Fairmount Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

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Fairmount Township, Pennsylvania
Ganoga Falls in Ricketts Glen State Park is 94 feet (29 m) tall
Ganoga Falls in Ricketts Glen State Park is 94 feet (29 m) tall
Map of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Highlighting Fairmount Township
Map of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Highlighting Fairmount Township
Map of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
Map of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Luzerne
 • Total 46.2 sq mi (119.7 km2)
 • Land 45.7 sq mi (118.4 km2)
 • Water 0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,276
 • Density 28/sq mi (11/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)

Fairmount Township is a township in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,276 at the 2010 census.[1]


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Adams Falls on Kitchen Creek
File:Fairmount Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania in December 2014.JPG
Field and wooded hill in Fairmount Township in December

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 46.2 square miles (119.7 km2), of which 45.7 square miles (118.4 km2) is land and 0.50 square miles (1.3 km2), or 1.07%, is water.[1]

Much of Ricketts Glen State Park is within Fairmount Township. Almost all of Kitchen Creek and all 24 of its named waterfalls in the state park are in the township as well.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,226 people, 490 households, and 347 families residing in the township. The population density was 26.9 people per square mile (10.4/km2). There were 598 housing units at an average density of 13.1/sq mi (5.1/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 97.72% White, 0.57% African American, 0.98% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, and 0.49% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.33% of the population.

There were 490 households, out of which 28.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.6% were married couples living together, 5.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.0% were non-families. 25.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the township the population was spread out, with 24.1% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 28.6% from 25 to 44, 25.4% from 45 to 64, and 14.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 106.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.4 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $37,656, and the median income for a family was $45,208. Males had a median income of $31,979 versus $21,103 for females. The per capita income for the township was $16,334. About 7.4% of families and 10.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.3% of those under age 18 and 9.4% of those age 65 or over.


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Fairmount township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved April 16, 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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