Worcester Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
|Elevation||269 ft (82 m)|
|Area||16.2 sq mi (42 km2)|
|- land||16.2 sq mi (42 km2)|
|- water||0.0 sq mi (0 km2), 0%|
|Density||601.9 / sq mi (232.4 / km2)|
|- summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|Area code||215, 610|
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 16.2 square miles (42 km2), of which 0.06% is water. It is in the Schuylkill River watershed and is drained via Skippack Creek, which is a tributary of Perkiomen Creek, and Stony Creek. Its villages include Bethel Hill, Cedars, Center Point, Heebnerville, Providence Square, and Worcester.
- Lower Providence Township (southwest)
- Skippack Township (northwest)
- Towamencin Township (north)
- Upper Gwynedd Township (northeast)
- Whitpain Township (southeast)
- East Norriton Township (south)
- West Norriton Township (tangent to the south)
As of the census of 2000, there were 7,789 people, 2,896 households, and 2,145 families residing in the township. The population density was 480.2 people per square mile (185.4/km²). There were 3,026 housing units at an average density of 72.0/km² (186.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the township was 92.14% White, 2.32% African American, 0.03% Native American, 4.43% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.24% from other races, and 0.83% from two or more races. 0.87% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 2,896 households out of which 36.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.8% were married couples living together, 5.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.9% were non-families. 23.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.20.
In the township the population was spread out with 27.3% under the age of 18, 4.6% from 18 to 24, 28.4% from 25 to 44, 24.3% from 45 to 64, and 15.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 94.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.9 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $77,200, and the median income for a family was $87,107. Males had a median income of $61,280 versus $42,281 for females. The per capita income for the township was $34,264. About 0.5% of families and 1.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.7% of those under age 18 and 3.3% of those age 65 or over.
Government and politics
|2008||53.4% 2,793||45.8% 2,392|
|2004||58.4% 2,873||40.9% 2,012|
|2000||61.6% 2,350||36.0% 1,375|
|1996||57.7% 1,702||32.4% 956|
|1992||52.9% 1,486||27.8% 780|
- Arthur Bustard, Chair
- Susan Caughlan, Vice-chair
- Stephen Quigley
- State Representative Matthew Bradford, Democrat, 70th district
- State Senator John C. Rafferty Jr., Republican, 44th district
- US Representative Jim Gerlach, Republican, 6th district
- Founded in 1733, and named after Worcester, England.
- Worcester is home to the Peter Wentz Farmstead, a preserved eighteenth century Pennsylvania German farm which was Washington's headquarters in 1777.
- It incorporated three earlier villages: Center Point, Cedars Village, and Fairview Village.
- It contains the central Schwenkfelder church.
- It is served by the Methacton School District.