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Porter township, PA map Land area: 25.7 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 1,419 (all rural)
Males: 732  (51.6%)
Females: 687  (48.4%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 1,419 (1,258 owner occupied, 161 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

11%
State:

29%


Races in Porter township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 99.0%
  • Black: 0.1%
  • Asian: 0.1%
  • Two or more races: 0.4%

Median age of males: 39.6
Median age of females: 41.1

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Average household size: 2.54

Porter township:

2.5 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.89

Estimated median household income in 2009: $44,244 ($35,833 in 1999)
This township:

$44,244
Pennsylvania:

$49,520

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $477 (lower quartile is $380, upper quartile is $542)
Here:

$477
State:

$597

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $113,493 (it was $82,600 in 2000)
Porter township:

$113,493
Pennsylvania:

$164,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $82,464 - $158,955

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $168,255
Here:

$168,255
State:

$223,477

Mobile homes: $44,628
Here:

$44,628
State:

$35,442

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $15,474
Here:

$15,474
State:

$97,532
Population density: 55 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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

11.5%
Whole state:

11.0%

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

5.1%
Whole state:

5.1%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Porter township: Lamar Camp (A), Nittany Valley Volunteer Fire Company (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Porter township include: Mount Bethel Church (A), Saint Pauls Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Park in Porter township: State Game Lands Number 255 (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 2 (100% naturalized citizens)

Porter township:  0.1%
State:  4.1%

72% of Porter township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 68% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 90% lived in Pennsylvania.

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

  • This state: 1318
  • Northeast: 28
  • Midwest: 19
  • South: 36
  • West: 12

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $82,500

Porter township, Pennsylvania satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 4.3%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 496
  • One, attached: 3
  • Two: 6
  • 3 or 4: 8
  • 5 to 9: 4
  • Mobile homes: 96
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 2

Median worth of mobile homes: $21,000


Housing units in Porter township with a mortgage: 173 (17 second mortgage, 29 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 159

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 2
  • 1995 to 1998: 30
  • 1990 to 1994: 38
  • 1980 to 1989: 60
  • 1970 to 1979: 116
  • 1960 to 1969: 89
  • 1950 to 1959: 73
  • 1940 to 1949: 43
  • 1939 or earlier: 164

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

  • 1 room: 2
  • 2 rooms: 2
  • 3 rooms: 6
  • 4 rooms: 49
  • 5 rooms: 133
  • 6 rooms: 119
  • 7 rooms: 94
  • 8 rooms: 50
  • 9 or more rooms: 36

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 10
  • 4 rooms: 18
  • 5 rooms: 13
  • 6 rooms: 8
  • 7 rooms: 6
  • 8 rooms: 7
  • 9 or more rooms: 6

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

  • no bedroom: 2
  • 1 bedroom: 10
  • 2 bedrooms: 124
  • 3 bedrooms: 265
  • 4 bedrooms: 73
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 17

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Porter township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 4
  • 2 bedrooms: 28
  • 3 bedrooms: 25
  • 4 bedrooms: 9
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 2

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

  • no vehicle: 34
  • 1 vehicle: 107
  • 2 vehicles: 253
  • 3 vehicles: 66
  • 4 vehicles: 31
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 9
  • 1 vehicle: 24
  • 2 vehicles: 30
  • 3 vehicles: 5
  • 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 (%):



  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Metal and metal products (10%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (5%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Truck transportation (3%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (17%)
  • Health care (14%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Computer and electronic products (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Paper (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Porter township:

  • German (45.2%)
  • United States or American (19.8%)
  • Irish (6.6%)
  • Pennsylvania German (6.0%)
  • English (5.9%)
  • Italian (2.8%)
  • Dutch (2.4%)

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

  • Italy (100%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 528 (77%)
  • Carpooled: 83 (12%)
  • Walked: 17 (2%)
  • Other means: 10 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 47 (7%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (71%)
  • Electricity (12%)
  • Wood (9%)
  • Coal or coke (5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

91.5% of residents of Porter township speak English at home.
1.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (52% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 24% speak English not well, 14% don't speak English at all).
6.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (53% speak English very well, 40% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,419
  • In family households: 1,259 (348 male householders, 74 female householders)
    372 spouses, 404 children (373 natural, 5 adopted, 26 stepchildren), 11 grandchildren, 2 brothers or sisters, 4 parents, 17 other relatives, 27 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 160 (73 male householders (61 living alone)), 59 female householders (50 living alone)), 28 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 197 2-persons, 108 3-persons, 71 4-persons, 32 5-persons, 5 6-persons, 9 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 111 1-person, 18 2-persons, 3 4-persons,

256 married couples with children.
54 single-parent households (17 men, 37 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 28
Here:

17.6%
Pennsylvania:

16.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1
Here:

1.4%
Pennsylvania:

13.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 4
Here:

11.1%
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 Porter township:

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