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German township, PA map Land area: 33.3 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.4 sq. mi.
Population: 5,595 (21% urban, 79% rural)
Males: 2,679  (47.9%)
Females: 2,916  (52.1%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 5,522 (4,354 owner occupied, 1,168 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

21%
State:

29%


Races in German township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 91.5%
  • Black: 7.1%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.2%
  • Asian: 0.1%
  • Two or more races: 0.6%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

Median age of males: 38.6
Median age of females: 39.7

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Average household size: 2.57

German township:

2.6 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.10

Estimated median household income in 2009: $35,784 ($27,434 in 1999)
This township:

$35,784
Pennsylvania:

$49,520

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $358 (lower quartile is $261, upper quartile is $456)
Here:

$358
State:

$597

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $66,596 (it was $50,700 in 2000)
German township:

$66,596
Pennsylvania:

$164,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $38,506 - $107,261

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $110,145
Here:

$110,145
State:

$223,477

Townhouses or other attached units: $112,398
Here:

$112,398
State:

$164,518

Mobile homes: $75,971
Here:

$75,971
State:

$35,442
Population density: 168 people per square mile 
 
 (high).

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

19.9%
Whole state:

11.0%

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

6.7%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: Masontown.


Click to draw/clear German township borders

Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in German township: Ache Junction (A), Big Tree (B), Ache (C), McClellandtown Volunteer Fire Company Station 26 (D), Ronco Volunteer Fire Department Station 49 (E), Adah Volunteer Fire Department Station 1 (F), Footedale Volunteer Fire Department Station 18 (G), Edenborn Volunteer Fire Company Station 13 (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in German township include: Mennonite Church (A), Lutheran Church (B), Saint Marys Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Lackey Cemetery (1), Tomasza Cemetery (2), Saint Agnes Cemetery (3), Saint Marys Cemetery (4), Green Dale Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Middle Run (A), Browns Run (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in German township: State Game Lands Number 238 (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 41 (83% naturalized citizens)

German township:  0.7%
State:  4.1%

71% of German township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 78% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 60% lived in Pennsylvania.

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

  • This state: 4849
  • Northeast: 43
  • Midwest: 203
  • South: 362
  • West: 63

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $31,300

German township, Pennsylvania satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 5.0%

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 German township, Pennsylvania:

  • 40 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 11 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 9 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 8 people in nursing homes
  • 3 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 1,687
  • One, attached: 237
  • Two: 41
  • 3 or 4: 1
  • 10 to 19: 10
  • Mobile homes: 357

Median worth of mobile homes: $24,200


Housing units in German township with a mortgage: 659 (78 second mortgage, 132 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 702

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 8
  • 1995 to 1998: 101
  • 1990 to 1994: 126
  • 1980 to 1989: 204
  • 1970 to 1979: 228
  • 1960 to 1969: 89
  • 1950 to 1959: 192
  • 1940 to 1949: 191
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,194

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 19
  • 4 rooms: 211
  • 5 rooms: 394
  • 6 rooms: 426
  • 7 rooms: 240
  • 8 rooms: 277
  • 9 or more rooms: 150

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 31
  • 4 rooms: 133
  • 5 rooms: 116
  • 6 rooms: 79
  • 7 rooms: 21
  • 8 rooms: 32
  • 9 or more rooms: 19

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 42
  • 2 bedrooms: 502
  • 3 bedrooms: 693
  • 4 bedrooms: 461
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 19

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in German township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 40
  • 2 bedrooms: 217
  • 3 bedrooms: 143
  • 4 bedrooms: 23
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 8

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

  • no vehicle: 121
  • 1 vehicle: 731
  • 2 vehicles: 529
  • 3 vehicles: 235
  • 4 vehicles: 79
  • 5 or more vehicles: 22

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

  • no vehicle: 69
  • 1 vehicle: 171
  • 2 vehicles: 174
  • 3 vehicles: 17
  • 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 (14%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (11%)
  • Metal and metal products (7%)
  • Truck transportation (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (5%)
  • Educational services (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (20%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Extraction workers (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (8%)
  • Cashiers (8%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (8%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in German township:

  • German (17.8%)
  • Irish (12.4%)
  • Polish (10.3%)
  • Italian (9.5%)
  • Slovak (7.4%)
  • United States or American (6.9%)
  • English (5.8%)

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

  • Germany (51%)
  • Czechoslovakia (includes Czech Republic and Slovakia) (29%)
  • Korea (20%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,848 (84%)
  • Carpooled: 294 (13%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 6 (0%)
  • Other means: 41 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 11 (1%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (54%)
  • Utility gas (25%)
  • Electricity (12%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)
  • Coal or coke (3%)
  • Wood (1%)

People in group quarters in German township, Pennsylvania:

  • 40 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 11 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 9 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 8 people in nursing homes
  • 3 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

96.4% of residents of German township speak English at home.
1.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (72% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 12% speak English not well).
1.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 5,522
  • In family households: 4,834 (1,291 male householders, 273 female householders)
    1,196 spouses, 1,673 children (1,479 natural, 76 adopted, 118 stepchildren), 121 grandchildren, 9 brothers or sisters, 46 parents, 106 other relatives, 119 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 688 (228 male householders (197 living alone)), 367 female householders (355 living alone)), 93 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 73 (4 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 625 2-persons, 404 3-persons, 324 4-persons, 139 5-persons, 72 6-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 552 1-person, 20 2-persons, 9 3-persons, 14 4-persons,

900 married couples with children.
309 single-parent households (98 men, 211 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 27
Here:

4.3%
Pennsylvania:

16.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 20
Here:

6.1%
Pennsylvania:

13.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 9
Here:

10.2%
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 German township:

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