Teufenthal

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Teufenthal
Teufenthal -
Country Switzerland Coat of Arms of Teufenthal
Canton Aargau
District Kulm
47°20′N 8°7′E / 47.333°N 8.117°E / 47.333; 8.117Coordinates: 47°20′N 8°7′E / 47.333°N 8.117°E / 47.333; 8.117
Population 1,601 (Dec 2012)[1]
- Density 448 /km2 (1,162 /sq mi)
Area 3.57 km2 (1.38 sq mi)[2]
Elevation 453 m (1,486 ft)
Postal code 5723
SFOS number 4145
Surrounded by Dürrenäsch, Gränichen, Seon, Unterkulm
Website www.teufenthal.ch
SFSO statistics
Teufenthal is located in Switzerland
Teufenthal
Teufenthal

Teufenthal is a municipality in the district of Kulm in the canton of Aargau in Switzerland.

Geography[edit]

The street lies in the lower part of a tight, three-kilometer long side of Wyna, in an easterly direction to the plateau of Dürrenäsch. It is bounded to the north by the foothills of the Surberg and to the south by the foothills of the High Rock. Only a small part of the village lies in the Wyna valley, the river forms the western border.

Teufenthal has an area, as of 2009, of 3.57 square kilometers (1.38 sq mi). Of this area, 1.4 square kilometers (0.54 sq mi) or 39.2% is used for agricultural purposes, while 1.54 square kilometers (0.59 sq mi) or 43.1% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 0.61 square kilometers (0.24 sq mi) or 17.1% is settled (buildings or roads).[3]

Of the built up area, industrial buildings made up 1.4% of the total area while housing and buildings made up 10.9% and transportation infrastructure made up 3.1%. while parks, green belts and sports fields made up 1.4%. 42.0% of the total land area is heavily forested and 1.1% is covered with orchards or small clusters of trees. Of the agricultural land, 14.8% is used for growing crops and 22.7% is pastures, while 1.7% is used for orchards or vine crops.[3]

The highest point is 630 meters (2,070 ft) on the Bampf (an offshoot of the Surberg), the lowest point is 438 meters (1,437 ft) at the Wyna.

Neighboring municipalities are Gränichen in the north, Seon in the northeast, Dürrenäsch Unterkulm in the east and south.

Coat of arms[edit]

The blazon of the municipal coat of arms is Or on a Pile inverted issuant from chief Azure a Mullet of Five and Crescent of the first.[4]

Demographics[edit]

Teufenthal has a population (as of December 2012) of 1,601[1] As of June 2009, 23.1% of the population are foreign nationals.[5] Over the last 10 years (1997–2007) the population has changed at a rate of -3.3%. Most of the population (as of 2000) speaks German (85.7%), with Serbo-Croatian being second most common ( 6.8%) and Italian being third ( 2.6%).[6]

The age distribution, as of 2008, in Teufenthal is; 154 children or 9.4% of the population are between 0 and 9 years old and 213 teenagers or 13.0% are between 10 and 19. Of the adult population, 229 people or 13.9% of the population are between 20 and 29 years old. 192 people or 11.7% are between 30 and 39, 279 people or 17.0% are between 40 and 49, and 229 people or 13.9% are between 50 and 59. The senior population distribution is 158 people or 9.6% of the population are between 60 and 69 years old, 121 people or 7.4% are between 70 and 79, there are 61 people or 3.7% who are between 80 and 89,and there are 8 people or 0.5% who are 90 and older.[7]

As of 2000, there were 63 homes with 1 or 2 persons in the household, 313 homes with 3 or 4 persons in the household, and 264 homes with 5 or more persons in the household. The average number of people per household was 2.45 individuals.[8] As of 2000, there were 647 private households (homes and apartments) in the municipality, and an average of 2.5 persons per household.[6] In 2008 there were 337 single family homes (or 46.0% of the total) out of a total of 733 homes and apartments.[9] There were a total of 4 empty apartments for a 0.5% vacancy rate.[9] As of 2007, the construction rate of new housing units was 5.7 new units per 1000 residents.[6]

In the 2007 federal election the most popular party was the SVP which received 45.4% of the vote. The next three most popular parties were the SP (18.6%), the FDP (12.7%) and the Green Party (6.6%).[6]

The entire Swiss population is generally well educated. In Teufenthal about 67.1% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule).[6] Of the school age population (in the 2008/2009 school year), there are 112 students attending primary school, there are 54 students attending secondary school in the municipality.[8]

The historical population is given in the following table:[7]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1975 1,535 —    
1980 1,590 +3.6%
1990 1,623 +2.1%
2000 1,618 −0.3%

Economy[edit]

As of 2007, Teufenthal had an unemployment rate of 2.51%. As of 2005, there were 33 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 12 businesses involved in this sector. 300 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 20 businesses in this sector. 158 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 38 businesses in this sector.[6]

In 2000 there were 845 workers who lived in the municipality. Of these, 623 or about 73.7% of the residents worked outside Teufenthal while 339 people commuted into the municipality for work. There were a total of 561 jobs (of at least 6 hours per week) in the municipality.[10] Of the working population, 17.1% used public transportation to get to work, and 48.8% used a private car.[6]

Religion[edit]

Church in Teufenthal

From the 2000 census, 377 or 23.6% were Roman Catholic, while 875 or 54.8% belonged to the Swiss Reformed Church.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Canton of Aargau Statistical Office, MS Excel document – Bevölkerungsbestand 2012 nach Gemeinde, Geschlecht u. Nationalität (per 31. Dezember 2012)] (German) accessed 23 July 2013
  2. ^ Arealstatistik Standard - Gemeindedaten nach 4 Hauptbereichen
  3. ^ a b Swiss Federal Statistical Office-Land Use Statistics 2009 data (German) accessed 25 March 2010
  4. ^ Flags of the World.com accessed 30-April-2010
  5. ^ Statistical Department of Canton Aargau -Bereich 01 -Bevölkerung (German) accessed 20 January 2010
  6. ^ a b c d e f g Swiss Federal Statistical Office accessed 30-April-2010
  7. ^ a b Statistical Department of Canton Aargau -Bevölkerungsdaten für den Kanton Aargau und die Gemeinden (Archiv) (German) accessed 20 January 2010
  8. ^ a b c Statistical Department of Canton Aargau - Aargauer Zahlen 2009 (German) accessed 20 January 2010
  9. ^ a b Statistical Department of Canton Aargau (German) accessed 20 January 2010
  10. ^ Statistical Department of Canton Aargau-Bereich 11 Verkehr und Nachrichtenwesen (German) accessed 21 January 2010