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Newton Township
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Lackawanna
Elevation 1,381 ft (420.9 m)
Coordinates 41°30′06″N 75°45′59″W / 41.50167°N 75.76639°W / 41.50167; -75.76639
Area 22.7 sq mi (58.8 km2)
 - land 22.4 sq mi (58 km2)
 - water 0.3 sq mi (1 km2), 1.32%
Population 2,699 (2000)
Density 120.4 /sq mi (46.5 /km2)
Timezone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code 570
Location of Newton Township in Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States

Newton Township is a township in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,699 at the 2000 census.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 22.7 square miles (58.8 km²), of which, 22.4 square miles (58.1 km²) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.7 km²) of it (1.19%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,699 people, 919 households, and 722 families residing in the township. The population density was 120.4 people per square mile (46.5/km²). There were 961 housing units at an average density of 42.9/sq mi (16.5/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.96% White, 0.26% African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.44% Asian, 0.19% from other races, and 0.04% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.44% of the population.

There were 919 households out of which 33.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.9% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.4% were non-families. 18.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the township the population was spread out with 23.2% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 30.6% from 45 to 64, and 13.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 107.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.9 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $46,713, and the median income for a family was $56,023. Males had a median income of $42,348 versus $22,439 for females. The per capita income for the township was $21,199. About 3.4% of families and 3.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.6% of those under age 18 and 6.2% of those age 65 or over.




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