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Location of Pennsylvania in the United States
|• Total||23.59 sq mi (61.10 km2)|
|• Land||22.94 sq mi (59.41 km2)|
|• Water||0.65 sq mi (1.69 km2)|
|Elevation||840 ft (260 m)|
|• Estimate (2016)||7,314|
|• Density||318.87/sq mi (123.12/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (EST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
"In 1746, the first action was taken for the formation of Smithfield Township, the first municipal division north of the Blue Mountains. The petition contained the names of twenty-seven landholders." The township comprised all the settlements above the mountains. Originally in Bucks County, Smithfield Township was erected in 1748. "In 1752, when Northampton County was set off from Bucks County, it comprised all of Smithfield which included what is now Lehigh, Carbon, Monroe, Pike and Wayne" Counties.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 23.9 square miles (61.8 km2), of which, 23.2 square miles (60.0 km2) of it is land and 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2) of it (2.93%) is water.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2000, there were 5,672 people, 2,084 households, and 1,535 families residing in the township. The population density was 244.7 people per square mile (94.5/km2). There were 3,028 housing units at an average density of 130.6/sq mi (50.4/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 87.78% White, 5.62% African American, 0.44% Native American, 0.95% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 3.00% from other races, and 2.19% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.39% of the population.
There were 2,084 households, out of which 34.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.8% were married couples living together, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.3% were non-families. 20.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.07.
In the township the population was spread out, with 26.1% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 28.3% from 25 to 44, 24.9% from 45 to 64, and 12.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 99.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.9 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $51,607, and the median income for a family was $57,526. Males had a median income of $40,863 versus $28,772 for females. The per capita income for the township was $23,627. About 5.2% of families and 9.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.7% of those under age 18 and 7.7% of those age 65 or over.