Lower Macungie Township is a township in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. It is a suburb of Allentown, Pennsylvania, in the Lehigh Valley region of the state. As of the 20120 Census, the township had a population of 30,633.
Lower Macungie is the fastest growing area of Pennsylvania in terms of total population growth] and is undergoing rapid suburbanization. Some fast-growing areas of the township include Ancient Oaks, Brandywine Village, Brandywine Village 2, Hills at Lock Ridge, Millbrook Farms, and Shepherd Hills. Its villages include East Texas, Minesite, New Hensingersville (also in Berks County,) Weilersville, and Wescosville.
In November 2007, township voters elected to make Lower Macungie a first class township in 2008.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 22.6 square miles. Little Lehigh Creek and Swabia Creek drain and wind through the township from sources in Berks and Lehigh Counties. Swabia Creek joins Little Lehigh Creek in the township and the latter drains into the Lehigh River in Allentown. South Mountain crosses the township's southern-most corner, just south of the boroughs of Alburtis and Macungie.
Lower Macungie's main north-to-south roads are Route 100, Spring Creek Road, Brookside Road, and Route 29 in the extreme east. Main east-to-west roads include U.S. Route 222 (which interchanges with Interstate 78/Highway 309 in the extreme north,) Lower Macungie Road, and Mountain Road in the south.
Lower Macungie Township is home to the primary manufacturing facilities of Mack Trucks and Day-Timer.
Township Office: 3400 Brookside Road, Macungie, 610-966-4343