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Lower Towamensing township, PA map Land area: 21.1 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population: 3,173 (22% urban, 78% rural)
Males: 1,589  (50.1%)
Females: 1,584  (49.9%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 3,148 (2,682 owner occupied, 466 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

15%
State:

29%


Races in Lower Towamensing township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 98.4%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Asian: 0.1%
  • Two or more races: 0.4%

Median age of males: 38.8
Median age of females: 39.2

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Average household size: 2.61

Lower Towamensing township:

2.6 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.99

Estimated median household income in 2009: $44,961 ($36,414 in 1999)
This township:

$44,961
Pennsylvania:

$49,520

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $584 (lower quartile is $450, upper quartile is $660)
Here:

$584
State:

$597

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $152,734 (it was $88,000 in 2000)
Lower Towamensing township:

$152,734
Pennsylvania:

$164,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $116,490 - $232,103

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $171,512
Here:

$171,512
State:

$223,477

Townhouses or other attached units: $209,293
Here:

$209,293
State:

$164,518

Mobile homes: $56,198
Here:

$56,198
State:

$35,442
Population density: 150 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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

8.3%
Whole state:

11.0%

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

1.8%
Whole state:

5.1%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Lower Towamensing township: Little Gap Ski Area (A), Palmerton East Station (B), Lehigh Gap Station (C), Aquashicola Volunteer Fire Company (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Creeks: Buckwha Creek (A), Hunter Creek (B), Borger Creek (C), Aquashicola Creek (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 32 (100% naturalized citizens)

Lower Towamensing township:  1.0%
State:  4.1%

65% of Lower Towamensing township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 66% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 76% lived in Pennsylvania.

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

  • This state: 2755
  • Northeast: 264
  • Midwest: 76
  • South: 46
  • West: 7
Lower Towamensing township, Pennsylvania satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 8.0%

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

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

25 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 841
  • One, attached: 76
  • Two: 55
  • 3 or 4: 7
  • 5 to 9: 6
  • 10 to 19: 6
  • Mobile homes: 296

Median worth of mobile homes: $24,700


Housing units in Lower Towamensing township with a mortgage: 341 (20 second mortgage, 15 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 339

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 21
  • 1995 to 1998: 108
  • 1990 to 1994: 117
  • 1980 to 1989: 206
  • 1970 to 1979: 161
  • 1960 to 1969: 130
  • 1950 to 1959: 139
  • 1940 to 1949: 85
  • 1939 or earlier: 320

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Lower Towamensing township, Pennsylvania:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 7
  • 3 rooms: 8
  • 4 rooms: 216
  • 5 rooms: 357
  • 6 rooms: 162
  • 7 rooms: 127
  • 8 rooms: 94
  • 9 or more rooms: 42

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lower Towamensing township, Pennsylvania:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 27
  • 4 rooms: 39
  • 5 rooms: 66
  • 6 rooms: 29
  • 7 rooms: 18
  • 8 rooms: 6
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Lower Towamensing township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 7
  • 2 bedrooms: 367
  • 3 bedrooms: 487
  • 4 bedrooms: 133
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 19

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lower Towamensing township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 20
  • 2 bedrooms: 100
  • 3 bedrooms: 65
  • 4 bedrooms: 0
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 36
  • 1 vehicle: 222
  • 2 vehicles: 449
  • 3 vehicles: 235
  • 4 vehicles: 62
  • 5 or more vehicles: 9

Cars and other vehicles available in Lower Towamensing township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 30
  • 1 vehicle: 73
  • 2 vehicles: 69
  • 3 vehicles: 13
  • 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%)
  • Metal and metal products (12%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Repair and maintenance (5%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Public administration (3%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (12%)
  • Apparel (10%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (9%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Food and beverage stores (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Food (6%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8%)
  • Material moving workers except laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (11%)
  • Cashiers (9%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Lower Towamensing township:

  • German (40.9%)
  • Pennsylvania German (14.9%)
  • United States or American (11.7%)
  • Italian (5.3%)
  • Irish (5.0%)
  • Slovak (2.4%)
  • Dutch (2.2%)

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

  • El Salvador (56%)
  • Germany (44%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,224 (81%)
  • Carpooled: 194 (13%)
  • Walked: 24 (2%)
  • Other means: 12 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 52 (3%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (65%)
  • Electricity (18%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8%)
  • Coal or coke (5%)
  • Utility gas (2%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

25 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

90.1% of residents of Lower Towamensing township speak English at home.
3.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (29% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 42% don't speak English at all).
6.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (74% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 3,159
  • In family households: 2,706 (744 male householders, 127 female householders)
    739 spouses, 898 children (821 natural, 14 adopted, 63 stepchildren), 60 grandchildren, 9 brothers or sisters, 25 parents, 42 other relatives, 62 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 453 (139 male householders (66 living alone)), 176 female householders (150 living alone)), 138 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 26 (0 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 391 2-persons, 171 3-persons, 207 4-persons, 68 5-persons, 27 6-persons, 7 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 216 1-person, 67 2-persons, 17 3-persons, 15 4-persons,

561 married couples with children.
112 single-parent households (40 men, 72 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 17
Here:

4.4%
Pennsylvania:

16.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Pennsylvania:

13.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 12
Here:

9.8%
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 Lower Towamensing township:

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