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West Earl township, PA map Land area: 17.6 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.4 sq. mi.
Population: 6,766 (62% urban, 38% rural)
Males: 3,306  (48.9%)
Females: 3,460  (51.1%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 6,566 (5,486 owner occupied, 1,080 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

16%
State:

29%


Races in West Earl township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 95.7%
  • Black: 0.4%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.0%
  • Asian: 2.1%
  • Two or more races: 0.3%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

Median age of males: 36.1
Median age of females: 37.9

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Average household size: 2.98

West Earl township:

3.0 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.36

Estimated median household income in 2009: $63,008 ($51,503 in 1999)
This township:

$63,008
Pennsylvania:

$49,520

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $549 (lower quartile is $427, upper quartile is $751)
Here:

$549
State:

$597

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $204,142 (it was $125,000 in 2000)
West Earl township:

$204,142
Pennsylvania:

$164,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $156,939 - $257,659

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $237,837
Here:

$237,837
State:

$223,477

Townhouses or other attached units: $291,938
Here:

$291,938
State:

$164,518

In 2-unit structures: $314,715
Here:

$314,715
State:

$166,566

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $188,405
Here:

$188,405
State:

$223,507

Mobile homes: $54,855
Here:

$54,855
State:

$35,442
Population density: 383 people per square mile 
 
 (high).

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

8.4%
Whole state:

11.0%

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

5.2%
Whole state:

5.1%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in West Earl township: Farmersville Fire Company Station 3 - 5 / Farmersville Fire Company Quick Response Service 3 - 5 (A), West Earl Fire Company 1 Station 3 - 13 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in West Earl township include: Groffdale Church (A), Conestoga Church (B), Shirks Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Cocalico Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in West Earl township: West Earl Community Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 147 (60% naturalized citizens)

West Earl township:  2.2%
State:  4.1%

71% of West Earl township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 76% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 63% lived in Pennsylvania.

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

  • This state: 5876
  • Northeast: 227
  • Midwest: 141
  • South: 145
  • West: 116

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $86,500

West Earl township, Pennsylvania satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.3%

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

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

188 people in nursing homes
12 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 1,737
  • One, attached: 148
  • Two: 101
  • 3 or 4: 41
  • 5 to 9: 33
  • 20 to 49: 8
  • Mobile homes: 215

Median worth of mobile homes: $19,800


Housing units in West Earl township with a mortgage: 920 (116 second mortgage, 122 home equity loan, 10 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 481

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 42
  • 1995 to 1998: 196
  • 1990 to 1994: 105
  • 1980 to 1989: 486
  • 1970 to 1979: 335
  • 1960 to 1969: 305
  • 1950 to 1959: 195
  • 1940 to 1949: 36
  • 1939 or earlier: 583

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in West Earl township, Pennsylvania:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 9
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 156
  • 5 rooms: 288
  • 6 rooms: 352
  • 7 rooms: 314
  • 8 rooms: 369
  • 9 or more rooms: 313

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in West Earl township, Pennsylvania:

  • 1 room: 8
  • 2 rooms: 25
  • 3 rooms: 15
  • 4 rooms: 57
  • 5 rooms: 134
  • 6 rooms: 34
  • 7 rooms: 38
  • 8 rooms: 32
  • 9 or more rooms: 57

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in West Earl township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 15
  • 2 bedrooms: 243
  • 3 bedrooms: 869
  • 4 bedrooms: 485
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 189

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in West Earl township:

  • no bedroom: 8
  • 1 bedroom: 51
  • 2 bedrooms: 168
  • 3 bedrooms: 90
  • 4 bedrooms: 41
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 42

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

  • no vehicle: 223
  • 1 vehicle: 323
  • 2 vehicles: 913
  • 3 vehicles: 248
  • 4 vehicles: 77
  • 5 or more vehicles: 17

Cars and other vehicles available in West Earl township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 70
  • 1 vehicle: 166
  • 2 vehicles: 117
  • 3 vehicles: 23
  • 4 vehicles: 7
  • 5 or more vehicles: 17

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (15%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Repair and maintenance (5%)
  • Furniture and related product manufacturing (4%)
  • Metal and metal products (4%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (4%)
  • Food (3%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (16%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Social assistance (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Food and beverage stores (6%)
  • Construction (4%)
  • Apparel (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Child care workers (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in West Earl township:

  • German (42.3%)
  • United States or American (14.9%)
  • Swiss (10.4%)
  • Irish (5.0%)
  • Pennsylvania German (3.2%)
  • English (3.2%)
  • Italian (2.1%)

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

  • Vietnam (48%)
  • Canada (11%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (10%)
  • Other Northern Europe (5%)
  • Mexico (5%)
  • Germany (5%)
  • Guatemala (5%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,327 (68%)
  • Carpooled: 378 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 5 (0%)
  • Railroad: 7 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 10 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 155 (5%)
  • Walked: 133 (4%)
  • Other means: 8 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 419 (12%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (42%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (37%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (11%)
  • Coal or coke (8%)
  • Utility gas (1%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

188 people in nursing homes
12 people in homes for the mentally retarded

76.9% of residents of West Earl township speak English at home.
1.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (28% speak English very well, 44% speak English not well, 28% don't speak English at all).
19.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (46% speak English very well, 51% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).
2.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (36% speak English very well, 31% speak English well, 20% speak English not well, 13% don't speak English at all).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 6,568
  • In family households: 6,064 (1,571 male householders, 221 female householders)
    1,591 spouses, 2,452 children (2,341 natural, 8 adopted, 103 stepchildren), 22 grandchildren, 28 brothers or sisters, 13 parents, 53 other relatives, 113 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 504 (171 male householders (127 living alone)), 238 female householders (221 living alone)), 95 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 198 (186 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 693 2-persons, 359 3-persons, 400 4-persons, 155 5-persons, 84 6-persons, 101 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 348 1-person, 50 2-persons, 5 3-persons, 6 6-persons,

1,702 married couples with children.
158 single-parent households (40 men, 118 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 381
Here:

39.2%
Pennsylvania:

16.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 31
Here:

13.2%
Pennsylvania:

13.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 18
Here:

34.0%
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 West Earl township:

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