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Delaware township, PA map Land area: 32.5 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.3 sq. mi.
Population: 2,159 (all rural)
Males: 1,128  (52.2%)
Females: 1,031  (47.8%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 2,119 (1,959 owner occupied, 160 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

8%
State:

29%


Races in Delaware township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 98.7%
  • Black: 0.1%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Asian: 0.1%
  • Two or more races: 0.5%
  • Some other race: 0.2%

Median age of males: 41.2
Median age of females: 42.1

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Average household size: 2.63

Delaware township:

2.6 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.97

Estimated median household income in 2009: $52,943 ($42,240 in 1999)
This township:

$52,943
Pennsylvania:

$49,520

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $415 (lower quartile is $398, upper quartile is $480)
Here:

$415
State:

$597

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $129,817 (it was $91,200 in 2000)
Delaware township:

$129,817
Pennsylvania:

$164,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $93,175 - $186,070

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $198,232
Here:

$198,232
State:

$223,477

Townhouses or other attached units: $446,411
Here:

$446,411
State:

$164,518

Mobile homes: $90,016
Here:

$90,016
State:

$35,442
Population density: 66 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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

9.3%
Whole state:

11.0%

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

5.1%
Whole state:

5.1%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Delaware township: Camp Kiondashawa (A), Temple Grove Campground (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Delaware township: Saint Johns Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Delaware Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Lawango Run (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 

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

Delaware township:  0.6%
State:  4.1%

78% of Delaware township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 64% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 38% lived in Pennsylvania.

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

  • This state: 1967
  • Northeast: 17
  • Midwest: 91
  • South: 53
  • West: 14

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $53,800

Delaware township, Pennsylvania satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.7%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

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Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 722
  • One, attached: 4
  • Two: 8
  • 5 to 9: 5
  • 10 to 19: 9
  • Mobile homes: 94

Median worth of mobile homes: $29,200


Housing units in Delaware township with a mortgage: 260 (12 second mortgage, 38 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 190

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 15
  • 1995 to 1998: 50
  • 1990 to 1994: 69
  • 1980 to 1989: 93
  • 1970 to 1979: 192
  • 1960 to 1969: 68
  • 1950 to 1959: 64
  • 1940 to 1949: 49
  • 1939 or earlier: 242

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 12
  • 4 rooms: 31
  • 5 rooms: 212
  • 6 rooms: 204
  • 7 rooms: 124
  • 8 rooms: 82
  • 9 or more rooms: 76

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 4
  • 4 rooms: 17
  • 5 rooms: 19
  • 6 rooms: 16
  • 7 rooms: 10
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 7
  • 2 bedrooms: 164
  • 3 bedrooms: 456
  • 4 bedrooms: 100
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 14

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Delaware township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 30
  • 3 bedrooms: 36
  • 4 bedrooms: 0
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 23
  • 1 vehicle: 140
  • 2 vehicles: 371
  • 3 vehicles: 162
  • 4 vehicles: 30
  • 5 or more vehicles: 15

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 5
  • 2 vehicles: 55
  • 3 vehicles: 6
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

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 (19%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Transportation equipment (7%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Food (4%)
  • Public administration (3%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (25%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Metal and metal products (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Metal workers and plastic workers (14%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (11%)
  • Registered nurses (9%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Delaware township:

  • German (33.2%)
  • United States or American (11.8%)
  • Italian (10.5%)
  • English (9.0%)
  • Irish (7.5%)
  • Scotch-Irish (7.1%)
  • Slovak (5.0%)

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

  • Korea (69%)
  • Canada (31%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 853 (83%)
  • Carpooled: 88 (9%)
  • Motorcycle: 4 (0%)
  • Walked: 21 (2%)
  • Other means: 14 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 43 (4%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (52%)
  • Electricity (17%)
  • Wood (12%)
  • Utility gas (11%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6%)
  • Coal or coke (1%)

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96.6% of residents of Delaware township speak English at home.
1.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (80% speak English very well, 20% speak English not well).
2.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (70% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,119
  • In family households: 1,925 (590 male householders, 59 female householders)
    574 spouses, 645 children (607 natural, 21 adopted, 17 stepchildren), 23 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 14 parents, 5 other relatives, 15 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 194 (106 male householders (93 living alone)), 64 female householders (60 living alone)), 24 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 40 (all institutionalized)

Size of family households: 295 2-persons, 157 3-persons, 127 4-persons, 52 5-persons, 15 6-persons, 3 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 153 1-person, 12 2-persons, 5 4-persons,

421 married couples with children.
52 single-parent households (25 men, 27 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 51
Here:

23.4%
Pennsylvania:

16.0%

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

2.1%
Pennsylvania:

13.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 0
Here:

0.0%
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 Delaware township:

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