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Haverford township, PA map Land area: 10.0 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 48,498 (all urban)
Males: 23,051  (47.5%)
Females: 25,447  (52.5%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 47,933 (42,800 owner occupied, 5,133 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

11%
State:

29%


Races in Haverford township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 93.4%
  • Black: 2.1%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Asian: 2.7%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 0.9%
  • Two or more races: 0.7%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

Median age of males: 39.2
Median age of females: 40.6

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Average household size: 2.65

Haverford township:

2.6 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.17

Estimated median household income in 2009: $81,840 ($65,714 in 1999)
This township:

$81,840
Pennsylvania:

$49,520

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $932 (lower quartile is $770, upper quartile is $1,336)
Here:

$932
State:

$597

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $301,167 (it was $162,000 in 2000)
Haverford township:

$301,167
Pennsylvania:

$164,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $248,503 - $387,430

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $319,067
Here:

$319,067
State:

$223,477

Townhouses or other attached units: $283,758
Here:

$283,758
State:

$164,518

In 2-unit structures: $192,506
Here:

$192,506
State:

$166,566

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $250,944
Here:

$250,944
State:

$223,507

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $140,397
Here:

$140,397
State:

$225,726

Mobile homes: $454,766
Here:

$454,766
State:

$35,442
Population density: 4845 people per square mile 
 
 (very high).

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

3.7%
Whole state:

11.0%

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

1.6%
Whole state:

5.1%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Haverford township: Echo Mills (A), Lawrence Mills (B), Lawrences Mills (C), Echo Mills (D), Clinton Mills (E), Llanerch Country Club (F), Beechwood-Brookline Station (G), Ardmore Avenue Station (H), Ardmore Junction Station (I), Merion Golf Course East (J), Merion Golf Course West (K), Penfield Station (L), West Overbrook Station (M), Wynnewood Road Station (N), Bon Air Fire Company Station 58 (O), Brookline Fire Company Station 35 (P), Haverford Township Free Library (Q), Haverford Township Hall (R), Haverford Township Police Station (S), Delaware County District Justice Courthouse (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: The Shops at Manoa Center Shopping Center (1), Township Line Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Haverford township include: All States Church (A), Martyrs Church (B), Trinity Church (C), Grace Chapel (D), Assumption Vale Novitiate (E), Saint Andrews Church (F), Saint Faith Church (G), Saint Georges Church (H), Saint James Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Bethesda Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Ithan Creek (A), Meadowbrook Run (B), Whetstone Run (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Haverford township include: Elwell Field (1), Preston Park (2), Highland Farms Park (3), Darby Creek Valley Park (4), Westgate Hills Park (5), Williamson Field (6), Grange Field (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 3,078 (64% naturalized citizens)

Haverford township:  6.3%
State:  4.1%

71% of Haverford township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 50% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 66% lived in Pennsylvania.

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

  • This state: 37611
  • Northeast: 3693
  • Midwest: 1295
  • South: 1826
  • West: 720

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $169,400

Haverford township, Pennsylvania satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 2.3%

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 Haverford township, Pennsylvania:

  • 432 people in nursing homes
  • 50 people in other group homes
  • 45 people in religious group quarters
  • 30 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 8 people in other nonhousehold living situations

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 12,649
  • One, attached: 3,384
  • Two: 362
  • 3 or 4: 370
  • 5 to 9: 319
  • 10 to 19: 280
  • 20 to 49: 606
  • 50 or more: 403
  • Mobile homes: 5

Median worth of mobile homes: $137,500


Housing units in Haverford township with a mortgage: 9,563 (722 second mortgage, 1,666 home equity loan, 38 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 5,038

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 20
  • 1995 to 1998: 168
  • 1990 to 1994: 251
  • 1980 to 1989: 680
  • 1970 to 1979: 858
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,857
  • 1950 to 1959: 4,538
  • 1940 to 1949: 3,945
  • 1939 or earlier: 6,061

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 131
  • 4 rooms: 172
  • 5 rooms: 683
  • 6 rooms: 4,759
  • 7 rooms: 3,844
  • 8 rooms: 3,208
  • 9 or more rooms: 2,590

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

  • 1 room: 156
  • 2 rooms: 182
  • 3 rooms: 689
  • 4 rooms: 648
  • 5 rooms: 283
  • 6 rooms: 285
  • 7 rooms: 222
  • 8 rooms: 100
  • 9 or more rooms: 109

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 134
  • 2 bedrooms: 989
  • 3 bedrooms: 8,917
  • 4 bedrooms: 4,271
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 1,076

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Haverford township:

  • no bedroom: 172
  • 1 bedroom: 887
  • 2 bedrooms: 906
  • 3 bedrooms: 504
  • 4 bedrooms: 114
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 91

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

  • no vehicle: 620
  • 1 vehicle: 4,449
  • 2 vehicles: 7,892
  • 3 vehicles: 1,839
  • 4 vehicles: 462
  • 5 or more vehicles: 125

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

  • no vehicle: 426
  • 1 vehicle: 1,406
  • 2 vehicles: 673
  • 3 vehicles: 137
  • 4 vehicles: 17
  • 5 or more vehicles: 15

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (13%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Health care (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (23%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Social assistance (3%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Computer specialists (4%)
  • Business operations specialists (3%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (3%)
  • Accountants and auditors (3%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Registered nurses (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Haverford township:

  • Irish (30.6%)
  • Italian (22.0%)
  • German (9.4%)
  • English (6.1%)
  • United States or American (3.1%)
  • Russian (2.9%)
  • Polish (2.2%)

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

  • Italy (14%)
  • Korea (11%)
  • Ireland (11%)
  • United Kingdom (7%)
  • India (7%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (6%)
  • Germany (4%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 19,079 (80%)
  • Carpooled: 1,846 (8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 241 (1%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 60 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 726 (3%)
  • Railroad: 436 (2%)
  • Taxi: 36 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 12 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 50 (0%)
  • Walked: 648 (3%)
  • Other means: 15 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 782 (3%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (66%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (24%)
  • Electricity (9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

People in group quarters in Haverford township, Pennsylvania:

  • 432 people in nursing homes
  • 50 people in other group homes
  • 45 people in religious group quarters
  • 30 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 8 people in other nonhousehold living situations

91.2% of residents of Haverford township speak English at home.
1.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (67% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
4.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (68% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
2.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (44% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 26% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak other language at home (60% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 47,938
  • In family households: 42,094 (10,410 male householders, 2,745 female householders)
    11,154 spouses, 15,692 children (15,104 natural, 289 adopted, 299 stepchildren), 442 grandchildren, 389 brothers or sisters, 338 parents, 489 other relatives, 435 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 5,844 (1,739 male householders (1,386 living alone)), 3,175 female householders (2,815 living alone)), 930 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 560 (381 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 5,170 2-persons, 2,965 3-persons, 3,013 4-persons, 1,349 5-persons, 559 6-persons, 99 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 4,201 1-person, 567 2-persons, 100 3-persons, 38 4-persons, 4 5-persons, 4 6-persons,

10,424 married couples with children.
1,133 single-parent households (198 men, 935 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2,021
Here:

35.7%
Pennsylvania:

16.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 889
Here:

32.4%
Pennsylvania:

13.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,347
Here:

60.5%
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 Haverford township:

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