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Westfall township, PA map Land area: 30.4 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.6 sq. mi.
Population: 2,430 (26% urban, 74% rural)
Males: 1,186  (48.8%)
Females: 1,244  (51.2%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 2,369 (1,916 owner occupied, 453 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

19%
State:

29%


Races in Westfall township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 94.5%
  • Black: 0.2%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.2%
  • Asian: 1.2%
  • Two or more races: 1.3%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

Median age of males: 42.8
Median age of females: 44.6

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Average household size: 2.49

Westfall township:

2.5 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.99

Estimated median household income in 2009: $52,441 ($42,472 in 1999)
This township:

$52,441
Pennsylvania:

$49,520

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $781 (lower quartile is $582, upper quartile is $940)
Here:

$781
State:

$597

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $230,012 (it was $118,500 in 2000)
Westfall township:

$230,012
Pennsylvania:

$164,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $187,224 - $325,576

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $210,991
Here:

$210,991
State:

$223,477

Townhouses or other attached units: $167,148
Here:

$167,148
State:

$164,518

In 2-unit structures: $111,075
Here:

$111,075
State:

$166,566

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $340,015
Here:

$340,015
State:

$223,507

Mobile homes: $52,605
Here:

$52,605
State:

$35,442
Population density: 80 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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

6.9%
Whole state:

11.0%

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

2.4%
Whole state:

5.1%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Westfall township: Mill Rift Fire Department (A), Mill Rift Fire Department Substation (B), Westfall Volunteer Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Stairway Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Rosetown Creek (A), Cummins Creek (B), Bush Kill (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 128 (54% naturalized citizens)

Westfall township:  5.3%
State:  4.1%

67% of Westfall township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 38% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 9% lived in Pennsylvania.

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

  • This state: 382
  • Northeast: 1790
  • Midwest: 44
  • South: 46
  • West: 29

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $132,800

Westfall township, Pennsylvania satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 5.3%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

61 people in nursing homes

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 794
  • One, attached: 74
  • Two: 28
  • 3 or 4: 17
  • 5 to 9: 2
  • Mobile homes: 183

Median worth of mobile homes: $24,100


Housing units in Westfall township with a mortgage: 375 (42 second mortgage, 60 home equity loan, 6 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 194

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 20
  • 1995 to 1998: 40
  • 1990 to 1994: 82
  • 1980 to 1989: 263
  • 1970 to 1979: 232
  • 1960 to 1969: 105
  • 1950 to 1959: 113
  • 1940 to 1949: 60
  • 1939 or earlier: 183

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 2
  • 3 rooms: 18
  • 4 rooms: 120
  • 5 rooms: 186
  • 6 rooms: 196
  • 7 rooms: 131
  • 8 rooms: 54
  • 9 or more rooms: 63

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 5
  • 3 rooms: 30
  • 4 rooms: 44
  • 5 rooms: 45
  • 6 rooms: 27
  • 7 rooms: 21
  • 8 rooms: 6
  • 9 or more rooms: 3

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 33
  • 2 bedrooms: 228
  • 3 bedrooms: 368
  • 4 bedrooms: 121
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 20

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Westfall township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 30
  • 2 bedrooms: 80
  • 3 bedrooms: 50
  • 4 bedrooms: 18
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 3

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

  • no vehicle: 45
  • 1 vehicle: 209
  • 2 vehicles: 357
  • 3 vehicles: 113
  • 4 vehicles: 38
  • 5 or more vehicles: 8

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

  • no vehicle: 8
  • 1 vehicle: 70
  • 2 vehicles: 88
  • 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 (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Health care (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (15%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (4%)
  • Other transportation, and support activities, and couriers (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Bus drivers (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Westfall township:

  • German (24.1%)
  • Italian (17.0%)
  • Irish (14.0%)
  • English (8.0%)
  • Polish (5.1%)
  • United States or American (4.2%)
  • Dutch (4.0%)

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

  • India (19%)
  • Germany (14%)
  • Canada (10%)
  • Poland (8%)
  • Other Caribbean (7%)
  • Hungary (5%)
  • Russia (5%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 905 (82%)
  • Carpooled: 111 (10%)
  • Subway or elevated: 3 (0%)
  • Railroad: 12 (1%)
  • Taxi: 5 (0%)
  • Walked: 17 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 52 (5%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (58%)
  • Utility gas (22%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9%)
  • Electricity (7%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Coal or coke (1%)

61 people in nursing homes

93.3% of residents of Westfall township speak English at home.
2.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (70% speak English very well, 7% speak English well, 20% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
3.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (57% speak English very well, 30% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,369
  • In family households: 2,051 (544 male householders, 133 female householders)
    577 spouses, 681 children (597 natural, 29 adopted, 55 stepchildren), 35 grandchildren, 5 brothers or sisters, 14 parents, 40 other relatives, 22 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 318 (118 male householders (98 living alone)), 154 female householders (137 living alone)), 46 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 61 (all institutionalized)

Size of family households: 323 2-persons, 139 3-persons, 127 4-persons, 53 5-persons, 24 6-persons, 11 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 235 1-person, 32 2-persons, 5 3-persons,

436 married couples with children.
97 single-parent households (24 men, 73 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 19
Here:

6.5%
Pennsylvania:

16.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 4
Here:

3.0%
Pennsylvania:

13.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 15
Here:

27.8%
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 Westfall township:

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