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Abington township, PA map Land area: 15.5 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 56,103 (all urban)
Males: 26,487  (47.2%)
Females: 29,616  (52.8%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 55,119 (46,802 owner occupied, 8,317 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

15%
State:

29%


Races in Abington township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 83.2%
  • Black: 10.7%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Asian: 3.3%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 1.6%
  • Two or more races: 1.0%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

Median age of males: 40.6
Median age of females: 42.2

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Average household size: 2.54

Abington township:

2.5 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.10

Estimated median household income in 2009: $73,738 ($59,921 in 1999)
This township:

$73,738
Pennsylvania:

$49,520

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $903 (lower quartile is $719, upper quartile is $1,338)
Here:

$903
State:

$597

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $263,748 (it was $141,300 in 2000)
Abington township:

$263,748
Pennsylvania:

$164,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $206,429 - $333,419

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $332,239
Here:

$332,239
State:

$223,477

Townhouses or other attached units: $230,108
Here:

$230,108
State:

$164,518

In 2-unit structures: $246,811
Here:

$246,811
State:

$166,566

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $1,013,002
Here:

$1,013,002
State:

$223,507

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $212,615
Here:

$212,615
State:

$225,726

Mobile homes: $173,189
Here:

$173,189
State:

$35,442
Population density: 3630 people per square mile 
 
 (very high).

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

3.6%
Whole state:

11.0%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

1.9%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: Glenside.


Click to draw/clear Abington township borders

Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Abington township: Rydal County Club (A), Rubicam Station (B), Township of Abington Game Preserve (C), Walnut Hill Station (D), Foxcroft Country Club (E), Abington Golf Course (F), Crestmont Station (G), Noble Station (H), North Hills Station (I), Ogontz Center (J), Valley Falls Station (K), Meadowbrook Station (L), Rydal Station (M), Ardsley Station (N), Abington Library Society (O), Abington Township Fire Department / Abington Fire Company (P), Abington Township Hall (Q), Abington Township Police Station (R), Abington Township Public Library (S), Abington Township Fire Department / Edge Hill Fire Company (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Baederwood Shopping Center (1), Cloverly Plaza Shopping Center (2), Atrium Mall Shopping Center (3), York Road Shopping Center (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Abington township include: Temple Beth-Ann (A), Saint Peters Church (B), Saint Marks Reformed Episcopal Church (C), Abington Baptist Church (D), Olivet Ashbourne Church (E), Saint Hilary of Poitiers Church (F), Our Lady of Help of Christian Church (G), Orthodox Friends Church (H), Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses Congregation of Willow Grove (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Ardsley Burial Park Cemetery (1), Hillside Cemetery (2), Saint Marys Cemetery (3), Abington Friends Cemetery (4), Montefiore Cemetery (5), Lawnview Memorial Park (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Meadow Brook (A), East Branch Jenkintown Creek (B), Robinhood Brook (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Abington township include: Foxchase Manor Park (1), Crestmont Park (2), Valley Park (3), Alverthorpe Park (4), Evergreen Manor Park (5), Briarbush Nature Center (6), Abington Township Game Preserve (7), Abington Township Bird Sanctuary (8), Baederwood Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 3,964 (61% naturalized citizens)

Abington township:  7.1%
State:  4.1%

70% of Abington township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 49% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 74% lived in Pennsylvania.

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

  • This state: 42885
  • Northeast: 4001
  • Midwest: 1448
  • South: 2538
  • West: 870

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $117,900

Abington township, Pennsylvania satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Abington township, Pennsylvania:

  • 608 people in nursing homes
  • 112 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 75 people in religious group quarters
  • 69 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 64 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 50 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 6 people in job corps and vocational training facilities

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 15,876
  • One, attached: 1,772
  • Two: 816
  • 3 or 4: 609
  • 5 to 9: 483
  • 10 to 19: 782
  • 20 to 49: 352
  • 50 or more: 1,652
  • Mobile homes: 25

