The U.S. Census Bureau has released estimates from its American Community Survey, which provides local statistics for the combined years from 2007 to 2011 on everything from housing to employment to marital status in communities throughout the country.
The census survey revealed that Broomall's homeownership numbers were higher than the state and county numbers. For example, the estimated median household income for Broomall is $66,859 which is higher than the Pennsylvania average of $51,651 and slightly higher than Delaware County's average income of $63,677. Broomall has a homeownership rate of 77.5 percent — topping the state average of 70.6 percent and county averag of 71.3 percent.
The five-year estimates are based on interviews with almost 2 million housing units nationwide from 2007 through 2011. By pooling several years of survey responses, the American Community Survey generates detailed statistical portraits for small areas. The groupings of five-year estimates are released annually.
American Community Survey Data can be found on the Census Bureau's QuickFacts site, and browsers can also use “Easy Stats,” a tool that allows users to build their own tables by selecting a desired topic and geography.
Here's what the American Community Survey has to say about Marple Newtown when it comes to home ownership and income:
|Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2007-2011||19.4%||24.1%||20.5%|
|Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2007-2011||$321,700||$234,700||$163,200|
|Persons per household, 2007-2011||2.62||2.59||2.47|
|Per capita money income in the past 12 months (2011 dollars), 2007-2011||$32,952||$32,803||$27,824
|Median household income, 2007-2011||$70,685||$63,677||$51,651
|Persons below poverty level, percent, 2007-2011||4.5%||9.5%||12.6%
Note: Due to its population size, these household figures were not available for Newtown Township.