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Muhlenberg township, PA map Land area: 12.0 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.2 sq. mi.
Population: 16,305 (96% urban, 4% rural)
Males: 7,787  (47.8%)
Females: 8,518  (52.2%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 15,915 (13,831 owner occupied, 2,084 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

13%
State:

29%


Races in Muhlenberg township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 93.5%
  • Black: 1.2%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.0%
  • Asian: 0.7%
  • Two or more races: 0.6%
  • Some other race: 0.0%

Median age of males: 43.3
Median age of females: 45.2

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Average household size: 2.40

Muhlenberg township:

2.4 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.86

Estimated median household income in 2009: $53,380 ($44,627 in 1999)
This township:

$53,380
Pennsylvania:

$49,520

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $694 (lower quartile is $595, upper quartile is $838)
Here:

$694
State:

$597

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $167,181 (it was $99,000 in 2000)
Muhlenberg township:

$167,181
Pennsylvania:

$164,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $123,757 - $229,440

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $180,648
Here:

$180,648
State:

$223,477

Townhouses or other attached units: $169,286
Here:

$169,286
State:

$164,518

In 2-unit structures: $273,954
Here:

$273,954
State:

$166,566

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $418,962
Here:

$418,962
State:

$223,507

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $186,655
Here:

$186,655
State:

$225,726

Mobile homes: $45,840
Here:

$45,840
State:

$35,442
Population density: 1357 people per square mile 
 
 (very high).

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

4.2%
Whole state:

11.0%

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

1.9%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: Laureldale.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Muhlenberg township: Rivers Chase Business Park (A), Rosedale Grove (B), Tuckerton Commerce Center (C), Muhlenberg Station (D), Temple Station (E), Kings Plaza (F), Goodwill Fire Company Riverview Park (G), Albright Woods Apartments (H), Laurel Commons Community Building (I), Pennsylvania Army National Guard (J), Reading Elks Home (K), Sacred Heart Villa (L), Muhlenberg Township Municipal Building (M), Muhlenberg Township Recreation Building (N), Muhlenberg Township Water Authority (O), Goodwill Fire Company Hyde Park (P), Temple Fire Company 1 (Q). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Fairgrounds Square Mall (1), Madeira Shopping Center (2), Penn Plaza Shopping Center (3), Muhlenberg Square Shopping Center (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Muhlenberg township include: Saint Michael Convent (A), Unity Church of Reading (B), Holy Guardian Angels Roman Catholic Church (C), Grace United Church of Christ (D), Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church (E), Spring Valley Church of God (F), Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (G), Christ Evangelical Reformed Church (H), Calvary Church of the Nazarene (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Good Shepherd Cemetery (1), Gethsemane Cemetery (2), Laureldale Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Muhlenberg Swimming Association Pool (A), Riverview Park Tank (B), Northwest Swimming Pool (C), Mannerchor Tank (D), Laurel Run Swimming Association Pool (E), Bernhart Tank (F), Frush Valley Tank (G), Bernhart Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Laurel Run (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Muhlenberg township include: Mighty Mite Field (1), Laurelain Playground (2), Laurel Run Park (3), South Temple Playground (4), Cherokee Ranch Playground (5), Felix Dam Park (6), Riverside Basin Park (7), Riverdale Meadows Park (8), Temple Playground (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 441 (59% naturalized citizens)

Muhlenberg township:  2.7%
State:  4.1%

67% of Muhlenberg township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 81% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 42% lived in Pennsylvania.

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

  • This state: 14137
  • Northeast: 737
  • Midwest: 296
  • South: 342
  • West: 119

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $68,100

Muhlenberg township, Pennsylvania satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 5.6%

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

People in group quarters in Muhlenberg township, Pennsylvania:

  • 191 people in nursing homes
  • 84 people in religious group quarters
  • 69 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 27 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 19 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 4,553
  • One, attached: 1,244
  • Two: 170
  • 3 or 4: 232
  • 5 to 9: 107
  • 10 to 19: 159
  • 20 to 49: 105
  • 50 or more: 64
  • Mobile homes: 273

Median worth of mobile homes: $28,100


Housing units in Muhlenberg township with a mortgage: 2,999 (321 second mortgage, 394 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,001

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 51
  • 1995 to 1998: 466
  • 1990 to 1994: 777
  • 1980 to 1989: 552
  • 1970 to 1979: 623
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,005
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,518
  • 1940 to 1949: 705
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,210

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

  • 1 room: 8
  • 2 rooms: 34
  • 3 rooms: 81
  • 4 rooms: 397
  • 5 rooms: 917
  • 6 rooms: 1,839
  • 7 rooms: 1,145
  • 8 rooms: 684
  • 9 or more rooms: 455

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

  • 1 room: 53
  • 2 rooms: 56
  • 3 rooms: 281
  • 4 rooms: 306
  • 5 rooms: 139
  • 6 rooms: 153
  • 7 rooms: 78
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 15

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

  • no bedroom: 8
  • 1 bedroom: 172
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,012
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,989
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,222
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 157

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Muhlenberg township:

  • no bedroom: 53
  • 1 bedroom: 386
  • 2 bedrooms: 373
  • 3 bedrooms: 207
  • 4 bedrooms: 44
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 18

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

  • no vehicle: 325
  • 1 vehicle: 1,688
  • 2 vehicles: 2,398
  • 3 vehicles: 867
  • 4 vehicles: 211
  • 5 or more vehicles: 71

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

  • no vehicle: 221
  • 1 vehicle: 532
  • 2 vehicles: 253
  • 3 vehicles: 66
  • 4 vehicles: 9
  • 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 (9%)
  • Metal and metal products (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Computer and electronic products (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (4%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (13%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Food (4%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Muhlenberg township:

  • German (40.4%)
  • Italian (12.6%)
  • Irish (7.5%)
  • Polish (6.4%)
  • United States or American (6.3%)
  • Pennsylvania German (4.6%)
  • English (3.5%)

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

  • Mexico (29%)
  • Germany (20%)
  • Italy (10%)
  • Romania (5%)
  • India (5%)
  • Barbados (4%)
  • Austria (4%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 6,886 (87%)
  • Carpooled: 620 (8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 47 (1%)
  • Subway or elevated: 16 (0%)
  • Walked: 153 (2%)
  • Other means: 5 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 143 (2%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (47%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (39%)
  • Electricity (10%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

People in group quarters in Muhlenberg township, Pennsylvania:

  • 191 people in nursing homes
  • 84 people in religious group quarters
  • 69 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 27 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 19 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms

92.1% of residents of Muhlenberg township speak English at home.
3.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (62% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 11% don't speak English at all).
4.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (79% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (83% speak English very well, 17% speak English well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 15,895
  • In family households: 13,537 (3,867 male householders, 812 female householders)
    3,864 spouses, 4,160 children (3,835 natural, 54 adopted, 271 stepchildren), 189 grandchildren, 48 brothers or sisters, 188 parents, 104 other relatives, 305 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,358 (817 male householders (595 living alone)), 1,185 female householders (1,102 living alone)), 356 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 390 (174 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 2,366 2-persons, 1,008 3-persons, 878 4-persons, 308 5-persons, 88 6-persons, 31 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 1,697 1-person, 276 2-persons, 18 3-persons, 8 4-persons, 3 6-persons,

2,439 married couples with children.
613 single-parent households (195 men, 418 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 166
Here:

10.2%
Pennsylvania:

16.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 77
Here:

9.3%
Pennsylvania:

13.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 148
Here:

36.5%
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 Muhlenberg township:

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