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Collier township, PA map Land area: 14.2 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 5,265 (92% urban, 8% rural)
Males: 2,520  (47.9%)
Females: 2,745  (52.1%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 5,239 (4,802 owner occupied, 437 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

8%
State:

29%


Races in Collier township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 97.9%
  • Black: 0.7%
  • Asian: 0.5%
  • Two or more races: 0.5%
  • Some other race: 0.0%

Median age of males: 45.9
Median age of females: 47.9

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Average household size: 2.36

Collier township:

2.4 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.87

Estimated median household income in 2009: $50,628 ($41,989 in 1999)
This township:

$50,628
Pennsylvania:

$49,520

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $537 (lower quartile is $432, upper quartile is $860)
Here:

$537
State:

$597

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $124,913 (it was $86,200 in 2000)
Collier township:

$124,913
Pennsylvania:

$164,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $95,441 - $229,773

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $288,159
Here:

$288,159
State:

$223,477

Townhouses or other attached units: $375,306
Here:

$375,306
State:

$164,518

Mobile homes: $145,896
Here:

$145,896
State:

$35,442
Population density: 371 people per square mile 
 
 (high).

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

6.4%
Whole state:

11.0%

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

1.7%
Whole state:

5.1%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Collier township: Collier Police Department (A), Collier Township Hall (B), Presto Volunteer Fire Department Station 125 (C), Kirwan Heights Volunteer Fire Department / Kirwan Heights Emergency Medical Services (D), Rennerdale Volunteer Fire Department Station 126 (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Chartiers Valley Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Collier township include: Our Lady of Fatima Church (A), Saint Barbara Church (B), Saint Vincent DePaul Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Johns Cemetery (1), Holy Family Cemetery (2), Holy Trinity Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: McLaughlin Run (A), Scotts Run (B), Thoms Run (C), Pinkertons Run (D), Painters Run (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Collier township: Settlers Cabin County Regional Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 65 (69% naturalized citizens)

Collier township:  1.2%
State:  4.1%

74% of Collier township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 74% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 45% lived in Pennsylvania.

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

  • This state: 4682
  • Northeast: 90
  • Midwest: 181
  • South: 178
  • West: 53

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $154,500

Collier township, Pennsylvania satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.1%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

24 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
2 people in religious group quarters

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 1,779
  • One, attached: 144
  • Two: 27
  • 3 or 4: 15
  • 10 to 19: 9
  • Mobile homes: 384

Median worth of mobile homes: $60,600


Housing units in Collier township with a mortgage: 908 (67 second mortgage, 171 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 684

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 172
  • 1995 to 1998: 229
  • 1990 to 1994: 303
  • 1980 to 1989: 297
  • 1970 to 1979: 90
  • 1960 to 1969: 149
  • 1950 to 1959: 432
  • 1940 to 1949: 210
  • 1939 or earlier: 476

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 36
  • 4 rooms: 233
  • 5 rooms: 582
  • 6 rooms: 571
  • 7 rooms: 289
  • 8 rooms: 176
  • 9 or more rooms: 127

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 9
  • 3 rooms: 33
  • 4 rooms: 54
  • 5 rooms: 75
  • 6 rooms: 9
  • 7 rooms: 15
  • 8 rooms: 9
  • 9 or more rooms: 6

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 16
  • 2 bedrooms: 786
  • 3 bedrooms: 924
  • 4 bedrooms: 222
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 66

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Collier township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 51
  • 2 bedrooms: 73
  • 3 bedrooms: 80
  • 4 bedrooms: 0
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 6

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

  • no vehicle: 117
  • 1 vehicle: 724
  • 2 vehicles: 874
  • 3 vehicles: 241
  • 4 vehicles: 45
  • 5 or more vehicles: 13

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

  • no vehicle: 18
  • 1 vehicle: 137
  • 2 vehicles: 22
  • 3 vehicles: 33
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (14%)
  • Health care (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Repair and maintenance (5%)
  • Other transportation, and support activities, and couriers (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (16%)
  • Finance and insurance (11%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (5%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Top executives (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Registered nurses (7%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Accountants and auditors (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Collier township:

  • German (23.5%)
  • Italian (17.3%)
  • Polish (14.3%)
  • Irish (12.7%)
  • English (7.7%)
  • United States or American (3.4%)
  • Belgian (1.8%)

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

  • United Kingdom (29%)
  • Argentina (25%)
  • Japan (15%)
  • Austria (12%)
  • Germany (9%)
  • Greece (9%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,936 (85%)
  • Carpooled: 156 (7%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 70 (3%)
  • Walked: 28 (1%)
  • Other means: 28 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 57 (3%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (87%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6%)
  • Electricity (5%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

24 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
2 people in religious group quarters

94.2% of residents of Collier township speak English at home.
0.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (57% speak English very well, 43% speak English well).
4.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (79% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).
0.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (71% speak English very well, 29% speak English well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 5,239
  • In family households: 4,487 (1,234 male householders, 309 female householders)
    1,327 spouses, 1,383 children (1,337 natural, 38 adopted, 8 stepchildren), 44 grandchildren, 49 brothers or sisters, 34 parents, 45 other relatives, 62 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 752 (232 male householders (188 living alone)), 444 female householders (416 living alone)), 76 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 26 (0 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 830 2-persons, 298 3-persons, 265 4-persons, 105 5-persons, 39 6-persons, 6 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 604 1-person, 65 2-persons, 7 4-persons,

833 married couples with children.
117 single-parent households (33 men, 84 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 66
Here:

12.8%
Pennsylvania:

16.0%

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

3.1%
Pennsylvania:

13.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 78
Here:

47.6%
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 Collier township:

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