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West Pottsgrove township, PA map Land area: 2.4 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 3,815 (all urban)
Males: 1,837  (48.2%)
Females: 1,978  (51.8%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 3,808 (2,737 owner occupied, 1,071 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

28%
State:

29%


Races in West Pottsgrove township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 88.7%
  • Black: 6.8%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.2%
  • Asian: 0.7%
  • Two or more races: 1.4%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

Median age of males: 36.4
Median age of females: 37.3

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Average household size: 2.50

West Pottsgrove township:

2.5 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.08

Estimated median household income in 2009: $52,619 ($42,759 in 1999)
This township:

$52,619
Pennsylvania:

$49,520

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $807 (lower quartile is $647, upper quartile is $978)
Here:

$807
State:

$597

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $181,619 (it was $97,300 in 2000)
West Pottsgrove township:

$181,619
Pennsylvania:

$164,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $140,667 - $217,118

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $205,311
Here:

$205,311
State:

$223,477

Townhouses or other attached units: $138,382
Here:

$138,382
State:

$164,518

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $1,223,496
Here:

$1,223,496
State:

$223,507

Mobile homes: $181,009
Here:

$181,009
State:

$35,442
Population density: 1622 people per square mile 
 
 (very high).

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

7.7%
Whole state:

11.0%

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

2.8%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: Stowe.


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Number of foreign born residents: 110 (26% naturalized citizens)

West Pottsgrove township:  2.9%
State:  4.1%

69% of West Pottsgrove township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 64% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 76% lived in Pennsylvania.

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

  • This state: 3320
  • Northeast: 103
  • Midwest: 47
  • South: 169
  • West: 46

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $59,000

West Pottsgrove township, Pennsylvania satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 6.6%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

5 people in religious group quarters
2 people in other nonhousehold living situations

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 840
  • One, attached: 477
  • Two: 57
  • 3 or 4: 78
  • 5 to 9: 70
  • 10 to 19: 49
  • 20 to 49: 6
  • 50 or more: 16
  • Mobile homes: 13

Median worth of mobile homes: $90,700


Housing units in West Pottsgrove township with a mortgage: 649 (37 second mortgage, 132 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 318

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 0
  • 1995 to 1998: 25
  • 1990 to 1994: 87
  • 1980 to 1989: 72
  • 1970 to 1979: 287
  • 1960 to 1969: 313
  • 1950 to 1959: 210
  • 1940 to 1949: 163
  • 1939 or earlier: 449

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 11
  • 3 rooms: 12
  • 4 rooms: 59
  • 5 rooms: 228
  • 6 rooms: 420
  • 7 rooms: 183
  • 8 rooms: 85
  • 9 or more rooms: 26

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 15
  • 3 rooms: 74
  • 4 rooms: 173
  • 5 rooms: 82
  • 6 rooms: 87
  • 7 rooms: 45
  • 8 rooms: 14
  • 9 or more rooms: 10

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 24
  • 2 bedrooms: 220
  • 3 bedrooms: 661
  • 4 bedrooms: 112
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 7

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in West Pottsgrove township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 116
  • 2 bedrooms: 252
  • 3 bedrooms: 103
  • 4 bedrooms: 29
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 85
  • 1 vehicle: 327
  • 2 vehicles: 449
  • 3 vehicles: 127
  • 4 vehicles: 32
  • 5 or more vehicles: 4

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

  • no vehicle: 58
  • 1 vehicle: 275
  • 2 vehicles: 152
  • 3 vehicles: 15
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 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 (14%)
  • Transportation equipment (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Computer and electronic products (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (15%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Engineers (4%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Customer service representatives (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in West Pottsgrove township:

  • German (25.9%)
  • Italian (14.1%)
  • Irish (11.6%)
  • Polish (7.9%)
  • United States or American (7.6%)
  • Pennsylvania German (3.7%)
  • Slovak (2.8%)

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

  • Romania (25%)
  • Germany (15%)
  • Italy (14%)
  • India (14%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (12%)
  • Korea (8%)
  • Philippines (5%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,669 (82%)
  • Carpooled: 259 (13%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 27 (1%)
  • Walked: 67 (3%)
  • Worked at home: 17 (1%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (65%)
  • Electricity (22%)
  • Utility gas (11%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

5 people in religious group quarters
2 people in other nonhousehold living situations

95.8% of residents of West Pottsgrove township speak English at home.
0.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).
3.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (38% speak English very well, 62% speak English well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (40% speak English very well, 60% speak English well).
0.5% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 3,808
  • In family households: 3,099 (776 male householders, 210 female householders)
    847 spouses, 1,039 children (983 natural, 10 adopted, 46 stepchildren), 108 grandchildren, 7 brothers or sisters, 20 parents, 40 other relatives, 52 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 709 (245 male householders (165 living alone)), 293 female householders (247 living alone)), 171 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 7 (0 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 379 2-persons, 239 3-persons, 254 4-persons, 71 5-persons, 23 6-persons, 20 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 412 1-person, 92 2-persons, 21 3-persons, 13 5-persons,

643 married couples with children.
198 single-parent households (47 men, 151 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 50
Here:

10.7%
Pennsylvania:

16.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 18
Here:

9.7%
Pennsylvania:

13.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 14
Here:

16.1%
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 West Pottsgrove township:

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