Wright Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

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Wright Township, Pennsylvania
Sign at the Wright Township Municipal Park
Sign at the Wright Township Municipal Park
Map of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Highlighting Wright Township
Map of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Highlighting Wright Township
Map of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
Map of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Luzerne
 • Total 13.3 sq mi (34.5 km2)
 • Land 13.3 sq mi (34.5 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 5,651
 • Density 420/sq mi (160/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)

Wright Township is a township in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 5,651 at the 2010 census.[1]LawEnforcement is provided by the Wright TWP Police they are located in the Municipal building they employ over 8 officers. The Township has a Park with tennis courts a basketball court and a Park.


Walking path in the Wright Township Municipal Park, Luzerne County, PA

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 13.3 square miles (34.5 km2), all of it land.


At the time of the census[2] of 2000, there were 5,593 people, 2,005 households, and 1,589 families residing in the township. The population density was 428.4 people per square mile (165.5/km2). There were 2,071 housing units at an average density of 158.6/sq mi (61.3/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 96.59% White, 0.55% African American, 0.04% Native American, 1.98% Asian, 0.27% from other races, and 0.57% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.18% of the population.

There were 2,005 households, out of which 35.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.3% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.7% were non-families. 18.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the township the population was spread out, with 24.5% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 27.1% from 25 to 44, 27.0% from 45 to 64, and 15.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 96.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.3 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $52,689, and the median income for a family was $60,585. Males had a median income of $45,570 versus $27,360 for females. The per capita income for the township was $23,787. About 3.4% of families and 3.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.9% of those under age 18 and 9.5% of those age 65 or over.


Wright Township contains a very popular recreational park.[3] It is located between Route 309 and South Main Road in the community of Mountain Top. The park includes four tennis courts, two blacktop basketball courts, a baseball field, and two soccer fields. The park is located in a wooded area and contains many nature trails. The basketball courts and one of the tennis courts are lighted during the spring and summer months. It also has an ice hockey rink and a splash fountain for kids in addition to the playground. The park is very well kept and hosts camps for children during the working hours of the summer, so parents can feel safe leaving their children. Wright Townships is the location of the trailhead to the Black Diamond Trail—a section of the D&L Trail.


  1. "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Wright township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved April 19, 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>
  3. http://www.luzernecounty.org/living/municipalities/wright_township Retrieved 2009-03-13.

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