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Scott township, PA map Land area: 7.1 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.3 sq. mi.
Population: 4,768 (90% urban, 10% rural)
Males: 2,235  (46.9%)
Females: 2,533  (53.1%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 4,647 (3,956 owner occupied, 691 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

15%
State:

29%


Races in Scott township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 97.0%
  • Black: 0.3%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Asian: 1.4%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 0.6%
  • Two or more races: 0.5%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

Median age of males: 45.5
Median age of females: 46.7

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Average household size: 2.31

Scott township:

2.3 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.78

Estimated median household income in 2009: $61,102 ($48,931 in 1999)
This township:

$61,102
Pennsylvania:

$49,520

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $711 (lower quartile is $537, upper quartile is $842)
Here:

$711
State:

$597

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $200,317 (it was $130,900 in 2000)
Scott township:

$200,317
Pennsylvania:

$164,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $129,197 - $277,979

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $240,905
Here:

$240,905
State:

$223,477

Townhouses or other attached units: $300,298
Here:

$300,298
State:

$164,518

In 2-unit structures: $306,434
Here:

$306,434
State:

$166,566

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $1,143,979
Here:

$1,143,979
State:

$223,507

Mobile homes: $60,817
Here:

$60,817
State:

$35,442
Population density: 672 people per square mile 
 
 (high).

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

3.7%
Whole state:

11.0%

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

2.0%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: Espy, Almedia, Lightstreet.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable location: Lightstreet Community Fire Company (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 70 (64% naturalized citizens)

Scott township:  1.5%
State:  4.1%

68% of Scott 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, 73% lived in Pennsylvania.

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

  • This state: 5886
  • Northeast: 415
  • Midwest: 223
  • South: 504
  • West: 84

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $118,400

Scott township, Pennsylvania satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.7%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

115 people in nursing homes
6 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 2,129
  • One, attached: 53
  • Two: 235
  • 3 or 4: 5
  • 5 to 9: 35
  • 10 to 19: 38
  • 20 to 49: 10
  • Mobile homes: 277

Median worth of mobile homes: $24,300


Housing units in Scott township with a mortgage: 1,156 (125 second mortgage, 220 home equity loan, 16 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 526

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 144
  • 1995 to 1998: 280
  • 1990 to 1994: 164
  • 1980 to 1989: 453
  • 1970 to 1979: 530
  • 1960 to 1969: 378
  • 1950 to 1959: 311
  • 1940 to 1949: 137
  • 1939 or earlier: 385

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 103
  • 5 rooms: 498
  • 6 rooms: 576
  • 7 rooms: 416
  • 8 rooms: 315
  • 9 or more rooms: 280

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 8
  • 3 rooms: 30
  • 4 rooms: 213
  • 5 rooms: 101
  • 6 rooms: 50
  • 7 rooms: 16
  • 8 rooms: 6
  • 9 or more rooms: 12

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 43
  • 2 bedrooms: 251
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,342
  • 4 bedrooms: 438
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 114

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Scott township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 55
  • 2 bedrooms: 297
  • 3 bedrooms: 54
  • 4 bedrooms: 18
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 12

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

  • no vehicle: 28
  • 1 vehicle: 338
  • 2 vehicles: 1,088
  • 3 vehicles: 485
  • 4 vehicles: 135
  • 5 or more vehicles: 114

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

  • no vehicle: 20
  • 1 vehicle: 124
  • 2 vehicles: 205
  • 3 vehicles: 78
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 9

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (12%)
  • Metal and metal products (10%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Transportation equipment (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (18%)
  • Health care (14%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (5%)
  • Social assistance (3%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Scott township:

  • German (29.9%)
  • English (12.1%)
  • United States or American (12.0%)
  • Irish (10.7%)
  • Italian (7.6%)
  • Polish (5.2%)
  • Hungarian (3.2%)

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

  • Canada (21%)
  • Germany (16%)
  • Panama (14%)
  • Italy (13%)
  • United Kingdom (11%)
  • Netherlands (11%)
  • Other Eastern Europe (7%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,355 (88%)
  • Carpooled: 298 (8%)
  • Motorcycle: 11 (0%)
  • Walked: 22 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 108 (3%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (43%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (23%)
  • Electricity (17%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (13%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

115 people in nursing homes
6 people in homes for the mentally retarded

96.5% of residents of Scott township speak English at home.
1.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).
1.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (81% speak English very well, 5% speak English well, 14% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 7,205
  • In family households: 6,516 (1,721 male householders, 396 female householders)
    1,738 spouses, 2,354 children (2,145 natural, 32 adopted, 177 stepchildren), 62 grandchildren, 48 brothers or sisters, 20 parents, 70 other relatives, 107 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 689 (291 male householders (198 living alone)), 232 female householders (224 living alone)), 166 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 7 (0 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 901 2-persons, 479 3-persons, 446 4-persons, 208 5-persons, 74 6-persons, 9 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 422 1-person, 70 2-persons, 17 3-persons, 14 4-persons,

745 married couples with children.
175 single-parent households (38 men, 137 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 46
Here:

5.6%
Pennsylvania:

16.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 4
Here:

0.8%
Pennsylvania:

13.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 37
Here:

12.4%
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 Scott township:

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