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Hazle township, PA map Land area: 44.9 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.2 sq. mi.
Population: 9,000 (78% urban, 22% rural)
Males: 4,268  (47.4%)
Females: 4,732  (52.6%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 8,740 (7,320 owner occupied, 1,420 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

16%
State:

29%


Races in Hazle township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 98.1%
  • Black: 0.2%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Asian: 0.3%
  • Two or more races: 0.3%
  • Some other race: 0.0%

Median age of males: 44.5
Median age of females: 47.0

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Average household size: 2.32

Hazle township:

2.3 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.86

Estimated median household income in 2009: $40,632 ($34,352 in 1999)
This township:

$40,632
Pennsylvania:

$49,520

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $354 (lower quartile is $217, upper quartile is $521)
Here:

$354
State:

$597

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $105,168 (it was $74,800 in 2000)
Hazle township:

$105,168
Pennsylvania:

$164,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $54,067 - $169,832

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $172,931
Here:

$172,931
State:

$223,477

Townhouses or other attached units: $90,933
Here:

$90,933
State:

$164,518

In 2-unit structures: $125,379
Here:

$125,379
State:

$166,566

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $78,748
Here:

$78,748
State:

$223,507

Mobile homes: $47,924
Here:

$47,924
State:

$35,442
Population density: 200 people per square mile 
 
 (high).

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

11.5%
Whole state:

11.0%

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

3.5%
Whole state:

5.1%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Hazle township: Ashmore Yards (A), Hazleton Water Works (B), Ashmore Station (C), Green View (D), Jeddo 7 Breaker Station (E), Harwood Junction Station (F), Hazle Township Fire and Rescue (G), Harwood Fire Company (H), Humboldt Colliery (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Reservoirs and swamps: Dam F Reservoir (A), Dam G Reservoir (B), Lake Irena (C), Humboldt Reservoir (D), Mount Pleasant Reservoir (E), Dreck Creek Reservoir (F), Grape Run Reservoir (G), Horse Shoe Swamp (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Stony Creek (A), Hunkydory Creek (B), Cross Run (C), Wolffs Run (D), Little Black Creek (E), Gravel Run (F), Long Run (G), Cranberry Creek (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 92 (71% naturalized citizens)

Hazle township:  1.0%
State:  4.1%

76% of Hazle township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 75% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 61% lived in Pennsylvania.

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

  • This state: 8105
  • Northeast: 346
  • Midwest: 168
  • South: 203
  • West: 35

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $33,800

Hazle township, Pennsylvania satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 4.1%

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

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

240 people in nursing homes
20 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 2,240
  • One, attached: 1,044
  • Two: 53
  • 3 or 4: 95
  • 5 to 9: 207
  • 10 to 19: 102
  • 20 to 49: 13
  • 50 or more: 39
  • Mobile homes: 231

Median worth of mobile homes: $12,600


Housing units in Hazle township with a mortgage: 1,342 (93 second mortgage, 288 home equity loan, 7 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,368

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 35
  • 1995 to 1998: 148
  • 1990 to 1994: 346
  • 1980 to 1989: 455
  • 1970 to 1979: 672
  • 1960 to 1969: 491
  • 1950 to 1959: 288
  • 1940 to 1949: 286
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,303

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 27
  • 3 rooms: 32
  • 4 rooms: 219
  • 5 rooms: 742
  • 6 rooms: 934
  • 7 rooms: 427
  • 8 rooms: 375
  • 9 or more rooms: 277

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 44
  • 3 rooms: 195
  • 4 rooms: 226
  • 5 rooms: 115
  • 6 rooms: 108
  • 7 rooms: 17
  • 8 rooms: 36
  • 9 or more rooms: 15

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

  • no bedroom: 8
  • 1 bedroom: 96
  • 2 bedrooms: 871
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,647
  • 4 bedrooms: 374
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 37

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Hazle township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 250
  • 2 bedrooms: 335
  • 3 bedrooms: 151
  • 4 bedrooms: 14
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 6

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

  • no vehicle: 243
  • 1 vehicle: 933
  • 2 vehicles: 1,263
  • 3 vehicles: 428
  • 4 vehicles: 99
  • 5 or more vehicles: 67

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

  • no vehicle: 207
  • 1 vehicle: 315
  • 2 vehicles: 201
  • 3 vehicles: 26
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 7

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (10%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (5%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Utilities (5%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (24%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Registered nurses (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Hazle township:

  • Italian (24.1%)
  • Polish (19.8%)
  • German (11.1%)
  • Slovak (10.1%)
  • Irish (9.5%)
  • Dutch (3.4%)
  • United States or American (3.4%)

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

  • Mexico (29%)
  • Germany (26%)
  • Ukraine (14%)
  • United Kingdom (13%)
  • Canada (7%)
  • Italy (5%)
  • Romania (5%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,256 (84%)
  • Carpooled: 474 (12%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 38 (1%)
  • Walked: 26 (1%)
  • Other means: 15 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 62 (2%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (50%)
  • Electricity (29%)
  • Utility gas (9%)
  • Coal or coke (9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

240 people in nursing homes
20 people in homes for the mentally retarded

95.7% of residents of Hazle township speak English at home.
1.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (56% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 19% don't speak English at all).
3.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (66% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 20% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 8,731
  • In family households: 7,356 (2,088 male householders, 459 female householders)
    2,006 spouses, 2,331 children (2,153 natural, 56 adopted, 122 stepchildren), 63 grandchildren, 119 brothers or sisters, 83 parents, 83 other relatives, 124 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 1,375 (440 male householders (363 living alone)), 789 female householders (735 living alone)), 146 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 260 (228 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 1,244 2-persons, 655 3-persons, 396 4-persons, 178 5-persons, 65 6-persons, 9 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 1,098 1-person, 107 2-persons, 16 3-persons, 8 4-persons,

1,213 married couples with children.
432 single-parent households (113 men, 319 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 230
Here:

27.0%
Pennsylvania:

16.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 103
Here:

26.5%
Pennsylvania:

13.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 77
Here:

27.7%
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 Hazle township:

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