|Borough of Souderton|
Pennsylvania State Route 113 in Souderton
|Elevation||400 ft (121.9 m)|
|Area||1.1 sq mi (2.8 km2)|
|- land||1.1 sq mi (3 km2)|
|- water||0.0 sq mi (0 km2), 0%|
|Density||6,015.7 / sq mi (2,322.7 / km2)|
|- summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
Souderton hosts the end of the annual Bucks County Classic, a professional bicycle race.
Souderton is located at .(40.310215, -75.321682)
According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.9 km²), of which, 1.1 square miles (2.9 km²) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water. The terrain is mildly rolling hills, with some steeper hills in the downtown area, and flat terrain throughout.
Politics and government
Souderton has a city manager form of government with a mayor and a nine-member borough council. Souderton's current borough councilors are: Richard Godshall, Andrew Schlosser (Vice President), Ned Leight, Preston Miller, Edward Huber, Richard Halbom, Steven Toy, Brian Goshow (President), and D. Jeffery Gross. The Mayor is John Reynolds. The Souderton also has an appointed Junior Councilor who is appointed when under 18 of age and serves a 2-year term, without voting privileges. The current Junior Councilor is Triston Loux. The Borough Manager is P. Michael Coll.
The borough is represented by the following officials:
- Mike Fitzpatrick (R), Pennsylvania's 8th congressional district
- Robert Godshall (R), Pennsylvania's 53rd Representative District
- Chuck McIlhinney, Pennsylvania's 10th Senatorial District
Souderton was host to the Univest Grand Prix, a one-day road bicycle racing event that is part of the USA Cycling Professional Tour. It took place in early September and publicized its association with Floyd Landis. This event was part of a weekend of longer bike races in surrounding towns. Participants were from varying areas in the United States, and foreign countries, mainly European. Italian, French and Flemish teams often returned to the race annually. Although the race went professional, there were amateur races earlier in the morning for kids and adults. In 2012 the race was officially discontinued in the Souderton Borough.
As of the 2010 census, the borough was 85.6% White, 2.5% Black or African American, 0.3% Native American, 4.7% Asian, and 2.6% were two or more races. 11.5% of the population were of Hispanic or Latino ancestry .
As of the census of 2000, there were 6,730 people, 2,635 households, and 1,765 families residing in the borough. The population density was 6,015.7 people per square mile (2,320.1/km²). There were 2,720 housing units at an average density of 2,431.3 per square mile (937.7/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 91.69% White, 1.00% African American, 0.19% Native American, 3.98% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.86% from other races, and 1.25% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.29% of the population.
There were 2,635 households out of which 32.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.1% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.0% were non-families. 26.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.12.
In the borough the population was spread out with 25.1% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 34.0% from 25 to 44, 19.3% from 45 to 64, and 12.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 97.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.9 males.
The median income for a household in the borough was $47,437, and the median income for a family was $57,200. Males had a median income of $36,280 versus $28,580 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $21,758. About 3.2% of families and 4.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.2% of those under age 18 and 7.1% of those age 65 or over.
Donald Haldeman, the 1976 Olympic Gold Medalist in trap shooting, is from Souderton.
Kyle Blanks current MLB player for the San Diego Padres was born in Souderton.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "Administration". Borough of Souderton. Retrieved 2011-03-21.
- "Contact us". Borough of Souderton. Retrieved 2011-03-21.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
Media related to Souderton, Pennsylvania at Wikimedia Commons
- Borough of Souderton
- Souderton-Telford Main Streets
- Souderton Independent newspaper
- Souderton Outdoor Grass Leagues (Indian Valley Volleyball Club)