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Washington township, PA map Land area: 38.9 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 11,559 (66% urban, 34% rural)
Males: 5,675  (49.1%)
Females: 5,884  (50.9%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 11,542 (9,811 owner occupied, 1,731 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

15%
State:

29%


Races in Washington township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 96.6%
  • Black: 0.9%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Asian: 0.9%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 0.8%
  • Two or more races: 0.5%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

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

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Average household size: 2.52

Washington township:

2.5 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.90

Estimated median household income in 2009: $60,792 ($52,433 in 1999)
This township:

$60,792
Pennsylvania:

$49,520

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $919 (lower quartile is $754, upper quartile is $1,174)
Here:

$919
State:

$597

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $264,913 (it was $142,900 in 2000)
Washington township:

$264,913
Pennsylvania:

$164,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $160,323 - $324,002

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $236,627
Here:

$236,627
State:

$223,477

Mobile homes: $110,378
Here:

$110,378
State:

$35,442
Population density: 297 people per square mile 
 
 (high).

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

3.2%
Whole state:

11.0%

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

1.6%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: Waynesboro, Wayne Heights, Rouzerville.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Washington township: Blue Ridge Station (A), Waynesboro Country Club (B), Camp Wohelo (C), Marsh Store (D), Blue Ridge Mountain Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Reservoirs: Waynesboro Reservoir (A), Comet Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: West Branch Antietam Creek (A), Vineyard Run (B), Deer Lick Run (C), Devils Run (D), Red Run (E), East Branch Antietam Creek (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 42 (60% naturalized citizens)

Washington township:  0.4%
State:  4.1%

62% of Washington township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 45% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 89% lived in Pennsylvania.

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

  • This state: 2681
  • Northeast: 62
  • Midwest: 168
  • South: 177
  • West: 52

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $187,500

Washington township, Pennsylvania satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 4.5%

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

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

16 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 1,118
  • One, attached: 9
  • Two: 6
  • 3 or 4: 4
  • Mobile homes: 155

Median worth of mobile homes: $64,300


Housing units in Washington township with a mortgage: 469 (49 second mortgage, 79 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 147

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 33
  • 1995 to 1998: 128
  • 1990 to 1994: 102
  • 1980 to 1989: 120
  • 1970 to 1979: 396
  • 1960 to 1969: 98
  • 1950 to 1959: 89
  • 1940 to 1949: 67
  • 1939 or earlier: 259

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 23
  • 3 rooms: 18
  • 4 rooms: 81
  • 5 rooms: 313
  • 6 rooms: 239
  • 7 rooms: 163
  • 8 rooms: 107
  • 9 or more rooms: 109

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 4
  • 3 rooms: 13
  • 4 rooms: 2
  • 5 rooms: 39
  • 6 rooms: 9
  • 7 rooms: 18
  • 8 rooms: 8
  • 9 or more rooms: 10

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 45
  • 2 bedrooms: 184
  • 3 bedrooms: 587
  • 4 bedrooms: 194
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 43

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Washington township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 12
  • 2 bedrooms: 30
  • 3 bedrooms: 35
  • 4 bedrooms: 16
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 10

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

  • no vehicle: 23
  • 1 vehicle: 202
  • 2 vehicles: 458
  • 3 vehicles: 248
  • 4 vehicles: 54
  • 5 or more vehicles: 68

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

  • no vehicle: 4
  • 1 vehicle: 51
  • 2 vehicles: 38
  • 3 vehicles: 6
  • 4 vehicles: 4
  • 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 (%):



  • Machinery (13%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Metal and metal products (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (18%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Printing and related support activities (6%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)
  • Customer service representatives (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Washington township:

  • German (23.2%)
  • English (12.5%)
  • Irish (12.1%)
  • United States or American (10.3%)
  • Polish (7.6%)
  • Italian (6.6%)
  • French (except Basque) (5.9%)

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

  • United Kingdom (31%)
  • Canada (31%)
  • Other Southern Europe (17%)
  • Korea (14%)
  • Germany (7%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,330 (83%)
  • Carpooled: 147 (9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 4 (0%)
  • Walked: 36 (2%)
  • Other means: 16 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 60 (4%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (42%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (39%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (11%)
  • Wood (4%)
  • Electricity (4%)

16 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

98.0% of residents of Washington township speak English at home.
0.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English not well).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (88% speak English very well, 12% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (63% speak English very well, 38% speak English well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 3,166
  • In family households: 2,881 (731 male householders, 164 female householders)
    738 spouses, 1,037 children (955 natural, 20 adopted, 62 stepchildren), 101 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 6 parents, 44 other relatives, 60 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 285 (146 male householders (131 living alone)), 106 female householders (91 living alone)), 33 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 24 (0 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 381 2-persons, 199 3-persons, 181 4-persons, 83 5-persons, 24 6-persons, 27 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 222 1-person, 19 2-persons, 8 3-persons, 3 4-persons,

2,092 married couples with children.
401 single-parent households (141 men, 260 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 40
Here:

10.5%
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: 37
Here:

26.1%
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 Washington township:

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