Franconia Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania

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Coordinates: 40°18′34″N 75°21′22″W / 40.30944°N 75.35611°W / 40.30944; -75.35611
Franconia Township
Township
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Montgomery
Elevation 407 ft (124.1 m)
Coordinates 40°18′34″N 75°21′22″W / 40.30944°N 75.35611°W / 40.30944; -75.35611
Area 13.9 sq mi (36 km2)
 - land 13.8 sq mi (36 km2)
 - water 0.1 sq mi (0 km2), 0.72%
Population 13,064 (2010)
Density 833.1 / sq mi (321.7 / km2)
Timezone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code 610
Location of Franconia Township in Montgomery County
Location of Franconia Township in Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States
Website: http://www.franconiatownship.org

Franconia Township is a township in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 13,064 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

The Bridge in Franconia Township was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.[1]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 13.9 square miles (36 km2), of which, 13.8 square miles (36 km2) of it is land and 0.07% is water. It is in the Delaware watershed and is drained by the East Branch Perkiomen Creek and the West Branch Neshaminy Creek. Its villages include Franconia, Morwood, and Reliance. Route 113 crosses it NE-to-SW and its other major road is north-to-south Allentown Road.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 1,915
1940 2,040 6.5%
1950 2,774 36.0%
1960 3,910 41.0%
1970 5,245 34.1%
1980 6,545 24.8%
1990 7,224 10.4%
2000 11,523 59.5%
2010 13,064 13.4%
http://www.dvrpc.org/data/databull/rdb/db82/appedixa.xls.

As of the 2010 census, the township was 93.2% White, 1.6% Black or African American, 0.2% Native American, 3.3% 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[2] of 2000, there were 11,523 people, 4,151 households, and 3,300 families residing in the township. The population density was 833.1 people per square mile (321.7/km²). There were 4,236 housing units at an average density of 306.2/sq mi (118.3/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 96.57% White, 0.86% African American, 0.08% Native American, 1.71% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.30% from other races, and 0.47% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.89% of the population.

There were 4,151 households out of which 35.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.2% were married couples living together, 5.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.5% were non-families. 18.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the township the population was spread out with 25.2% under the age of 18, 5.0% from 18 to 24, 28.8% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, and 19.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 90.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.0 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $62,126, and the median income for a family was $67,209. Males had a median income of $49,952 versus $32,925 for females. The per capita income for the township was $25,751. About 1.4% of families and 3.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.3% of those under age 18 and 6.9% of those age 65 or over.

Politics and government[edit]

Presidential elections results
Year Republican Democratic
2008 59.5% 4,119 39.7% 2,746
2004 66.6% 4,054 33.0% 2,009
2000 66.6% 3,209 31.3% 1,511
1996 62.8% 2,321 27.5% 1,016
1992 58.8% 1,915 23.3% 760

The township is part of Pennsylvania's 53rd Representative District (represented by Rep. Robert Godshall)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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