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Derry township, PA map Land area: 27.1 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.2 sq. mi.
Population: 21,273 (96% urban, 4% rural)
Males: 10,052  (47.3%)
Females: 11,221  (52.7%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 20,552 (14,043 owner occupied, 6,509 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

32%
State:

29%


Races in Derry township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 91.8%
  • Black: 1.6%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Asian: 4.0%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 1.4%
  • Two or more races: 1.1%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

Median age of males: 40.2
Median age of females: 41.5

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Average household size: 2.32

Derry township:

2.3 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.92

Estimated median household income in 2009: $61,404 ($52,290 in 1999)
This township:

$61,404
Pennsylvania:

$49,520

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $825 (lower quartile is $660, upper quartile is $978)
Here:

$825
State:

$597

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $237,090 (it was $148,200 in 2000)
Derry township:

$237,090
Pennsylvania:

$164,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $160,177 - $355,828

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $332,459
Here:

$332,459
State:

$223,477

Townhouses or other attached units: $276,825
Here:

$276,825
State:

$164,518

In 2-unit structures: $287,240
Here:

$287,240
State:

$166,566

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $295,730
Here:

$295,730
State:

$223,507

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $425,484
Here:

$425,484
State:

$225,726

Mobile homes: $42,118
Here:

$42,118
State:

$35,442
Population density: 784 people per square mile 
 
 (high).

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

4.7%
Whole state:

11.0%

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

2.2%
Whole state:

5.1%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Derry township: Park Village Plaza (A), Stoverdale Camp (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Derry township include: Hershey Church (A), First Baptist Church of Hershey (B), Shopes United Methodist Church (C), Stoverdale United Methodist Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Spring Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Derry township: Shank Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 1,184 (48% naturalized citizens)

Derry township:  5.6%
State:  4.1%

53% of Derry township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 37% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 52% lived in Pennsylvania.

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

  • This state: 13819
  • Northeast: 2365
  • Midwest: 1403
  • South: 1516
  • West: 772

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $140,500


Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.8%

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

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

People in group quarters in Derry township, Pennsylvania:

  • 429 people in nursing homes
  • 237 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 39 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 10 people in other group homes
  • 6 people in religious group quarters

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 4,588
  • One, attached: 1,876
  • Two: 307
  • 3 or 4: 689
  • 5 to 9: 600
  • 10 to 19: 339
  • 20 to 49: 292
  • 50 or more: 631
  • Mobile homes: 159

Median worth of mobile homes: $16,900


Housing units in Derry township with a mortgage: 3,226 (273 second mortgage, 509 home equity loan, 39 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,774

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 368
  • 1995 to 1998: 918
  • 1990 to 1994: 762
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,622
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,887
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,518
  • 1950 to 1959: 859
  • 1940 to 1949: 575
  • 1939 or earlier: 972

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 68
  • 4 rooms: 353
  • 5 rooms: 774
  • 6 rooms: 1,178
  • 7 rooms: 937
  • 8 rooms: 1,023
  • 9 or more rooms: 1,191

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

  • 1 room: 146
  • 2 rooms: 215
  • 3 rooms: 674
  • 4 rooms: 862
  • 5 rooms: 812
  • 6 rooms: 428
  • 7 rooms: 93
  • 8 rooms: 49
  • 9 or more rooms: 58

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 74
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,065
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,398
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,584
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 403

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Derry township:

  • no bedroom: 178
  • 1 bedroom: 984
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,456
  • 3 bedrooms: 627
  • 4 bedrooms: 61
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 31

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

  • no vehicle: 128
  • 1 vehicle: 1,515
  • 2 vehicles: 2,701
  • 3 vehicles: 926
  • 4 vehicles: 198
  • 5 or more vehicles: 56

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

  • no vehicle: 380
  • 1 vehicle: 1,735
  • 2 vehicles: 1,095
  • 3 vehicles: 95
  • 4 vehicles: 32
  • 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 (%):



  • Health care (14%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Food (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (21%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Food (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Physicians and surgeons (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Top executives (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (3%)
  • Computer specialists (3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (3%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Registered nurses (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Business operations specialists (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Derry township:

  • German (32.0%)
  • Italian (12.4%)
  • Irish (9.1%)
  • English (8.5%)
  • Polish (3.8%)
  • United States or American (3.8%)
  • Scottish (2.1%)

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

  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (17%)
  • India (9%)
  • Cambodia (6%)
  • Vietnam (6%)
  • Other South Central Asia (5%)
  • Canada (5%)
  • Taiwan (5%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 8,103 (81%)
  • Carpooled: 844 (8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 7 (0%)
  • Railroad: 12 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 8 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 26 (0%)
  • Walked: 471 (5%)
  • Other means: 12 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 488 (5%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (40%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (32%)
  • Utility gas (25%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

People in group quarters in Derry township, Pennsylvania:

  • 429 people in nursing homes
  • 237 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 39 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 10 people in other group homes
  • 6 people in religious group quarters

91.9% of residents of Derry township speak English at home.
1.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (66% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 15% speak English not well).
3.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (72% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
2.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (54% speak English very well, 33% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (51% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 32% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 20,550
  • In family households: 16,931 (4,758 male householders, 979 female householders)
    4,897 spouses, 5,529 children (5,148 natural, 181 adopted, 200 stepchildren), 109 grandchildren, 165 brothers or sisters, 83 parents, 201 other relatives, 210 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 3,619 (1,206 male householders (952 living alone)), 1,929 female householders (1,755 living alone)), 484 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 723 (475 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 2,872 2-persons, 1,216 3-persons, 1,064 4-persons, 437 5-persons, 78 6-persons, 70 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 2,707 1-person, 392 2-persons, 29 3-persons, 7 4-persons,

3,934 married couples with children.
719 single-parent households (172 men, 547 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 256
Here:

10.4%
Pennsylvania:

16.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 89
Here:

8.0%
Pennsylvania:

13.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 101
Here:

27.2%
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 Derry township:

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