Lower Frederick Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania

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Coordinates: 40°17′03″N 75°28′39″W / 40.28417°N 75.47750°W / 40.28417; -75.47750
Lower Frederick Township
Township
Knurr Log House 01.JPG
Knurr Log House at Delphi
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Montgomery
Elevation 239 ft (72.8 m)
Coordinates 40°17′03″N 75°28′39″W / 40.28417°N 75.47750°W / 40.28417; -75.47750
Area 8.1 sq mi (21 km2)
 - land 8.0 sq mi (21 km2)
 - water 0.1 sq mi (0 km2), 1.23%
Population 4,840 (2010)
Density 599.6 / sq mi (231.5 / km2)
Timezone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code 610
Location of Lower Frederick Township in Montgomery County
Location of Lower Frederick Township in Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States
Website: http://www.lowerfrederick.org

Lower Frederick Township is a township in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 4,840 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

The Knurr Log House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.[1]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 8.1 square miles (21.1 km²), of which, 8.0 square miles (20.7 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (1.60%) is water. It is drained by the Perkiomen Creek into the Schuylkill River. Its villages include Delphi, Obelisk (also in Upper Frederick Township,) and Zieglersville.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 898
1940 1,099 22.4%
1950 1,620 47.4%
1960 2,108 30.1%
1970 2,515 19.3%
1980 2,379 −5.4%
1990 3,396 42.7%
2000 4,795 41.2%
2010 4,840 0.9%
http://www.dvrpc.org/data/databull/rdb/db82/appedixa.xls.

As of the 2010 census, the township was 94.3% White, 2.0% Black or African American, 0.3% Native American, 1.4% Asian, and 1.0% were two or more races. 3.0% of the population were of Hispanic or Latino ancestry [1].

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 4,795 people, 1,730 households, and 1,316 families residing in the township. The population density was 599.6 people per square mile (231.4/km²). There were 1,806 housing units at an average density of 225.8/sq mi (87.2/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 95.52% White, 1.86% African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.81% Asian, 0.48% from other races, and 1.11% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.48% of the population.

There were 1,730 households out of which 41.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.8% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.9% were non-families. 18.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.19.

In the township the population was spread out with 29.4% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 37.7% from 25 to 44, 19.7% from 45 to 64, and 7.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 96.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.1 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $60,125, and the median income for a family was $71,516. Males had a median income of $44,915 versus $34,135 for females. The per capita income for the township was $25,113. About 1.7% of families and 2.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.1% of those under age 18 and 2.4% of those age 65 or over.

Government and Politics[edit]

Presidential elections results
Year Republican Democratic
2008 45.9% 1,140 52.9% 1,313
2004 48.3% 1,282 50.7% 1,345
2000 54.7% 1,041 41.1% 783
1996 47.9% 753 36.6% 575
1992 40.0% 672 30.7% 515

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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