Lower Salford Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania

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Coordinates: 40°16′49″N 75°22′26″W / 40.28028°N 75.37389°W / 40.28028; -75.37389
Lower Salford Township
Township
Lederach, Pennsylvania.jpg
An old stone house in Lederach in Lower Salford Township
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Montgomery
Elevation 276 ft (84.1 m)
Coordinates 40°16′49″N 75°22′26″W / 40.28028°N 75.37389°W / 40.28028; -75.37389
Area 14.5 sq mi (37.6 km2)
 - land 14.4 sq mi (37 km2)
 - water 0.1 sq mi (0 km2), 0.69%
Population 14,959 (2010)
Density 894.0 / sq mi (345.2 / km2)
Timezone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code 215, 610
Location of Lower Salford Township in Montgomery County
Location of Lower Salford Township in Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States
Website: http://www.lowersalfordtownship.org

Lower Salford Township is a township in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 14,959 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

The Dielman Kolb Homestead was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.[1]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 14.5 square miles (37.5 km²), of which, 14.4 square miles (37.3 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (0.41%) is water. The East Branch Perkiomen Creek and Skippack Creek are tributaries of the Perkiomen Creek draining the township. Route 63 and Route 113 intersect in Harleysville.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 1,941
1940 2,075 6.9%
1950 2,290 10.4%
1960 3,389 48.0%
1970 5,008 47.8%
1980 6,156 22.9%
1990 10,735 74.4%
2000 12,893 20.1%
2010 14,959 16.0%
http://www.dvrpc.org/data/databull/rdb/db82/appedixa.xls.

As of the 2010 census, the township was 90.6% White, 2.9% Black or African American, 0.1% Native American, 4.4% Asian, and 1.3% were two or more races. 2.6% of the population were of Hispanic or Latino ancestry [1].

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 12,893 people, 4,432 households, and 3,541 families residing in the township. The population density was 894.0 people per square mile (345.2/km²). There were 4,531 housing units at an average density of 314.2/sq mi (121.3/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 93.42% White, 2.94% African American, 0.05% Native American, 2.34% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.31% from other races, and 0.89% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.42% of the population.

There were 4,432 households out of which 45.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.0% were married couples living together, 7.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.1% were non-families. 16.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.89 and the average family size was 3.27.

In the township the population was spread out with 31.0% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 34.3% from 25 to 44, 21.6% 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 96.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.1 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $70,977, and the median income for a family was $78,473. Males had a median income of $51,837 versus $34,066 for females. The per capita income for the township was $28,408. About 2.0% of families and 3.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.8% of those under age 18 and 5.9% of those age 65 or over.

Government and Politics[edit]

Lower Salford Township is part of the eighth congressional district of Pennsylvania which is represented by Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick.[3]

Presidential elections results
Year Republican Democratic
2008 51.4% 4,048 47.6% 3,750
2004 58.5% 4,138 41.0% 2,895
2000 61.0% 3,276 36.2% 1,946
1996 56.6% 2,449 32.0% 1,385
1992 50.6% 2,085 27.4% 1,131

Communities[edit]

Communities located within Lower Salford Township include Harleysville, Lederach, Mainland, and Vernfield.

Famous Residents[edit]

Drew Lewis - United States Secretary of Transportation under Ronald Reagan, chairman and CEO of Union Pacific, and president of Warner-Amex.

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. 
  3. ^ "Congressional Redistricting Legislation". The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. 

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