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Cook township, PA map Land area: 47.3 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 2,403 (all rural)
Males: 1,206  (50.2%)
Females: 1,197  (49.8%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 2,382 (2,133 owner occupied, 249 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

10%
State:

29%


Races in Cook township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 99.6%
  • Asian: 0.1%
  • Two or more races: 0.1%

Median age of males: 40.6
Median age of females: 40.9

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Average household size: 2.57

Cook township:

2.6 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.96

Estimated median household income in 2009: $50,100 ($39,205 in 1999)
This township:

$50,100
Pennsylvania:

$49,520

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $456 (lower quartile is $425, upper quartile is $511)
Here:

$456
State:

$597

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $101,984 (it was $71,700 in 2000)
Cook township:

$101,984
Pennsylvania:

$164,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $71,274 - $179,830

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $247,945
Here:

$247,945
State:

$223,477

In 2-unit structures: $89,730
Here:

$89,730
State:

$166,566

Mobile homes: $73,133
Here:

$73,133
State:

$35,442
Population density: 51 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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:

1.8%
Whole state:

5.1%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Cook township: Bluestone (A), Grove Run (B), Chestnut Ridge Community Volunteer Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Cook township include: Saint Boniface Chapel (A), Bethel Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Bethel Cemetery (1), Snowball Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Keffer Run (A), Powdermill Run (B), Grove Run (C), Fish Run (D), Campbelle Run (E), Laurel Run (F), White Oak Run (G), Rock Run (H), Phoebe Run (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Cook township: Linn Run State Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 13 (100% naturalized citizens)

Cook township:  0.5%
State:  4.1%

76% of Cook township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 80% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 64% lived in Pennsylvania.

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

  • This state: 2137
  • Northeast: 65
  • Midwest: 67
  • South: 80
  • West: 25

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $9,999

Cook township, Pennsylvania satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.3%

No gay or lesbian households reported

21 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 932
  • Two: 4
  • 3 or 4: 8
  • Mobile homes: 233
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 9

Median worth of mobile homes: $32,500


Housing units in Cook township with a mortgage: 250 (28 second mortgage, 38 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 205

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 4
  • 1995 to 1998: 50
  • 1990 to 1994: 64
  • 1980 to 1989: 176
  • 1970 to 1979: 236
  • 1960 to 1969: 145
  • 1950 to 1959: 116
  • 1940 to 1949: 141
  • 1939 or earlier: 254

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 13
  • 4 rooms: 121
  • 5 rooms: 245
  • 6 rooms: 175
  • 7 rooms: 163
  • 8 rooms: 46
  • 9 or more rooms: 52

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 14
  • 4 rooms: 13
  • 5 rooms: 16
  • 6 rooms: 13
  • 7 rooms: 25
  • 8 rooms: 15
  • 9 or more rooms: 14

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 34
  • 2 bedrooms: 296
  • 3 bedrooms: 362
  • 4 bedrooms: 104
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 19

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Cook township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 5
  • 2 bedrooms: 27
  • 3 bedrooms: 49
  • 4 bedrooms: 24
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 5

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

  • no vehicle: 28
  • 1 vehicle: 203
  • 2 vehicles: 415
  • 3 vehicles: 125
  • 4 vehicles: 21
  • 5 or more vehicles: 23

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

  • no vehicle: 19
  • 1 vehicle: 19
  • 2 vehicles: 47
  • 3 vehicles: 20
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 5

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (19%)
  • Metal and metal products (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (3%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (26%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Carpenters (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Registered nurses (7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (5%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Cook township:

  • German (37.4%)
  • Italian (8.1%)
  • Irish (7.9%)
  • Polish (7.3%)
  • United States or American (6.2%)
  • Slovak (6.0%)
  • English (5.7%)

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

  • Ecuador (38%)
  • United Kingdom (31%)
  • Other Western Europe (31%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 969 (86%)
  • Carpooled: 110 (10%)
  • Motorcycle: 5 (0%)
  • Other means: 5 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 35 (3%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (72%)
  • Electricity (11%)
  • Wood (8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6%)
  • Coal or coke (1%)
  • Utility gas (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

21 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

97.2% of residents of Cook township speak English at home.
1.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (64% speak English very well, 36% speak English well).
1.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (74% speak English very well, 26% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,371
  • In family households: 2,112 (650 male householders, 69 female householders)
    660 spouses, 675 children (616 natural, 22 adopted, 37 stepchildren), 32 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 8 parents, 10 other relatives, 8 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 259 (114 male householders (82 living alone)), 100 female householders (94 living alone)), 45 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 21 (0 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 309 2-persons, 211 3-persons, 142 4-persons, 26 5-persons, 27 6-persons, 4 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 176 1-person, 31 2-persons, 7 4-persons,

459 married couples with children.
45 single-parent households (13 men, 32 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 19
Here:

8.8%
Pennsylvania:

16.0%

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

3.0%
Pennsylvania:

13.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 23
Here:

46.0%
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 Cook township:

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