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Ontelaunee township, PA map Land area: 8.6 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.6 sq. mi.
Population: 1,217 (62% urban, 38% rural)
Males: 621  (51.0%)
Females: 596  (49.0%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 1,217 (1,024 owner occupied, 193 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

16%
State:

29%


Races in Ontelaunee township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 95.8%
  • Black: 0.1%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.2%
  • Asian: 0.5%
  • Two or more races: 0.2%

Median age of males: 42.8
Median age of females: 43.3

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Average household size: 2.36

Ontelaunee township:

2.4 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.81

Estimated median household income in 2009: $61,073 ($51,058 in 1999)
This township:

$61,073
Pennsylvania:

$49,520

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $613 (lower quartile is $456, upper quartile is $779)
Here:

$613
State:

$597

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $183,055 (it was $108,400 in 2000)
Ontelaunee township:

$183,055
Pennsylvania:

$164,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $123,908 - $231,710

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $185,818
Here:

$185,818
State:

$223,477

Townhouses or other attached units: $157,597
Here:

$157,597
State:

$164,518

Mobile homes: $69,738
Here:

$69,738
State:

$35,442
Population density: 142 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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

3.1%
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 Ontelaunee township: Blue Falls Grove (A), Leesport Farmers Market (B), Maidencreek Filter Plant (C), Schellhammer Speedway (D), Maidencreek Pumping Station (E), Ontelaunee Township Building (F), Ontelaunee Township Municipal Building (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Ontelaunee township: Saint Johns Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Creeks: Maiden Creek (A), Willow Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 31 (55% naturalized citizens)

Ontelaunee township:  2.5%
State:  4.1%

76% of Ontelaunee township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 82% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 48% lived in Pennsylvania.

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

  • This state: 1109
  • Northeast: 24
  • Midwest: 23
  • South: 18
  • West: 13

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $131,300

Ontelaunee township, Pennsylvania satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 7.6%

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

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 456
  • One, attached: 18
  • Two: 8
  • 3 or 4: 4
  • 5 to 9: 24
  • 10 to 19: 3
  • Mobile homes: 44

Median worth of mobile homes: $52,100


Housing units in Ontelaunee township with a mortgage: 199 (21 second mortgage, 39 home equity loan, 3 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 161

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 3
  • 1995 to 1998: 9
  • 1990 to 1994: 32
  • 1980 to 1989: 41
  • 1970 to 1979: 61
  • 1960 to 1969: 123
  • 1950 to 1959: 93
  • 1940 to 1949: 59
  • 1939 or earlier: 136

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 3
  • 3 rooms: 16
  • 4 rooms: 37
  • 5 rooms: 105
  • 6 rooms: 98
  • 7 rooms: 61
  • 8 rooms: 53
  • 9 or more rooms: 50

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

  • 1 room: 6
  • 2 rooms: 3
  • 3 rooms: 18
  • 4 rooms: 26
  • 5 rooms: 13
  • 6 rooms: 23
  • 7 rooms: 3
  • 8 rooms: 3
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 17
  • 2 bedrooms: 96
  • 3 bedrooms: 204
  • 4 bedrooms: 91
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 15

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Ontelaunee township:

  • no bedroom: 6
  • 1 bedroom: 25
  • 2 bedrooms: 36
  • 3 bedrooms: 25
  • 4 bedrooms: 3
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 2
  • 1 vehicle: 89
  • 2 vehicles: 212
  • 3 vehicles: 96
  • 4 vehicles: 15
  • 5 or more vehicles: 9

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

  • no vehicle: 23
  • 1 vehicle: 35
  • 2 vehicles: 37
  • 3 vehicles: 0
  • 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 (%):



  • Metal and metal products (10%)
  • Computer and electronic products (7%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Food (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (5%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (16%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (5%)
  • Other direct selling establishments (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Customer service representatives (7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Ontelaunee township:

  • German (51.1%)
  • United States or American (7.7%)
  • Pennsylvania German (5.1%)
  • Polish (5.0%)
  • Italian (4.9%)
  • Irish (4.6%)
  • English (3.6%)

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

  • Mexico (32%)
  • Germany (29%)
  • Philippines (16%)
  • Vietnam (16%)
  • Canada (6%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 567 (88%)
  • Carpooled: 41 (6%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 2 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 2 (0%)
  • Walked: 7 (1%)
  • Other means: 4 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 21 (3%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (74%)
  • Electricity (17%)
  • Utility gas (4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Coal or coke (1%)

94.1% of residents of Ontelaunee township speak English at home.
1.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (35% speak English very well, 35% speak English well, 30% speak English not well).
2.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (85% speak English very well, 15% speak English not well).
1.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (69% speak English very well, 31% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,221
  • In family households: 1,036 (307 male householders, 50 female householders)
    304 spouses, 319 children (301 natural, 5 adopted, 13 stepchildren), 16 grandchildren, 8 brothers or sisters, 4 parents, 2 other relatives, 26 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 185 (71 male householders (58 living alone)), 81 female householders (66 living alone)), 33 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 195 2-persons, 70 3-persons, 55 4-persons, 32 5-persons, 5 6-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 124 1-person, 25 2-persons, 3 3-persons,

156 married couples with children.
35 single-parent households (20 men, 15 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


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

6.4%
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: 9
Here:

30.0%
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 Ontelaunee township:

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