Upper Milford Township
Upper Milford Township is a community of great scenic and rural character, near the southern corner of Lehigh County, south of Emmaus. The township is primarily a rural living environment 10 minutes from Allentown, 25 minutes from Bethlehem and 45 minutes from the edge of the expanding Philadelphia Metropolitan area. Routes 29 and 100 provide convenient access to the Allentown/Bethlehem area and to Route 309 and 22.
While there are no large towns in the township, the most prominent villages are Vera Cruz, Zionsville, Old Zionsville, and Hosensack.
As of the census2 of 2000, there were 6,889 people, 2,514 households, and 2,021 families residing in the township. The population density was 148.5/km² (384.7/mi²). There were 2,576 housing units at an average density of 55.5/km² (143.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.30% White, 0.16% African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.68% Asian, 0.20% from other races, and 0.57% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.02% of the population.
There were 2,514 households out of which 34.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.2% were married couples living together, 5.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.6% were non-families. 15.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.07.
In the township the population was spread out with 24.3% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 28.8% from 25 to 44, 28.0% from 45 to 64, and 12.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 102.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.7 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $66,694, and the median income for a family was $72,159. Males had a median income of $47,532 versus $29,538 for females. The per capita income for the township was $30,454. About 0.5% of families and 1.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.0% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.
The Township is served by the East Penn School District.
Sources: Wikipedia, Upper Milford Township Web Site
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