Harleigh, PA


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Hazle Township is a township in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 9,000 at the 2000 census.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 45.2 square miles (117.0 km²), of which, 44.9 square miles (116.3 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.6 km²) of it (0.53%) is water. It is drained by the Susquehanna River except in the southeast, which is drained by the Lehigh River. Its villages include Beaver Brook, Drifton, Ebervale, Green Ridge, Harleigh, Harwood, Hollywood, Humboldt, Japan, Jeanesville, Lattimer Mines, Milnesville, Oakdale, Pardeesville, and Stockton.
As of the census of 2000, there were 9,000 people, 3,775 households, and 2,536 families residing in the township. The population density was 200.3 people per square mile (77.4/km²). There were 4,002 housing units at an average density of 89.1/sq mi (34.4/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.67% White, 0.17% African American, 0.06% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.42% from other races, and 0.38% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.02% of the population.