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Sugarloaf township, PA map Land area: 25.8 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 885 (all rural)
Males: 456  (51.5%)
Females: 429  (48.5%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 885 (734 owner occupied, 151 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

17%
State:

29%


Races in Sugarloaf township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 98.1%
  • Black: 0.2%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.5%
  • Asian: 0.1%
  • Two or more races: 0.1%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

Median age of males: 42.7
Median age of females: 43.6

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Average household size: 2.39

Sugarloaf township:

2.4 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.83

Estimated median household income in 2009: $44,356 ($35,521 in 1999)
This township:

$44,356
Pennsylvania:

$49,520

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $508 (lower quartile is $440, upper quartile is $598)
Here:

$508
State:

$597

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $126,862 (it was $82,900 in 2000)
Sugarloaf township:

$126,862
Pennsylvania:

$164,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $79,032 - $181,468

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $183,296
Here:

$183,296
State:

$223,477

In 2-unit structures: $258,637
Here:

$258,637
State:

$166,566

Mobile homes: $90,063
Here:

$90,063
State:

$35,442
Population density: 34 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

5.5%
Whole state:

11.0%

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

1.5%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: Jamison City.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Church in Sugarloaf township: Brandon Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Boston Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Swamps: Grisco Swamp (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: West Branch Fishing Creek (A), Elk Run (B), Marsh Run (C), Coles Creek (D), Chimneystack Run (E), East Branch Fishing Creek (F), Rough Run (G), Peterman Run (H), Ashelman Run (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 14 (79% naturalized citizens)

Sugarloaf township:  1.6%
State:  4.1%

64% of Sugarloaf township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 48% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 78% lived in Pennsylvania.

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

  • This state: 739
  • Northeast: 58
  • Midwest: 13
  • South: 25
  • West: 13
Sugarloaf township, Pennsylvania satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 5.1%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.8% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 572
  • One, attached: 7
  • Two: 1
  • Mobile homes: 163

Median worth of mobile homes: $51,500


Housing units in Sugarloaf township with a mortgage: 79 (8 second mortgage, 19 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 84

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 7
  • 1995 to 1998: 54
  • 1990 to 1994: 63
  • 1980 to 1989: 88
  • 1970 to 1979: 118
  • 1960 to 1969: 76
  • 1950 to 1959: 78
  • 1940 to 1949: 62
  • 1939 or earlier: 197

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 6
  • 3 rooms: 19
  • 4 rooms: 50
  • 5 rooms: 50
  • 6 rooms: 91
  • 7 rooms: 45
  • 8 rooms: 27
  • 9 or more rooms: 14

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 3
  • 4 rooms: 16
  • 5 rooms: 25
  • 6 rooms: 16
  • 7 rooms: 2
  • 8 rooms: 6
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

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

  • no bedroom: 3
  • 1 bedroom: 17
  • 2 bedrooms: 96
  • 3 bedrooms: 119
  • 4 bedrooms: 57
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 10

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sugarloaf township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 3
  • 2 bedrooms: 30
  • 3 bedrooms: 31
  • 4 bedrooms: 0
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 4

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

  • no vehicle: 11
  • 1 vehicle: 94
  • 2 vehicles: 125
  • 3 vehicles: 58
  • 4 vehicles: 10
  • 5 or more vehicles: 4

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 28
  • 2 vehicles: 34
  • 3 vehicles: 6
  • 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 (14%)
  • Metal and metal products (13%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Transportation equipment (5%)
  • Food (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (3%)
  • Broadcasting, internet publishing, and telecommunications services (3%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (23%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Food and beverage stores (6%)
  • Food (4%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (4%)
  • Metal and metal products (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Engineers (3%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (3%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Sugarloaf township:

  • German (32.3%)
  • United States or American (18.3%)
  • English (9.2%)
  • Irish (9.0%)
  • Polish (6.5%)
  • Italian (3.6%)
  • Lithuanian (2.5%)

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

  • Canada (36%)
  • United Kingdom (29%)
  • Vietnam (21%)
  • Brazil (14%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 318 (83%)
  • Carpooled: 43 (11%)
  • Walked: 4 (1%)
  • Other means: 4 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 15 (4%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (60%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (14%)
  • Electricity (11%)
  • Wood (11%)
  • Coal or coke (4%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

98.9% of residents of Sugarloaf township speak English at home.
0.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (50% speak English very well, 50% speak English well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 874
  • In family households: 741 (213 male householders, 35 female householders)
    214 spouses, 230 children (201 natural, 11 adopted, 18 stepchildren), 12 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 12 parents, 13 other relatives, 12 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 133 (73 male householders (57 living alone)), 42 female householders (38 living alone)), 18 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 132 2-persons, 51 3-persons, 39 4-persons, 15 5-persons, 8 6-persons, 3 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 95 1-person, 20 2-persons,

123 married couples with children.
30 single-parent households (2 men, 28 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2
Here:

2.5%
Pennsylvania:

16.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 2
Here:

4.3%
Pennsylvania:

13.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 8
Here:

38.1%
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 Sugarloaf township:

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