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South Whitehall township, PA map Land area: 17.1 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population: 18,028 (94% urban, 6% rural)
Males: 8,312  (46.1%)
Females: 9,716  (53.9%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 16,980 (14,808 owner occupied, 2,172 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

13%
State:

29%


Races in South Whitehall township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 94.8%
  • Black: 1.0%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.0%
  • Asian: 2.1%
  • Two or more races: 0.6%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

Median age of males: 45.9
Median age of females: 47.8

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Average household size: 2.45

South Whitehall township:

2.5 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.92

Estimated median household income in 2009: $67,123 ($54,759 in 1999)
This township:

$67,123
Pennsylvania:

$49,520

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $976 (lower quartile is $521, upper quartile is $1,365)
Here:

$976
State:

$597

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $257,230 (it was $139,100 in 2000)
South Whitehall township:

$257,230
Pennsylvania:

$164,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $191,320 - $340,724

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $257,149
Here:

$257,149
State:

$223,477

Townhouses or other attached units: $189,700
Here:

$189,700
State:

$164,518

In 2-unit structures: $1,704,854
Here:

$1,704,854
State:

$166,566

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $235,244
Here:

$235,244
State:

$223,507

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $1,226,511
Here:

$1,226,511
State:

$225,726

Mobile homes: $62,996
Here:

$62,996
State:

$35,442
Population density: 1053 people per square mile 
 
 (very high).

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

3.9%
Whole state:

11.0%

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

1.9%
Whole state:

5.1%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in South Whitehall township: Jordan Bridge (A), Greenawalds Fire and Rescue Station 11 (B), Cetronia Fire Department Station 3 (C), Woodlawn Fire Department (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Crest Plaza Shopping Center (1), Crest Plaza Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in South Whitehall township include: Jordan Church (A), Cedar Church (B), Grace Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Grandview Cemetery (1), Keneseth Israel Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Parks in South Whitehall township include: Dorney Park (1), Jordan Creek County Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 909 (68% naturalized citizens)

South Whitehall township:  5.0%
State:  4.1%

70% of South Whitehall 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: 13693
  • Northeast: 2184
  • Midwest: 398
  • South: 470
  • West: 193

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $265,000


Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.1%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in South Whitehall township, Pennsylvania:

  • 958 people in nursing homes
  • 39 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 37 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 11 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 3 people in other nonhousehold living situations

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 5,438
  • One, attached: 722
  • Two: 41
  • 3 or 4: 70
  • 5 to 9: 204
  • 10 to 19: 60
  • 20 to 49: 52
  • 50 or more: 534
  • Mobile homes: 33

Median worth of mobile homes: $32,500


Housing units in South Whitehall township with a mortgage: 3,301 (211 second mortgage, 665 home equity loan, 6 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,093

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 26
  • 1995 to 1998: 104
  • 1990 to 1994: 307
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,412
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,274
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,078
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,770
  • 1940 to 1949: 405
  • 1939 or earlier: 778

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 5
  • 3 rooms: 88
  • 4 rooms: 201
  • 5 rooms: 658
  • 6 rooms: 1,169
  • 7 rooms: 1,293
  • 8 rooms: 1,094
  • 9 or more rooms: 1,215

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

  • 1 room: 6
  • 2 rooms: 153
  • 3 rooms: 375
  • 4 rooms: 197
  • 5 rooms: 178
  • 6 rooms: 125
  • 7 rooms: 77
  • 8 rooms: 78
  • 9 or more rooms: 31

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 125
  • 2 bedrooms: 668
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,948
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,708
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 274

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in South Whitehall township:

  • no bedroom: 11
  • 1 bedroom: 502
  • 2 bedrooms: 389
  • 3 bedrooms: 218
  • 4 bedrooms: 95
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 5

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

  • no vehicle: 183
  • 1 vehicle: 1,335
  • 2 vehicles: 2,863
  • 3 vehicles: 999
  • 4 vehicles: 242
  • 5 or more vehicles: 101

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

  • no vehicle: 316
  • 1 vehicle: 585
  • 2 vehicles: 261
  • 3 vehicles: 58
  • 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%)
  • Health care (7%)
  • Chemicals (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Computer and electronic products (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (17%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Personal and laundry services (3%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Engineers (5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Top executives (3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (3%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in South Whitehall township:

  • German (29.0%)
  • Irish (8.9%)
  • Italian (8.5%)
  • English (6.5%)
  • Pennsylvania German (6.0%)
  • United States or American (5.4%)
  • Polish (2.8%)

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

  • Korea (11%)
  • Germany (8%)
  • United Kingdom (6%)
  • India (6%)
  • Russia (5%)
  • Greece (5%)
  • Other Eastern Africa (4%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 7,123 (88%)
  • Carpooled: 510 (6%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 44 (1%)
  • Walked: 60 (1%)
  • Other means: 18 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 332 (4%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (45%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (44%)
  • Utility gas (8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Coal or coke (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

People in group quarters in South Whitehall township, Pennsylvania:

  • 958 people in nursing homes
  • 39 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 37 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 11 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 3 people in other nonhousehold living situations

90.3% of residents of South Whitehall township speak English at home.
1.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (78% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
5.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (78% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
1.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (60% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
1.0% of residents speak other language at home (88% speak English very well, 12% speak English well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 16,981
  • In family households: 14,824 (4,112 male householders, 904 female householders)
    4,320 spouses, 4,810 children (4,423 natural, 177 adopted, 210 stepchildren), 178 grandchildren, 107 brothers or sisters, 119 parents, 133 other relatives, 141 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,157 (641 male householders (515 living alone)), 1,267 female householders (1,193 living alone)), 249 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,047 (993 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 2,393 2-persons, 1,096 3-persons, 1,043 4-persons, 382 5-persons, 70 6-persons, 32 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 1,708 1-person, 168 2-persons, 32 3-persons,

3,139 married couples with children.
509 single-parent households (126 men, 383 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 258
Here:

13.3%
Pennsylvania:

16.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 98
Here:

8.8%
Pennsylvania:

13.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 131
Here:

25.1%
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 South Whitehall township:

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