Upper Pottsgrove Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
|Upper Pottsgrove Township|
Upper Pottsgrove Twp Office and Fire Co.
Location of Upper Pottsgrove Township in Montgomery County
|Location of PA in the United States
Location of PA in the United States
|• Total||5.05 sq mi (13.08 km2)|
|• Land||5.05 sq mi (13.08 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||351 ft (107 m)|
|• Estimate (2016)||5,567|
|• Density||1,102.16/sq mi (425.55/km2)|
|Time zone||EST (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
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).
- Douglass Township, Montgomery County (northeast)
- New Hanover Township (east)
- Lower Pottsgrove Township (southeast)
- Pottstown (south)
- West Pottsgrove Township (southwest)
- Douglass Township, Berks County (northwest)
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.
As of the census 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
|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|
- State Representative Marcy Toepel, Republican, 147th district
- State Senator Bob Mensch, Republican, 24th district
- US Representative Ryan Costello, Republican, 6th district
- Elwood Taylor, President
- Herbert C. Miller, Jr., Vice President
- John Bealer
- France Krazalkovich
- Martin Schreiber
Pottsgrove Middle School 1351 N. Hanover St. Pottstown, PA 19464
- "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Aug 14, 2017.
- "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
- "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.
- Census 2010: Pennsylvania. Usatoday.Com. Retrieved on 2013-07-21.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
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