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South Heidelberg township, PA map Land area: 13.8 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 5,491 (60% urban, 40% rural)
Males: 2,819  (51.3%)
Females: 2,672  (48.7%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 5,147 (4,703 owner occupied, 444 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

9%
State:

29%


Races in South Heidelberg township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 96.0%
  • Black: 1.3%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.0%
  • Asian: 0.5%
  • Two or more races: 0.5%
  • Some other race: 0.0%

Median age of males: 39.9
Median age of females: 40.3

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Average household size: 2.64

South Heidelberg township:

2.6 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.00

Estimated median household income in 2009: $68,679 ($57,417 in 1999)
This township:

$68,679
Pennsylvania:

$49,520

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $692 (lower quartile is $583, upper quartile is $928)
Here:

$692
State:

$597

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $210,918 (it was $124,900 in 2000)
South Heidelberg township:

$210,918
Pennsylvania:

$164,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $150,687 - $289,332

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $242,656
Here:

$242,656
State:

$223,477

Townhouses or other attached units: $214,883
Here:

$214,883
State:

$164,518

Mobile homes: $34,364
Here:

$34,364
State:

$35,442
Population density: 399 people per square mile 
 
 (high).

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

6.1%
Whole state:

11.0%

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

3.8%
Whole state:

5.1%

Click to draw/clear South Heidelberg township borders

Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in South Heidelberg township: Galen Hall Golf Course (A), Galen Hall (B), Lebanon Valley Sportsman Club (C), Cushion Peak Rod and Gun Club (D), Sinking Spring Marketplace (E), Sinking Spring Plaza (F), South Heidelberg Industrial Park (G), YMCA Camp (H), Wernersville State Hospital Fire Company (I), Founders Hall (J), Alley Learning Center (K), Atkins Hall (L), Byler Building (M), Bynden Wood Lodge (N), Bynden Wood Stage (O), Camp Conrad Weiser Dining Hall (P), Camp Conrad Weiser Main Office (Q), Caron Fitness Center (R), Caron Maintenance/Transportation Building (S), Chaplain's Residence (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in South Heidelberg township include: Grand View Chapel (A), Hillside Christian Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: South Mountain YMCA Pool (A), Boulder Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in South Heidelberg township include: South Mountain Park (1), State Game Lands Number 274 (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 110 (62% naturalized citizens)

South Heidelberg township:  2.0%
State:  4.1%

61% of South Heidelberg township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 62% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 44% lived in Pennsylvania.

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

  • This state: 4173
  • Northeast: 552
  • Midwest: 192
  • South: 337
  • West: 97

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $111,300

South Heidelberg township, Pennsylvania satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 4.7%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in South Heidelberg township, Pennsylvania:

  • 153 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 91 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 68 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 20 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 20 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 10 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 2 people in other nonhousehold living situations

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 1,567
  • One, attached: 188
  • Two: 26
  • 3 or 4: 11
  • 5 to 9: 50
  • 10 to 19: 25
  • Mobile homes: 160

Median worth of mobile homes: $19,300


Housing units in South Heidelberg township with a mortgage: 1,124 (119 second mortgage, 245 home equity loan, 7 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 361

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 123
  • 1995 to 1998: 279
  • 1990 to 1994: 264
  • 1980 to 1989: 475
  • 1970 to 1979: 326
  • 1960 to 1969: 147
  • 1950 to 1959: 41
  • 1940 to 1949: 28
  • 1939 or earlier: 344

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in South Heidelberg township, Pennsylvania:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 13
  • 4 rooms: 142
  • 5 rooms: 227
  • 6 rooms: 349
  • 7 rooms: 344
  • 8 rooms: 365
  • 9 or more rooms: 288

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in South Heidelberg township, Pennsylvania:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 9
  • 3 rooms: 41
  • 4 rooms: 48
  • 5 rooms: 61
  • 6 rooms: 42
  • 7 rooms: 18
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in South Heidelberg township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 16
  • 2 bedrooms: 321
  • 3 bedrooms: 877
  • 4 bedrooms: 475
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 39

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in South Heidelberg township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 79
  • 2 bedrooms: 79
  • 3 bedrooms: 51
  • 4 bedrooms: 10
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 53
  • 1 vehicle: 365
  • 2 vehicles: 845
  • 3 vehicles: 369
  • 4 vehicles: 77
  • 5 or more vehicles: 19

Cars and other vehicles available in South Heidelberg township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 10
  • 1 vehicle: 82
  • 2 vehicles: 118
  • 3 vehicles: 9
  • 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 (%):



  • Construction (8%)
  • Metal and metal products (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Computer and electronic products (5%)
  • Utilities (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Educational services (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Finance and insurance (16%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Health care (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (4%)
  • Utilities (3%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other financial specialists (5%)
  • Customer service representatives (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in South Heidelberg township:

  • German (41.9%)
  • Irish (10.1%)
  • Italian (7.0%)
  • United States or American (5.0%)
  • English (5.0%)
  • Polish (4.6%)
  • Pennsylvania German (3.6%)

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

  • Germany (46%)
  • Canada (26%)
  • Italy (15%)
  • Australia (6%)
  • Haiti (5%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,317 (86%)
  • Carpooled: 226 (8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 26 (1%)
  • Walked: 13 (0%)
  • Other means: 8 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 97 (4%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (45%)
  • Electricity (24%)
  • Utility gas (21%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Coal or coke (2%)

People in group quarters in South Heidelberg township, Pennsylvania:

  • 153 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 91 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 68 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 20 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 20 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 10 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 2 people in other nonhousehold living situations

95.5% of residents of South Heidelberg township speak English at home.
2.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (79% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 7% don't speak English at all).
2.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (76% speak English very well, 5% speak English well, 19% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 5,146
  • In family households: 4,601 (1,391 male householders, 115 female householders)
    1,451 spouses, 1,484 children (1,409 natural, 52 adopted, 23 stepchildren), 29 grandchildren, 9 brothers or sisters, 31 parents, 42 other relatives, 49 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 545 (202 male householders (143 living alone)), 233 female householders (198 living alone)), 110 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 345 (87 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 659 2-persons, 334 3-persons, 337 4-persons, 134 5-persons, 30 6-persons, 12 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 341 1-person, 78 2-persons, 8 3-persons, 8 4-persons,

1,139 married couples with children.
106 single-parent households (26 men, 80 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 72
Here:

10.1%
Pennsylvania:

16.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 18
Here:

5.7%
Pennsylvania:

13.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 37
Here:

34.6%
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 South Heidelberg township:

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