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Silver Lake township, PA map Land area: 32.7 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.6 sq. mi.
Population: 1,729 (all rural)
Males: 881  (51.0%)
Females: 848  (49.0%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 1,729 (1,545 owner occupied, 184 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

11%
State:

29%


Races in Silver Lake township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 97.6%
  • Black: 0.2%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.5%
  • Asian: 0.1%
  • Two or more races: 0.8%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

Median age of males: 39.1
Median age of females: 38.5

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Average household size: 2.76

Silver Lake township:

2.8 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.09

Estimated median household income in 2009: $59,344 ($48,063 in 1999)
This township:

$59,344
Pennsylvania:

$49,520

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $497 (lower quartile is $421, upper quartile is $635)
Here:

$497
State:

$597

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $153,984 (it was $102,400 in 2000)
Silver Lake township:

$153,984
Pennsylvania:

$164,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $98,913 - $223,596

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $222,920
Here:

$222,920
State:

$223,477

Townhouses or other attached units: $129,615
Here:

$129,615
State:

$164,518

Mobile homes: $74,776
Here:

$74,776
State:

$35,442
Population density: 53 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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

6.3%
Whole state:

11.0%

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

2.7%
Whole state:

5.1%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable location: Silver Lake Volunteer Fire Company (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Silver Lake township: Saint Augustine Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Brackney Cemetery (1), Quaker Lake Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Meeker Lake (A), Lake Timberline (B), Lake Marge (C), Quaker Lake (D), Dora Pond (E), Pops Hobby Lake (F), Silver Lake (G), Lake Sophia (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Laurel Lake Creek (A), McCormick Run (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 17 (94% naturalized citizens)

Silver Lake township:  1.0%
State:  4.1%

75% of Silver Lake township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 56% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 15% lived in Pennsylvania.

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

  • This state: 433
  • Northeast: 1162
  • Midwest: 23
  • South: 62
  • West: 26

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $53,300

Silver Lake township, Pennsylvania satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 5.4%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 939
  • One, attached: 11
  • Two: 7
  • Mobile homes: 78
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 2

Median worth of mobile homes: $32,000


Housing units in Silver Lake township with a mortgage: 196 (15 second mortgage, 28 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 95

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 53
  • 1995 to 1998: 52
  • 1990 to 1994: 104
  • 1980 to 1989: 238
  • 1970 to 1979: 140
  • 1960 to 1969: 90
  • 1950 to 1959: 146
  • 1940 to 1949: 72
  • 1939 or earlier: 142

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Silver Lake township, Pennsylvania:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 2
  • 3 rooms: 23
  • 4 rooms: 40
  • 5 rooms: 97
  • 6 rooms: 118
  • 7 rooms: 113
  • 8 rooms: 84
  • 9 or more rooms: 78

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Silver Lake township, Pennsylvania:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 2
  • 3 rooms: 5
  • 4 rooms: 27
  • 5 rooms: 10
  • 6 rooms: 8
  • 7 rooms: 9
  • 8 rooms: 3
  • 9 or more rooms: 7

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Silver Lake township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 34
  • 2 bedrooms: 104
  • 3 bedrooms: 271
  • 4 bedrooms: 119
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 27

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Silver Lake township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 6
  • 2 bedrooms: 40
  • 3 bedrooms: 13
  • 4 bedrooms: 8
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 4

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

  • no vehicle: 5
  • 1 vehicle: 95
  • 2 vehicles: 307
  • 3 vehicles: 117
  • 4 vehicles: 29
  • 5 or more vehicles: 2

Cars and other vehicles available in Silver Lake township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 2
  • 1 vehicle: 30
  • 2 vehicles: 32
  • 3 vehicles: 4
  • 4 vehicles: 3
  • 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 (%):



  • Construction (14%)
  • Computer and electronic products (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Repair and maintenance (3%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (23%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Computer and electronic products (4%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (3%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Engineers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Silver Lake township:

  • Irish (22.6%)
  • German (13.4%)
  • English (11.7%)
  • United States or American (8.8%)
  • Italian (7.4%)
  • Polish (7.4%)
  • European (2.9%)

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

  • Germany (29%)
  • Canada (29%)
  • Czechoslovakia (includes Czech Republic and Slovakia) (18%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (12%)
  • Philippines (12%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 696 (83%)
  • Carpooled: 52 (6%)
  • Walked: 16 (2%)
  • Other means: 7 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 72 (9%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (40%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (24%)
  • Wood (19%)
  • Electricity (12%)
  • Coal or coke (3%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

97.8% of residents of Silver Lake township speak English at home.
1.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (80% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (33% speak English very well, 67% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,729
  • In family households: 1,578 (422 male householders, 83 female householders)
    455 spouses, 570 children (534 natural, 8 adopted, 28 stepchildren), 9 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 5 parents, 11 other relatives, 23 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 151 (80 male householders (65 living alone)), 42 female householders (35 living alone)), 29 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 227 2-persons, 100 3-persons, 111 4-persons, 43 5-persons, 13 6-persons, 11 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 100 1-person, 18 2-persons, 4 3-persons,

408 married couples with children.
67 single-parent households (26 men, 41 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


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

18.1%
Pennsylvania:

16.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 14
Here:

11.2%
Pennsylvania:

13.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 8
Here:

16.0%
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 Silver Lake township:

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