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Total population: 11,417 (All urban)

Emmaus,PA index of house prices


Houses: 5,198 (4,983 occupied: 3,173 owner occupied, 1,810 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

36%
State:

34%

Housing density: 1801 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2009 in this state: $171,540.


Median contract rent in 2009: $782 (lower quartile is $610, upper quartile is $973)


Median gross rent in Emmaus, PA in 2009: $898


Housing units in Emmaus with a mortgage: 2,000 (135 second mortgage, 462 home equity loan, 25 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 967


Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $73,516


Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $45,174


Median monthly housing costs: $993





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Emmaus, Pennsylvania Age and Sex of Residents


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $189,716 (it was $112,700 in 2000)
Emmaus:

$189,716
Pennsylvania:

$164,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $149,979 - $233,875

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $215,148
Here:

$215,148
State:

$223,477

Townhouses or other attached units: $184,088
Here:

$184,088
State:

$164,518

In 2-unit structures: $456,207
Here:

$456,207
State:

$166,566

Household type by relationship:

Households: 11,203
  • In family households: 9,043 (2,487 male householders, 602 female householders)
    2,519 spouses, 3,071 children (2,747 natural, 52 adopted, 272 stepchildren), 60 grandchildren, 39 brothers or sisters, 23 parents, 119 other relatives, 123 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,160 (833 male householders (663 living alone)), 1,035 female householders (948 living alone)), 292 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 39 (0 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 1,531 2-persons, 694 3-persons, 598 4-persons, 190 5-persons, 76 6-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,611 1-person, 218 2-persons, 39 3-persons.

1,713 married couples with children.
552 single-parent households (136 men, 416 women).

95.0% of residents of Emmaus speak English at home.
1.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (83% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).
2.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (59% speak English very well, 33% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).
1.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (78% speak English very well, 7% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

Foreign born population: 300 (2.7%)
(35.3% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.6
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.9
State:

4.2

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Rooms in houses/apartments in Emmaus, Pennsylvania
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 223
  • 5 rooms: 409
  • 6 rooms: 857
  • 7 rooms: 761
  • 8 rooms: 608
  • 9 or more rooms: 315
  • 1 room: 11
  • 2 rooms: 136
  • 3 rooms: 576
  • 4 rooms: 484
  • 5 rooms: 315
  • 6 rooms: 129
  • 7 rooms: 85
  • 8 rooms: 56
  • 9 or more rooms: 18
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Emmaus, Pennsylvania
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 31
  • 2 bedrooms: 461
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,868
  • 4 bedrooms: 739
  • 5+ bedrooms: 74
  • no bedroom: 22
  • 1 bedroom: 911
  • 2 bedrooms: 568
  • 3 bedrooms: 217
  • 4 bedrooms: 73
  • 5+ bedrooms: 19
Cars and other vehicles available in Emmaus, Pennsylvania in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 98
  • 1 vehicle: 688
  • 2 vehicles: 1,726
  • 3 vehicles: 470
  • 4 vehicles: 115
  • 5+ vehicles: 76
  • no vehicle: 357
  • 1 vehicle: 953
  • 2 vehicles: 442
  • 3 vehicles: 58
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

Median 2009 house/condo value by year built


Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 13
  • 2000 to 2004: 28
  • 1990 to 1999: 263
  • 1980 to 1989: 478
  • 1970 to 1979: 622
  • 1960 to 1969: 620
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,132
  • 1940 to 1949: 395
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,458

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


Emmaus, PA house values

Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses in 2009 in Emmaus, PA:

  • Less than $10,000: 0
  • $10,000 to $14,999: 0
  • $15,000 to $19,999: 3
  • $20,000 to $24,999: 5
  • $25,000 to $29,999: 1
  • $30,000 to $34,999: 0
  • $35,000 to $39,999: 0
  • $40,000 to $49,999: 6
  • $50,000 to $59,999: 2
  • $60,000 to $69,999: 15
  • $70,000 to $79,999: 0
  • $80,000 to $89,999: 10
  • $90,000 to $99,999: 32
  • $100,000 to $124,999: 124
  • $125,000 to $149,999: 445
  • $150,000 to $174,999: 609
  • $175,000 to $199,999: 418
  • $200,000 to $249,999: 772
  • $250,000 to $299,999: 455
  • $300,000 to $399,999: 269
  • $400,000 to $499,999: 22
  • $500,000 to $749,999: 13
  • $750,000 to $999,999: 0
  • $1,000,000 or more: 0
 


Emmaus rent paid by renters for apartments graph

Rent paid by renters in 2009 in Emmaus:

  • Less than $100: 0 people
  • $100 to $149: 0
  • $150 to $199: 12
  • $200 to $249: 56
  • $250 to $299: 40
  • $300 to $349: 0
  • $350 to $399: 0
  • $400 to $449: 0
  • $450 to $499: 11
  • $500 to $549: 120
  • $550 to $599: 102
  • $600 to $649: 38
  • $650 to $699: 37
  • $700 to $749: 68
  • $750 to $799: 62
  • $800 to $899: 225
  • $900 to $999: 237
  • $1,000 to $1,249: 342
  • $1,250 to $1,499: 105
  • $1,500 to $1,999: 79
  • $2,000 or more: 0
  • No cash rent: 107
 

