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New Hanover township, PA map Land area: 21.6 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 7,369 (57% urban, 43% rural)
Males: 3,688  (50.0%)
Females: 3,681  (50.0%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 7,357 (6,915 owner occupied, 442 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

6%
State:

29%


Races in New Hanover township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 97.7%
  • Black: 0.3%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Asian: 0.8%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 0.8%
  • Two or more races: 0.4%

Median age of males: 38.2
Median age of females: 38.5

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Average household size: 2.91

New Hanover township:

2.9 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.17

Estimated median household income in 2009: $82,569 ($67,097 in 1999)
This township:

$82,569
Pennsylvania:

$49,520

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $818 (lower quartile is $658, upper quartile is $1,091)
Here:

$818
State:

$597

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $302,013 (it was $161,800 in 2000)
New Hanover township:

$302,013
Pennsylvania:

$164,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $227,178 - $355,168

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $335,533
Here:

$335,533
State:

$223,477

Townhouses or other attached units: $208,023
Here:

$208,023
State:

$164,518

In 2-unit structures: $315,891
Here:

$315,891
State:

$166,566

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $1,495,384
Here:

$1,495,384
State:

$223,507

Mobile homes: $97,313
Here:

$97,313
State:

$35,442
Population density: 341 people per square mile 
 
 (high).

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

3.3%
Whole state:

11.0%

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

0.7%
Whole state:

5.1%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in New Hanover township: Hickory Valley Golf Course (A), Gilbertsville Golf Course (B), Sassamansville Fire Company (C), New Hanover Fire Company (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Falker Swamp Cemetery (1), Saint Pauls Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lake: Walden Pond (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Minister Creek (A), Middle Creek (B), Schlegel Run (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 249 (81% naturalized citizens)

New Hanover township:  3.4%
State:  4.1%

74% of New Hanover township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 62% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 84% lived in Pennsylvania.

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

  • This state: 6240
  • Northeast: 435
  • Midwest: 124
  • South: 195
  • West: 62

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $187,500

New Hanover township, Pennsylvania satellite photo by USGS

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: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in New Hanover township, Pennsylvania:

  • 6 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 3 people in religious group quarters
  • 3 people in job corps and vocational training facilities

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 2,357
  • One, attached: 109
  • Two: 48
  • 3 or 4: 56
  • 5 to 9: 8
  • Mobile homes: 55

Median worth of mobile homes: $25,300


Housing units in New Hanover township with a mortgage: 1,560 (62 second mortgage, 319 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 509

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 102
  • 1995 to 1998: 338
  • 1990 to 1994: 230
  • 1980 to 1989: 548
  • 1970 to 1979: 209
  • 1960 to 1969: 380
  • 1950 to 1959: 436
  • 1940 to 1949: 40
  • 1939 or earlier: 350

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 18
  • 4 rooms: 86
  • 5 rooms: 339
  • 6 rooms: 433
  • 7 rooms: 535
  • 8 rooms: 531
  • 9 or more rooms: 446

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 18
  • 4 rooms: 67
  • 5 rooms: 18
  • 6 rooms: 27
  • 7 rooms: 18
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 34
  • 2 bedrooms: 247
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,188
  • 4 bedrooms: 857
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 62

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in New Hanover township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 26
  • 2 bedrooms: 65
  • 3 bedrooms: 48
  • 4 bedrooms: 9
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 72
  • 1 vehicle: 418
  • 2 vehicles: 1,352
  • 3 vehicles: 396
  • 4 vehicles: 87
  • 5 or more vehicles: 63

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 65
  • 2 vehicles: 48
  • 3 vehicles: 35
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (15%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Repair and maintenance (5%)
  • Health care (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Metal and metal products (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (16%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Chemicals (3%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (3%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Computer specialists (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in New Hanover township:

  • German (29.2%)
  • Italian (15.9%)
  • Irish (14.2%)
  • Polish (8.7%)
  • English (5.8%)
  • United States or American (4.7%)
  • Pennsylvania German (3.7%)

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

  • Korea (19%)
  • Germany (16%)
  • Cuba (12%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (12%)
  • Ireland (8%)
  • France (6%)
  • Other Eastern Europe (4%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,228 (84%)
  • Carpooled: 361 (9%)
  • Motorcycle: 13 (0%)
  • Walked: 57 (1%)
  • Other means: 7 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 176 (5%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (49%)
  • Electricity (29%)
  • Utility gas (15%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Coal or coke (1%)

People in group quarters in New Hanover township, Pennsylvania:

  • 6 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 3 people in religious group quarters
  • 3 people in job corps and vocational training facilities

95.6% of residents of New Hanover township speak English at home.
1.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (67% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 21% speak English not well).
2.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (80% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 3% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (62% speak English well, 38% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 7,355
  • In family households: 6,916 (1,872 male householders, 326 female householders)
    1,921 spouses, 2,466 children (2,301 natural, 62 adopted, 103 stepchildren), 69 grandchildren, 9 brothers or sisters, 81 parents, 69 other relatives, 103 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 439 (193 male householders (145 living alone)), 175 female householders (162 living alone)), 71 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 12 (0 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 841 2-persons, 505 3-persons, 533 4-persons, 243 5-persons, 43 6-persons, 33 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 307 1-person, 61 2-persons,

1,793 married couples with children.
148 single-parent households (60 men, 88 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 206
Here:

19.5%
Pennsylvania:

16.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 102
Here:

20.4%
Pennsylvania:

13.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 107
Here:

46.3%
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 Hanover township:

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