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Plumcreek township, PA map Land area: 42.3 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.7 sq. mi.
Population: 2,304 (all rural)
Males: 1,164  (50.5%)
Females: 1,140  (49.5%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 2,221 (1,945 owner occupied, 276 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

12%
State:

29%


Races in Plumcreek township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 99.2%
  • Black: 0.1%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Two or more races: 0.3%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

Median age of males: 40.9
Median age of females: 42.3

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Average household size: 2.53

Plumcreek township:

2.5 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.88

Estimated median household income in 2009: $48,357 ($34,744 in 1999)
This township:

$48,357
Pennsylvania:

$49,520

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $424 (lower quartile is $349, upper quartile is $499)
Here:

$424
State:

$597

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $101,273 (it was $69,700 in 2000)
Plumcreek township:

$101,273
Pennsylvania:

$164,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $73,745 - $161,521

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $160,785
Here:

$160,785
State:

$223,477

Townhouses or other attached units: $339,920
Here:

$339,920
State:

$164,518

Mobile homes: $55,875
Here:

$55,875
State:

$35,442
Population density: 54 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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

11.9%
Whole state:

11.0%

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

4.8%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: Elderton.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

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

Reservoir: Sample Reservoir (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Dutch Run (A), Cessna Run (B), Plum Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 14 (71% naturalized citizens)

Plumcreek township:  0.6%
State:  4.1%

72% of Plumcreek township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 54% 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: 2104
  • Northeast: 42
  • Midwest: 41
  • South: 61
  • West: 38

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $85,000

Plumcreek township, Pennsylvania satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 4.2%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

83 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 674
  • One, attached: 4
  • Mobile homes: 249
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 8

Median worth of mobile homes: $16,500


Housing units in Plumcreek township with a mortgage: 195 (21 second mortgage, 38 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 229

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 4
  • 1995 to 1998: 31
  • 1990 to 1994: 52
  • 1980 to 1989: 154
  • 1970 to 1979: 266
  • 1960 to 1969: 120
  • 1950 to 1959: 77
  • 1940 to 1949: 39
  • 1939 or earlier: 192

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 8
  • 4 rooms: 116
  • 5 rooms: 216
  • 6 rooms: 179
  • 7 rooms: 117
  • 8 rooms: 56
  • 9 or more rooms: 68

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 5
  • 4 rooms: 37
  • 5 rooms: 38
  • 6 rooms: 18
  • 7 rooms: 15
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 4

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 10
  • 2 bedrooms: 238
  • 3 bedrooms: 426
  • 4 bedrooms: 75
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 11

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Plumcreek township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 4
  • 2 bedrooms: 74
  • 3 bedrooms: 23
  • 4 bedrooms: 12
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 4

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

  • no vehicle: 29
  • 1 vehicle: 200
  • 2 vehicles: 388
  • 3 vehicles: 101
  • 4 vehicles: 20
  • 5 or more vehicles: 22

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

  • no vehicle: 15
  • 1 vehicle: 27
  • 2 vehicles: 60
  • 3 vehicles: 12
  • 4 vehicles: 3
  • 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 (%):



  • Construction (14%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (11%)
  • Truck transportation (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Metal and metal products (7%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (6%)
  • Utilities (6%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Food and beverage stores (6%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other production occupations including supervisors (15%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Extraction workers (7%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Cashiers (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Plumcreek township:

  • German (41.0%)
  • United States or American (18.0%)
  • Irish (8.3%)
  • Italian (5.9%)
  • English (4.1%)
  • Slovak (4.0%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3.0%)

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

  • Italy (43%)
  • Germany (29%)
  • Korea (29%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 809 (86%)
  • Carpooled: 59 (6%)
  • Walked: 32 (3%)
  • Other means: 11 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 26 (3%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (59%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (18%)
  • Electricity (9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7%)
  • Wood (5%)
  • Coal or coke (2%)

83 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

97.6% of residents of Plumcreek township speak English at home.
0.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).
1.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (46% speak English very well, 38% speak English well, 17% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.5% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,222
  • In family households: 1,996 (587 male householders, 87 female householders)
    594 spouses, 615 children (586 natural, 6 adopted, 23 stepchildren), 30 grandchildren, 8 brothers or sisters, 22 parents, 30 other relatives, 23 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 226 (108 male householders (88 living alone)), 79 female householders (65 living alone)), 39 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 83 (0 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 311 2-persons, 165 3-persons, 140 4-persons, 41 5-persons, 7 6-persons, 10 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 153 1-person, 31 2-persons, 3 3-persons,

396 married couples with children.
78 single-parent households (21 men, 57 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 7
Here:

3.3%
Pennsylvania:

16.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 3
Here:

2.0%
Pennsylvania:

13.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 8
Here:

22.2%
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 Plumcreek township:

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