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Walker township, PA map Land area: 18.8 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 1,747 (all rural)
Males: 853  (48.8%)
Females: 894  (51.2%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 1,747 (1,597 owner occupied, 150 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

9%
State:

29%


Races in Walker township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 98.5%
  • Black: 0.5%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Asian: 0.2%
  • Two or more races: 0.6%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

Median age of males: 40.0
Median age of females: 40.9

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Average household size: 2.56

Walker township:

2.6 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.94

Estimated median household income in 2009: $53,730 ($43,516 in 1999)
This township:

$53,730
Pennsylvania:

$49,520

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $519 (lower quartile is $379, upper quartile is $583)
Here:

$519
State:

$597

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $137,822 (it was $90,600 in 2000)
Walker township:

$137,822
Pennsylvania:

$164,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $104,264 - $234,951

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $192,398
Here:

$192,398
State:

$223,477

Mobile homes: $84,714
Here:

$84,714
State:

$35,442
Population density: 93 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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

3.1%
Whole state:

11.0%

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

2.3%
Whole state:

5.1%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Walker township: Shenecoy Field (A), McConnellstown Volunteer Fire Company (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Schucker Family Cemetery (1), McConnellstown Cemetery (2), Huntingdon Memorial Garden Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: North Branch Crooked Creek (A), Vineyard Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 21 (71% naturalized citizens)

Walker township:  1.2%
State:  4.1%

66% of Walker township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 68% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 52% lived in Pennsylvania.

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

  • This state: 1587
  • Northeast: 79
  • Midwest: 52
  • South: 62
  • West: 12

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $67,500

Walker township, Pennsylvania satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 4.0%

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

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 657
  • One, attached: 3
  • Two: 10
  • 3 or 4: 8
  • Mobile homes: 82
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 3

Median worth of mobile homes: $38,900


Housing units in Walker township with a mortgage: 316 (31 second mortgage, 59 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 205

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 20
  • 1995 to 1998: 71
  • 1990 to 1994: 46
  • 1980 to 1989: 114
  • 1970 to 1979: 124
  • 1960 to 1969: 109
  • 1950 to 1959: 74
  • 1940 to 1949: 48
  • 1939 or earlier: 157

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 6
  • 3 rooms: 7
  • 4 rooms: 59
  • 5 rooms: 121
  • 6 rooms: 185
  • 7 rooms: 112
  • 8 rooms: 74
  • 9 or more rooms: 80

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 2
  • 3 rooms: 2
  • 4 rooms: 13
  • 5 rooms: 32
  • 6 rooms: 4
  • 7 rooms: 5
  • 8 rooms: 2
  • 9 or more rooms: 2

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 12
  • 2 bedrooms: 121
  • 3 bedrooms: 365
  • 4 bedrooms: 125
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 21

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Walker township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 6
  • 2 bedrooms: 32
  • 3 bedrooms: 20
  • 4 bedrooms: 4
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 5
  • 1 vehicle: 156
  • 2 vehicles: 298
  • 3 vehicles: 147
  • 4 vehicles: 29
  • 5 or more vehicles: 9

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 36
  • 2 vehicles: 24
  • 3 vehicles: 2
  • 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 (13%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Machinery (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (4%)
  • Metal and metal products (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (21%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (3%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Carpenters (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Walker township:

  • German (35.5%)
  • Irish (17.0%)
  • English (11.9%)
  • United States or American (8.9%)
  • Italian (3.3%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2.2%)
  • Dutch (2.0%)

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

  • Vietnam (43%)
  • India (14%)
  • Philippines (10%)
  • Australia (10%)
  • Peru (10%)
  • Canada (10%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 689 (84%)
  • Carpooled: 60 (7%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 2 (0%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 5 (1%)
  • Walked: 20 (2%)
  • Other means: 9 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 39 (5%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (70%)
  • Electricity (10%)
  • Wood (10%)
  • Coal or coke (4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

96.7% of residents of Walker township speak English at home.
1.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (63% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).
1.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (90% speak English very well, 10% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,816
  • In family households: 1,643 (481 male householders, 73 female householders)
    488 spouses, 509 children (460 natural, 10 adopted, 39 stepchildren), 24 grandchildren, 7 brothers or sisters, 13 parents, 28 other relatives, 20 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 173 (56 male householders (45 living alone)), 91 female householders (85 living alone)), 26 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 250 2-persons, 137 3-persons, 117 4-persons, 34 5-persons, 16 6-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 130 1-person, 16 2-persons, 1 3-persons,

347 married couples with children.
50 single-parent households (12 men, 38 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 24
Here:

11.5%
Pennsylvania:

16.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Pennsylvania:

13.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 6
Here:

20.0%
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 Walker township:

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