Topton, Pennsylvania

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Coordinates: 40°30′11″N 75°42′06″W / 40.50306°N 75.70167°W / 40.50306; -75.70167
Borough of Topton
Borough
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Berks
Elevation 486 ft (148.1 m)
Coordinates 40°30′11″N 75°42′06″W / 40.50306°N 75.70167°W / 40.50306; -75.70167
Area 0.7 sq mi (1.8 km2)
 - land 0.7 sq mi (2 km2)
 - water 0.0 sq mi (0 km2)
Population 2,069 (2010)
Density 2,844.0 / sq mi (1,098.1 / km2)
Mayor Tom Biltcliff [1]
Timezone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP Code 19562
Area code 610
Location of Topton in Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States
Website: http://toptonborough.com/


Topton is a borough in Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,069 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

Topton is located at 40°30′11″N 75°42′6″W / 40.50306°N 75.70167°W / 40.50306; -75.70167 (40.503049, -75.701764).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2), all land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 515
1890 500 −2.9%
1900 542 8.4%
1910 809 49.3%
1920 1,147 41.8%
1930 1,667 45.3%
1940 1,568 −5.9%
1950 1,572 0.3%
1960 1,684 7.1%
1970 1,744 3.6%
1980 1,818 4.2%
1990 1,987 9.3%
2000 1,948 −2.0%
2010 2,069 6.2%
Est. 2012 2,069 0.0%
Sources:[3][4][5]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,948 people, 805 households, and 562 families residing in the borough. The population density is 2,844.0 people per square mile (1,106.1/km²). There were 842 housing units at an average density of 1,229.3 per square mile (478.1/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 98.87% White, 0.05% African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.31% from other races, and 0.36% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.18% of the population.

There were 805 households out of which 31.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.4% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.1% were non-families. 24.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the borough the population was spread out with 23.4% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 29.9% from 25 to 44, 23.9% from 45 to 64, and 15.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 94.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.0 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $45,888, and the median income for a family was $56,667. Males had a median income of $38,144 versus $25,476 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $24,009. 2.2% of families and 3.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.9% of those under the age of 18 and 6.6% of those 65 and older.

Government[edit]

Mayors[edit]

  • William B. Herbein 1950 - 1954
  • Norman Kramer 1958–1970
  • James L. Schauer 1970–1976 (resigned 1976)
  • Larry Werst 1976–1994 (appt. 1976)
  • Lawrence Werst 1994 - 2006
  • Tom Biltcliff 2006–present[1]

Police[edit]

Topton was formally served by the Berks-Lehigh Regional Police who were disbanded December 31, 2012 at midnight. Topton currently does not have a police force and all emergency calls are handled by the Pennsylvania State Police.

Fire/EMS[edit]

Topton is served by the Topton Volunteer Fire Company No. 1[6] and Topton Ambulance.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Mayor's Page". Borough of Topton. Retrieved 2010-01-05. 
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Resident Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  6. ^ http://www2.toptonfire.com:8088/toptonfire/
  7. ^ http://toptonems.org