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Elk Creek township, PA map Land area: 34.7 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 1,800 (9% urban, 91% rural)
Males: 907  (50.4%)
Females: 893  (49.6%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 1,800 (1,633 owner occupied, 167 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

9%
State:

29%


Races in Elk Creek township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 97.9%
  • Black: 0.3%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.2%
  • Two or more races: 0.8%

Median age of males: 38.6
Median age of females: 38.8

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Average household size: 2.76

Elk Creek township:

2.8 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.10

Estimated median household income in 2009: $49,494 ($42,269 in 1999)
This township:

$49,494
Pennsylvania:

$49,520

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $454 (lower quartile is $369, upper quartile is $492)
Here:

$454
State:

$597

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $123,319 (it was $91,000 in 2000)
Elk Creek township:

$123,319
Pennsylvania:

$164,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $77,327 - $158,367

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $179,933
Here:

$179,933
State:

$223,477

Townhouses or other attached units: $152,801
Here:

$152,801
State:

$164,518

Mobile homes: $109,780
Here:

$109,780
State:

$35,442
Population density: 52 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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

6.0%
Whole state:

11.0%

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

3.4%
Whole state:

5.1%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Elk Creek township: Zarenko Farm (A), Taylor Farms (B), Winterbreeze Farm (C), Tobin Farms (D), Black Kettle Farms (E), Powers Corners (F), Cobbs Corners (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Elk Creek township include: Saint Nicholas Church (A), Bethel Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

 

Number of foreign born residents: 15 (67% naturalized citizens)

Elk Creek township:  0.8%
State:  4.1%

80% of Elk Creek township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 89% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 58% lived in Pennsylvania.

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

  • This state: 1568
  • Northeast: 50
  • Midwest: 102
  • South: 48
  • West: 15

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $53,300

Elk Creek township, Pennsylvania satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 5.8%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 555
  • One, attached: 6
  • Two: 14
  • 3 or 4: 3
  • Mobile homes: 125

Median worth of mobile homes: $38,100


Housing units in Elk Creek township with a mortgage: 122 (10 second mortgage, 11 home equity loan, 2 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 71

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 13
  • 1995 to 1998: 47
  • 1990 to 1994: 40
  • 1980 to 1989: 80
  • 1970 to 1979: 138
  • 1960 to 1969: 49
  • 1950 to 1959: 41
  • 1940 to 1949: 30
  • 1939 or earlier: 265

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Elk Creek township, Pennsylvania:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 4
  • 3 rooms: 4
  • 4 rooms: 58
  • 5 rooms: 129
  • 6 rooms: 153
  • 7 rooms: 111
  • 8 rooms: 72
  • 9 or more rooms: 55

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Elk Creek township, Pennsylvania:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 9
  • 4 rooms: 11
  • 5 rooms: 21
  • 6 rooms: 14
  • 7 rooms: 5
  • 8 rooms: 8
  • 9 or more rooms: 2

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Elk Creek township:

  • no bedroom: 4
  • 1 bedroom: 7
  • 2 bedrooms: 102
  • 3 bedrooms: 362
  • 4 bedrooms: 92
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 19

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Elk Creek township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 8
  • 2 bedrooms: 22
  • 3 bedrooms: 30
  • 4 bedrooms: 10
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 15
  • 1 vehicle: 131
  • 2 vehicles: 322
  • 3 vehicles: 76
  • 4 vehicles: 39
  • 5 or more vehicles: 3

Cars and other vehicles available in Elk Creek township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 9
  • 1 vehicle: 26
  • 2 vehicles: 24
  • 3 vehicles: 8
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 3

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (14%)
  • Metal and metal products (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Transportation equipment (7%)
  • Machinery (6%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (6%)
  • Educational services (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (14%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Computer and electronic products (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Metal and metal products (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Metal workers and plastic workers (16%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Elk Creek township:

  • German (28.2%)
  • Polish (12.3%)
  • United States or American (12.2%)
  • English (8.3%)
  • Irish (8.0%)
  • Slovak (4.5%)
  • Italian (3.9%)

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

  • Germany (33%)
  • Yugoslavia (27%)
  • United Kingdom (13%)
  • Philippines (13%)
  • Canada (13%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 666 (77%)
  • Carpooled: 122 (14%)
  • Walked: 29 (3%)
  • Other means: 3 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 42 (5%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (35%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (23%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (20%)
  • Wood (12%)
  • Electricity (7%)
  • Other fuel (4%)

98.1% of residents of Elk Creek township speak English at home.
0.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).
1.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (33% speak English very well, 38% speak English well, 29% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,805
  • In family households: 1,639 (466 male householders, 63 female householders)
    445 spouses, 572 children (533 natural, 12 adopted, 27 stepchildren), 17 grandchildren, 9 brothers or sisters, 17 parents, 16 other relatives, 34 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 166 (83 male householders (57 living alone)), 55 female householders (52 living alone)), 28 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 241 2-persons, 92 3-persons, 125 4-persons, 42 5-persons, 24 6-persons, 5 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 109 1-person, 29 2-persons,

374 married couples with children.
62 single-parent households (21 men, 41 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 22
Here:

9.3%
Pennsylvania:

16.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 8
Here:

6.4%
Pennsylvania:

13.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 14
Here:

31.8%
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 Elk Creek township:

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