year olds and 21.1% aged 65 and over or more. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 women there were 127.9 men. For every 100 women over 18, there were 128.1 men.
The median household income in Coal Township was 26,547 US dollars and the median family income reached the amount of 34,339 US dollars. The median income for men was $ 25,638 compared to $ 19,387 for women. The per capita income was $ 15,329. 11.9% of the population and 9.1% of families had an income below the poverty line , including 11.2% of minors and 11.6% of those aged 65 and over.
- Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Coal Township, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania ( English ) US Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved October 22, 2016.