Lowhill Township

Lowhill Township is a township in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania,

Lowhill Township

Lowhill Township is located in Lehigh County, PA with a population of 1,869 at the 2000 census. We are a suburb of Allentown, Pennsylvania, in the Lehigh Valley region of the PA. It is drained by the Jordan Creek into the Lehigh River. Its villages include Claussville, Leather Corner Post, Lowhill, Lyon Valley, and Weidasville. Route 100 crosses it from north to south.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 14.0 square miles (36.2 km²), all of it land. It is drained by the Jordan Creek into the Lehigh River. Its villages include Claussville, Leather Corner Post, Lowhill, Lyon Valley, and Weidasville.

History

Established in 1753, Weisenberg and Lowhill Townships were originally part of the territory that William Penn’s sons purchased from the Lenni-Lenape tribe during the infamous Walking Purchase of 1737. Although Weisenberg was initially designated part of Northampton County, the township was transferred to Lehigh County in 1812. Lowhill Township is located adjacent to Weisenberg in the central region of Lehigh County.

History

A picturesque farming community replete with rolling hills and mineral-rich soil, the land was primarily settled by German immigrants who came to the area during the early part of the 18th Century. These immigrants – many of whom originated in the Palatinate region of Germany – brought with them deep religious beliefs and a strong desire to uphold their German roots. As a result, the German dialect known as Pennsylvania Dutch was the primary language of the area for nearly two hundred years.

Lowhill Township

Today, with a combined population of approximately 6,000 people, Weisenberg and Lowhill Township are perhaps best known for their beautiful sceneries and preserved farmland.

Education

The Township is served by the Northwestern Lehigh School District.

 

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School District Information

Northwestern Lehigh School District

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Demographics

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,869 people, 677 households, and 563 families residing in the township. The population density was 133.6 people per square mile (51.6/km²). There were 703 housing units at an average density of 50.2/sq mi (19.4/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.70% White, 0.32% African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.32% Asian, 0.32% from other races, and 1.23% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.02% of the population.

There were 677 households, out of which 37.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 74.7% were married couples living together, 5.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.8% were non-families. 13.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the township the population was spread out, with 25.7% under the age of 18, 5.5% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 28.6% from 45 to 64, and 12.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 100.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.7 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $63,421, and the median income for a family was $67,188. Males had a median income of $46,563 versus $38,083 for females. The per capita income for the township was $28,317. About 2.3% of families and 3.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.4% of those under age 18 and 6.5% of those age 65 or over.

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