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West Hempfield township, PA map Land area: 18.9 sq. mi.
Water area: 2.1 sq. mi.
Population: 15,128 (94% urban, 6% rural)
Males: 7,350  (48.6%)
Females: 7,778  (51.4%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 14,902 (12,523 owner occupied, 2,379 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

16%
State:

29%


Races in West Hempfield township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 91.2%
  • Black: 1.7%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Asian: 1.5%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 4.6%
  • Two or more races: 0.8%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

Median age of males: 36.3
Median age of females: 36.7

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Average household size: 2.75

West Hempfield township:

2.8 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.09

Estimated median household income in 2009: $61,813 ($50,526 in 1999)
This township:

$61,813
Pennsylvania:

$49,520

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $643 (lower quartile is $501, upper quartile is $805)
Here:

$643
State:

$597

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $197,120 (it was $120,700 in 2000)
West Hempfield township:

$197,120
Pennsylvania:

$164,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $152,641 - $259,563

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $213,084
Here:

$213,084
State:

$223,477

Townhouses or other attached units: $223,186
Here:

$223,186
State:

$164,518

In 2-unit structures: $716,546
Here:

$716,546
State:

$166,566

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $641,945
Here:

$641,945
State:

$223,507

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $380,789
Here:

$380,789
State:

$225,726

Mobile homes: $45,611
Here:

$45,611
State:

$35,442
Population density: 802 people per square mile 
 
 (very high).

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

5.7%
Whole state:

11.0%

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

3.2%
Whole state:

5.1%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in West Hempfield township: Cordelia Station (A), Bruckarts Station (B), Hillside Farm (C), Sauder Farm (D), Saint Anne Home (E), West Hempfield Fire and Rescue Company - West Hempfield Fire Department Quick Response Service (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in West Hempfield township include: Concordia Church (A), Chestnut Hill Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Lakes: Grabb Lake (A), Mud Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Kreutz Creek (A), Chiques Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

 

Number of foreign born residents: 380 (77% naturalized citizens)

West Hempfield township:  2.5%
State:  4.1%

65% of West Hempfield township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 75% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 47% lived in Pennsylvania.

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

  • This state: 11972
  • Northeast: 1060
  • Midwest: 518
  • South: 742
  • West: 168

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $111,500


Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 4.9%

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

People in group quarters in West Hempfield township, Pennsylvania:

  • 187 people in religious group quarters
  • 32 people in other group homes
  • 4 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 3 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 3,998
  • One, attached: 654
  • Two: 108
  • 3 or 4: 155
  • 5 to 9: 295
  • 10 to 19: 108
  • 20 to 49: 5
  • Mobile homes: 216

Median worth of mobile homes: $17,300


Housing units in West Hempfield township with a mortgage: 3,085 (251 second mortgage, 591 home equity loan, 6 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 903

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 78
  • 1995 to 1998: 474
  • 1990 to 1994: 607
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,794
  • 1970 to 1979: 960
  • 1960 to 1969: 358
  • 1950 to 1959: 380
  • 1940 to 1949: 188
  • 1939 or earlier: 700

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 55
  • 4 rooms: 253
  • 5 rooms: 646
  • 6 rooms: 1,129
  • 7 rooms: 1,017
  • 8 rooms: 769
  • 9 or more rooms: 571

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

  • 1 room: 8
  • 2 rooms: 38
  • 3 rooms: 129
  • 4 rooms: 307
  • 5 rooms: 204
  • 6 rooms: 168
  • 7 rooms: 30
  • 8 rooms: 63
  • 9 or more rooms: 40

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 59
  • 2 bedrooms: 746
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,330
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,191
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 114

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in West Hempfield township:

  • no bedroom: 19
  • 1 bedroom: 184
  • 2 bedrooms: 444
  • 3 bedrooms: 269
  • 4 bedrooms: 37
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 34

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

  • no vehicle: 98
  • 1 vehicle: 887
  • 2 vehicles: 2,369
  • 3 vehicles: 856
  • 4 vehicles: 177
  • 5 or more vehicles: 53

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

  • no vehicle: 150
  • 1 vehicle: 449
  • 2 vehicles: 294
  • 3 vehicles: 72
  • 4 vehicles: 11
  • 5 or more vehicles: 11

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (10%)
  • Metal and metal products (8%)
  • Printing and related support activities (5%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Food and beverage stores (3%)
  • Food (3%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (17%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Food (4%)
  • Social assistance (3%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in West Hempfield township:

  • German (41.4%)
  • United States or American (10.4%)
  • Irish (8.7%)
  • Italian (7.0%)
  • English (5.9%)
  • Swiss (2.2%)
  • Polish (2.1%)

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

  • Vietnam (29%)
  • Cambodia (12%)
  • United Kingdom (11%)
  • India (7%)
  • Other Western Asia (6%)
  • Dominican Republic (6%)
  • Thailand (4%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 6,925 (86%)
  • Carpooled: 685 (9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 37 (0%)
  • Railroad: 16 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 11 (0%)
  • Walked: 126 (2%)
  • Other means: 23 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 207 (3%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (50%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (27%)
  • Utility gas (15%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)
  • Coal or coke (2%)
  • Wood (1%)

People in group quarters in West Hempfield township, Pennsylvania:

  • 187 people in religious group quarters
  • 32 people in other group homes
  • 4 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 3 people in homes for the mentally retarded

93.2% of residents of West Hempfield township speak English at home.
3.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (56% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (77% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
1.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (43% speak English very well, 39% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 14,901
  • In family households: 13,520 (3,618 male householders, 715 female householders)
    3,595 spouses, 5,094 children (4,722 natural, 176 adopted, 196 stepchildren), 131 grandchildren, 64 brothers or sisters, 40 parents, 88 other relatives, 175 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 1,381 (497 male householders (379 living alone)), 579 female householders (479 living alone)), 305 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 241 (0 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 1,712 2-persons, 974 3-persons, 1,122 4-persons, 399 5-persons, 88 6-persons, 38 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 858 1-person, 176 2-persons, 32 3-persons, 4 4-persons, 6 6-persons,

3,314 married couples with children.
768 single-parent households (164 men, 604 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 235
Here:

11.8%
Pennsylvania:

16.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 83
Here:

9.0%
Pennsylvania:

13.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 158
Here:

38.6%
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 Hempfield township:

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