West Pottsgrove Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania

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Coordinates: 40°15′17″N 75°40′42″W / 40.25472°N 75.67833°W / 40.25472; -75.67833
West Pottsgrove Township
Township
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Montgomery
Elevation 220 ft (67.1 m)
Coordinates 40°15′17″N 75°40′42″W / 40.25472°N 75.67833°W / 40.25472; -75.67833
Area 2.4 sq mi (6.2 km2)
 - land 2.3 sq mi (6 km2)
 - water 0.1 sq mi (0 km2), 4.17%
Population 3,874 (2010)
Density 1,614.2 / sq mi (623.2 / km2)
Timezone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code 610
Location of West Pottsgrove Township in Montgomery County
Location of West Pottsgrove Township in Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States

West Pottsgrove Township is a township in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 3,874 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 2.4 square miles (6.2 km2), of which 2.3 square miles (6.0 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2), or 2.08%, is water. It is drained by the Schuylkill River, which separates it from Chester County. Its villages include Stowe and Upper Glasgow.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 2,400
1940 2,605 8.5%
1950 3,007 15.4%
1960 3,501 16.4%
1970 4,038 15.3%
1980 4,208 4.2%
1990 3,829 −9.0%
2000 3,815 −0.4%
2010 3,874 1.5%

As of the 2010 census, the township was 83.7% White, 9.5% Black or African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.6% Asian, and 2.9% were two or more races. 3.3% of the population were of Hispanic or Latino ancestry.[1]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 3,815 people, 1,524 households, and 1,010 families residing in the township. The population density was 1,622.0 people per square mile (626.8/km²). There were 1,606 housing units at an average density of 682.8/sq mi (263.9/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 89.28% White, 7.21% African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.84% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.81% from other races, and 1.65% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.18% of the population.

There were 1,524 households out of which 29.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.2% were married couples living together, 10.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.7% were non-families. 27.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the township the population was spread out with 24.6% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 32.3% from 25 to 44, 22.0% from 45 to 64, and 13.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 92.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.7 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $42,759, and the median income for a family was $52,177. Males had a median income of $32,912 versus $28,949 for females. The per capita income for the township was $18,413. About 5.8% of families and 7.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.7% of those under age 18 and 7.3% of those age 65 or over.

Government and politics[edit]

Presidential elections results
Year Republican Democratic
2008 37.2% 555 61.2% 912
2004 42.2% 589 57.2% 799
2000 42.2% 456 54.2% 585
1996 34.1% 324 49.3% 468
1992 32.4% 364 44.4% 498

References[edit]

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