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West Norriton township, PA map Land area: 5.9 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.3 sq. mi.
Population: 14,901 (all urban)
Males: 7,138  (47.9%)
Females: 7,763  (52.1%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 14,760 (11,253 owner occupied, 3,507 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

24%
State:

29%


Races in West Norriton township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 88.5%
  • Black: 6.0%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Asian: 2.7%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 1.6%
  • Two or more races: 1.0%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

Median age of males: 38.7
Median age of females: 40.4

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Average household size: 2.23

West Norriton township:

2.2 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.90

Estimated median household income in 2009: $67,788 ($55,086 in 1999)
This township:

$67,788
Pennsylvania:

$49,520

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $988 (lower quartile is $796, upper quartile is $1,160)
Here:

$988
State:

$597

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $240,976 (it was $129,100 in 2000)
West Norriton township:

$240,976
Pennsylvania:

$164,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $191,835 - $303,929

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $293,641
Here:

$293,641
State:

$223,477

Townhouses or other attached units: $193,681
Here:

$193,681
State:

$164,518

In 2-unit structures: $210,821
Here:

$210,821
State:

$166,566

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $604,679
Here:

$604,679
State:

$223,507

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $197,307
Here:

$197,307
State:

$225,726

Mobile homes: $566,259
Here:

$566,259
State:

$35,442
Population density: 2544 people per square mile 
 
 (very high).

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:

1.0%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: West Norriton.


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Number of foreign born residents: 790 (55% naturalized citizens)

West Norriton township:  5.3%
State:  4.1%

57% of West Norriton township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 63% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 75% lived in Pennsylvania.

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

  • This state: 11839
  • Northeast: 979
  • Midwest: 397
  • South: 684
  • West: 94

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $132,500


Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 5.4%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in West Norriton township, Pennsylvania:

  • 60 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 60 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 9 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 8 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 2 people in religious group quarters
  • 2 people in other workers' dormitories

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 3,071
  • One, attached: 1,960
  • Two: 116
  • 3 or 4: 346
  • 5 to 9: 263
  • 10 to 19: 188
  • 20 to 49: 563
  • 50 or more: 367
  • Mobile homes: 6
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 9

Median worth of mobile homes: $225,000


Housing units in West Norriton township with a mortgage: 3,186 (239 second mortgage, 443 home equity loan, 17 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,102

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 84
  • 1995 to 1998: 157
  • 1990 to 1994: 534
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,504
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,467
  • 1960 to 1969: 836
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,230
  • 1940 to 1949: 343
  • 1939 or earlier: 734

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

  • 1 room: 9
  • 2 rooms: 22
  • 3 rooms: 75
  • 4 rooms: 389
  • 5 rooms: 1,049
  • 6 rooms: 1,094
  • 7 rooms: 802
  • 8 rooms: 854
  • 9 or more rooms: 471

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

  • 1 room: 96
  • 2 rooms: 134
  • 3 rooms: 418
  • 4 rooms: 522
  • 5 rooms: 400
  • 6 rooms: 128
  • 7 rooms: 65
  • 8 rooms: 72
  • 9 or more rooms: 14

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

  • no bedroom: 9
  • 1 bedroom: 149
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,434
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,923
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,118
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 132

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in West Norriton township:

  • no bedroom: 143
  • 1 bedroom: 656
  • 2 bedrooms: 777
  • 3 bedrooms: 215
  • 4 bedrooms: 44
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 14

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

  • no vehicle: 109
  • 1 vehicle: 1,604
  • 2 vehicles: 2,371
  • 3 vehicles: 525
  • 4 vehicles: 131
  • 5 or more vehicles: 25

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

  • no vehicle: 250
  • 1 vehicle: 910
  • 2 vehicles: 609
  • 3 vehicles: 70
  • 4 vehicles: 10
  • 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 (%):



  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Health care (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (16%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Public administration (3%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Computer specialists (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Business operations specialists (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in West Norriton township:

  • Italian (23.8%)
  • Irish (19.1%)
  • German (14.9%)
  • English (7.1%)
  • Polish (6.7%)
  • United States or American (3.1%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1.3%)

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

  • India (13%)
  • Italy (13%)
  • United Kingdom (11%)
  • Philippines (9%)
  • Turkey (5%)
  • Trinidad and Tobago (4%)
  • Germany (4%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 7,112 (85%)
  • Carpooled: 661 (8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 96 (1%)
  • Subway or elevated: 7 (0%)
  • Railroad: 149 (2%)
  • Walked: 99 (1%)
  • Other means: 46 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 214 (3%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (63%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (20%)
  • Electricity (16%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

People in group quarters in West Norriton township, Pennsylvania:

  • 60 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 60 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 9 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 8 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 2 people in religious group quarters
  • 2 people in other workers' dormitories

91.9% of residents of West Norriton township speak English at home.
2.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (76% speak English very well, 8% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
4.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (69% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (68% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 14,762
  • In family households: 11,340 (3,034 male householders, 819 female householders)
    3,321 spouses, 3,606 children (3,243 natural, 150 adopted, 213 stepchildren), 127 grandchildren, 107 brothers or sisters, 133 parents, 101 other relatives, 92 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 3,422 (1,131 male householders (851 living alone)), 1,644 female householders (1,347 living alone)), 647 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 139 (125 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 1,856 2-persons, 946 3-persons, 660 4-persons, 274 5-persons, 76 6-persons, 41 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 2,198 1-person, 501 2-persons, 52 3-persons, 17 5-persons, 7 6-persons,

2,109 married couples with children.
424 single-parent households (115 men, 309 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 512
Here:

41.5%
Pennsylvania:

16.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 160
Here:

27.2%
Pennsylvania:

13.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 355
Here:

48.0%
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 Norriton township:

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