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Peters township, PA map Land area: 19.6 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.2 sq. mi.
Population: 17,566 (97% urban, 3% rural)
Males: 8,525  (48.5%)
Females: 9,041  (51.5%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 17,277 (16,493 owner occupied, 784 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

5%
State:

29%


Races in Peters township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 97.3%
  • Black: 0.5%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.0%
  • Asian: 1.1%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 0.7%
  • Two or more races: 0.3%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

Median age of males: 40.6
Median age of females: 40.9

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Average household size: 2.87

Peters township:

2.9 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.17

Estimated median household income in 2009: $98,989 ($77,442 in 1999)
This township:

$98,989
Pennsylvania:

$49,520

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $926 (lower quartile is $679, upper quartile is $1,258)
Here:

$926
State:

$597

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $289,096 (it was $190,500 in 2000)
Peters township:

$289,096
Pennsylvania:

$164,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $178,978 - $414,682

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $388,529
Here:

$388,529
State:

$223,477

Townhouses or other attached units: $188,537
Here:

$188,537
State:

$164,518

In 2-unit structures: $179,497
Here:

$179,497
State:

$166,566

Mobile homes: $26,840
Here:

$26,840
State:

$35,442
Population density: 897 people per square mile 
 
 (very high).

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

1.7%
Whole state:

11.0%

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

0.6%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: McMurray, Thompsonville.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Peters township: Valleybrook Golf Course (A), Collinswood Acres Golf Course (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Donaldsons Crossroads Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Peters township include: Waterdam Church (A), Trinity United Methodist Church (B), Peters Creek United Presbyterian Church (C), Saint Davids Church (D), Wrights United Methodist Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Finleyville Cemetery (1), Queen of Heaven Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Greer Pond (A), Lake Jo-Ann (B), Boone Reservoir (C), Lehner Lakes (D), Canonsburg Number Two Reservoir (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: McPherson Creek (A), Brush Run (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 439 (57% naturalized citizens)

Peters township:  2.5%
State:  4.1%

64% of Peters township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 35% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 59% lived in Pennsylvania.

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

  • This state: 12843
  • Northeast: 1070
  • Midwest: 1515
  • South: 1291
  • West: 346

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $178,900

Peters township, Pennsylvania satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 1.8%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Peters township, Pennsylvania:

  • 243 people in nursing homes
  • 23 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 14 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 6 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 3 people in religious group quarters

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 5,519
  • One, attached: 538
  • Two: 51
  • 3 or 4: 29
  • 5 to 9: 56
  • 10 to 19: 13
  • 20 to 49: 7
  • Mobile homes: 8

Median worth of mobile homes: $17,500


Housing units in Peters township with a mortgage: 3,963 (474 second mortgage, 751 home equity loan, 28 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,499

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 227
  • 1995 to 1998: 509
  • 1990 to 1994: 623
  • 1980 to 1989: 949
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,072
  • 1960 to 1969: 976
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,175
  • 1940 to 1949: 313
  • 1939 or earlier: 377

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 15
  • 4 rooms: 103
  • 5 rooms: 339
  • 6 rooms: 800
  • 7 rooms: 1,021
  • 8 rooms: 1,400
  • 9 or more rooms: 2,009

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 6
  • 3 rooms: 14
  • 4 rooms: 55
  • 5 rooms: 114
  • 6 rooms: 102
  • 7 rooms: 26
  • 8 rooms: 22
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 27
  • 2 bedrooms: 426
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,011
  • 4 bedrooms: 2,729
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 494

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Peters township:

  • no bedroom: 6
  • 1 bedroom: 29
  • 2 bedrooms: 124
  • 3 bedrooms: 172
  • 4 bedrooms: 8
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 107
  • 1 vehicle: 1,009
  • 2 vehicles: 3,178
  • 3 vehicles: 1,044
  • 4 vehicles: 259
  • 5 or more vehicles: 90

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

  • no vehicle: 20
  • 1 vehicle: 109
  • 2 vehicles: 184
  • 3 vehicles: 26
  • 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 (%):



  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (12%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Health care (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Metal and metal products (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (17%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
  • Food and beverage stores (3%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Top executives (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (7%)
  • Engineers (6%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (4%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Peters township:

  • German (21.5%)
  • Italian (19.1%)
  • Irish (12.9%)
  • English (10.3%)
  • United States or American (6.0%)
  • Polish (6.0%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2.4%)

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

  • Germany (16%)
  • United Kingdom (12%)
  • Philippines (8%)
  • France (5%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (5%)
  • Other Eastern Europe (5%)
  • Ecuador (5%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 6,525 (83%)
  • Carpooled: 442 (6%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 115 (1%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 113 (1%)
  • Subway or elevated: 41 (1%)
  • Walked: 85 (1%)
  • Other means: 45 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 537 (7%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (85%)
  • Electricity (12%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3%)

People in group quarters in Peters township, Pennsylvania:

  • 243 people in nursing homes
  • 23 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 14 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 6 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 3 people in religious group quarters

95.7% of residents of Peters township speak English at home.
0.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (74% speak English very well, 7% speak English well, 19% speak English not well).
2.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (66% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).
0.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (68% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 12% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (38% speak English very well, 62% speak English well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 17,277
  • In family households: 16,203 (4,480 male householders, 591 female householders)
    4,712 spouses, 6,015 children (5,765 natural, 126 adopted, 124 stepchildren), 107 grandchildren, 30 brothers or sisters, 67 parents, 82 other relatives, 119 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 1,074 (378 male householders (306 living alone)), 567 female householders (531 living alone)), 129 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 289 (242 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 2,024 2-persons, 1,042 3-persons, 1,246 4-persons, 571 5-persons, 153 6-persons, 35 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 837 1-person, 100 2-persons, 8 4-persons,

4,701 married couples with children.
345 single-parent households (82 men, 263 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 256
Here:

10.2%
Pennsylvania:

16.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 37
Here:

3.0%
Pennsylvania:

13.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 138
Here:

28.5%
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 Peters township:

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