Dresher, Pennsylvania

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Dresher
Unincorporated community
Dresher is located in Pennsylvania
Dresher
Dresher
Location of Dresher in Pennsylvania
Dresher is located in the US
Dresher
Dresher
Dresher (the US)
Coordinates: 40°08′27″N 75°10′01″W / 40.14083°N 75.16694°W / 40.14083; -75.16694Coordinates: 40°08′27″N 75°10′01″W / 40.14083°N 75.16694°W / 40.14083; -75.16694
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyMontgomery
TownshipUpper Dublin
Area
 • Total3.24 sq mi (8.4 km2)
 • Land3.24 sq mi (8.4 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation203 ft (62 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total5,610
 • Density1,700/sq mi (670/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code19025
Area code(s)215 and 267

Dresher (previously Dreshertown) is a community in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 5,610 at the 2000 census. Because Dresher is neither an incorporated area nor a census-designated place, all statistics are for the ZIP code 19025, with which the community is coterminous.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the community has a total area of 3.24 square miles (8.4 km2) with no water area.

The headwaters for Sandy Run, a tributary of Wissahickon Creek are located in Dresher.

Dresher is located north of Philadelphia and is adjacent to the Pennsylvania Turnpike (Interstate 276).

Demographics[edit]

As of the census of 2000, there were 5,610 people, 1,765 households, and 1,538 families residing in the community. The population density was 1,734.04/sq mi. There were 1,830 housing units at an average density of 564.67/sq mi. The racial make-up was 89.9% White, 1.0% African American, 0.7% Native American, 6.8% Asian, 0.0% Pacific Islander, 0.8% from other races, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.2% of the population.

Out of the 1,765 households, 47.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 80.4% were married couples living together, 2.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 12.9% were non-families. 12.0% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 3.05 and the average family size was 3.31.

In the community, the population was spread out, with 30.1% under the age of 18, 4.8% from 18 to 24, 23.1% from 25 to 44, 30.7% from 45 to 64, and 11.3% 65 or older. The median age was 39.8 years. For every 100 females, there were 96 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93 males.

The median income for a household in the community was $99,231, and the median income for a family was $107,236. Males had a median income of $82,897 versus $35,316 for females. The per capita income for the community was $38,865. 2.1% of the population and 2.1% of families were below the poverty line.

Notable residents[edit]