Douglass Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania

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Coordinates: 40°22′36″N 75°34′29″W / 40.37667°N 75.57472°W / 40.37667; -75.57472
Douglass Township
Township
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Montgomery
Elevation 459 ft (139.9 m)
Coordinates 40°22′36″N 75°34′29″W / 40.37667°N 75.57472°W / 40.37667; -75.57472
Area 15.4 sq mi (39.9 km2)
 - land 15.4 sq mi (40 km2)
 - water 0.0 sq mi (0 km2), 0%
Population 10,195 (2010)
Density 593.4 / sq mi (229.1 / km2)
Established 1741
Timezone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code 610
Location of Douglass Township in Montgomery County
Location of Douglass Township in Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States
Website: http://www.douglasstownship.org

Douglass Township is a township in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 10,195 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 15.4 square miles (40 km2), all of it land. It is drained by the Schuylkill River via the Perkiomen Creek. Its villages include Congo, Englesville (also in Berks County,) Gilbertsville, Niantic, and Sassamansville (also in New Hanover Township.) Its principal routes are Route 73 east-to-west and Route 100 north-to-south. These meet at an interchange in Gilbertsville and other major local roads include Congo Road, Congo-Niantic Road, County Line Road, Gilbertsville Road, Hoffmansville Road, Niantic Road, and Swamp Pike.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 1,705
1940 1,913 12.2%
1950 2,046 7.0%
1960 3,083 50.7%
1970 4,177 35.5%
1980 5,833 39.6%
1990 7,048 20.8%
2000 9,104 29.2%
2010 10,195 12.0%
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As of the 2010 census, the township was 96.0% White, 1.0% Black or African American, 0.3% Native American, 1.1% Asian, and 1.2% were two or more races. 1.8% of the population were of Hispanic or Latino ancestry [1].

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 9,104 people, 3,211 households, and 2,552 families residing in the township. The population density was 593.4 people per square mile (229.1/km²). There were 3,292 housing units at an average density of 214.6/sq mi (82.9/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.77% White, 0.77% African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.71% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.14% from other races, and 0.51% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.47% of the population.

There were 3,211 households out of which 41.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.6% were married couples living together, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.5% were non-families. 16.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.83 and the average family size was 3.20.

In the township the population was spread out with 29.3% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 31.0% from 25 to 44, 22.8% from 45 to 64, and 10.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 97.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.9 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $55,679, and the median income for a family was $62,404. Males had a median income of $45,728 versus $25,461 for females. The per capita income for the township was $22,476. About 2.7% of families and 2.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.4% of those under age 18 and 4.9% of those age 65 or over.

Government and politics[edit]

Presidential elections results
Year Republican Democratic
2008 52.0% 2,485 47.2% 2,258
2004 59.1% 2,655 40.2% 1,808
2000 57.6% 1,835 39.1% 1,244
1996 49.1% 1,307 36.2% 964
1992 43.8% 1,106 30.2% 763

Legislators[edit]

  • State Representative Marcy Toepel, Republican, 147th district
  • State Senator Bob Mensch, Republican, 24th district
  • US Representative Jim Gerlach, Republican, 6th district

Board of Supervisors[edit]

  • Fred Ziegler, Chairman
  • Gregory Lignelli
  • Tim Turner

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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