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit


Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 100
  • 1990 to 1994: 40
  • 1985 to 1989: 8
  • 1980 to 1984: 43
  • 1975 to 1979: 15
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 15
  • 1965 to 1969: 79


Emmaus, PA Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 78.0%
Number of people working at home: 63 (1.1% of all workers)


Emmaus commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 326
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 964
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 809
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 1112
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 1012
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 362
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 570
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 66
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 123
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 185
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 120
  • 90 or more minutes: 107
 


Emmaus mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 5,075 (87%)
  • Carpooled: 341 (6%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 23 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 48 (1%)
  • Walked: 243 (4%)
  • Other means: 26 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 63 (1%)
 


Emmaus, PA household income

Household income:

  • Less than $10,000: 304
  • $10,000 to $14,999: 398
  • $15,000 to $19,999: 313
  • $20,000 to $24,999: 267
  • $25,000 to $29,999: 313
  • $30,000 to $34,999: 316
  • $35,000 to $39,999: 334
  • $40,000 to $44,999: 262
  • $45,000 to $49,999: 250
  • $50,000 to $59,999: 592
  • $60,000 to $74,999: 630
  • $75,000 to $99,999: 549
  • $100,000 to $124,999: 203
  • $125,000 to $149,999: 115
  • $150,000 to $199,999: 64
  • $200,000 or more: 47
 

First ancestries reported:

 German: 3479
 Pennsylvania German: 890
 Irish: 667
 United States or American: 653
 Italian: 588
 English: 497
 Other groups: 438
 Slovak: 349
 Polish: 271
 Dutch: 240
 Hungarian: 179
 French (except Basque): 161
 Russian: 158
 Austrian: 153
 Ukrainian: 138
 Scottish: 119
 Scotch-Irish: 83
 French Canadian: 81
 European: 61
 Welsh: 55
 Greek: 51
 British: 48
 Lithuanian: 46
 Eastern European: 15
 Danish: 14
 Swedish: 14
 Czechoslovakian: 13
 Norwegian: 13
 Slovene: 11
 Israeli: 9
 Arab:: 8
 Egyptian: 8
 Romanian: 8
 Scandinavian: 8
 Iranian: 8
 Czech: 7
 Portuguese: 7


Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):



  • Japan (18%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (16%)
  • Germany (14%)
  • India (13%)
  • Dominican Republic (8%)
  • Canada (6%)
  • Poland (3%)


Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 8891
  • Northeast: 1014
  • Midwest: 311
  • South: 534
  • West: 127

61% of Emmaus residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 66% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Pennsylvania.

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 0
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 0
  • 5th and 6th grade: 0
  • 7th and 8th grade: 179
  • 9th grade: 112
  • 10th grade: 101
  • 11th grade: 58
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 70
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 1,335
  • Less than 1 year of college: 238
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 388
  • Associate degree: 246
  • Bachelor's degree: 647
  • Master's degree: 299
  • Professional school degree: 63
  • Doctorate degree: 73

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 8
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 0
  • 5th and 6th grade: 0
  • 7th and 8th grade: 195
  • 9th grade: 100
  • 10th grade: 201
  • 11th grade: 173
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 62
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 1,624
  • Less than 1 year of college: 272
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 347
  • Associate degree: 406
  • Bachelor's degree: 666
  • Master's degree: 204
  • Professional school degree: 31
  • Doctorate degree: 16

Educational Attainment for Females (%)


Class of Workers


Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic males: 2.4%
Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic females: 1.7%


Median household income in 2009 for:

  • White non-Hispanic householders: $55,509
  • Black householders: $21,691
  • American Indian and Alaska Native householders: $81,771
  • Asian householders: $56,180
  • Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander householders: $89,469
  • Some other race householders: $51,013
  • Two or more races householders: $42,750
  • Hispanic or Latino race householders: $56,290
Emmaus household income for White non-Hispanic householders
Emmaus household income for Black householders
Emmaus household income for Asian householders
Emmaus household income for Some other race householders
Emmaus household income for Two or more races householders
Emmaus household income for Hispanic or Latino race householders

Emmaus marital status for males
Emmaus marital status for females

Median 2009 house value for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $190,052
  • Asian householders: $92,585
  • Two or more races householders: $378,758
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $273,547

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 2,259
  • One, attached: 1,285
  • Two: 309
  • 3 or 4: 245
  • 5 to 9: 348
  • 10 to 19: 395
  • 20 to 49: 224
  • 50 or more: 110
  • Mobile homes: 23

Median worth of mobile homes: $76,965


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 0%

House/condo owner moved in on average 17 years ago


Renter moved in on average 5 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Emmaus:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Emmaus
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (57.3%)
  • Utility gas (21.1%)
  • Electricity (19.9%)
  • Other fuel (0.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.5%)
  • Utility gas (41.2%)
  • Electricity (38.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (15.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.8%)
  • Coal or coke (0.9%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 85
Here:

7.1%
Pennsylvania:

16.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Pennsylvania:

13.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 64
Here:

23.9%
Pennsylvania:

37.3%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


 

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