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Rapho township, PA map Land area: 47.5 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 8,578 (18% urban, 82% rural)
Males: 4,352  (50.7%)
Females: 4,226  (49.3%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 8,487 (7,316 owner occupied, 1,171 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

14%
State:

29%


Races in Rapho township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 97.4%
  • Black: 0.3%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Asian: 0.8%
  • Two or more races: 0.5%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

Median age of males: 37.9
Median age of females: 38.8

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Average household size: 2.76

Rapho township:

2.8 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.17

Estimated median household income in 2009: $54,168 ($44,277 in 1999)
This township:

$54,168
Pennsylvania:

$49,520

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $583 (lower quartile is $523, upper quartile is $730)
Here:

$583
State:

$597

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $154,495 (it was $94,600 in 2000)
Rapho township:

$154,495
Pennsylvania:

$164,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $92,770 - $211,457

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $170,609
Here:

$170,609
State:

$223,477

Townhouses or other attached units: $190,520
Here:

$190,520
State:

$164,518

In 2-unit structures: $289,284
Here:

$289,284
State:

$166,566

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $188,581
Here:

$188,581
State:

$223,507

Mobile homes: $122,746
Here:

$122,746
State:

$35,442
Population density: 180 people per square mile 
 
 (high).

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

7.3%
Whole state:

11.0%

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

2.8%
Whole state:

5.1%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Rapho township: Rocky Acre Farms (A), Green Acres Farm (B), Aljane Farm (C), Fittery Farms (D), Hershvale Farms (E), King Dairy Farm (F), Maplebrink Farms (G), Sparkle Stream Farm (H), Wil Lyn Farms (I), Skyview Dairy (J), Spring Valley Dairy (K), Lehman Farms (L), Oberley Farms (M), Fahnestock Farms (N), Longnecker Farm (O), Windward Farms (P), Kready Farm (Q), Blueberry Hill Farm (R), Seibel Farms (S), Valley View Farms (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Rapho township include: Union Church (A), Pleasant View Church (B), Hernley Church (C), Gantzs Church (D), Ruhls Church (E), Mount Hope Church (F), Chickies Church (G), Erismans Church (H), East Fairview Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Shumaker Cemetery (1), Earhart Cemetery (2), Pleasant View Cemetery (3), Kauffman Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Dellinger Run (A), Shearers Creek (B), Back Run (C), Brubaker Run (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 102 (56% naturalized citizens)

Rapho township:  1.2%
State:  4.1%

59% of Rapho township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 75% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 58% lived in Pennsylvania.

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

  • This state: 7007
  • Northeast: 164
  • Midwest: 814
  • South: 597
  • West: 224

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $107,100


Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.1%

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

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

People in group quarters in Rapho township, Pennsylvania:

  • 51 people in nursing homes
  • 23 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 8 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 5 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 4 people in other group homes

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 2,994
  • One, attached: 35
  • Two: 34
  • 3 or 4: 111
  • 5 to 9: 118
  • 10 to 19: 198
  • 20 to 49: 178
  • 50 or more: 20
  • Mobile homes: 51
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 7

Median worth of mobile homes: $71,700


Housing units in Rapho township with a mortgage: 1,594 (105 second mortgage, 214 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 758

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 47
  • 1995 to 1998: 130
  • 1990 to 1994: 170
  • 1980 to 1989: 445
  • 1970 to 1979: 493
  • 1960 to 1969: 803
  • 1950 to 1959: 764
  • 1940 to 1949: 379
  • 1939 or earlier: 515

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 11
  • 3 rooms: 46
  • 4 rooms: 299
  • 5 rooms: 636
  • 6 rooms: 635
  • 7 rooms: 538
  • 8 rooms: 310
  • 9 or more rooms: 282

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

  • 1 room: 33
  • 2 rooms: 45
  • 3 rooms: 197
  • 4 rooms: 220
  • 5 rooms: 139
  • 6 rooms: 56
  • 7 rooms: 43
  • 8 rooms: 12
  • 9 or more rooms: 17

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 73
  • 2 bedrooms: 609
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,541
  • 4 bedrooms: 420
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 114

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Rapho township:

  • no bedroom: 45
  • 1 bedroom: 316
  • 2 bedrooms: 250
  • 3 bedrooms: 118
  • 4 bedrooms: 33
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 69
  • 1 vehicle: 678
  • 2 vehicles: 1,309
  • 3 vehicles: 517
  • 4 vehicles: 125
  • 5 or more vehicles: 59

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

  • no vehicle: 113
  • 1 vehicle: 427
  • 2 vehicles: 165
  • 3 vehicles: 38
  • 4 vehicles: 19
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (18%)
  • Repair and maintenance (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (5%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)
  • Food (4%)
  • Printing and related support activities (3%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Food (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Carpenters (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Rapho township:

  • German (21.6%)
  • United States or American (14.7%)
  • English (14.7%)
  • Irish (10.3%)
  • Dutch (4.7%)
  • Italian (3.2%)
  • Polish (3.2%)

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

  • Mexico (20%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (18%)
  • Germany (17%)
  • Poland (14%)
  • Japan (7%)
  • Spain (6%)
  • Korea (6%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,506 (84%)
  • Carpooled: 455 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 46 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 9 (0%)
  • Walked: 44 (1%)
  • Other means: 13 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 116 (3%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (74%)
  • Electricity (13%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)
  • Wood (2%)

People in group quarters in Rapho township, Pennsylvania:

  • 51 people in nursing homes
  • 23 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 8 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 5 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 4 people in other group homes

96.6% of residents of Rapho township speak English at home.
1.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (50% speak English very well, 37% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
1.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (57% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 25% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (46% speak English very well, 33% speak English well, 21% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 8,932
  • In family households: 7,697 (1,990 male householders, 484 female householders)
    1,997 spouses, 2,722 children (2,421 natural, 52 adopted, 249 stepchildren), 153 grandchildren, 37 brothers or sisters, 34 parents, 63 other relatives, 217 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 1,235 (499 male householders (374 living alone)), 523 female householders (467 living alone)), 213 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 11 (0 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 1,028 2-persons, 569 3-persons, 574 4-persons, 198 5-persons, 50 6-persons, 55 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 841 1-person, 139 2-persons, 38 3-persons, 4 6-persons,

2,053 married couples with children.
174 single-parent households (63 men, 111 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 100
Here:

8.3%
Pennsylvania:

16.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 55
Here:

10.1%
Pennsylvania:

13.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 37
Here:

10.4%
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 Rapho township:

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