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New Garden township, PA map Land area: 16.1 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population: 9,083 (89% urban, 11% rural)
Males: 4,940  (54.4%)
Females: 4,143  (45.6%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 8,522 (6,503 owner occupied, 2,019 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

24%
State:

29%


Races in New Garden township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 71.8%
  • Black: 3.3%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Asian: 1.2%
  • Two or more races: 0.8%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

Median age of males: 33.6
Median age of females: 35.0

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Average household size: 3.16

New Garden township:

3.2 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.45

Estimated median household income in 2009: $93,991 ($75,307 in 1999)
This township:

$93,991
Pennsylvania:

$49,520

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $739 (lower quartile is $618, upper quartile is $893)
Here:

$739
State:

$597

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $407,105 (it was $220,100 in 2000)
New Garden township:

$407,105
Pennsylvania:

$164,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $292,004 - $586,146

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $400,881
Here:

$400,881
State:

$223,477

Townhouses or other attached units: $296,799
Here:

$296,799
State:

$164,518

In 2-unit structures: $184,266
Here:

$184,266
State:

$166,566

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $285,937
Here:

$285,937
State:

$223,507

Mobile homes: $39,017
Here:

$39,017
State:

$35,442
Population density: 563 people per square mile 
 
 (high).

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

5.7%
Whole state:

11.0%

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

4.1%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: Toughkenamon.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in New Garden township: Loch Nairn Golf Club (A), Avondale Fire Company (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in New Garden township include: Emmanuel Temple Church (A), Saint Francis Xavier Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Somerset Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Agnew Run (A), Chandlers Run (B), Brickyard Run (C), Lamborn Run (D), Laurel Woods Run (E), Richards Run (F), Walton Run (G), Water Plug Prong (H), Whiskey Run (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 1,407 (45% naturalized citizens)

New Garden township:  15.5%
State:  4.1%

57% of New Garden township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 28% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 24% lived in Pennsylvania.

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

  • This state: 3695
  • Northeast: 787
  • Midwest: 312
  • South: 2490
  • West: 158

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.8%

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

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

517 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
43 people in other nonhousehold living situations

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 2,172
  • One, attached: 77
  • Two: 86
  • 3 or 4: 162
  • 5 to 9: 21
  • 20 to 49: 68
  • 50 or more: 12
  • Mobile homes: 233

Median worth of mobile homes: $9,999


Housing units in New Garden township with a mortgage: 1,472 (172 second mortgage, 292 home equity loan, 25 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 379

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 116
  • 1995 to 1998: 592
  • 1990 to 1994: 459
  • 1980 to 1989: 344
  • 1970 to 1979: 277
  • 1960 to 1969: 284
  • 1950 to 1959: 174
  • 1940 to 1949: 136
  • 1939 or earlier: 449

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in New Garden township, Pennsylvania:

  • 1 room: 8
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 20
  • 4 rooms: 14
  • 5 rooms: 222
  • 6 rooms: 325
  • 7 rooms: 220
  • 8 rooms: 477
  • 9 or more rooms: 801

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in New Garden township, Pennsylvania:

  • 1 room: 38
  • 2 rooms: 20
  • 3 rooms: 102
  • 4 rooms: 194
  • 5 rooms: 90
  • 6 rooms: 58
  • 7 rooms: 29
  • 8 rooms: 44
  • 9 or more rooms: 38

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in New Garden township:

  • no bedroom: 8
  • 1 bedroom: 13
  • 2 bedrooms: 81
  • 3 bedrooms: 886
  • 4 bedrooms: 953
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 146

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in New Garden township:

  • no bedroom: 38
  • 1 bedroom: 118
  • 2 bedrooms: 231
  • 3 bedrooms: 144
  • 4 bedrooms: 46
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 36

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

  • no vehicle: 36
  • 1 vehicle: 293
  • 2 vehicles: 1,317
  • 3 vehicles: 335
  • 4 vehicles: 74
  • 5 or more vehicles: 32

Cars and other vehicles available in New Garden township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 46
  • 1 vehicle: 264
  • 2 vehicles: 222
  • 3 vehicles: 71
  • 4 vehicles: 10
  • 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 (%):



  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (21%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Chemicals (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Health care (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (17%)
  • Health care (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Chemicals (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (16%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Top executives (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Computer specialists (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Business operations specialists (5%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in New Garden township:

  • Italian (16.4%)
  • Irish (12.5%)
  • German (9.4%)
  • English (9.2%)
  • United States or American (8.2%)
  • Polish (3.2%)
  • Russian (2.0%)

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

  • Mexico (78%)
  • United Kingdom (4%)
  • Canada (4%)
  • Other South America (3%)
  • Czechoslovakia (includes Czech Republic and Slovakia) (2%)
  • Germany (1%)
  • Ukraine (1%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,221 (77%)
  • Carpooled: 423 (10%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 8 (0%)
  • Walked: 276 (7%)
  • Other means: 40 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 215 (5%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (40%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (33%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (14%)
  • Electricity (13%)

517 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
43 people in other nonhousehold living situations

75.3% of residents of New Garden township speak English at home.
21.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (36% speak English very well, 8% speak English well, 34% speak English not well, 22% don't speak English at all).
2.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (89% speak English very well, 11% speak English well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 8,523
  • In family households: 7,959 (1,950 male householders, 314 female householders)
    2,051 spouses, 3,146 children (2,968 natural, 63 adopted, 115 stepchildren), 37 grandchildren, 127 brothers or sisters, 72 parents, 146 other relatives, 116 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 564 (154 male householders (124 living alone)), 306 female householders (249 living alone)), 104 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 560 (0 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 689 2-persons, 454 3-persons, 603 4-persons, 310 5-persons, 75 6-persons, 133 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 373 1-person, 80 2-persons, 7 3-persons,

2,314 married couples with children.
280 single-parent households (119 men, 161 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 164
Here:

13.4%
Pennsylvania:

16.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 91
Here:

14.3%
Pennsylvania:

13.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 116
Here:

44.6%
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 New Garden township:

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