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Swatara township, PA map Land area: 21.2 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 3,941 (38% urban, 62% rural)
Males: 2,001  (50.8%)
Females: 1,940  (49.2%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 3,929 (3,406 owner occupied, 523 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

13%
State:

29%


Races in Swatara township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 96.6%
  • Black: 1.1%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.2%
  • Asian: 0.6%
  • Two or more races: 0.5%
  • Some other race: 0.0%

Median age of males: 36.4
Median age of females: 37.0

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Average household size: 2.74

Swatara township:

2.7 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.09

Estimated median household income in 2009: $36,541 ($29,417 in 1999)
This township:

$36,541
Pennsylvania:

$49,520

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $476 (lower quartile is $407, upper quartile is $514)
Here:

$476
State:

$597

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $143,689 (it was $85,200 in 2000)
Swatara township:

$143,689
Pennsylvania:

$164,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $101,091 - $262,291

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $180,100
Here:

$180,100
State:

$223,477

Townhouses or other attached units: $281,378
Here:

$281,378
State:

$164,518

Mobile homes: $83,313
Here:

$83,313
State:

$35,442
Population density: 186 people per square mile 
 
 (high).

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

22.2%
Whole state:

11.0%

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

8.3%
Whole state:

5.1%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Swatara township: Monroe Valley Golf Course (A), Bunker Hill Fire Company Station 47 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Swatara township include: Union Salem Church (A), Wenger Meetinghouse (B), Saint Elizabeth Church (C), Our Lady of Fatima Chapel (D), Bethel Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Trout Run (A), Monroe Creek (B), Forge Creek (C), Elizabeth Run (D), Little Swatara Creek (E), Red Run (F), Oil Creek (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Swatara township: State Game Lands Number 80 (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 17 (47% naturalized citizens)

Swatara township:  0.4%
State:  4.1%

56% of Swatara township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 18% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 79% lived in Pennsylvania.

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

  • This state: 562
  • Northeast: 6
  • Midwest: 63
  • South: 42
  • West: 24

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $137,500

Swatara township, Pennsylvania satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 6.0%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

12 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 383
  • One, attached: 2
  • Two: 4
  • Mobile homes: 160
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 23

Median worth of mobile homes: $39,100


Housing units in Swatara township with a mortgage: 57 (6 second mortgage, 3 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 57

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 39
  • 1995 to 1998: 78
  • 1990 to 1994: 94
  • 1980 to 1989: 69
  • 1970 to 1979: 166
  • 1960 to 1969: 67
  • 1950 to 1959: 11
  • 1940 to 1949: 8
  • 1939 or earlier: 40

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

  • 1 room: 2
  • 2 rooms: 6
  • 3 rooms: 15
  • 4 rooms: 49
  • 5 rooms: 88
  • 6 rooms: 50
  • 7 rooms: 35
  • 8 rooms: 11
  • 9 or more rooms: 10

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 6
  • 3 rooms: 7
  • 4 rooms: 13
  • 5 rooms: 20
  • 6 rooms: 4
  • 7 rooms: 0
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 3

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

  • no bedroom: 2
  • 1 bedroom: 23
  • 2 bedrooms: 104
  • 3 bedrooms: 117
  • 4 bedrooms: 16
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 4

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Swatara township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 6
  • 2 bedrooms: 31
  • 3 bedrooms: 16
  • 4 bedrooms: 0
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 8
  • 1 vehicle: 90
  • 2 vehicles: 115
  • 3 vehicles: 42
  • 4 vehicles: 11
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 2
  • 1 vehicle: 23
  • 2 vehicles: 24
  • 3 vehicles: 4
  • 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 (23%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (7%)
  • Health care (6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Educational services (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Accommodation and food services (18%)
  • Health care (12%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Transportation equipment (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Gasoline stations (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (13%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Assemblers and fabricators (8%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Child care workers (5%)
  • Financial managers (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Swatara township:

  • German (19.4%)
  • Irish (12.5%)
  • English (10.9%)
  • Polish (10.9%)
  • United States or American (10.4%)
  • French (except Basque) (4.0%)
  • Dutch (3.8%)

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

  • Canada (47%)
  • Germany (24%)
  • Czechoslovakia (includes Czech Republic and Slovakia) (18%)
  • Guatemala (12%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 229 (76%)
  • Carpooled: 51 (17%)
  • Walked: 2 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 18 (6%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (71%)
  • Wood (14%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (10%)
  • Electricity (3%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

12 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)

96.2% of residents of Swatara township speak English at home.
1.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (67% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).
2.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 714
  • In family households: 559 (155 male householders, 43 female householders)
    163 spouses, 168 children (155 natural, 3 adopted, 10 stepchildren), 4 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 3 parents, 7 other relatives, 16 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 155 (72 male householders (54 living alone)), 49 female householders (45 living alone)), 34 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 114 2-persons, 41 3-persons, 25 4-persons, 12 5-persons, 3 6-persons, 3 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 99 1-person, 14 2-persons, 5 3-persons, 3 5-persons,

789 married couples with children.
155 single-parent households (53 men, 102 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 7
Here:

9.1%
Pennsylvania:

16.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 6
Here:

16.7%
Pennsylvania:

13.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 0
Here:

0.0%
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 Swatara township:

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