Upper Pottsgrove Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania

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Upper Pottsgrove Township
Township
Upper Pottsgrove Twp Office and Fire Co.
Upper Pottsgrove Twp Office and Fire Co.
Location of Upper Pottsgrove Township in Montgomery County
Location of Upper Pottsgrove Township in Montgomery County
Location of PA in the United States
Location of PA in the United States
Coordinates: 40°17′00″N 75°37′14″W / 40.28333°N 75.62056°W / 40.28333; -75.62056Coordinates: 40°17′00″N 75°37′14″W / 40.28333°N 75.62056°W / 40.28333; -75.62056
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyMontgomery
Area[1]
 • Total5.05 sq mi (13.08 km2)
 • Land5.05 sq mi (13.08 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation351 ft (107 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total5,315
 • Estimate (2016)[2]5,567
 • Density1,102.16/sq mi (425.55/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s)610
Websitewww.uptownship.org

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.
1930756
19408046.3%
19501,17345.9%
19601,98769.4%
19702,47724.7%
19802,87316.0%
19903,31515.4%
20004,10223.7%
20105,31529.6%
Est. 20165,567[2]4.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

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.[4]

As of the census[5] 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
2012 49.9% 1,206 48.9% 1,182
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

Legislators[edit]

Board of Commissioners[6][edit]

  • Trace Slinkerd, President
  • France Krazalkovich, Vice President
  • Martin Schreiber
  • Renee Spaide
  • Elwood Taylor

Polling Place[7][edit]

Pottsgrove Middle School 1351 N. Hanover St. Pottstown, PA 19464

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Aug 14, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  3. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  4. ^ Census 2010: Pennsylvania. Usatoday.Com. Retrieved on 2013-07-21.
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ http://www.uptownship.org/index.php/boards-commissions/board-of-commissioners
  7. ^ http://www.montcopa.org/documentcenter/view/14935