Lower Augusta Township is a township in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, United States. It was formed in 1846 by the division of Augusta Township (one of the seven original townships of Northumberland County formed in 1772) into Upper and Lower sections. The population was 1,079 at the 2000 Census. According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 20.4 square miles (52.9 km²), of which, 18.2 square miles (47.3 km²) of it is land and 2.2 square miles (5.6 km²) of it (10.58%) is water. As of the census of 2000, there were 1,079 people, 401 households, and 322 families residing in the township. The population density was 59.1 people per square mile (22.8/km²). There were 425 housing units at an average density of 23.3/sq mi (9.0/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.42% White, 0.19% African American, 0.56% Asian, and 0.83% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.28% of the population. There were 401 households out of which 29.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.3% were married couples living together, 4.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.5% were non-families. 15.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 2.99. In the township the population was spread out with 21.5% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 25.8% from 25 to 44, 31.0% from 45 to 64, and 13.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 103.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.1 males. The median income for a household in the township was $41,087, and the median income for a family was $44,417. Males had a median income of $30,969 versus $20,147 for females. The per capita income for the township was $16,877. About 1.5% of families and 2.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.4% of those under age 18 and 5.6% of those age 65 or over.
- Board meetings will be held the second Monday of every month at 7pm.
- The Bridge on Boyles Run is scheduled to be closed week of June 12.
- The board has submitted a potential Dirt and Gravel road grant project for School House Road for 2017. Grants are due to be announced by Mid- August.
- The board recently purchased a tractor/mower for the maintenance of roads during the summer. The mower has a side and rear mower. The cost for the unit was $5200 and the market value of the tractor alone is almost $11,000. The mower was previously owned by the New Jersey Highway Department.
- 2017 summer work will include paving work on Foye Road and widening a section of Christmas Road. We will also be sealing Foye, Mile Run, Shipman, Geise, Cemetery, and sections of Christmas and Boy Scout Roads. All paved roads will also be painted with a yellow line.
- We have also experienced some recent vandalism and sign theft on Boy Scout and Jews Hollow roads. Anyone with information on the culprits please contact us.
- We are looking for anyone interested in plowing snow this coming winter season. A class A license is preferred and candidates must be available whenever winter weather occurs. Please contact us via email if you are interested.