Ancient Oaks is a census-designated place (CDP) in Lower Macungie Township, Pennsylvania, in the United States. Ancient Oaks is a suburb of Allentown, Pennsylvania, in the Lehigh Valley region of the state. It is named after the housing subdivision named Ancient Oaks, which is located off PA Route 100 just north of Macungie, Pennsylvania.
The population of Ancient Oaks was 6,661 at the 2010 census.
Ancient Oaks is located at 40°32′9″N 75°35′24″W (40.535715, -75.590045).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.7 km2), all of it land. The Little Lehigh Creek flows eastward through the village. It uses the Macungie zip code of 18062.
The original subdivision was started in 1961 and completed in 1965 and was the first housing development of dense middle class housing in the lehigh valley. In 1972, Ancient Oaks West was started, made up of single-family houses and town homes. In 1985, Ancient Oaks South started and lasted through 1989.
As of the census of 2000, there were 3,161 people, 1,097 households, and 944 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,440.0 people per square mile (554.8/km²). There were 1,125 housing units at an average density of 512.5/sq mi (197.4/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 95.95% White, 0.70% African American, 0.03% Native American, 2.66% Asian, 0.35% from other races, and 0.32% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.65% of the population.
There were 1,097 households, out of which 38.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 76.8% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 13.9% were non-families. 11.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 4.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.88 and the average family size was 3.10.
In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 27.2% under the age of 18, 4.9% from 18 to 24, 28.9% from 25 to 44, 28.1% from 45 to 64, and 10.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 103.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.9 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $72,750, and the median income for a family was $76,376. Males had a median income of $51,824 versus $31,058 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $26,360. About 0.7% of families and 1.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.7% of those under age 18 and 1.3% of those aged 65 or over.
The community is served by the East Penn School District. Emmaus High School serves grades nine through 12. Eyer Middle School and Lower Macungie Middle School serve grades six through eight.