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Jefferson township, PA map Land area: 41.3 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.2 sq. mi.
Population: 1,375 (all rural)
Males: 732  (53.2%)
Females: 643  (46.8%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 1,359 (1,199 owner occupied, 160 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

12%
State:

29%


Races in Jefferson township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 99.0%
  • Black: 0.4%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Asian: 0.1%
  • Two or more races: 0.1%

Median age of males: 41.4
Median age of females: 41.7

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Average household size: 2.55

Jefferson township:

2.5 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.97

Estimated median household income in 2009: $48,283 ($37,917 in 1999)
This township:

$48,283
Pennsylvania:

$49,520

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $372 (lower quartile is $330, upper quartile is $414)
Here:

$372
State:

$597

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $134,671 (it was $92,500 in 2000)
Jefferson township:

$134,671
Pennsylvania:

$164,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $85,911 - $208,548

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $258,438
Here:

$258,438
State:

$223,477

Townhouses or other attached units: $296,781
Here:

$296,781
State:

$164,518

In 2-unit structures: $556,562
Here:

$556,562
State:

$166,566

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $169,090
Here:

$169,090
State:

$223,507

Mobile homes: $103,202
Here:

$103,202
State:

$35,442
Population density: 33 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

10.6%
Whole state:

11.0%

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

3.9%
Whole state:

5.1%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Jefferson township: Hidden Valley Ski Area (A), Buck Run Camp (B), Conestoga Camp (C), Plateau De Mount Ski Area (D), Bakersville Volunteer Fire Company (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Jefferson township include: Pike Run Church (A), Bethany Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Kooser Lake (A), Laurel Hill Lake (B), Laurel Hill Creek Reservoir (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Shanks Run (A), Shafer Run (B), Jones Mill Run (C), Moore Run (D), Keller Run (E), Gross Run (F), Crab Run (G), Clear Run (H), Buck Run (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Jefferson township: Kooser State Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 13 (100% naturalized citizens)

Jefferson township:  0.9%
State:  4.1%

78% of Jefferson township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 69% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 87% lived in Pennsylvania.

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

  • This state: 1215
  • Northeast: 25
  • Midwest: 49
  • South: 30
  • West: 17

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $52,500

Jefferson township, Pennsylvania satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 4.3%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

16 people in other group homes

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 757
  • One, attached: 351
  • Two: 8
  • 3 or 4: 3
  • Mobile homes: 121

Median worth of mobile homes: $34,400


Housing units in Jefferson township with a mortgage: 140 (13 second mortgage, 26 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 142

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 4
  • 1995 to 1998: 58
  • 1990 to 1994: 44
  • 1980 to 1989: 357
  • 1970 to 1979: 135
  • 1960 to 1969: 221
  • 1950 to 1959: 78
  • 1940 to 1949: 44
  • 1939 or earlier: 299

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 2
  • 3 rooms: 5
  • 4 rooms: 67
  • 5 rooms: 107
  • 6 rooms: 117
  • 7 rooms: 87
  • 8 rooms: 50
  • 9 or more rooms: 37

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 3
  • 3 rooms: 9
  • 4 rooms: 18
  • 5 rooms: 12
  • 6 rooms: 9
  • 7 rooms: 16
  • 8 rooms: 2
  • 9 or more rooms: 2

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 17
  • 2 bedrooms: 107
  • 3 bedrooms: 247
  • 4 bedrooms: 85
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 16

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Jefferson township:

  • no bedroom: 3
  • 1 bedroom: 15
  • 2 bedrooms: 24
  • 3 bedrooms: 18
  • 4 bedrooms: 11
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 24
  • 1 vehicle: 101
  • 2 vehicles: 209
  • 3 vehicles: 109
  • 4 vehicles: 23
  • 5 or more vehicles: 6

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

  • no vehicle: 5
  • 1 vehicle: 34
  • 2 vehicles: 17
  • 3 vehicles: 13
  • 4 vehicles: 2
  • 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 (20%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Machinery (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Health care (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Social assistance (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Metal workers and plastic workers (11%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Carpenters (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Construction laborers (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (11%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Jefferson township:

  • German (46.8%)
  • United States or American (18.7%)
  • Irish (8.1%)
  • Italian (5.0%)
  • English (3.9%)
  • Polish (3.6%)
  • French (except Basque) (1.4%)

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

  • Korea (46%)
  • Austria (23%)
  • Germany (15%)
  • El Salvador (15%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 491 (79%)
  • Carpooled: 79 (13%)
  • Walked: 27 (4%)
  • Other means: 4 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 24 (4%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (55%)
  • Coal or coke (14%)
  • Electricity (14%)
  • Wood (9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6%)
  • Utility gas (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

16 people in other group homes

98.9% of residents of Jefferson township speak English at home.
0.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (50% speak English very well, 50% speak English well).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (75% speak English very well, 25% speak English well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,335
  • In family households: 1,192 (370 male householders, 39 female householders)
    342 spouses, 384 children (342 natural, 17 adopted, 25 stepchildren), 19 grandchildren, 2 brothers or sisters, 8 parents, 3 other relatives, 25 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 143 (80 male householders (70 living alone)), 51 female householders (48 living alone)), 12 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 16 (0 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 187 2-persons, 107 3-persons, 74 4-persons, 29 5-persons, 10 6-persons, 2 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 118 1-person, 13 2-persons,

264 married couples with children.
33 single-parent households (19 men, 14 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): 1
Here:

1.3%
Pennsylvania:

13.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 4
Here:

13.8%
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 Jefferson township:

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