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Moore Township


Moore Township is a township in Northampton County, Pennsylvania. Moore Township is located in the Lehigh Valley region of the state.



The population of Moore Township was 8,673 at the 2000 census.


Moore Township was formed in 1765 and named after John Moore, a representative of the Provincial Assembly from 1761-1762. Moore Township is a large, rural community containing 38 square miles in North-Central Northampton County, PA. The township entirely surrounds the small Borough of Chapman Quarries. Two larger Boroughs, Bath and Nazareth are located to the South and Southeast. The township has 6 different mailing addresses due to its large size; they include Bath, Nazareth, North-ampton, Danielsville, Walnutport and Wind Gap. The Moore Township Police Department and Klecknersville Rangers Volunteer Fire Company provide 24-hour emergency services to the township.

Moore Township is very rural and contains beautiful picturesque farmlands, woodlands and mountains. Framed to the North by the Blue Mountain, the township has the famous Appalachian Trail, which also runs through the township.

Agriculture and single-family residences, along with open space is the largest feature that can be seen within the township. Despite the coming of the Industrial Age, Moore Township has remained largely rural in character. In a series of meetings and questionnaires over the years, township residents said they value the physical beauty of the township, the openness of land and the wildlife and plant life around them. Thus, in planning for the future they recognize the need to remember and preserve elements of our past.


As of the census of 2000, there were 8,673 people, 3,303 households, and 2,559 families residing in the township. The population density was 89.4/km² (231.5/mi²). There were 3,464 housing units at an average density of 35.7/km² (92.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.80% White, 0.36% African American, 0.05% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.22% from other races, and 0.33% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.01% of the population.

There were 3,303 households out of which 30.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.1% were married couples living together, 6.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.5% were non-families. 18.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the township the population was spread out with 22.1% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 28.4% from 25 to 44, 29.3% from 45 to 64, and 13.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 103.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.9 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $48,371, and the median income for a family was $54,663. Males had a median income of $38,098 versus $25,241 for females. The per capita income for the township was $21,829. About 3.5% of families and 4.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.0% of those under age 18 and 5.5% of those age 65 or over.

Public education

The Township is served by the Northampton Area School District.

Sources: Wikipedia, Northampton County Web Site


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