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Asylum township, PA map Land area: 25.6 sq. mi.
Water area: 1.0 sq. mi.
Population: 1,097 (all rural)
Males: 543  (49.5%)
Females: 554  (50.5%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 1,097 (914 owner occupied, 183 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

17%
State:

29%


Races in Asylum township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 98.0%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.2%
  • Asian: 0.5%
  • Two or more races: 0.6%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

Median age of males: 38.8
Median age of females: 39.0

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Average household size: 2.63

Asylum township:

2.6 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.97

Estimated median household income in 2009: $44,097 ($35,714 in 1999)
This township:

$44,097
Pennsylvania:

$49,520

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $438 (lower quartile is $356, upper quartile is $523)
Here:

$438
State:

$597

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $115,673 (it was $81,100 in 2000)
Asylum township:

$115,673
Pennsylvania:

$164,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $80,148 - $178,025

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $203,108
Here:

$203,108
State:

$223,477

Mobile homes: $68,597
Here:

$68,597
State:

$35,442

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $15,474
Here:

$15,474
State:

$97,532
Population density: 43 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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

8.2%
Whole state:

11.0%

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

4.8%
Whole state:

5.1%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Asylum township: French Azilum (A), Towanda Gun Club (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Reservoir: Ackleys Pond (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creeks: Bennetts Creek (A), Ellis Creek (B), Durell Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Asylum township: State Game Lands Number 237 (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 15 (87% naturalized citizens)

Asylum township:  1.4%
State:  4.1%

78% of Asylum township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 78% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 30% lived in Pennsylvania.

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

  • This state: 939
  • Northeast: 100
  • Midwest: 9
  • South: 21
  • West: 11

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $47,500

Asylum township, Pennsylvania satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 7.0%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 373
  • 3 or 4: 2
  • Mobile homes: 121
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 5

Median worth of mobile homes: $29,500


Housing units in Asylum township with a mortgage: 87 (9 second mortgage, 13 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 68

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 6
  • 1995 to 1998: 40
  • 1990 to 1994: 41
  • 1980 to 1989: 54
  • 1970 to 1979: 109
  • 1960 to 1969: 69
  • 1950 to 1959: 22
  • 1940 to 1949: 14
  • 1939 or earlier: 146

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 5
  • 3 rooms: 2
  • 4 rooms: 32
  • 5 rooms: 71
  • 6 rooms: 71
  • 7 rooms: 67
  • 8 rooms: 39
  • 9 or more rooms: 62

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 5
  • 4 rooms: 20
  • 5 rooms: 19
  • 6 rooms: 8
  • 7 rooms: 11
  • 8 rooms: 3
  • 9 or more rooms: 2

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 12
  • 2 bedrooms: 76
  • 3 bedrooms: 165
  • 4 bedrooms: 70
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 26

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Asylum township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 3
  • 2 bedrooms: 30
  • 3 bedrooms: 28
  • 4 bedrooms: 7
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 16
  • 1 vehicle: 72
  • 2 vehicles: 168
  • 3 vehicles: 62
  • 4 vehicles: 29
  • 5 or more vehicles: 2

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

  • no vehicle: 2
  • 1 vehicle: 37
  • 2 vehicles: 23
  • 3 vehicles: 2
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 4

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (15%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (15%)
  • Metal and metal products (9%)
  • Food (5%)
  • Wood products (5%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (19%)
  • Health care (18%)
  • Chemicals (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Asylum township:

  • German (25.0%)
  • United States or American (18.5%)
  • English (15.9%)
  • Irish (14.8%)
  • Dutch (7.0%)
  • European (4.0%)
  • Polish (2.6%)

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

  • Germany (53%)
  • Canada (20%)
  • Austria (13%)
  • Peru (13%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 363 (79%)
  • Carpooled: 54 (12%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 4 (1%)
  • Walked: 9 (2%)
  • Other means: 2 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 28 (6%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (68%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10%)
  • Wood (10%)
  • Electricity (9%)
  • Coal or coke (2%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

96.2% of residents of Asylum township speak English at home.
1.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (38% speak English very well, 44% speak English well, 19% speak English not well).
1.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (72% speak English very well, 28% speak English well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,097
  • In family households: 997 (258 male householders, 66 female householders)
    258 spouses, 347 children (313 natural, 7 adopted, 27 stepchildren), 20 grandchildren, 6 brothers or sisters, 4 parents, 18 other relatives, 20 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 100 (49 male householders (41 living alone)), 43 female householders (41 living alone)), 8 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 153 2-persons, 58 3-persons, 72 4-persons, 28 5-persons, 11 6-persons, 2 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 82 1-person, 10 2-persons,

210 married couples with children.
48 single-parent households (21 men, 27 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 10
Here:

7.2%
Pennsylvania:

16.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 4
Here:

5.8%
Pennsylvania:

13.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 11
Here:

57.9%
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 Asylum township:

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