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Plymouth Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

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Plymouth Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

Plymouth Township,
Luzerne County,
Scenery of Plymouth Township
Scenery of Plymouth Township
Map of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Highlighting Plymouth Township
Map of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Highlighting Plymouth Township
Map of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
Map of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Luzerne
 • Total 16.4 sq mi (42.5 km2)
 • Land 15.9 sq mi (41.2 km2)
 • Water 0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,812
 • Density 110/sq mi (43/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)

Plymouth Township is located in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,812 at the 2010 census.[1]


  • History 1
  • Recreation 2
  • Geography 3
    • Neighboring municipalities 3.1
  • Township officers 4
  • Demographics 5
  • References 6


On September 6, 1869, a mine fire killed 110 people in Avondale, an unincorporated community in Plymouth Township.[2]


Moon Lake Park is in Plymouth Township.


According to the Harveys Creek to West Nanticoke, where it follows US-11 upriver to just before Avondale, where PA-29 splits off for Interstate 81 and becomes the South Cross Valley Expressway.

Neighboring municipalities

Township officers


  • Gale Conrad
  • Christine Kachurak
  • Joe Yudichak


The 2010 census[3] indicates that the township population consists of 1,812 people, 780 total households, and 530 families. The racial makeup of the township was 98.6% White, 0.4% African American, 0.1% American Indian and Alaskan Native, 0.7% from other races, and 0.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race made up 0.9% of the population.

There were 780 households out of which 38.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 404 were husband-wife families married couples living together, and 82 females owned homes with no husband present. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.80.

In the township, the population was spread out with 20.0% under the age of 20, 4.7% from 20 to 24, 23.9% from 25 to 44, 32.4% from 45 to 64, and 18.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 101.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.7 males.


  1. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Plymouth township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved April 18, 2012. 
  2. ^ BrainyHistory September 6 in History
  3. ^ "American FactFinder".  

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