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Chestnuthill township, PA map Land area: 37.5 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population: 14,418 (58% urban, 42% rural)
Males: 7,200  (49.9%)
Females: 7,218  (50.1%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 14,255 (12,541 owner occupied, 1,714 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

12%
State:

29%


Races in Chestnuthill township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 89.1%
  • Black: 3.8%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Asian: 1.0%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 4.9%
  • Two or more races: 1.1%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

Median age of males: 36.8
Median age of females: 37.1

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Average household size: 2.91

Chestnuthill township:

2.9 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.26

Estimated median household income in 2009: $59,568 ($50,210 in 1999)
This township:

$59,568
Pennsylvania:

$49,520

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $739 (lower quartile is $650, upper quartile is $1,014)
Here:

$739
State:

$597

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $219,560 (it was $132,700 in 2000)
Chestnuthill township:

$219,560
Pennsylvania:

$164,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $159,280 - $279,508

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $211,898
Here:

$211,898
State:

$223,477

Townhouses or other attached units: $80,406
Here:

$80,406
State:

$164,518

In 2-unit structures: $229,811
Here:

$229,811
State:

$166,566

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $67,378
Here:

$67,378
State:

$223,507

Mobile homes: $100,756
Here:

$100,756
State:

$35,442
Population density: 385 people per square mile 
 
 (high).

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

7.9%
Whole state:

11.0%

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

3.1%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: Brodheadsville.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Chestnuthill township: Country Terrace Acres (A), Robinhood Country Estates (B), Seneca Hunt Camp (C), West End Fire Company Station 43 Effort (D), Sun Valley Volunteer Fire Company Station 39 (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Chestnuthill township include: Saint Johns Church (A), Saint Lukes Church (B), Effort Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Effort Cemetery (1), Green Ridge Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Seneca Lake (A), Hiawatha Lake (B), Sun Valley Lake (C), Weir Lake (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Poplar Creek (A), Sugar Hollow Creek (B), Hypsy Creek (C), Fall Creek (D), Bowers Creek (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 889 (70% naturalized citizens)

Chestnuthill township:  6.2%
State:  4.1%

62% of Chestnuthill township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 36% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 18% lived in Pennsylvania.

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

  • This state: 5814
  • Northeast: 6558
  • Midwest: 477
  • South: 412
  • West: 94

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $110,400

Chestnuthill township, Pennsylvania satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 5.8%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

People in group quarters in Chestnuthill township, Pennsylvania:

  • 117 people in nursing homes
  • 24 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 14 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 5 people in religious group quarters
  • 3 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 3 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 4,913
  • One, attached: 105
  • Two: 110
  • 3 or 4: 94
  • 5 to 9: 62
  • 10 to 19: 22
  • Mobile homes: 287

Median worth of mobile homes: $53,500


Housing units in Chestnuthill township with a mortgage: 2,875 (286 second mortgage, 449 home equity loan, 8 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 871

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 172
  • 1995 to 1998: 526
  • 1990 to 1994: 993
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,969
  • 1970 to 1979: 902
  • 1960 to 1969: 336
  • 1950 to 1959: 209
  • 1940 to 1949: 108
  • 1939 or earlier: 378

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 7
  • 3 rooms: 46
  • 4 rooms: 258
  • 5 rooms: 659
  • 6 rooms: 1,031
  • 7 rooms: 926
  • 8 rooms: 746
  • 9 or more rooms: 564

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 8
  • 3 rooms: 119
  • 4 rooms: 171
  • 5 rooms: 86
  • 6 rooms: 136
  • 7 rooms: 66
  • 8 rooms: 65
  • 9 or more rooms: 18

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 48
  • 2 bedrooms: 663
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,209
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,162
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 155

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Chestnuthill township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 122
  • 2 bedrooms: 247
  • 3 bedrooms: 200
  • 4 bedrooms: 92
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 8

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

  • no vehicle: 77
  • 1 vehicle: 998
  • 2 vehicles: 1,936
  • 3 vehicles: 892
  • 4 vehicles: 231
  • 5 or more vehicles: 103

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

  • no vehicle: 49
  • 1 vehicle: 297
  • 2 vehicles: 245
  • 3 vehicles: 50
  • 4 vehicles: 20
  • 5 or more vehicles: 8

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (13%)
  • Truck transportation (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Health care (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Educational services (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (14%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Personal and laundry services (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Chestnuthill township:

  • Italian (19.9%)
  • German (19.8%)
  • Irish (15.3%)
  • English (5.3%)
  • Polish (5.2%)
  • United States or American (4.7%)
  • Dutch (3.2%)

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

  • Italy (9%)
  • Germany (8%)
  • Hungary (7%)
  • Poland (7%)
  • Ecuador (6%)
  • Peru (6%)
  • Canada (6%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 4,909 (76%)
  • Carpooled: 971 (15%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 196 (3%)
  • Motorcycle: 12 (0%)
  • Walked: 17 (0%)
  • Other means: 41 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 300 (5%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (46%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (37%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7%)
  • Coal or coke (6%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

People in group quarters in Chestnuthill township, Pennsylvania:

  • 117 people in nursing homes
  • 24 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 14 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 5 people in religious group quarters
  • 3 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 3 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill

91.3% of residents of Chestnuthill township speak English at home.
3.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (81% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 1% speak English not well).
4.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (74% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (28% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 48% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 14,256
  • In family households: 12,956 (3,215 male householders, 687 female householders)
    3,381 spouses, 4,851 children (4,569 natural, 91 adopted, 191 stepchildren), 137 grandchildren, 118 brothers or sisters, 108 parents, 212 other relatives, 247 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 1,300 (565 male householders (414 living alone)), 454 female householders (381 living alone)), 281 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 162 (86 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 1,454 2-persons, 791 3-persons, 929 4-persons, 505 5-persons, 162 6-persons, 61 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 795 1-person, 175 2-persons, 20 3-persons, 24 4-persons, 5 5-persons,

3,459 married couples with children.
613 single-parent households (206 men, 407 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 40
Here:

2.0%
Pennsylvania:

16.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 121
Here:

13.5%
Pennsylvania:

13.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 96
Here:

24.2%
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 Chestnuthill township:

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