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Thornbury township, PA map Land area: 3.9 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 2,678 (83% urban, 17% rural)
Males: 1,309  (48.9%)
Females: 1,369  (51.1%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 2,660 (2,085 owner occupied, 575 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

22%
State:

29%


Races in Thornbury township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 91.2%
  • Black: 2.6%
  • Asian: 4.6%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 0.8%
  • Two or more races: 0.7%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

Median age of males: 36.8
Median age of females: 36.3

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Average household size: 2.60

Thornbury township:

2.6 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.10

Estimated median household income in 2009: $105,121 ($84,225 in 1999)
This township:

$105,121
Pennsylvania:

$49,520

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $1,498 (lower quartile is $1,113, upper quartile is $1,725)
Here:

$1,498
State:

$597

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $602,242 (it was $325,600 in 2000)
Thornbury township:

$602,242
Pennsylvania:

$164,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $367,110 - $749,920

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $603,964
Here:

$603,964
State:

$223,477

Townhouses or other attached units: $464,690
Here:

$464,690
State:

$164,518

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $418,322
Here:

$418,322
State:

$225,726

Mobile homes: $7,481
Here:

$7,481
State:

$35,442
Population density: 685 people per square mile 
 
 (high).

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

1.6%
Whole state:

11.0%

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

0.9%
Whole state:

5.1%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Thornbury township: Saint Vincent De Paul Camp (A), Baily Hall (B), Cope Annex (C), Duckrey Social Sciences Center (D), Harris - Turner Building (E), James Hilton Center (F), Leslie Pinckney Hill Library (G), Logan Annex (H), Marian Anderson Music Center (I), McKright-Rogers Building (J), Vaux Hall (K), Wade Wilson Building (L), Thornbury Township Building (M). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: The Commons of Thornbury Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Waln Run (A), East Branch Chester Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Thornbury township include: O'Shields - Stevenson Stadium (1), Cheyney University of Pennsylvania Athletic Fields (2), Squire Cheyney Farm Park (3), Thornbury Township Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 173 (39% naturalized citizens)

Thornbury township:  6.5%
State:  4.1%

43% of Thornbury township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 28% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 47% lived in Pennsylvania.

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

  • This state: 1504
  • Northeast: 424
  • Midwest: 193
  • South: 360
  • West: 58

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $306,300

Thornbury township, Pennsylvania satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 4.4%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

18 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 685
  • One, attached: 158
  • 5 to 9: 26
  • 10 to 19: 128
  • 20 to 49: 59
  • 50 or more: 49
  • Mobile homes: 20

Median worth of mobile homes: $9,999


Housing units in Thornbury township with a mortgage: 502 (73 second mortgage, 67 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 148

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 308
  • 1995 to 1998: 289
  • 1990 to 1994: 85
  • 1980 to 1989: 143
  • 1970 to 1979: 86
  • 1960 to 1969: 47
  • 1950 to 1959: 95
  • 1940 to 1949: 7
  • 1939 or earlier: 65

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 0
  • 5 rooms: 42
  • 6 rooms: 65
  • 7 rooms: 125
  • 8 rooms: 168
  • 9 or more rooms: 346

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

  • 1 room: 11
  • 2 rooms: 15
  • 3 rooms: 73
  • 4 rooms: 68
  • 5 rooms: 80
  • 6 rooms: 18
  • 7 rooms: 26
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 10

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 45
  • 3 bedrooms: 217
  • 4 bedrooms: 425
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 59

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Thornbury township:

  • no bedroom: 11
  • 1 bedroom: 95
  • 2 bedrooms: 119
  • 3 bedrooms: 66
  • 4 bedrooms: 0
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 10

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

  • no vehicle: 12
  • 1 vehicle: 130
  • 2 vehicles: 356
  • 3 vehicles: 197
  • 4 vehicles: 44
  • 5 or more vehicles: 7

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

  • no vehicle: 11
  • 1 vehicle: 152
  • 2 vehicles: 120
  • 3 vehicles: 10
  • 4 vehicles: 8
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (20%)
  • Finance and insurance (13%)
  • Health care (11%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Chemicals (6%)
  • Personal and laundry services (5%)
  • Utilities (3%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (21%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Pharmacies and drug stores (5%)
  • Chemicals (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (8%)
  • Top executives (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Physicians and surgeons (7%)
  • Engineers (7%)
  • Computer specialists (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Physicians and surgeons (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Thornbury township:

  • German (21.2%)
  • Italian (17.7%)
  • Irish (14.8%)
  • English (10.4%)
  • Polish (4.3%)
  • Swiss (2.9%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2.1%)

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

  • Germany (23%)
  • United Kingdom (18%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (14%)
  • India (13%)
  • Bangladesh (10%)
  • Italy (7%)
  • Russia (5%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,255 (85%)
  • Carpooled: 66 (4%)
  • Railroad: 46 (3%)
  • Worked at home: 110 (7%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (42%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (27%)
  • Electricity (16%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (15%)

18 people in homes for the mentally retarded

91.4% of residents of Thornbury township speak English at home.
0.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).
5.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (85% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).
2.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (44% speak English very well, 42% speak English well, 15% don't speak English at all).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,710
  • In family households: 2,325 (604 male householders, 135 female householders)
    669 spouses, 749 children (706 natural, 17 adopted, 26 stepchildren), 42 grandchildren, 8 brothers or sisters, 53 parents, 41 other relatives, 24 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 385 (140 male householders (109 living alone)), 187 female householders (167 living alone)), 58 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 21 (0 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 306 2-persons, 177 3-persons, 137 4-persons, 96 5-persons, 23 6-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 276 1-person, 44 2-persons, 7 3-persons,

618 married couples with children.
50 single-parent households (11 men, 39 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 44
Here:

16.9%
Pennsylvania:

16.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 11
Here:

8.7%
Pennsylvania:

13.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 36
Here:

29.8%
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 Thornbury township:

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