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Middle Smithfield Township is a second class township in Monroe County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 16,053 at the 2020 census, up slightly from 15,997 in the 2010 census.

History

The Cold Spring Farm Springhouse, John Michael Farm, Schoonover Mountain House, Capt. Jacob Shoemaker House, John Turn Farm, Zion Lutheran Church are located in Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area at Middle Smithfield Township and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 54.2 square miles (140.2 km²), of which, 53.1 square miles (137.6 km²) of it is land and 1.0 square miles (2.6 km²) of it (1.88%) is water. Middle Smithfield Township is part of the Brodhead Watershed. For more information, contact the Brodhead Watershed Association.

Demographics

As of the census of 2020, there were 16,053 people living in 5,266 households in the township. The population density was 302 people per square mile (116.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 62.6% White, 21.1% Hispanic or Latino, 18.2% African American, 0.1% Native American, 2.9% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, and 12.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 21.1% of the population.

There were 5,266 households with an average of 3.05 people per household. 5.5% were under age 5, 20.9% were under age 18, and 14.7% were 65 years of age or older. 49.6% of the population was female.

90.4% had a high school diploma or higher degree, and 21.6% had a bachelors degree or higher.

The median income for a household in the township was $82,556. The per capita income for the township was $34,267. About 13.8% of the population were below the poverty line.

For more information about the demographics of Middle Smithfield Township from the 2020 Census, visit the US Census Bureau website.