West Pottsgrove Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
|West Pottsgrove Township|
High Street in Stowe
|Elevation||220 ft (67.1 m)|
|Area||2.4 sq mi (6.2 km2)|
|- land||2.3 sq mi (6 km2)|
|- water||0.1 sq mi (0 km2), 4.17%|
|Density||1,614.2/sq mi (623.2/km2)|
|- summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
Location of West Pottsgrove Township in Montgomery County
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 2.4 square miles (6.2 km2), of which 2.3 square miles (6.0 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2), or 2.08%, is water. It is drained by the Schuylkill River, which separates it from Chester County. Its villages include Stowe and Upper Glasgow.
- Upper Pottsgrove Township (northeast)
- Pottstown (southeast)
- North Coventry Township, Chester County (south)
- Union Township, Berks County (tangent to the southwest)
- Douglass Township, Berks County (northwest)
As of the 2010 census, the township was 83.7% White, 9.5% Black or African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.6% Asian, and 2.9% were two or more races. 3.3% of the population were of Hispanic or Latino ancestry.
As of the census of 2000, there were 3,815 people, 1,524 households, and 1,010 families residing in the township. The population density was 1,622.0 people per square mile (626.8/km2). There were 1,606 housing units at an average density of 682.8/sq mi (263.9/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 89.28% White, 7.21% African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.84% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.81% from other races, and 1.65% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.18% of the population.
There were 1,524 households, out of which 29.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.2% were married couples living together, 10.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.7% were non-families. 27.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.08.
In the township the population was spread out, with 24.6% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 32.3% from 25 to 44, 22.0% from 45 to 64, and 13.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 92.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.7 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $42,759, and the median income for a family was $52,177. Males had a median income of $32,912 versus $28,949 for females. The per capita income for the township was $18,413. About 5.8% of families and 7.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.7% of those under age 18 and 7.3% of those age 65 or over.
Government and politics
|2012||43.8% 623||53.8% 764|
|2008||37.2% 555||61.2% 912|
|2004||42.2% 589||57.2% 799|
|2000||42.2% 456||54.2% 585|
|1996||34.1% 324||49.3% 468|
|1992||32.4% 364||44.4% 498|