Weisenberg Township

Weisenberg Township is a township in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania,

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Weisenberg 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 Weisenberg Township was 4,144 at the 2000 census.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 26.8 square miles (69.5 km2), all of it land. It is in the Delaware watershed and is drained by the Jordan Creek and Little Lehigh Creek into the Lehigh River and by the Maiden Creek into the Schuylkill River.

Geography

It includes the villages of Haafsville (also in Upper Macungie,) Hymensville, New Smithville, Seiberlingville, Seipstown, Stines Corner (also in Lynn Township,) and Werleys Corner.

History

Weisenburg Township was formed out of the "Backparts of Macunjy" and part of the Allemangel, and was erected as a township in 1753. Weisenburg was named for the city Weissenburg (now Wissembourg), a fortress and town in Alsace, from the vicinity in which the majority of the townspeople had come. The first settlements took place in 1734, on and around the highlands in the vicinity of Ziegel Church.

History

Weissenberg (original spelling) is derived from Weiss, meaning "white" and berg, a "castle" or "fortress". Weisenberg Township was named after Weissenberg, a fortress and town in Alsace, from the vicinity where many of the German Palatinate and Swiss settlers had come.

History

Weisenberg Township is part of the territory purchased by Thomas Penn in September, 1737 from the Lenni Lenape tribe of the Delaware Indians through the dishonorable "Walking Purchase".

History

Weisenberg Township is part of the territory purchased by Thomas Penn in September, 1737 from the Lenni Lenape tribe of the Delaware Indians through the dishonorable "Walking Purchase".

Weisenberg Township

Weisenberg Township, consisting of 16,732.5 acres, was established on March 20, 1753 at Easton, Northampton County. Today the Township is 6.5 miles long and 5.5 miles wide, and the Comprehensive Plan lists 17,167 acres. Lehigh County was separated from Northampton County on March 6, 1812. Legal records prior to that date are in Easton, while records after 1812 are at the Lehigh County Court House.

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Home sites were chosen close to a spring of pure water and usually at the entrance of a valley. Tracts of land around the crude homes were created by marking the trees around it. The greater part of the land was taken up by applications for 50 to 100 acres. The early settlers built crude cabins from logs felled in the clearing of the land. From 1780 to 1800 most of these homes were dismantled and replaced by more durable log homes, some with a second story.

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An inventory of homes in Weisenberg for tax purposes was compiled in 1789. They reported 91 of log, 3 of stone and log, and 5 stone dwellings. In July, 1998 there were 1378 dwelling units in the Township.

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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 4,144 people, 1,458 households, and 1,214 families residing in the township. The population density was 154.5 people per square mile (59.7/km2). There were 1,514 housing units at an average density of 56.5/sq mi (21.8/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 98.07% White, 0.53% African American, 0.02% Native American, 0.43% Asian, 0.29% from other races, and 0.65% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.25% of the population.

There were 1,458 households, out of which 37.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 75.9% were married couples living together, 4.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.7% were non-families. 11.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 3.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.82 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the township the population was spread out, with 25.9% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 31.4% from 25 to 44, 27.6% from 45 to 64, and 9.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 102.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.9 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $63,631, and the median income for a family was $70,852. Males had a median income of $45,898 versus $32,656 for females. The per capita income for the township was $27,163. About 1.8% of families and 2.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.4% of those under age 18 and 4.5% of those age 65 or over.

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