Delano Township, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania

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Delano Township, Pennsylvania
Township
Delano Fire Co #1.
Delano Fire Co #1.
Map of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania Highlighting Delano Township
Map of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania Highlighting Delano Township
Map of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
Map of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Schuylkill
Incorporated 1882
Area
 • Total 8.2 sq mi (21 km2)
Population (2000)
 • Total 487
 • Density 59.4/sq mi (22.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)

Delano Township is a township in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, United States. Formed in 1882 from part of Rush Township, it is named for Warren Delano II, maternal grandfather of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 32nd President of the United States, 1933-1945.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 8.2 square miles (21 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

Lakeside Avenue in Delano.

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 487 people, 210 households, and 152 families residing in the township. The population density was 59.4 people per square mile (23.0/km²). There were 224 housing units at an average density of 27.3/sq mi (10.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.18% White and 0.82% Asian.

There were 210 households out of which 24.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.3% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.6% were non-families. 24.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.73.

In the township the population was spread out with 17.5% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 24.4% from 25 to 44, 26.3% from 45 to 64, and 23.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 114.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 50.7 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $30,250, and the median income for a family was $37,500. Males had a median income of $27,422 versus $17,353 for females. The per capita income for the township was $14,851. About 6.6% of families and 6.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.2% of those under age 18 and 21.2% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Mahanoy Area School District serves Delano Township and neighboring Mahanoy Township. The District operates: Mahanoy Area Elementary School (K-4), Mahanoy Area Middle School (5th-8th) and Mahanoy Area High School (9th-12). The District has provided full day kindergarten since 2004. In 2015, the Mahanoy Area School District's enrollment continued to decline to a low of 1,004 pupils.[2] Mahanoy Area School District was ranked 433rd out of 493 Pennsylvania school districts for academics, in 2015, by the Pittsburgh Business Times.[3] Mahanoy Area High School has been listed on the Commonwealth's annual lowest achieving schools list.[4] In 2015, Mahanoy Area School District’s graduation rate was 91%. In 2012, Mahanoy Area School District declined to Warning Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) status, due to a low graduation rate and lagging student academic achievement in both reading and math. The high school missed all six reading and math metrics measured[5]

Map of Schuylkill County, public school districts showing Mahanoy Area SD in orange

High school aged students living in Delano Township, can attend the taxpayer funded Schuylkill Technology Centers for training in the building trades, auto mechanics, culinary arts, allied health careers and other areas. The closest campus STC AirportI Campus is located in Pottsville.

Schuylkill Intermediate Unit IU29 provides a variety of services to children living in Delano Township. Early screening, special education services, speech and hearing therapy, autistic support, preschool classes and many other services like driver education are available. Services for children during the preschool years are provided without cost to their families when the child is determined to meet eligibility requirements. Intermediate units receive taxpayer funding: through subsidies paid by member school districts; through direct charges to users for some services; through the successful application for state and federal competitive grants and through private grants.[6]

Delano Township residents may also apply to attend any of the Commonwealth's 13 public cyber charter schools (in 2015) at no additional cost to the parents. The resident’s public school district is required to pay the charter school and cyber charter school tuition for residents who attend these public schools.[7][8] The tuition rate that Mahanoy Area School District must pay for high school pupils was $11,194.03 in 2015.[9] For elementary it was $9,485. By Commonwealth law, when the District provides transportation for its own students, then the District must provide transportation to any school that lies within 10 miles of its borders. Gillingham Charter School is located in Pottsville. Residents may also seek admission for their school aged child to any other public school district. When accepted for admission, the student's parents are responsible for paying an annual tuition fee set by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Community members have access to the Mahanoy City Public Library. Through it Pennsylvania residents have access to all POWER Library [1] online resources.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ Pennsylvania Department of Education (December 4, 2015). "District Fast Facts - Mahanoy Area School District". 
  3. ^ Pittsburgh Business Times (April 10, 2015). "Guide to Pennsylvania Schools Statewide School District Ranking 2015". 
  4. ^ Pennsylvania Department of Education (May 2014). "Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit Program". 
  5. ^ Pennsylvania Department of Education (September 21, 2012). "Mahanoy Area School District AYP Overview 2012". 
  6. ^ Schuylkill Intermediate Unit 29 Administration, About the SIU, 2015
  7. ^ Pennsylvania Department of Education (2013). "Charter Schools". 
  8. ^ Pennsylvania Department of Education (2013). "What is a Charter School?". 
  9. ^ Pennsylvania Department of Education, Tuition Rate Calculation, 2015

Coordinates: 40°50′00″N 76°03′59″W / 40.83333°N 76.06639°W / 40.83333; -76.06639