Median worth of mobile homes: $37,500


Housing units in Abington township with a mortgage: 10,487 (1,032 second mortgage, 1,542 home equity loan, 76 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 5,493

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 88
  • 1995 to 1998: 302
  • 1990 to 1994: 244
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,044
  • 1970 to 1979: 2,377
  • 1960 to 1969: 3,268
  • 1950 to 1959: 6,969
  • 1940 to 1949: 3,176
  • 1939 or earlier: 4,899

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Abington township, Pennsylvania:

  • 1 room: 18
  • 2 rooms: 42
  • 3 rooms: 275
  • 4 rooms: 428
  • 5 rooms: 1,741
  • 6 rooms: 4,255
  • 7 rooms: 4,529
  • 8 rooms: 2,910
  • 9 or more rooms: 3,003

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Abington township, Pennsylvania:

  • 1 room: 157
  • 2 rooms: 601
  • 3 rooms: 1,193
  • 4 rooms: 1,176
  • 5 rooms: 626
  • 6 rooms: 427
  • 7 rooms: 130
  • 8 rooms: 139
  • 9 or more rooms: 40

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Abington township:

  • no bedroom: 29
  • 1 bedroom: 246
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,756
  • 3 bedrooms: 9,437
  • 4 bedrooms: 4,474
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 1,259

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Abington township:

  • no bedroom: 175
  • 1 bedroom: 1,869
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,632
  • 3 bedrooms: 661
  • 4 bedrooms: 113
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 39

Cars and other vehicles available in Abington township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 782
  • 1 vehicle: 5,068
  • 2 vehicles: 8,378
  • 3 vehicles: 2,272
  • 4 vehicles: 496
  • 5 or more vehicles: 205

Cars and other vehicles available in Abington township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 928
  • 1 vehicle: 2,327
  • 2 vehicles: 1,065
  • 3 vehicles: 116
  • 4 vehicles: 46
  • 5 or more vehicles: 7

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Health care (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Public administration (3%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (23%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)
  • Social assistance (3%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5%)
  • Computer specialists (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (3%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Abington township:

  • Irish (21.2%)
  • German (14.7%)
  • Italian (11.8%)
  • English (6.7%)
  • United States or American (4.7%)
  • Russian (4.1%)
  • Polish (4.1%)

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

  • Korea (17%)
  • Italy (11%)
  • Ukraine (6%)
  • Germany (6%)
  • United Kingdom (6%)
  • India (5%)
  • Canada (4%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 21,552 (77%)
  • Carpooled: 2,397 (9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 456 (2%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 13 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 138 (0%)
  • Railroad: 1,235 (4%)
  • Taxi: 6 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 49 (0%)
  • Walked: 939 (3%)
  • Other means: 112 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 942 (3%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (67%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (20%)
  • Electricity (12%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

People in group quarters in Abington township, Pennsylvania:

  • 608 people in nursing homes
  • 112 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 75 people in religious group quarters
  • 69 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 64 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 50 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 6 people in job corps and vocational training facilities

90.7% of residents of Abington township speak English at home.
1.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (69% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 20% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
4.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (71% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
2.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (44% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 23% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (84% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 55,112
  • In family households: 47,585 (11,823 male householders, 3,394 female householders)
    12,473 spouses, 17,000 children (15,981 natural, 505 adopted, 514 stepchildren), 879 grandchildren, 397 brothers or sisters, 405 parents, 558 other relatives, 656 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 7,527 (2,349 male householders (1,876 living alone)), 4,141 female householders (3,733 living alone)), 1,037 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 991 (674 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 6,580 2-persons, 3,277 3-persons, 3,175 4-persons, 1,493 5-persons, 475 6-persons, 217 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 5,609 1-person, 748 2-persons, 112 3-persons, 21 4-persons,

10,606 married couples with children.
1,661 single-parent households (315 men, 1,346 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,576
Here:

25.3%
Pennsylvania:

16.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 665
Here:

21.1%
Pennsylvania:

13.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 846
Here:

40.9%
Pennsylvania:

37.3%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


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.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Abington township:

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