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Salem township, PA map Land area: 47.1 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.7 sq. mi.
Population: 6,939 (13% urban, 87% rural)
Males: 3,394  (48.9%)
Females: 3,545  (51.1%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 6,873 (5,911 owner occupied, 962 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

14%
State:

29%


Races in Salem township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 97.8%
  • Black: 1.2%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Asian: 0.1%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 0.2%
  • Two or more races: 0.7%
  • Some other race: 0.0%

Median age of males: 42.7
Median age of females: 44.4

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Average household size: 2.34

Salem township:

2.3 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.89

Estimated median household income in 2009: $44,045 ($34,467 in 1999)
This township:

$44,045
Pennsylvania:

$49,520

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $438 (lower quartile is $404, upper quartile is $501)
Here:

$438
State:

$597

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $113,932 (it was $80,100 in 2000)
Salem township:

$113,932
Pennsylvania:

$164,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $81,852 - $186,442

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $216,218
Here:

$216,218
State:

$223,477

Townhouses or other attached units: $129,333
Here:

$129,333
State:

$164,518

In 2-unit structures: $95,231
Here:

$95,231
State:

$166,566

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $156,174
Here:

$156,174
State:

$223,507

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $126,511
Here:

$126,511
State:

$225,726

Mobile homes: $123,433
Here:

$123,433
State:

$35,442
Population density: 147 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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

7.7%
Whole state:

11.0%

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

3.2%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: Slickville, Crabtree.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Salem township: Cloverleaf Golf Course (A), Oakford Pumping Station (B), Westmoreland County Food Bank (C), Delmont Compressor Station (D), Salem Township Volunteer Fire Company 2 Forbes Road Station (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Salem township include: Saint Marys Church (A), Fennelltown Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Craig Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes: Clover Leaf Lake (A), Tombers Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Little Crabtree Creek (A), Crooked Run (B), Porters Run (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 30 (87% naturalized citizens)

Salem township:  0.4%
State:  4.1%

77% of Salem township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 67% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 60% lived in Pennsylvania.

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

  • This state: 6166
  • Northeast: 119
  • Midwest: 227
  • South: 290
  • West: 60

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $19,800

Salem township, Pennsylvania satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 4.5%

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

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

People in group quarters in Salem township, Pennsylvania:

  • 50 people in nursing homes
  • 12 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 4 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 1,888
  • One, attached: 238
  • Two: 113
  • 3 or 4: 31
  • 5 to 9: 3
  • 20 to 49: 19
  • Mobile homes: 825

Median worth of mobile homes: $18,700


Housing units in Salem township with a mortgage: 805 (94 second mortgage, 122 home equity loan, 8 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 713

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 38
  • 1995 to 1998: 247
  • 1990 to 1994: 180
  • 1980 to 1989: 377
  • 1970 to 1979: 828
  • 1960 to 1969: 366
  • 1950 to 1959: 327
  • 1940 to 1949: 164
  • 1939 or earlier: 590

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 9
  • 3 rooms: 47
  • 4 rooms: 409
  • 5 rooms: 758
  • 6 rooms: 485
  • 7 rooms: 272
  • 8 rooms: 319
  • 9 or more rooms: 200

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

  • 1 room: 10
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 3
  • 4 rooms: 89
  • 5 rooms: 206
  • 6 rooms: 61
  • 7 rooms: 15
  • 8 rooms: 49
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

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

  • no bedroom: 7
  • 1 bedroom: 62
  • 2 bedrooms: 751
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,304
  • 4 bedrooms: 315
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 60

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Salem township:

  • no bedroom: 10
  • 1 bedroom: 3
  • 2 bedrooms: 232
  • 3 bedrooms: 149
  • 4 bedrooms: 39
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 139
  • 1 vehicle: 953
  • 2 vehicles: 912
  • 3 vehicles: 320
  • 4 vehicles: 143
  • 5 or more vehicles: 32

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

  • no vehicle: 26
  • 1 vehicle: 165
  • 2 vehicles: 184
  • 3 vehicles: 51
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 7

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Metal and metal products (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Utilities (6%)
  • Machinery (5%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Personal and laundry services (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Top executives (4%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Salem township:

  • German (24.2%)
  • Italian (19.8%)
  • Polish (8.3%)
  • English (7.3%)
  • Irish (7.3%)
  • United States or American (5.6%)
  • Slovak (5.0%)

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

  • Hungary (30%)
  • Canada (30%)
  • Germany (27%)
  • Ireland (13%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,620 (87%)
  • Carpooled: 197 (7%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 13 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 9 (0%)
  • Walked: 119 (4%)
  • Other means: 14 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 33 (1%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (45%)
  • Utility gas (29%)
  • Electricity (14%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Coal or coke (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

People in group quarters in Salem township, Pennsylvania:

  • 50 people in nursing homes
  • 12 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 4 people in homes for the mentally retarded

96.5% of residents of Salem township speak English at home.
1.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (73% speak English very well, 27% speak English well).
2.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (47% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 29% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 6,873
  • In family households: 5,820 (1,638 male householders, 347 female householders)
    1,609 spouses, 1,943 children (1,795 natural, 20 adopted, 128 stepchildren), 100 grandchildren, 33 brothers or sisters, 22 parents, 51 other relatives, 77 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 1,053 (393 male householders (312 living alone)), 550 female householders (541 living alone)), 110 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 66 (54 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 960 2-persons, 438 3-persons, 372 4-persons, 158 5-persons, 57 6-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 853 1-person, 85 2-persons, 5 4-persons,

1,180 married couples with children.
250 single-parent households (96 men, 154 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 34
Here:

4.3%
Pennsylvania:

16.0%

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

9.8%
Pennsylvania:

13.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 34
Here:

32.1%
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 Salem township:

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