Mahanoy Township is a
township in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, United
The population was 1,112 at the 2000
According to the United
States Census Bureau
, the township has a total area of
21.1 square miles
), of which, 20.9 square
miles (54.0 km²) of it is land and 0.3 square miles
(0.7 km²) of it (1.28%) is water.
As of the census
of 2000, there were 1,112
people, 436 households, and 299 families residing in the township.
The population density
people per square mile (20.6/km²). There were 490 housing units at
an average density of 23.5/sq mi (9.1/km²). The racial makeup
of the township was 99.73% White
, 0.18% Native American
of any race were 0.09% of the
There were 436 households out of which 25.5% had children under the
age of 18 living with them, 49.5% were married
living together, 12.2% had a female householder with no
husband present, and 31.4% were non-families. 27.5% of all
households were made up of individuals and 14.2% had someone living
alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size
was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.05.
In the township the population was spread out with 20.5% under the
age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 25.4% from 25 to 44, 25.6% from 45
to 64, and 21.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age
was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 105.2 males. For
every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.5 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $30,625, and
the median income for a family was $35,625. Males had a median
income of $28,906 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income
for the township was
$14,755. About 9.2% of families and 13.4% of the population were
below the poverty line
, including 16.8%
of those under age 18 and 6.5% of those age 65 or over.