Lower Milford

Lower Milford Township is a township in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania

History

Lower Milford Township was incorporated in 1853 when the area was separated from Upper Milford Township. Pioneers had begun settling the Hosensack Valley area as early as 1715. Still a part of Bucks County in 1730, the population was 60. Many mills, farms, schools and churches were established near the many streams running through the Township. In 1735, King's High Road was surveyed and laid out as a connection between Philadelphia, Macungie and places north.

History

Prior to 1733, both Upper and Lower Milford Townships were part of Milford Township, Bucks County. In 1737, early settlers petitioned to organize a Township. Land was surveyed and a six mile long by five mile wide area became known as "Obermilford." In 1738, Upper and Lower Milford separated from Milford Township and became part of Northampton County. In 1812, they became part of Lehigh County, and in 1853 Lower Milford became an independent township.

Powder Valley Mill

The customs and traditions of the early, mostly German, immigrants remain evident in the historic homes, barns, mills and other structures residents have so carefully preserved.

Population

According to the 2010 Census, the population of Lower Milford Township is 3,775. Consisting of 19.65 square miles in a rectangular shape located at the lower end of Lehigh County in Southeastern Pennsylvania, Lower Milford consists mainly of agricultural land. Streams, hills, fields and wooded areas beautify the farms and residential properties that shape this township.

Geography

The township is located in the Delaware watershed. The Saucon Creek begins in Lower Milford and drains part of it into the Lehigh River. Lower Milford is also the source of three tributary creeks of the Perkiomen Creek, which drains to the Schuylkill River: Hosensack Creek (which starts near the source of the Saucon), Unami Creek, and Macoby Creek. The majority of the township is mountainous and is located in the South Mountains and on Mill Hill to the south and east of the Hosensack Valley.

Education

Along with the borough of Coopersburg and Upper Saucon Township, Lower Milford is served by the Southern Lehigh School District. Three district schools serve the township's children: Lower Milford Elementary School, grades K-3; Southern Lehigh Intermediate School, Grades 4-6; Southern Lehigh Middle School, grades 7-8; and Southern Lehigh High School, grades 9-12.

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Lower Milford 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. Lower Milford Township is included within the New York Metropolitan Area.

The population of Lower Milford Township was 3,775 at the 2010 census.

History
The Dillingersville Union School and Church was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.

Geography
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 19.6 square miles (50.9 km²), all of it land. Its villages include Corning (also in Upper Milford Township), Dillingersville, Hosensack, Kraussdale, Limeport (also in Upper Saucon Township) and Zionsville (also in Upper Milford Township.)

The township is located in the Delaware watershed. The Saucon Creek begins in Lower Milford and drains part of it into the Lehigh River. Lower Milford is also the source of three tributary creeks of the Perkiomen Creek, which drains to the Schuylkill River: Hosensack Creek (which starts near the source of the Saucon), Unami Creek, and Macoby Creek. The majority of the township is mountainous and is located in the South Mountains and on Mill Hill to the south and east of the Hosensack Valley.

Lower Milford Township has a hot-summer humid continental climate (Dfa) and is in hardiness zone 6b. The average monthly temperature in Dillingersville ranges from 28.5° F in January to 72.7° F in July. 

Demographics

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 3,617 people, 1,277 households, and 1,039 families residing in the township. The population density was 184.1 people per square mile (71.1/km²). There were 1,308 housing units at an average density of 66.6/sq mi (25.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.09% White, 0.17% African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.55% Asian, 0.11% from other races, and 0.83% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.69% of the population.

There were 1,277 households, out of which 35.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.6% were married couples living together, 6.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.6% were non-families. 13.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 4.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.83 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the township the population was spread out, with 25.1% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 29.2% from 25 to 44, 28.4% from 45 to 64, and 11.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 102.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.2 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $67,008, and the median income for a family was $75,409. Males had a median income of $42,149 versus $26,000 for females. The per capita income for the township was $27,572. About 2.1% of families and 2.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.3% of those under age 18 and 7.8% of those age 65 or over.

Education
Along with the borough of Coopersburg and Upper Saucon Township, Lower Milford is served by the Southern Lehigh School District. Three district schools serve the township's children: Lower Milford Elementary School, grades K-3; Southern Lehigh Intermediate School, Grades 4-6; Southern Lehigh Middle School, grades 7-8; and Southern Lehigh High School, grades 9-12.

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