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Cumru township, PA map Land area: 20.7 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.2 sq. mi.
Population: 13,816 (85% urban, 15% rural)
Males: 6,629  (48.0%)
Females: 7,187  (52.0%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 13,513 (10,224 owner occupied, 3,289 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

24%
State:

29%


Races in Cumru township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 92.5%
  • Black: 1.8%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Asian: 1.9%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 2.8%
  • Two or more races: 0.8%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

Median age of males: 43.1
Median age of females: 44.9

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Average household size: 2.27

Cumru township:

2.3 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.81

Estimated median household income in 2009: $59,931 ($50,103 in 1999)
This township:

$59,931
Pennsylvania:

$49,520

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $835 (lower quartile is $757, upper quartile is $921)
Here:

$835
State:

$597

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $188,796 (it was $111,800 in 2000)
Cumru township:

$188,796
Pennsylvania:

$164,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $140,702 - $276,411

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $248,135
Here:

$248,135
State:

$223,477

Townhouses or other attached units: $204,897
Here:

$204,897
State:

$164,518

In 2-unit structures: $404,359
Here:

$404,359
State:

$166,566

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $361,775
Here:

$361,775
State:

$223,507

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $178,763
Here:

$178,763
State:

$225,726

Mobile homes: $7,307
Here:

$7,307
State:

$35,442
Population density: 668 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:

1.9%
Whole state:

5.1%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Cumru township: Flying Hills Golf Course (A), Camp Orenda (B), Flying Hills Corporate Center (C), East Pointe Business Center (D), Ledgerock Golf Course (E), Reading Archery Club (F), Saint Mary's Picnic Grove (G), Mohnton Fish and Game Protective Association (H), Green Hills Corporate Center (I), K Mart Shopping Plaza (J), Mohnton Boy Scout Camp (K), Sheerlund Forests (L), American Museum of Veterinary Medicine (M), Animal Rescue League Shelter (N), Cedar Top Volunteer Fire Company 1 (O), Cumru Township Building (P), Cumru Township Highway Department (Q), Deerfield Village Apartments (R), Pennwyn Motor Association (S), Sencit Towne House Apartments (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Churches in Cumru township include: Wyomissing (Gouglersville) United Church of Christ (A), Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church (B), Saint Stephen's Polish Roman Catholic Church (C), Shillington Church of Christ (D), Reading Evangelical Free Church (E), Berkshire Baptist Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Shomre Habrith Cemetery (1), Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Cemetery (2), Wyomissing Cemetery (3), Yocums Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Cumru township include: Nolde Forest State Park (1), Klines Creek Park (2), Montrose Manor Playground (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 636 (51% naturalized citizens)

Cumru township:  4.6%
State:  4.1%

65% of Cumru township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 70% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 61% lived in Pennsylvania.

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

  • This state: 11257
  • Northeast: 664
  • Midwest: 355
  • South: 574
  • West: 164

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $159,900

Cumru township, Pennsylvania satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 6.2%

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

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

People in group quarters in Cumru township, Pennsylvania:

  • 267 people in nursing homes
  • 24 people in religious group quarters
  • 12 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 3,496
  • One, attached: 945
  • Two: 80
  • 3 or 4: 125
  • 5 to 9: 474
  • 10 to 19: 402
  • 20 to 49: 255
  • 50 or more: 314
  • Mobile homes: 41

Median worth of mobile homes: $9,999


Housing units in Cumru township with a mortgage: 2,517 (204 second mortgage, 700 home equity loan, 15 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,286

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 61
  • 1995 to 1998: 220
  • 1990 to 1994: 334
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,280
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,487
  • 1960 to 1969: 682
  • 1950 to 1959: 996
  • 1940 to 1949: 302
  • 1939 or earlier: 770

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 17
  • 3 rooms: 25
  • 4 rooms: 253
  • 5 rooms: 533
  • 6 rooms: 1,061
  • 7 rooms: 829
  • 8 rooms: 742
  • 9 or more rooms: 672

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

  • 1 room: 51
  • 2 rooms: 110
  • 3 rooms: 417
  • 4 rooms: 440
  • 5 rooms: 505
  • 6 rooms: 132
  • 7 rooms: 110
  • 8 rooms: 31
  • 9 or more rooms: 18

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 77
  • 2 bedrooms: 782
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,925
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,135
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 213

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Cumru township:

  • no bedroom: 51
  • 1 bedroom: 636
  • 2 bedrooms: 873
  • 3 bedrooms: 203
  • 4 bedrooms: 35
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 16

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

  • no vehicle: 139
  • 1 vehicle: 1,153
  • 2 vehicles: 1,931
  • 3 vehicles: 729
  • 4 vehicles: 154
  • 5 or more vehicles: 26

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

  • no vehicle: 265
  • 1 vehicle: 896
  • 2 vehicles: 554
  • 3 vehicles: 51
  • 4 vehicles: 19
  • 5 or more vehicles: 29

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Metal and metal products (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Health care (4%)
  • Computer and electronic products (3%)
  • Educational services (3%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (16%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (3%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Business operations specialists (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Engineers (4%)
  • Computer specialists (4%)
  • Top executives (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Cumru township:

  • German (33.7%)
  • Italian (14.5%)
  • Polish (8.8%)
  • Irish (7.1%)
  • United States or American (4.4%)
  • English (4.1%)
  • Pennsylvania German (3.9%)

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

  • Italy (13%)
  • Brazil (11%)
  • Korea (10%)
  • United Kingdom (8%)
  • Poland (6%)
  • Ukraine (6%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (5%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 6,312 (88%)
  • Carpooled: 558 (8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 47 (1%)
  • Taxi: 11 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 8 (0%)
  • Walked: 81 (1%)
  • Other means: 33 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 148 (2%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (41%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (33%)
  • Electricity (21%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Coal or coke (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

People in group quarters in Cumru township, Pennsylvania:

  • 267 people in nursing homes
  • 24 people in religious group quarters
  • 12 people in homes for the mentally retarded

93.0% of residents of Cumru township speak English at home.
2.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (42% speak English very well, 35% speak English well, 22% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
3.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (66% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).
0.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (31% speak English very well, 44% speak English well, 26% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 13,517
  • In family households: 10,920 (3,378 male householders, 491 female householders)
    3,313 spouses, 3,237 children (2,956 natural, 106 adopted, 175 stepchildren), 92 grandchildren, 18 brothers or sisters, 85 parents, 126 other relatives, 180 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,597 (884 male householders (599 living alone)), 1,219 female householders (1,113 living alone)), 494 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 305 (268 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 2,026 2-persons, 847 3-persons, 650 4-persons, 229 5-persons, 117 6-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 1,712 1-person, 352 2-persons, 25 3-persons, 14 4-persons,

2,036 married couples with children.
439 single-parent households (113 men, 326 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 77
Here:

7.0%
Pennsylvania:

16.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 60
Here:

7.9%
Pennsylvania:

13.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 191
Here:

34.2%
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 Cumru township:

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