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Hamilton township, PA map Land area: 38.3 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.2 sq. mi.
Population: 8,235 (44% urban, 56% rural)
Males: 4,158  (50.5%)
Females: 4,077  (49.5%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 7,788 (6,671 owner occupied, 1,117 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

14%
State:

29%


Races in Hamilton township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 92.9%
  • Black: 2.3%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Asian: 1.0%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 2.8%
  • Two or more races: 0.7%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

Median age of males: 39.9
Median age of females: 40.7

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Average household size: 2.64

Hamilton township:

2.6 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.05

Estimated median household income in 2009: $56,148 ($47,327 in 1999)
This township:

$56,148
Pennsylvania:

$49,520

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $642 (lower quartile is $577, upper quartile is $883)
Here:

$642
State:

$597

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $222,538 (it was $134,500 in 2000)
Hamilton township:

$222,538
Pennsylvania:

$164,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $161,710 - $316,573

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $246,962
Here:

$246,962
State:

$223,477

Townhouses or other attached units: $142,848
Here:

$142,848
State:

$164,518

In 2-unit structures: $337,790
Here:

$337,790
State:

$166,566

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $417,264
Here:

$417,264
State:

$225,726

Mobile homes: $64,685
Here:

$64,685
State:

$35,442
Population density: 215 people per square mile 
 
 (high).

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

6.4%
Whole state:

11.0%

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

1.7%
Whole state:

5.1%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Hamilton township: Bushs Golf Course (A), Hamilton Hills South (B), Fawn Valley Mobile Home Park (C), Deer Run Trailer Park (D), Camp Dent (E), Pleasant Valley Manor (F), Monroe County Correctional Facility (G), Blue Ridge Hook and Ladder Fire Company 1 Station 23 Snydersville (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Hamilton township include: Saint Johns Church (A), Cherry Valley Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Johns Cemetery (1), Mount Zion Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Saylors Lake (A), Indian Spring Run Pond (B), Pine Grove Lake (C), Witmers Lake (D), Nazareth Reservoir (E), Lake Watawah (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Spring Run (A), Lake Creek (B), Kettle Creek (C), Appenzell Creek (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 253 (87% naturalized citizens)

Hamilton township:  3.1%
State:  4.1%

63% of Hamilton township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 54% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 37% lived in Pennsylvania.

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

  • This state: 4752
  • Northeast: 2403
  • Midwest: 207
  • South: 437
  • West: 132

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $95,000

Hamilton 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: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

People in group quarters in Hamilton township, Pennsylvania:

  • 241 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 195 people in nursing homes
  • 7 people in religious group quarters
  • 4 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 2,619
  • One, attached: 54
  • Two: 145
  • 3 or 4: 65
  • 5 to 9: 29
  • 10 to 19: 5
  • 50 or more: 11
  • Mobile homes: 371

Median worth of mobile homes: $34,000


Housing units in Hamilton township with a mortgage: 1,378 (166 second mortgage, 191 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 484

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 78
  • 1995 to 1998: 293
  • 1990 to 1994: 287
  • 1980 to 1989: 621
  • 1970 to 1979: 619
  • 1960 to 1969: 432
  • 1950 to 1959: 281
  • 1940 to 1949: 158
  • 1939 or earlier: 530

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 12
  • 3 rooms: 39
  • 4 rooms: 285
  • 5 rooms: 453
  • 6 rooms: 396
  • 7 rooms: 439
  • 8 rooms: 444
  • 9 or more rooms: 367

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

  • 1 room: 14
  • 2 rooms: 55
  • 3 rooms: 106
  • 4 rooms: 105
  • 5 rooms: 126
  • 6 rooms: 32
  • 7 rooms: 44
  • 8 rooms: 23
  • 9 or more rooms: 7

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 52
  • 2 bedrooms: 491
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,209
  • 4 bedrooms: 601
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 82

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Hamilton township:

  • no bedroom: 20
  • 1 bedroom: 154
  • 2 bedrooms: 172
  • 3 bedrooms: 134
  • 4 bedrooms: 32
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 71
  • 1 vehicle: 485
  • 2 vehicles: 1,141
  • 3 vehicles: 480
  • 4 vehicles: 138
  • 5 or more vehicles: 120

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

  • no vehicle: 17
  • 1 vehicle: 232
  • 2 vehicles: 186
  • 3 vehicles: 77
  • 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 (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (3%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (15%)
  • Health care (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Hamilton township:

  • German (25.7%)
  • Italian (17.3%)
  • Irish (11.4%)
  • English (8.4%)
  • United States or American (7.5%)
  • Polish (5.0%)
  • Dutch (2.9%)

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

  • India (16%)
  • Germany (14%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (13%)
  • United Kingdom (8%)
  • Czechoslovakia (includes Czech Republic and Slovakia) (8%)
  • Canada (7%)
  • Other Eastern Europe (5%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,973 (80%)
  • Carpooled: 500 (13%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 56 (2%)
  • Walked: 29 (1%)
  • Other means: 6 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 158 (4%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (52%)
  • Electricity (31%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7%)
  • Wood (5%)
  • Coal or coke (3%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

People in group quarters in Hamilton township, Pennsylvania:

  • 241 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 195 people in nursing homes
  • 7 people in religious group quarters
  • 4 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

93.3% of residents of Hamilton township speak English at home.
2.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (80% speak English very well, 7% speak English well, 13% speak English not well).
3.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (78% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 4% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (27% speak English very well, 46% speak English well, 27% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 7,788
  • In family households: 6,856 (1,908 male householders, 314 female householders)
    2,021 spouses, 2,262 children (2,145 natural, 20 adopted, 97 stepchildren), 98 grandchildren, 56 brothers or sisters, 86 parents, 54 other relatives, 57 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 932 (333 male householders (233 living alone)), 402 female householders (336 living alone)), 197 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 447 (421 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 880 2-persons, 538 3-persons, 485 4-persons, 210 5-persons, 60 6-persons, 49 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 569 1-person, 155 2-persons, 7 3-persons, 4 4-persons,

1,560 married couples with children.
275 single-parent households (78 men, 197 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 120
Here:

12.2%
Pennsylvania:

16.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 78
Here:

16.1%
Pennsylvania:

13.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 25
Here:

13.0%
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 Hamilton township:

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