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Paradise township, PA map Land area: 21.4 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population: 2,671 (0% urban, 100% rural)
Males: 1,300  (48.7%)
Females: 1,371  (51.3%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 2,562 (2,010 owner occupied, 552 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

22%
State:

29%


Races in Paradise township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 90.6%
  • Black: 3.6%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.4%
  • Asian: 1.0%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 3.2%
  • Two or more races: 1.0%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

Median age of males: 41.0
Median age of females: 41.4

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Average household size: 2.57

Paradise township:

2.6 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.00

Estimated median household income in 2009: $57,326 ($48,320 in 1999)
This township:

$57,326
Pennsylvania:

$49,520

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $657 (lower quartile is $571, upper quartile is $904)
Here:

$657
State:

$597

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $232,797 (it was $140,700 in 2000)
Paradise township:

$232,797
Pennsylvania:

$164,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $149,714 - $310,845

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $256,618
Here:

$256,618
State:

$223,477

Townhouses or other attached units: $167,741
Here:

$167,741
State:

$164,518

In 2-unit structures: $208,022
Here:

$208,022
State:

$166,566
Population density: 125 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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

11.3%
Whole state:

11.0%

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

6.6%
Whole state:

5.1%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Paradise township: Mount Airy Lodge Ski Area (A), Stricklands Wissasset Golf Course (B), Pocono Mountain Volunteer Fire Company Station 2 (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Paradise township include: Trinity Church (A), Kirk in the Woods Church (B), Keokee Church (C), Saint Pauls Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Lake Crawford (A), Swiftwater Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Tank Creek (A), Swiftwater Creek (B), Forest Hills Run (C), Devils Hole Creek (D), Yankee Run (E), Cranberry Creek (F), Butz Run (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 176 (67% naturalized citizens)

Paradise township:  6.6%
State:  4.1%

65% of Paradise township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 48% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 29% lived in Pennsylvania.

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

  • This state: 1285
  • Northeast: 971
  • Midwest: 78
  • South: 94
  • West: 43

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $95,000

Paradise township, Pennsylvania satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 4.3%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

People in group quarters in Paradise township, Pennsylvania:

  • 80 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 13 people in religious group quarters
  • 9 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 4 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 3 people in unknown juvenile institutions

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 1,212
  • One, attached: 13
  • Two: 44
  • 3 or 4: 5
  • 5 to 9: 21
  • 10 to 19: 7
  • Mobile homes: 4

Housing units in Paradise township with a mortgage: 453 (39 second mortgage, 76 home equity loan, 2 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 218

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 39
  • 1995 to 1998: 46
  • 1990 to 1994: 124
  • 1980 to 1989: 295
  • 1970 to 1979: 183
  • 1960 to 1969: 146
  • 1950 to 1959: 137
  • 1940 to 1949: 92
  • 1939 or earlier: 244

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

  • 1 room: 3
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 4
  • 4 rooms: 43
  • 5 rooms: 121
  • 6 rooms: 174
  • 7 rooms: 184
  • 8 rooms: 95
  • 9 or more rooms: 151

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

  • 1 room: 8
  • 2 rooms: 11
  • 3 rooms: 32
  • 4 rooms: 36
  • 5 rooms: 37
  • 6 rooms: 41
  • 7 rooms: 27
  • 8 rooms: 5
  • 9 or more rooms: 24

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

  • no bedroom: 3
  • 1 bedroom: 3
  • 2 bedrooms: 126
  • 3 bedrooms: 423
  • 4 bedrooms: 166
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 54

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Paradise township:

  • no bedroom: 8
  • 1 bedroom: 31
  • 2 bedrooms: 76
  • 3 bedrooms: 68
  • 4 bedrooms: 27
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 11

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

  • no vehicle: 11
  • 1 vehicle: 180
  • 2 vehicles: 333
  • 3 vehicles: 177
  • 4 vehicles: 52
  • 5 or more vehicles: 22

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

  • no vehicle: 19
  • 1 vehicle: 92
  • 2 vehicles: 76
  • 3 vehicles: 15
  • 4 vehicles: 15
  • 5 or more vehicles: 4

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Accommodation and food services (19%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Health care (9%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (5%)
  • Chemicals (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Food and beverage stores (3%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Paradise township:

  • German (21.7%)
  • Italian (16.8%)
  • Irish (11.9%)
  • Polish (7.3%)
  • English (7.0%)
  • United States or American (6.4%)
  • Dutch (3.7%)

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

  • Germany (20%)
  • United Kingdom (9%)
  • Italy (7%)
  • Other South America (7%)
  • Korea (6%)
  • Colombia (6%)
  • India (5%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 963 (78%)
  • Carpooled: 169 (14%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 16 (1%)
  • Walked: 15 (1%)
  • Other means: 10 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 69 (6%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (43%)
  • Electricity (37%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8%)
  • Wood (6%)
  • Coal or coke (4%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

People in group quarters in Paradise township, Pennsylvania:

  • 80 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 13 people in religious group quarters
  • 9 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 4 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 3 people in unknown juvenile institutions

91.2% of residents of Paradise township speak English at home.
2.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (88% speak English very well, 12% speak English well).
4.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (84% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
1.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (15% speak English very well, 67% speak English well, 19% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak other language at home (83% speak English very well, 17% speak English well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,562
  • In family households: 2,203 (584 male householders, 132 female householders)
    607 spouses, 761 children (728 natural, 13 adopted, 20 stepchildren), 12 grandchildren, 8 brothers or sisters, 18 parents, 30 other relatives, 51 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 359 (123 male householders (86 living alone)), 146 female householders (126 living alone)), 90 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 109 (0 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 346 2-persons, 148 3-persons, 133 4-persons, 54 5-persons, 26 6-persons, 9 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 212 1-person, 43 2-persons, 9 3-persons, 2 4-persons, 3 6-persons,

457 married couples with children.
107 single-parent households (31 men, 76 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 29
Here:

9.8%
Pennsylvania:

16.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 23
Here:

13.3%
Pennsylvania:

13.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 27
Here:

24.8%
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 Paradise township:

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