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Foster township, PA map Land area: 13.2 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 1,124 (95% urban, 5% rural)
Males: 996  (88.6%)
Females: 128  (11.4%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 268 (244 owner occupied, 24 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

9%
State:

29%


Races in Foster township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 40.3%
  • Black: 39.1%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.3%
  • Asian: 2.0%
  • Two or more races: 0.7%

Median age of males: 35.5
Median age of females: 40.4

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Average household size: 2.55

Foster township:

2.5 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.08

Estimated median household income in 2009: $39,399 ($31,042 in 1999)
This township:

$39,399
Pennsylvania:

$49,520

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $504 (lower quartile is $486, upper quartile is $547)
Here:

$504
State:

$597

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $73,194 (it was $50,400 in 2000)
Foster township:

$73,194
Pennsylvania:

$164,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $41,912 - $104,259

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $86,010
Here:

$86,010
State:

$223,477

Townhouses or other attached units: $117,285
Here:

$117,285
State:

$164,518

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $95,814
Here:

$95,814
State:

$223,507

Mobile homes: $11,666
Here:

$11,666
State:

$35,442
Population density: 85 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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

15.9%
Whole state:

11.0%

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

13.2%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: Buck Run.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Reservoir: Crystal Reservoir (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

 

Number of foreign born residents: 3 (100% naturalized citizens)

Foster township:  0.3%
State:  4.1%

30% of Foster township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 4% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 56% lived in Pennsylvania.

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

  • This state: 719
  • Northeast: 173
  • Midwest: 0
  • South: 51
  • West: 173
Foster township, Pennsylvania satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.8%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.0% of all households

856 people in federal prisons and detention centers

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 68
  • One, attached: 39
  • 3 or 4: 4
  • Mobile homes: 9

Median worth of mobile homes: $9,999


Housing units in Foster township with a mortgage: 38 (4 second mortgage, 7 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 52

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 2
  • 1995 to 1998: 0
  • 1990 to 1994: 0
  • 1980 to 1989: 4
  • 1970 to 1979: 11
  • 1960 to 1969: 4
  • 1950 to 1959: 6
  • 1940 to 1949: 10
  • 1939 or earlier: 83

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 2
  • 4 rooms: 9
  • 5 rooms: 13
  • 6 rooms: 24
  • 7 rooms: 24
  • 8 rooms: 8
  • 9 or more rooms: 16

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

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

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 6
  • 2 bedrooms: 19
  • 3 bedrooms: 55
  • 4 bedrooms: 5
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 11

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Foster township:

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

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

  • no vehicle: 8
  • 1 vehicle: 32
  • 2 vehicles: 31
  • 3 vehicles: 21
  • 4 vehicles: 2
  • 5 or more vehicles: 2

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

  • no vehicle: 2
  • 1 vehicle: 2
  • 2 vehicles: 8
  • 3 vehicles: 0
  • 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 (%):



  • Construction (28%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (12%)
  • Transportation equipment (9%)
  • Repair and maintenance (9%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (6%)
  • Food (6%)
  • Health care (6%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (28%)
  • Finance and insurance (12%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (9%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (7%)
  • Petroleum and petroleum products merchant wholesalers (5%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other production occupations including supervisors (17%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other healthcare support occupations (19%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (14%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (12%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Foster township:

  • United States or American (21.8%)
  • Polish (15.6%)
  • German (11.4%)
  • Dutch (10.0%)
  • Lithuanian (8.5%)
  • Ukrainian (6.6%)
  • Irish (6.2%)

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

  • Germany (100%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 103 (94%)
  • Carpooled: 2 (2%)
  • Walked: 2 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 3 (3%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Coal or coke (45%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (43%)
  • Electricity (6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Wood (3%)

856 people in federal prisons and detention centers

83.8% of residents of Foster township speak English at home.
13.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (34% speak English very well, 66% speak English well).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
2.0% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (68% speak English very well, 32% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 301
  • In family households: 280 (66 male householders, 15 female householders)
    57 spouses, 107 children (107 natural, 0 adopted, 0 stepchildren), 5 grandchildren, 5 brothers or sisters, 3 parents, 4 other relatives, 18 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 21 (10 male householders (10 living alone)), 10 female householders (8 living alone)), 1 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 827 (all institutionalized)

Size of family households: 26 2-persons, 13 3-persons, 18 4-persons, 21 5-persons, 3 6-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 18 1-person, 2 2-persons,

44 married couples with children.
14 single-parent households (3 men, 11 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Pennsylvania:

16.0%

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

21.4%
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 Foster township:

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