Upper Milford Township

Upper Milford Township is a township in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania

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Upper 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.

Upper Milford Township

The population of Upper Milford Township was 6,889 at the 2000 census.

Upper Milford Township

Upper Milford Township encompasses the villages of Powder Valley, Shimerville, Vera Cruz, Old Zionsville, and Zionsville in the southern most portion of Lehigh County. Nestled within rolling hills and scenic valleys, the Township has a rural aura with picturesque churches and barns, many vintage houses, fields for farming, and small family businesses. Expanded consumer services and shopping opportunities are readily available via the Routes 29/100 highway.

Upper Milford Township

Nearby areas include immediate neighbors, Emmaus and Macungie; Allentown and Bethlehem, 15-20 minutes north; and the Upper Perkiomen Valley, 15 minutes south. Philadelphia is a 45 minute drive south. Upper Milford Township was the first township organized in Lehigh County.

Upper Milford Township

Upper Milford Township is a community of great scenic and rural character, near the southern corner of Lehigh County, south of Emmaus.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 17.9 square miles (46.4 km2), all of it land. A large portion of the township is located in the South Mountains, and elevations in the township range from approximately 400 to 1,000 feet above sea level. Upper Milford is in the Delaware watershed and is drained by the Little Lehigh Creek and Saucon Creek into the Lehigh River and by the Perkiomen Creek into the Schuylkill River.

Geography

While there are no large towns in the township, its most prominent villages are Old Zionsville, Powder Valley, Shimerville, Vera Cruz, and Zionsville (also in Lower Milford Township.) Dillinger is a small village in eastern Upper Milford and Corning (also in Lower Milford Township) and Sigmund (home to Victory Valley Bible Camp) are small villages in southwestern Upper Milford.

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Education

The Township is served by the East Penn School District. Emmaus High School serves grades nine through 12. Eyer Middle School and Lower Macungie Middle School serve grades six through eight.

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Demographics
As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 6,889 people, 2,514 households, and 2,021 families residing in the township. The population density was 384.7 people per square mile (148.5/km2).
There were 2,576 housing units at an average density of 143.9/sq mi (55.5/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 98.30% White, 0.16% African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.68% Asian, 0.20% from other races, and 0.57% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.02% of the population.

There were 2,514 households, out of which 34.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.2% were married couples living together, 5.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.6% were non-families. 15.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the township the population was spread out, with 24.3% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 28.8% from 25 to 44, 28.0% from 45 to 64, and 12.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 102.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.7 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $66,694, and the median income for a family was $72,159. Males had a median income of $47,532 versus $29,538 for females. The per capita income for the township was $30,454. About 0.5% of families and 1.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.0% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

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