Upper Pottsgrove Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania

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Coordinates: 40°17′00″N 75°37′14″W / 40.28333°N 75.62056°W / 40.28333; -75.62056
Upper Pottsgrove Township
Township
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Montgomery
Elevation 351 ft (107 m)
Coordinates 40°17′00″N 75°37′14″W / 40.28333°N 75.62056°W / 40.28333; -75.62056
Area 5.1 sq mi (13.2 km2)
 - land 5.1 sq mi (13 km2)
 - water 0.0 sq mi (0 km2), 0%
Population 5,315 (2010)
Density 1,042.2 / sq mi (402.4 / km2)
Timezone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code 610
Location of Upper Pottsgrove Township in Montgomery County
Location of Upper Pottsgrove Township in Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States

Upper Pottsgrove Township is a township in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 5,315 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 5.1 square miles (13 km2), all of it land. It is drained by the Schuylkill River via its tributaries of Sproegels Run and Manatawny Creek. Its villages include Cedar Grove, Halfway House, and Little Oley (also in Berks County).

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 756
1940 804 6.3%
1950 1,173 45.9%
1960 1,987 69.4%
1970 2,477 24.7%
1980 2,873 16.0%
1990 3,315 15.4%
2000 4,102 23.7%
2010 5,315 29.6%

As of the 2010 census, the township was 87.6% White, 5.8% Black or African American, 0.2% Native American, 2.4% Asian, 0.1% Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, 0.5% were Some Other Race, and 2.0% were two or more races. 2.7% of the population were of Hispanic or Latino ancestry.[1]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 4,102 people, 1,417 households, and 1,156 families residing in the township. The population density was 812.5 people per square mile (313.6/km²). There were 1,459 housing units at an average density of 289.0/sq mi (111.5/km²). The ethnic makeup of the township is 95.20% White, 2.51% African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.90% Asian, 0.27% from other races, and 0.88% from two or more races. 1.02% of the population were Hispanic or Latino.

There were 1,417 households out of which 40.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.4% were married couples living together, 6.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.4% were non-families. 14.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.3% 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 3.22.

In the township the population was spread out with 28.7% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 32.2% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, and 10.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 99.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.5 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $70,500, and the median income for a family was $75,019. Males had a median income of $46,006 versus $33,875 for females. The per capita income for the township was $25,607. About 1.7% of families and 2.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.5% of those under age 18 and 4.3% of those age 65 or over.

Government and politics[edit]

Presidential elections results
Year Republican Democratic
2008 44.9% 1,101 53.9% 1,321
2004 53.6% 1,099 45.9% 1,008
2000 51.3% 777 45.1% 682
1996 43.5% 478 39.5% 434
1992 38.0% 445 34.1% 400

References[edit]

  1. ^ Census 2010: Pennsylvania. Usatoday.Com. Retrieved on 2013-07-21.
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.