Hatfield, Pennsylvania

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Borough of Hatfield
Borough
Former Reading station
Former Reading station
Location of Hatfield in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.
Location of Hatfield in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.
Hatfield is located in Pennsylvania
Hatfield
Hatfield
Location of Hatfield in Pennsylvania
Hatfield is located in the US
Hatfield
Hatfield
Hatfield (the US)
Coordinates: 40°16′41″N 75°17′56″W / 40.27806°N 75.29889°W / 40.27806; -75.29889Coordinates: 40°16′41″N 75°17′56″W / 40.27806°N 75.29889°W / 40.27806; -75.29889
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Montgomery
Government
 • Type Council-manager
 • Mayor Robert L. Kalerhttp [1]
Area[2]
 • Total 0.64 sq mi (1.66 km2)
 • Land 0.64 sq mi (1.66 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation 335 ft (102 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,290
 • Estimate (2016)[3] 3,318
 • Density 5,168.22/sq mi (1,994.69/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP Code 19440
Area code(s) 215 and 267
FIPS code 42-33112
Website www.hatfieldborough.com

Hatfield is a borough in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 3,290 at the time of the 2010 census. It is part of the North Penn Valley region that is centered around the borough of Lansdale. The borough is surrounded by Hatfield Township.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900528
191070533.5%
192083017.7%
19301,14938.4%
19401,30113.2%
19501,62424.8%
19601,94119.5%
19702,38522.9%
19802,5336.2%
19902,6504.6%
20002,605−1.7%
20103,29026.3%
Est. 20163,318[3]0.9%
Sources:[4][5][6]

As of the 2010 census, the borough was 66.6% White, 4.1% Black or African American, 0.1% Native American, 23.5% Asian, and 2.9% were two or more races. 6.8% of the population were of Hispanic or Latino ancestry [7]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 2,605 people, 1,106 households, and 650 families residing in the borough. The population density was 4,102.7 people per square mile (1,596.5/km2). There were 1,139 housing units at an average density of 1,793.9 per square mile (698.0/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 82.19% White, 1.77% African American, 0.31% Native American, 12.05% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.42% from other races, and 2.23% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.34% of the population.

There were 1,106 households, out of which 30.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.5% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.2% were non-families. 35.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the borough the population was spread out, with 23.2% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 37.1% from 25 to 44, 19.9% from 45 to 64, and 11.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 95.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.0 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $45,975, and the median income for a family was $52,743. Males had a median income of $38,939 versus $30,775 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $21,133. About 4.2% of families and 5.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.5% of those under age 18 and 8.1% of those age 65 or over.

Politics and government[edit]

Presidential elections results[8]
Year Republican Democratic
2016 36.7% 515 58.6% 822
2012 39.4% 500 58.6% 743
2008 37.7% 493 60.6% 793
2004 47.7% 595 51.6% 643
2000 51.8% 439 43.8% 371

Hatfield has a city manager form of government with a mayor and a five-member borough council. The mayor is Robert L. Kaler.

The borough is part of the United States House of Representatives Pennsylvania District 8 (represented by Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick).[9] Pennsylvania's 53rd Representative District (represented by Rep. Robert Godshall) and the 12th State Senate District (represented by Sen. Stewart Greenleaf).

Notable people[edit]

Infrastructure[edit]

Transportation[edit]

The main roads in Hatfield are Broad Street, which runs southwest-northeast and becomes Forty Foot Road to the southwest and by way of Market Street and Union Street leads to Unionville Pike to the northeast, and Main Street, which runs northwest-southeast and becomes Cowpath Road outside the borough limits. Pennsylvania Route 463 passes through Hatfield, entering from the southwest along Broad Street and leaving to the southeast along Main Street. Pennsylvania Route 309 passes to the northeast of Hatfield, with connections to the borough via PA 463 and Unionville Pike. The Lansdale interchange of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Northeast Extension (Interstate 476) is located southwest of Hatfield, with connections to the borough via Forty Foot Road (Pennsylvania Route 63 and PA 463).[10]

Historically, a rail line which was formerly Reading Company's Bethlehem Branch runs north-south through Hatfield connecting to Souderton, Perkasie, Quakertown, and Bethlehem to the north and Lansdale to the south. The line was used by the SEPTA Bethlehem Line until 1981. The tracks are still used for the transport of freight between Lansdale and Quakertown, and beyond, with the Pennsylvania Northeastern Railroad providing freight service through Hatfield. The line is used for occasional scenic rail trips, and resumption of passenger service to Quakertown is being considered.

SEPTA Suburban Bus Route 132 serves Hatfield, heading north to Souderton and Telford and south to Lansdale and the Montgomery Mall in Montgomeryville.[11]

Utilities[edit]

The Borough of Hatfield Electric Utility provides electricity to the borough.[12] Natural gas in Hatfield is provided by PECO Energy Company, a subsidiary of Exelon.[13][14] The North Penn Water Authority provides water to Hatfield and surrounding areas in the North Penn Valley.[15] The Borough of Hatfield Sewer Utility provides sewer service to the borough.[12] Trash and recycling collection in Hatfield is provided by private haulers including Republic Services, Waste Management, JP Mascaro & Sons, and Advanced Disposal.[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Borough of Hatfield
  2. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Aug 14, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "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. 
  7. ^ [1]
  8. ^ "Montgomery County Election Results". Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Retrieved January 16, 2017. 
  9. ^ Congressional Redistricting Legislation as Enacted by the General Assembly and Signed by The Governor
  10. ^ Montgomery County, Pennsylvania Highway Map (PDF) (Map). PennDOT. 2015. Retrieved January 12, 2016. 
  11. ^ "Route 132 bus map" (PDF). SEPTA. Retrieved September 22, 2014. 
  12. ^ a b "Hatfield Borough Resolution No. 2011-1 Consolidated Fee Schedule" (PDF). Borough of Hatfield. Retrieved February 22, 2018. 
  13. ^ "PECO: Company Information". PECO Energy Company. Retrieved January 29, 2017. 
  14. ^ "Gas Service Tariff" (PDF). PECO Energy Company. August 30, 2017. p. 2. Retrieved October 10, 2017. 
  15. ^ "Service Area". North Penn Water Authority. Retrieved October 11, 2017. 
  16. ^ "Recycling". Borough of Hatfield. Retrieved February 22, 2018. 

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