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Perkiomen township, PA map Land area: 4.8 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population: 7,093 (98% urban, 2% rural)
Males: 3,517  (49.6%)
Females: 3,576  (50.4%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 7,087 (6,321 owner occupied, 766 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

11%
State:

29%


Races in Perkiomen township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 92.1%
  • Black: 3.1%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Asian: 1.9%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 1.5%
  • Two or more races: 1.0%
  • Some other race: 0.2%

Median age of males: 32.6
Median age of females: 32.8

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Average household size: 2.87

Perkiomen township:

2.9 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.25

Estimated median household income in 2009: $92,144 ($74,878 in 1999)
This township:

$92,144
Pennsylvania:

$49,520

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $842 (lower quartile is $682, upper quartile is $1,033)
Here:

$842
State:

$597

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $288,387 (it was $154,500 in 2000)
Perkiomen township:

$288,387
Pennsylvania:

$164,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $206,781 - $346,321

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $325,628
Here:

$325,628
State:

$223,477

Townhouses or other attached units: $196,282
Here:

$196,282
State:

$164,518

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $883,636
Here:

$883,636
State:

$223,507

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $245,537
Here:

$245,537
State:

$225,726

Mobile homes: $195,045
Here:

$195,045
State:

$35,442
Population density: 1468 people per square mile 
 
 (very high).

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

3.6%
Whole state:

11.0%

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

1.9%
Whole state:

5.1%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Perkiomen township: Rolling Turf Golf Course (A), Rolling Turf Golf Club (B), Governor Pennypacker Monument (C), Perkiomen Township Fire Company (D), Perkiomen Township Hall (E), Perkiomen Valley Chamber of Commerce (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Perkiomen township include: Graterford Church (A), Iron Bridge Chapel (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Perkiomen Valley Cemetery (1), Keelys Church Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Mine Run (A), East Branch Perkiomen Creek (B), Lodal Creek (C), Schoolhouse Run (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Perkiomen township: Pennypacker Mills County Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 305 (60% naturalized citizens)

Perkiomen township:  4.3%
State:  4.1%

51% of Perkiomen township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 59% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 74% lived in Pennsylvania.

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

  • This state: 5571
  • Northeast: 622
  • Midwest: 178
  • South: 295
  • West: 25

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $150,000


Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 4.6%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

6 people in homes for the mentally ill

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 1,665
  • One, attached: 739
  • Two: 32
  • 3 or 4: 68
  • 5 to 9: 20
  • 10 to 19: 9
  • 20 to 49: 8
  • Mobile homes: 15

Median worth of mobile homes: $101,600


Housing units in Perkiomen township with a mortgage: 1,868 (144 second mortgage, 294 home equity loan, 7 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 249

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 183
  • 1995 to 1998: 508
  • 1990 to 1994: 538
  • 1980 to 1989: 256
  • 1970 to 1979: 400
  • 1960 to 1969: 113
  • 1950 to 1959: 273
  • 1940 to 1949: 26
  • 1939 or earlier: 259

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 31
  • 4 rooms: 14
  • 5 rooms: 226
  • 6 rooms: 595
  • 7 rooms: 567
  • 8 rooms: 447
  • 9 or more rooms: 315

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 9
  • 4 rooms: 53
  • 5 rooms: 56
  • 6 rooms: 118
  • 7 rooms: 37
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 24
  • 2 bedrooms: 205
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,273
  • 4 bedrooms: 671
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 22

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Perkiomen township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 39
  • 2 bedrooms: 45
  • 3 bedrooms: 189
  • 4 bedrooms: 0
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 41
  • 1 vehicle: 346
  • 2 vehicles: 1,522
  • 3 vehicles: 191
  • 4 vehicles: 89
  • 5 or more vehicles: 6

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 116
  • 2 vehicles: 120
  • 3 vehicles: 19
  • 4 vehicles: 18
  • 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 (%):



  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Chemicals (7%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (17%)
  • Finance and insurance (14%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Chemicals (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (3%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Computer specialists (7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Top executives (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Customer service representatives (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Perkiomen township:

  • Italian (21.3%)
  • German (21.3%)
  • Irish (18.4%)
  • Polish (6.1%)
  • English (4.9%)
  • United States or American (4.9%)
  • Welsh (2.2%)

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

  • Italy (19%)
  • United Kingdom (15%)
  • Germany (13%)
  • Canada (11%)
  • Russia (9%)
  • Vietnam (7%)
  • Thailand (6%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,288 (88%)
  • Carpooled: 288 (8%)
  • Subway or elevated: 8 (0%)
  • Railroad: 33 (1%)
  • Walked: 15 (0%)
  • Other means: 25 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 100 (3%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (49%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (28%)
  • Electricity (20%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Wood (1%)

6 people in homes for the mentally ill

92.7% of residents of Perkiomen township speak English at home.
2.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (72% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).
3.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (57% speak English very well, 30% speak English well, 13% speak English not well).
1.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (57% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 21% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 7,087
  • In family households: 6,476 (1,639 male householders, 335 female householders)
    1,814 spouses, 2,460 children (2,251 natural, 14 adopted, 195 stepchildren), 36 grandchildren, 32 brothers or sisters, 33 parents, 70 other relatives, 57 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 611 (239 male householders (178 living alone)), 259 female householders (221 living alone)), 113 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 6 (0 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 637 2-persons, 484 3-persons, 546 4-persons, 223 5-persons, 77 6-persons, 7 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 399 1-person, 90 2-persons, 9 3-persons,

1,884 married couples with children.
288 single-parent households (56 men, 232 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 126
Here:

14.2%
Pennsylvania:

16.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 63
Here:

17.3%
Pennsylvania:

13.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 63
Here:

33.0%
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 Perkiomen township:

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