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Weisenberg township, PA map Land area: 26.8 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 4,144 (21% urban, 79% rural)
Males: 2,094  (50.5%)
Females: 2,050  (49.5%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 4,118 (3,821 owner occupied, 297 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

7%
State:

29%


Races in Weisenberg township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 97.3%
  • Black: 0.5%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.0%
  • Asian: 0.4%
  • Two or more races: 0.5%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

Median age of males: 39.0
Median age of females: 38.9

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Average household size: 2.82

Weisenberg township:

2.8 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.09

Estimated median household income in 2009: $77,999 ($63,631 in 1999)
This township:

$77,999
Pennsylvania:

$49,520

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $701 (lower quartile is $621, upper quartile is $971)
Here:

$701
State:

$597

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $306,234 (it was $165,600 in 2000)
Weisenberg township:

$306,234
Pennsylvania:

$164,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $230,182 - $427,320

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $295,241
Here:

$295,241
State:

$223,477

Townhouses or other attached units: $186,950
Here:

$186,950
State:

$164,518

Mobile homes: $41,093
Here:

$41,093
State:

$35,442
Population density: 155 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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

2.3%
Whole state:

11.0%

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

0.8%
Whole state:

5.1%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Churches in Weisenberg township include: Weisenberg Church (A), Saint Pauls Church (B), Zion Church (C), Ziegels Union Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 88 (50% naturalized citizens)

Weisenberg township:  2.1%
State:  4.1%

62% of Weisenberg township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 60% 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: 3122
  • Northeast: 465
  • Midwest: 165
  • South: 212
  • West: 42

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $200,000

Weisenberg township, Pennsylvania satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 5.1%

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

26 people in nursing homes

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 1,402
  • One, attached: 27
  • Two: 17
  • 5 to 9: 5
  • Mobile homes: 63

Median worth of mobile homes: $25,600


Housing units in Weisenberg township with a mortgage: 808 (56 second mortgage, 245 home equity loan, 7 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 249

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 87
  • 1995 to 1998: 214
  • 1990 to 1994: 190
  • 1980 to 1989: 308
  • 1970 to 1979: 213
  • 1960 to 1969: 153
  • 1950 to 1959: 29
  • 1940 to 1949: 40
  • 1939 or earlier: 280

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 9
  • 3 rooms: 9
  • 4 rooms: 86
  • 5 rooms: 116
  • 6 rooms: 269
  • 7 rooms: 239
  • 8 rooms: 293
  • 9 or more rooms: 311

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 6
  • 4 rooms: 16
  • 5 rooms: 45
  • 6 rooms: 41
  • 7 rooms: 13
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 5

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 30
  • 2 bedrooms: 149
  • 3 bedrooms: 637
  • 4 bedrooms: 465
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 51

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Weisenberg township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 12
  • 2 bedrooms: 38
  • 3 bedrooms: 59
  • 4 bedrooms: 12
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 5

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 207
  • 2 vehicles: 661
  • 3 vehicles: 332
  • 4 vehicles: 88
  • 5 or more vehicles: 44

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 32
  • 2 vehicles: 61
  • 3 vehicles: 19
  • 4 vehicles: 14
  • 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 (10%)
  • Chemicals (6%)
  • Computer and electronic products (5%)
  • Transportation equipment (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (19%)
  • Health care (15%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Chemicals (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Engineers (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Computer specialists (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Secondary school teachers (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Weisenberg township:

  • German (34.8%)
  • Pennsylvania German (9.7%)
  • Irish (7.3%)
  • Italian (6.0%)
  • United States or American (4.9%)
  • English (4.8%)
  • European (4.1%)

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

  • United Kingdom (30%)
  • Canada (24%)
  • Jamaica (11%)
  • Other Central America (11%)
  • Ecuador (10%)
  • Germany (8%)
  • Ireland (6%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,985 (89%)
  • Carpooled: 146 (7%)
  • Worked at home: 111 (5%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (54%)
  • Electricity (28%)
  • Coal or coke (7%)
  • Wood (5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

26 people in nursing homes

93.1% of residents of Weisenberg township speak English at home.
2.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (60% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 26% speak English not well).
4.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (76% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 15% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 4,118
  • In family households: 3,814 (1,086 male householders, 145 female householders)
    1,154 spouses, 1,300 children (1,222 natural, 21 adopted, 57 stepchildren), 39 grandchildren, 17 brothers or sisters, 19 parents, 24 other relatives, 30 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 304 (163 male householders (110 living alone)), 70 female householders (60 living alone)), 71 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 26 (all institutionalized)

Size of family households: 491 2-persons, 315 3-persons, 269 4-persons, 96 5-persons, 60 6-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 170 1-person, 63 2-persons,

926 married couples with children.
94 single-parent households (42 men, 52 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 87
Here:

17.1%
Pennsylvania:

16.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 5
Here:

2.0%
Pennsylvania:

13.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 35
Here:

40.2%
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 Weisenberg township:

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