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Alsace township, PA map Land area: 12.2 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 3,689 (50% urban, 50% rural)
Males: 1,858  (50.4%)
Females: 1,831  (49.6%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 3,689 (3,353 owner occupied, 336 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

9%
State:

29%


Races in Alsace township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 97.8%
  • Black: 0.4%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Asian: 0.5%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 1.0%
  • Two or more races: 0.1%

Median age of males: 41.8
Median age of females: 42.6

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Average household size: 2.57

Alsace township:

2.6 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.96

Estimated median household income in 2009: $55,621 ($46,500 in 1999)
This township:

$55,621
Pennsylvania:

$49,520

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $562 (lower quartile is $456, upper quartile is $710)
Here:

$562
State:

$597

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $192,849 (it was $114,200 in 2000)
Alsace township:

$192,849
Pennsylvania:

$164,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $130,414 - $275,538

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $229,355
Here:

$229,355
State:

$223,477

Townhouses or other attached units: $158,765
Here:

$158,765
State:

$164,518

Mobile homes: $69,918
Here:

$69,918
State:

$35,442
Population density: 302 people per square mile 
 
 (high).

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

4.4%
Whole state:

11.0%

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

2.9%
Whole state:

5.1%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Alsace township: Spies Church (A), Berks Emergency Strike Team (B), Alsace Manor Fire Company (C), Alsace Township Municipal Building (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Alsace township: Shalters Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Salem Shalters Cemetery (1), Zion (Spies) Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Fire Lake (A), Hinnerskiz Basin (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 73 (73% naturalized citizens)

Alsace township:  2.0%
State:  4.1%

74% of Alsace township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 79% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 72% lived in Pennsylvania.

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

  • This state: 3329
  • Northeast: 110
  • Midwest: 25
  • South: 90
  • West: 44

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $131,300

Alsace township, Pennsylvania satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 6.4%

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

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 1,354
  • One, attached: 24
  • Two: 16
  • 3 or 4: 9
  • Mobile homes: 100

Median worth of mobile homes: $53,500


Housing units in Alsace township with a mortgage: 612 (41 second mortgage, 136 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 439

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 26
  • 1995 to 1998: 91
  • 1990 to 1994: 90
  • 1980 to 1989: 138
  • 1970 to 1979: 258
  • 1960 to 1969: 194
  • 1950 to 1959: 187
  • 1940 to 1949: 231
  • 1939 or earlier: 288

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

  • 1 room: 4
  • 2 rooms: 16
  • 3 rooms: 28
  • 4 rooms: 123
  • 5 rooms: 295
  • 6 rooms: 293
  • 7 rooms: 230
  • 8 rooms: 131
  • 9 or more rooms: 157

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 7
  • 3 rooms: 27
  • 4 rooms: 41
  • 5 rooms: 36
  • 6 rooms: 21
  • 7 rooms: 7
  • 8 rooms: 13
  • 9 or more rooms: 4

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

  • no bedroom: 4
  • 1 bedroom: 81
  • 2 bedrooms: 264
  • 3 bedrooms: 652
  • 4 bedrooms: 201
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 75

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Alsace township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 36
  • 2 bedrooms: 62
  • 3 bedrooms: 43
  • 4 bedrooms: 15
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 38
  • 1 vehicle: 310
  • 2 vehicles: 519
  • 3 vehicles: 229
  • 4 vehicles: 130
  • 5 or more vehicles: 51

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

  • no vehicle: 3
  • 1 vehicle: 72
  • 2 vehicles: 56
  • 3 vehicles: 17
  • 4 vehicles: 4
  • 5 or more vehicles: 4

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (16%)
  • Metal and metal products (10%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (5%)
  • Transportation equipment (5%)
  • Computer and electronic products (4%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Educational services (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (6%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Personal and laundry services (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Customer service representatives (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Alsace township:

  • German (44.0%)
  • Polish (8.4%)
  • United States or American (6.3%)
  • Irish (6.1%)
  • Italian (5.8%)
  • Dutch (5.7%)
  • Pennsylvania German (4.4%)

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

  • United Kingdom (27%)
  • Poland (16%)
  • Nigeria (16%)
  • Czechoslovakia (includes Czech Republic and Slovakia) (11%)
  • Ukraine (10%)
  • Other Northern Europe (5%)
  • Korea (5%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,736 (90%)
  • Carpooled: 131 (7%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 7 (0%)
  • Walked: 4 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 43 (2%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (68%)
  • Electricity (16%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6%)
  • Wood (4%)
  • Utility gas (3%)
  • Coal or coke (3%)

94.7% of residents of Alsace township speak English at home.
0.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (50% speak English very well, 50% speak English well).
3.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (69% speak English very well, 31% speak English well).
0.6% of residents speak other language at home (81% speak English very well, 19% don't speak English at all).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 3,689
  • In family households: 3,205 (916 male householders, 131 female householders)
    887 spouses, 1,043 children (980 natural, 8 adopted, 55 stepchildren), 43 grandchildren, 6 brothers or sisters, 40 parents, 58 other relatives, 81 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 484 (203 male householders (149 living alone)), 184 female householders (144 living alone)), 97 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 482 2-persons, 231 3-persons, 216 4-persons, 79 5-persons, 14 6-persons, 25 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 293 1-person, 83 2-persons, 4 3-persons, 7 4-persons,

611 married couples with children.
100 single-parent households (54 men, 46 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 16
Here:

3.8%
Pennsylvania:

16.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 13
Here:

6.4%
Pennsylvania:

13.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 22
Here:

23.9%
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 Alsace township:

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