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Rockland township, PA map Land area: 17.1 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 3,765 (all rural)
Males: 1,910  (50.7%)
Females: 1,855  (49.3%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 3,765 (3,517 owner occupied, 248 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

7%
State:

29%


Races in Rockland township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 97.6%
  • Black: 0.2%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Asian: 0.3%
  • Two or more races: 0.6%
  • Some other race: 0.0%

Median age of males: 38.0
Median age of females: 38.2

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Average household size: 2.83

Rockland township:

2.8 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.10

Estimated median household income in 2009: $70,908 ($59,280 in 1999)
This township:

$70,908
Pennsylvania:

$49,520

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $710 (lower quartile is $526, upper quartile is $792)
Here:

$710
State:

$597

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $246,888 (it was $146,200 in 2000)
Rockland township:

$246,888
Pennsylvania:

$164,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $166,572 - $320,937

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $274,320
Here:

$274,320
State:

$223,477

Townhouses or other attached units: $730,793
Here:

$730,793
State:

$164,518

In 2-unit structures: $446,914
Here:

$446,914
State:

$166,566

Mobile homes: $90,421
Here:

$90,421
State:

$35,442
Population density: 221 people per square mile 
 
 (high).

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

2.9%
Whole state:

11.0%

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

1.8%
Whole state:

5.1%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Churches in Rockland township include: Fredericksville Chapel (A), Christ Lutheran Church (B), Bethel Romanian Independent Pentecostal Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Christ Lutheran Church Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Little Sacony Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 80 (57% naturalized citizens)

Rockland township:  2.1%
State:  4.1%

73% of Rockland township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 76% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 70% lived in Pennsylvania.

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

  • This state: 3235
  • Northeast: 190
  • Midwest: 77
  • South: 131
  • West: 36

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $162,500

Rockland township, Pennsylvania satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 5.8%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 1,235
  • One, attached: 12
  • Two: 16
  • 3 or 4: 11
  • 5 to 9: 8
  • Mobile homes: 86

Median worth of mobile homes: $68,500


Housing units in Rockland township with a mortgage: 703 (67 second mortgage, 192 home equity loan, 4 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 239

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 16
  • 1995 to 1998: 172
  • 1990 to 1994: 205
  • 1980 to 1989: 300
  • 1970 to 1979: 165
  • 1960 to 1969: 65
  • 1950 to 1959: 126
  • 1940 to 1949: 31
  • 1939 or earlier: 288

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 4
  • 3 rooms: 26
  • 4 rooms: 92
  • 5 rooms: 187
  • 6 rooms: 271
  • 7 rooms: 227
  • 8 rooms: 235
  • 9 or more rooms: 184

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 8
  • 3 rooms: 31
  • 4 rooms: 10
  • 5 rooms: 23
  • 6 rooms: 17
  • 7 rooms: 9
  • 8 rooms: 6
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 30
  • 2 bedrooms: 189
  • 3 bedrooms: 677
  • 4 bedrooms: 269
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 61

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Rockland township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 34
  • 2 bedrooms: 24
  • 3 bedrooms: 32
  • 4 bedrooms: 14
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 16
  • 1 vehicle: 211
  • 2 vehicles: 622
  • 3 vehicles: 255
  • 4 vehicles: 95
  • 5 or more vehicles: 27

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 36
  • 2 vehicles: 37
  • 3 vehicles: 26
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 5

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (12%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (11%)
  • Metal and metal products (6%)
  • Repair and maintenance (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Educational services (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (15%)
  • Health care (14%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Personal and laundry services (3%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Art and design workers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Rockland township:

  • German (46.6%)
  • United States or American (8.1%)
  • Pennsylvania German (6.3%)
  • Italian (6.1%)
  • English (4.8%)
  • Irish (4.7%)
  • Polish (3.8%)

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

  • Korea (21%)
  • Germany (20%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (15%)
  • Guatemala (15%)
  • India (11%)
  • Japan (6%)
  • Australia (6%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,732 (87%)
  • Carpooled: 142 (7%)
  • Motorcycle: 15 (1%)
  • Walked: 16 (1%)
  • Other means: 6 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 70 (4%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (58%)
  • Electricity (25%)
  • Coal or coke (6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)
  • Wood (4%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

92.3% of residents of Rockland township speak English at home.
2.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (77% speak English very well, 23% speak English well).
4.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (82% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).
0.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 3,765
  • In family households: 3,450 (942 male householders, 162 female householders)
    1,000 spouses, 1,202 children (1,154 natural, 21 adopted, 27 stepchildren), 23 grandchildren, 14 brothers or sisters, 25 parents, 26 other relatives, 56 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 315 (135 male householders (89 living alone)), 96 female householders (76 living alone)), 84 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 463 2-persons, 240 3-persons, 269 4-persons, 81 5-persons, 36 6-persons, 15 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 165 1-person, 57 2-persons, 6 3-persons, 3 4-persons,

889 married couples with children.
95 single-parent households (58 men, 37 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 45
Here:

8.7%
Pennsylvania:

16.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 36
Here:

15.7%
Pennsylvania:

13.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 20
Here:

23.5%
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 Rockland township:

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