Hegins Township, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania

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Hegins Township, Pennsylvania
Tri-Valley Public Library in Hegins.
Tri-Valley Public Library in Hegins.
Map of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania Highlighting Hegins Township
Map of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania Highlighting Hegins Township
Map of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
Map of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
CountryUnited States
 • Total31.92 sq mi (82.67 km2)
 • Land31.92 sq mi (82.66 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.01 km2)
 • Total3,516
 • Estimate 
 • Density108.13/sq mi (41.75/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code42-107-33584

Hegins Township (pronounced Higgins) is a township in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 3,519 at the 2000 census.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 32.0 square miles (83 km2), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
2016 (est.)3,451[2]−1.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

At the 2000 census there were 3,519 people, 1,447 households, and 1,021 families living in the township. The population density was 109.9 people per square mile (42.4/km2). There were 1,540 housing units at an average density of 48.1/sq mi (18.6/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 99.01% White, 0.09% African American, 0.23% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.34% from other races, and 0.28% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.57%.[4]

Of the 1,447 households 28.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.7% were married couples living together, 6.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.4% were non-families. 25.9% of households were one person and 15.5% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.91.

The age distribution was 21.3% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 27.0% from 25 to 44, 23.8% from 45 to 64, and 19.9% 65 or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.0 males.

The median household income was $36,091 and the median family income was $43,207. Males had a median income of $30,673 versus $24,704 for females. The per capita income for the township was $17,571. About 3.0% of families and 6.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.9% of those under age 18 and 7.5% of those age 65 or over.



  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Aug 14, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  3. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  4. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

Coordinates: 40°37′00″N 76°32′59″W / 40.61667°N 76.54972°W / 40.61667; -76.54972