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Shade township, PA map Land area: 67.1 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population: 2,886 (all rural)
Males: 1,464  (50.7%)
Females: 1,422  (49.3%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 2,883 (2,502 owner occupied, 381 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

13%
State:

29%


Races in Shade township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 98.9%
  • Black: 0.1%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.0%
  • Asian: 0.0%
  • Two or more races: 0.4%

Median age of males: 41.3
Median age of females: 42.9

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Average household size: 2.46

Shade township:

2.5 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.94

Estimated median household income in 2009: $36,676 ($28,802 in 1999)
This township:

$36,676
Pennsylvania:

$49,520

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $344 (lower quartile is $282, upper quartile is $379)
Here:

$344
State:

$597

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $67,991 (it was $46,700 in 2000)
Shade township:

$67,991
Pennsylvania:

$164,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $44,658 - $126,227

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $112,527
Here:

$112,527
State:

$223,477

Townhouses or other attached units: $85,697
Here:

$85,697
State:

$164,518

In 2-unit structures: $77,300
Here:

$77,300
State:

$166,566

Mobile homes: $55,803
Here:

$55,803
State:

$35,442
Population density: 43 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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

14.5%
Whole state:

11.0%

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

7.0%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: Central City.


Click to draw/clear Shade township borders

Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Shade township: Walnut Hill (A), Fraziers Pass (B), Miller Run Station (C), Loyalhanna 6 Mile Stations (D), Huksin 3 4 and 6 Mines Station (E), Reitz 3 and 4 Mines Station (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Shade township include: Mountain Calvary Church (A), Pokey Church (B), Bryant Church (C), Shade Church (D), Shaffer Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Windber Reservoir (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Panther Run (A), Miller Run (B), Dark Shade Creek (C), Shingle Run (D), Coal Run (E), Clear Shade Creek (F), Laurel Run (G), Piney Run (H), Beaverdam Run (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Shade township: State Game Lands Number 228 (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 6 (100% naturalized citizens)

Shade township:  0.2%
State:  4.1%

74% of Shade township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 71% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 61% lived in Pennsylvania.

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

  • This state: 2701
  • Northeast: 38
  • Midwest: 43
  • South: 88
  • West: 5

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $22,900

Shade township, Pennsylvania satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 4.8%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.7% of all households

3 people in religious group quarters

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 981
  • One, attached: 109
  • Two: 27
  • 3 or 4: 11
  • 5 to 9: 3
  • Mobile homes: 145

Median worth of mobile homes: $23,800


Housing units in Shade township with a mortgage: 318 (33 second mortgage, 22 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 452

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 9
  • 1995 to 1998: 28
  • 1990 to 1994: 25
  • 1980 to 1989: 76
  • 1970 to 1979: 181
  • 1960 to 1969: 40
  • 1950 to 1959: 110
  • 1940 to 1949: 171
  • 1939 or earlier: 636

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 22
  • 4 rooms: 164
  • 5 rooms: 259
  • 6 rooms: 245
  • 7 rooms: 154
  • 8 rooms: 95
  • 9 or more rooms: 77

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 9
  • 4 rooms: 38
  • 5 rooms: 43
  • 6 rooms: 34
  • 7 rooms: 17
  • 8 rooms: 5
  • 9 or more rooms: 8

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 17
  • 2 bedrooms: 328
  • 3 bedrooms: 519
  • 4 bedrooms: 144
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 8

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Shade township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 19
  • 2 bedrooms: 61
  • 3 bedrooms: 55
  • 4 bedrooms: 19
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 32
  • 1 vehicle: 371
  • 2 vehicles: 380
  • 3 vehicles: 183
  • 4 vehicles: 32
  • 5 or more vehicles: 18

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

  • no vehicle: 23
  • 1 vehicle: 66
  • 2 vehicles: 43
  • 3 vehicles: 22
  • 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 (31%)
  • Construction (18%)
  • Metal and metal products (10%)
  • Repair and maintenance (8%)
  • Machinery (4%)
  • Food (3%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (35%)
  • Finance and insurance (13%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (6%)
  • Food (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Farmers and farm managers (25%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Construction laborers (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (14%)
  • Registered nurses (7%)
  • Business operations specialists (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)
  • Child care workers (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Shade township:

  • German (26.3%)
  • Polish (14.9%)
  • United States or American (8.4%)
  • English (8.2%)
  • Italian (7.2%)
  • Slovak (6.5%)
  • Russian (4.0%)

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

  • Germany (100%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 925 (81%)
  • Carpooled: 166 (15%)
  • Walked: 12 (1%)
  • Other means: 10 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 30 (3%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (60%)
  • Coal or coke (22%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9%)
  • Electricity (7%)
  • Wood (2%)

3 people in religious group quarters

96.7% of residents of Shade township speak English at home.
1.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).
1.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (47% speak English very well, 53% speak English well).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,884
  • In family households: 2,500 (726 male householders, 112 female householders)
    699 spouses, 817 children (759 natural, 16 adopted, 42 stepchildren), 31 grandchildren, 32 brothers or sisters, 25 parents, 19 other relatives, 39 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 384 (153 male householders (119 living alone)), 189 female householders (176 living alone)), 42 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 3 (0 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 384 2-persons, 184 3-persons, 173 4-persons, 69 5-persons, 21 6-persons, 7 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 295 1-person, 47 2-persons,

479 married couples with children.
104 single-parent households (33 men, 71 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 22
Here:

7.3%
Pennsylvania:

16.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 19
Here:

12.8%
Pennsylvania:

13.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 6
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 Shade township:

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