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Upper Macungie Township
Township
Upper Macungie Township (2).JPG
Township sign in Breinigsville
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Lehigh
Elevation 463 ft (141.1 m)
Area 26.3 sq mi (68.1 km²)
 - land 26.2 sq mi (68 km²)
 - water 0.1 sq mi (0 km²), 0.38%
Population 20,063 (2010)
Density 529.5 /sq mi (204.4 /km²)
Timezone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code 610
Location of Upper Macungie Township in Lehigh County
Location of Upper Macungie Township in Lehigh County
Website: www.uppermac.org

Upper Macungie Township is a township in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. It is a suburb of Allentown, Pennsylvania, in the Lehigh Valley region of the state.

The population of Upper Macungie Township was 20,063 as of the 2010 U.S. census thus making it one of the fastest growing areas in the state of Pennsylvania in terms of total population.

Upper Macungie also has among the highest median family and household income rates in the state of Pennsylvania with an average nearly double that of the state overall.

Geography

Barn Style (1)
A Pennsylvania Dutch style barn near Newtown Road in Breinigsville
Upper Macungie Township Municipal Building view
The Upper Macungie Township Municipal Building, Breinigsville, Pennsylvania.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 26.3 square miles (68.2 km2), of which, 26.2 square miles (68.0 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km2) of it (0.38%) is water. It is drained by the Little Lehigh Creek and the Jordan Creek into the Lehigh River.

Upper Macungie's villages include Breinigsville, Fogelsville, Haafsville (also in Weisenberg Township,) Krocksville, Kuhnsville, Newtown, Ruppsville, and Trexlertown.

Adjacent municipalities

  • Lower Macungie Township (southeast)
  • South Whitehall Township (northeast)
  • North Whitehall Township (tangent to the north)
  • Lowhill Township (north)
  • Weisenberg Township (northwest)
  • Maxatawny Township, Berks County (west)
  • Longswamp Township, Berks County (southwest)

Demographics

As of 2014, the population of the township was estimated to be 21,461. The population was 77.6% Non-Hispanic White, 2.9% Black or African American, 0.1% Native American and Alaskan Native, 10.8% Asian, 3.2% from two or more race, and 1.8% from some other race. 5.6% of the population were Hispanic or Latino.[1]

As of the census of 2010, there were 20,063 people and 7,843 households residing in the township. The population density was 529.5 people per square mile (204.5/km2). There were 7,843 housing units at an average density of 203.3/sq mi (78.5/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 84.96% White, 2.68% African American, 0.14% Native American, 8.96% Asian, 1.03% from other races, and 1.70% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.92% of the population.

There were 7,843 households, out of which 35.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.0% were married couples living together, 6.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.2% were non-families. 20.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the township the population was spread out, with 27.2% under the age of 18, 3.71% from 19 to 24, 36.08% from 25 to 49 and 31.1% age 50 or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 92.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.9 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $85,600, and the median income for a family was $97,180. Upper Macungie has one of the highest median family incomes in the state of Pennsylvania with an amount nearly double the state average. Males had a median income of $57,971 versus $38,490 for females. The per capita income for the township was $35,506. About 0.8% of families and 2.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.8% of those under age 18 and 9.0% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

Interstate 78 and U.S. Route 22 meet in Kuhnsville and they and U.S. Route 222 are the primary east-to-west roads, while Pennsylvania Route 100, Interstate 476, and Pennsylvania Route 863 are the primary north-to-south roads.

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