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Shirley township, PA map Land area: 58.2 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.3 sq. mi.
Population: 2,526 (21% urban, 79% rural)
Males: 1,248  (49.4%)
Females: 1,278  (50.6%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 2,483 (2,190 owner occupied, 293 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

12%
State:

29%


Races in Shirley township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 97.9%
  • Black: 0.6%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.0%
  • Asian: 0.3%
  • Two or more races: 0.5%

Median age of males: 39.2
Median age of females: 40.2

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Average household size: 2.51

Shirley township:

2.5 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.91

Estimated median household income in 2009: $38,728 ($31,366 in 1999)
This township:

$38,728
Pennsylvania:

$49,520

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $373 (lower quartile is $309, upper quartile is $423)
Here:

$373
State:

$597

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $93,250 (it was $61,300 in 2000)
Shirley township:

$93,250
Pennsylvania:

$164,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $62,380 - $143,621

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $139,178
Here:

$139,178
State:

$223,477

Mobile homes: $76,716
Here:

$76,716
State:

$35,442

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $15,474
Here:

$15,474
State:

$97,532
Population density: 43 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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

13.1%
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: Shirleysburg.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Shirley township: Bible to Youth Camp (A), Valley Point (B), Shirley Home for the Aged (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Shirley township include: Valley Point Church (A), Nebo Church (B), Otelia Church (C), Stone Church (D), Sugar Run Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Walker Cemetery (1), Barkley Cemetery (2), Fields Farm Cemetery (3), Bell's Furnace Cemetery (4), Otelia Mennonite Church Cemetery (5), Haven Rest Memorial Park Cemetery (6), Old Baptist Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Streams, rivers, and creeks: West Licking Creek (A), Hill Valley Creek (B), Sugar Run (C), Fort Run (D), Singers Gap Run (E), Aughwick Creek (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 8 (50% naturalized citizens)

Shirley township:  0.3%
State:  4.1%

72% of Shirley township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 66% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 74% lived in Pennsylvania.

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

  • This state: 2323
  • Northeast: 37
  • Midwest: 33
  • South: 101
  • West: 16

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $103,100

Shirley township, Pennsylvania satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 7.6%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

40 people in nursing homes
3 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 915
  • Two: 5
  • 5 to 9: 4
  • Mobile homes: 345
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 4

Median worth of mobile homes: $28,300


Housing units in Shirley township with a mortgage: 290 (52 second mortgage, 20 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 192

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 55
  • 1995 to 1998: 81
  • 1990 to 1994: 111
  • 1980 to 1989: 197
  • 1970 to 1979: 253
  • 1960 to 1969: 128
  • 1950 to 1959: 117
  • 1940 to 1949: 54
  • 1939 or earlier: 277

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

  • 1 room: 4
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 4
  • 4 rooms: 108
  • 5 rooms: 325
  • 6 rooms: 185
  • 7 rooms: 115
  • 8 rooms: 46
  • 9 or more rooms: 68

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 4
  • 4 rooms: 43
  • 5 rooms: 34
  • 6 rooms: 15
  • 7 rooms: 14
  • 8 rooms: 13
  • 9 or more rooms: 10

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

  • no bedroom: 4
  • 1 bedroom: 17
  • 2 bedrooms: 238
  • 3 bedrooms: 485
  • 4 bedrooms: 64
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 47

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Shirley township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 4
  • 2 bedrooms: 57
  • 3 bedrooms: 49
  • 4 bedrooms: 14
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 9

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

  • no vehicle: 43
  • 1 vehicle: 209
  • 2 vehicles: 396
  • 3 vehicles: 149
  • 4 vehicles: 46
  • 5 or more vehicles: 12

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

  • no vehicle: 14
  • 1 vehicle: 57
  • 2 vehicles: 37
  • 3 vehicles: 20
  • 4 vehicles: 5
  • 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 (%):



  • Public administration (11%)
  • Metal and metal products (9%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Machinery (8%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (6%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (16%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Paper (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Metal workers and plastic workers (14%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Assemblers and fabricators (8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Shirley township:

  • German (31.0%)
  • United States or American (26.2%)
  • Irish (10.2%)
  • English (7.3%)
  • Italian (4.0%)
  • Welsh (2.9%)
  • Dutch (2.6%)

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

  • France (50%)
  • Philippines (50%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 828 (75%)
  • Carpooled: 199 (18%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 3 (0%)
  • Walked: 29 (3%)
  • Other means: 7 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 33 (3%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (75%)
  • Wood (11%)
  • Electricity (7%)
  • Coal or coke (3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Utility gas (2%)

40 people in nursing homes
3 people in homes for the mentally retarded

98.3% of residents of Shirley township speak English at home.
0.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (59% speak English very well, 41% speak English well).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (81% speak English very well, 19% speak English well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,483
  • In family households: 2,194 (610 male householders, 115 female householders)
    603 spouses, 743 children (652 natural, 21 adopted, 70 stepchildren), 38 grandchildren, 7 brothers or sisters, 8 parents, 12 other relatives, 58 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 289 (98 male householders (82 living alone)), 162 female householders (150 living alone)), 29 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 43 (41 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 359 2-persons, 157 3-persons, 129 4-persons, 52 5-persons, 14 6-persons, 14 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 232 1-person, 28 2-persons,

428 married couples with children.
127 single-parent households (57 men, 70 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 16
Here:

4.7%
Pennsylvania:

16.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 8
Here:

5.8%
Pennsylvania:

13.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 27
Here:

56.3%
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 Shirley township:

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