Limerick Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania

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Coordinates: 40°13′18″N 75°30′41″W / 40.22167°N 75.51139°W / 40.22167; -75.51139
Limerick Township
Township
Wm n Mordecai Evans House.JPG
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Montgomery
Elevation 276 ft (84.1 m)
Coordinates 40°13′18″N 75°30′41″W / 40.22167°N 75.51139°W / 40.22167; -75.51139
Area 22.8 sq mi (59.1 km2)
 - land 22.6 sq mi (59 km2)
 - water 0.2 sq mi (1 km2), 0.88%
Population 18,074 (2010)
Density 599.6 / sq mi (231.5 / km2)
Timezone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP Codes 19468, 19464, 19473, 18074
Area code 610
Location of Limerick Township in Montgomery County
Location of Limerick Township in Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States
Website: http://www.limerickpa.org

Limerick Township is a township in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States.

History[edit]

It was named for the hometown of early settler William Evans, whose family arrived in the area from Limerick, Ireland in 1698. The township is mentioned in Philadelphia court records in the 1710s, but was not formally established of record until March Sessions 1726. Royersford, Pennsylvania was created from its southeastern corner in 1879. Limerick Township is a member of the Spring-Ford Area School District. The township has grown from an 1990 population of only 6,600 to 18,074 (2010 census). On July 27, 1994, a deadly tornado struck parts of Limerick Township, killing an infant and her parents. The most affected area was the Hamlet housing development.

The William and Mordecai Evans House and Isaac Hunsberger House are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[1]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 22.8 square miles (59.0 km²), of which, 22.6 square miles (58.5 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.5 km²) of it (0.92%) is water. The Limerick Nuclear Power Plant is located within its borders, along with the Pottstown Limerick Airport. It is drained by the Schuylkill River, which separates it from Chester County. Its villages include Barlow Heights, Limerick, Linfield, and Neiffer.

It is 34 miles (55 km) northwest of Center City, Philadelphia.[2]

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1800 999
1810 1,282 28.3%
1820 1,577 23.0%
1830 1,743 10.5%
1840 1,786 2.5%
1850 2,165 21.2%
1860 2,413 11.5%
1870 2,600 7.7%
1880 2,365 −9.0%
1890 2,224 −6.0%
1900 2,250 1.2%
1910 2,267 0.8%
1920 2,400 5.9%
1930 2,656 10.7%
1940 2,769 4.3%
1950 3,290 18.8%
1960 5,110 55.3%
1970 5,556 8.7%
1980 5,298 −4.6%
1990 6,691 26.3%
2000 13,534 102.3%
2010 18,074 33.5%
[3][4]

As of the 2010 census, the township was 91.5% White, 3.4% Black or African American, 0.1% Native American, 3.2% Asian, and 1.3% were two or more races. 1.8% of the population were of Hispanic or Latino ancestry [1].

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 13,534 people, 5,143 households, and 3,744 families residing in the township. The population density was 599.6 people per square mile (231.5/km²). There were 5,442 housing units at an average density of 241.1/sq mi (93.1/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 95.10% White, 2.11% African American, 0.19% Native American, 1.29% Asian, 0.44% from other races, and 0.86% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.32% of the population.

There were 5,143 households out of which 37.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.6% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.2% were non-families. 21.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the township the population was spread out with 26.8% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 40.2% from 25 to 44, 19.2% from 45 to 64, and 8.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 98.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.0 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $64,752, and the median income for a family was $73,296. Males had a median income of $46,351 versus $35,275 for females. The per capita income for the township was $27,305. About 1.3% of families and 1.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.6% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

Government and Politics[edit]

Presidential elections results
Year Republican Democratic
2008 46.8% 4,245 52.2% 4,734
2004 53.4% 4,359 46.1% 3,764
2000 52.7% 2,860 44.8% 2,432
1996 46.4% 1,548 39.0% 1,301
1992 43.4% 1,301 31.0% 929

Supervisors[edit]

  • Tom J. Neafcy, Jr. (Chairman)
  • Kara Shuler (Vice-chair)
  • Elaine DeWan
  • Joseph St. Pedro
  • Kenneth W. Sperring, Jr.

Legislators[edit]

Citizens[edit]

In 1890, Joseph F. Buzby, Royersford, Pa. Invented a Glass Telephone Insulator that was issued U S Patent # 427,296.[6] A revolution in technology could not be recognized without such an invention.

Shopping[edit]

The Philadelphia Premium Outlets, along with many other shopping centers have sprouted along with the growing population.

Sister cities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "Two 8-Balls." Sex in the Suburbs: The Death of Ashley Burg. Crime Library. Retrieved on August 12, 2013.
  3. ^ http://www.dvrpc.org/data/databull/rdb/db82/appedixa.xls
  4. ^ http://www.limerickpahistory.org/population.html
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "Letters Patent 427,296", US Patent Office, 1890

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