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Upper Pottsgrove township, PA map Land area: 5.0 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 4,102 (96% urban, 4% rural)
Males: 2,046  (49.9%)
Females: 2,056  (50.1%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 4,102 (3,704 owner occupied, 398 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

10%
State:

29%


Races in Upper Pottsgrove township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 94.5%
  • Black: 2.5%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.2%
  • Asian: 0.9%
  • Two or more races: 0.8%

Median age of males: 36.6
Median age of females: 37.0

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Average household size: 2.89

Upper Pottsgrove township:

2.9 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.22

Estimated median household income in 2009: $86,757 ($70,500 in 1999)
This township:

$86,757
Pennsylvania:

$49,520

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $819 (lower quartile is $655, upper quartile is $1,001)
Here:

$819
State:

$597

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $269,348 (it was $144,300 in 2000)
Upper Pottsgrove township:

$269,348
Pennsylvania:

$164,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $199,572 - $324,572

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $283,025
Here:

$283,025
State:

$223,477

Townhouses or other attached units: $192,110
Here:

$192,110
State:

$164,518

Mobile homes: $163,586
Here:

$163,586
State:

$35,442
Population density: 812 people per square mile 
 
 (very high).

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

2.6%
Whole state:

11.0%

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

1.2%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: Halfway House.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

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

 

Number of foreign born residents: 182 (36% naturalized citizens)

Upper Pottsgrove township:  4.4%
State:  4.1%

60% of Upper Pottsgrove township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 61% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 53% lived in Pennsylvania.

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

  • This state: 3144
  • Northeast: 310
  • Midwest: 149
  • South: 244
  • West: 60
Upper Pottsgrove township, Pennsylvania satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 4.1%

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

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 1,399
  • One, attached: 23
  • Two: 6
  • 3 or 4: 7
  • 5 to 9: 12
  • Mobile homes: 12

Median worth of mobile homes: $65,000


Housing units in Upper Pottsgrove township with a mortgage: 914 (89 second mortgage, 180 home equity loan, 6 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 293

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 107
  • 1995 to 1998: 167
  • 1990 to 1994: 63
  • 1980 to 1989: 176
  • 1970 to 1979: 179
  • 1960 to 1969: 187
  • 1950 to 1959: 290
  • 1940 to 1949: 106
  • 1939 or earlier: 184

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Upper Pottsgrove township, Pennsylvania:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 7
  • 3 rooms: 12
  • 4 rooms: 81
  • 5 rooms: 121
  • 6 rooms: 276
  • 7 rooms: 209
  • 8 rooms: 341
  • 9 or more rooms: 232

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Upper Pottsgrove township, Pennsylvania:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 26
  • 4 rooms: 20
  • 5 rooms: 12
  • 6 rooms: 40
  • 7 rooms: 28
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 12

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Upper Pottsgrove township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 33
  • 2 bedrooms: 159
  • 3 bedrooms: 606
  • 4 bedrooms: 458
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 23

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Upper Pottsgrove township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 20
  • 2 bedrooms: 45
  • 3 bedrooms: 33
  • 4 bedrooms: 27
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 13

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

  • no vehicle: 19
  • 1 vehicle: 240
  • 2 vehicles: 709
  • 3 vehicles: 245
  • 4 vehicles: 48
  • 5 or more vehicles: 18

Cars and other vehicles available in Upper Pottsgrove township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 7
  • 1 vehicle: 48
  • 2 vehicles: 67
  • 3 vehicles: 5
  • 4 vehicles: 11
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (4%)
  • Utilities (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (18%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (3%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)
  • Publishing, and motion picture and sound recording industries (3%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Top executives (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3%)
  • Computer specialists (3%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Upper Pottsgrove township:

  • German (27.7%)
  • Italian (11.8%)
  • Irish (10.5%)
  • English (7.6%)
  • Polish (5.1%)
  • United States or American (4.8%)
  • Pennsylvania German (3.8%)

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

  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (27%)
  • Mexico (17%)
  • Ecuador (12%)
  • Argentina (8%)
  • Portugal (7%)
  • Peru (6%)
  • Germany (5%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,818 (85%)
  • Carpooled: 215 (10%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 7 (0%)
  • Railroad: 6 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 7 (0%)
  • Walked: 13 (1%)
  • Other means: 5 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 78 (4%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (52%)
  • Electricity (20%)
  • Utility gas (19%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Coal or coke (1%)

93.9% of residents of Upper Pottsgrove township speak English at home.
2.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (63% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 19% speak English not well).
1.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
1.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (24% speak English well, 22% speak English not well, 54% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 4,102
  • In family households: 3,757 (942 male householders, 213 female householders)
    1,027 spouses, 1,387 children (1,327 natural, 27 adopted, 33 stepchildren), 55 grandchildren, 16 brothers or sisters, 36 parents, 56 other relatives, 25 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 345 (136 male householders (93 living alone)), 129 female householders (112 living alone)), 80 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 433 2-persons, 240 3-persons, 290 4-persons, 120 5-persons, 47 6-persons, 25 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 205 1-person, 52 2-persons, 8 3-persons,

971 married couples with children.
119 single-parent households (40 men, 79 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 76
Here:

12.6%
Pennsylvania:

16.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 16
Here:

6.4%
Pennsylvania:

13.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 26
Here:

27.4%
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 Upper Pottsgrove township:

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