Worcester Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
Peter Wentz Homestead, built 1758
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States
|• Total||16.22 sq mi (42.02 km2)|
|• Land||16.22 sq mi (42.00 km2)|
|• Water||0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)|
|Elevation||269 ft (82 m)|
|• Estimate (2016)||10,486|
|• Density||646.65/sq mi (249.68/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (EST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|Area code(s)||215, 610|
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 16.2 square miles (42 km2), of which 0.06% is water. It is in the Schuylkill River watershed and is drained via Skippack Creek, which is a tributary of Perkiomen Creek, and Stony Creek. Its villages include Bethel Hill, Cedars, Center Point, Fairview Village, Heebnerville, Providence Square, and Worcester.
- Lower Providence Township (southwest)
- Skippack Township (northwest)
- Towamencin Township (north)
- Upper Gwynedd Township (northeast)
- Whitpain Township (southeast)
- East Norriton Township (south)
- West Norriton Township (tangent to the south)
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the 2010 census, the township was 84.0% White, 2.8% Black or African American, 10.3% Asian, and 1.3% were two or more races. 1.6% of the population were of Hispanic or Latino ancestry.
As of the census of 2000, there were 7,789 people, 2,896 households, and 2,145 families residing in the township. The population density was 480.2 people per square mile (185.4/km2). There were 3,026 housing units at an average density of 72.0/km2 (186.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the township was 92.14% White, 2.32% African American, 0.03% Native American, 4.43% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.24% from other races, and 0.83% from two or more races. 0.87% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 2,896 households, out of which 36.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.8% were married couples living together, 5.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.9% were non-families. 23.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.20.
In the township the population was spread out, with 27.3% under the age of 18, 4.6% from 18 to 24, 28.4% from 25 to 44, 24.3% from 45 to 64, and 15.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 94.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.9 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $77,200, and the median income for a family was $87,107. Males had a median income of $61,280 versus $42,281 for females. The per capita income for the township was $34,264. About 0.5% of families and 1.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.7% of those under age 18 and 3.3% of those age 65 or over.
Government and politics
|2012||57.6% 3,123||41.2% 2,234|
|2008||53.4% 2,793||45.8% 2,392|
|2004||58.4% 2,873||40.9% 2,012|
|2000||61.6% 2,350||36.0% 1,375|
|1996||57.7% 1,702||32.4% 956|
|1992||52.9% 1,486||27.8% 780|
- Rick DeLello, Chair
- Susan Caughlan, Vice Chair
- Stephen Quigley, Member
- State Representative Matthew Bradford, Democrat, 70th district
- State Senator John C. Rafferty Jr., Republican, 44th district
- US Representative Pat Meehan, Republican, 7th district
It is served by the Methacton School District. Almost all of the township is zoned to Worcester Elementary School while small sections are zoned to Eagleville Elementary School. Skyview Upper Elementary School, Arcola Intermediate School, and Methacton High School serve all parts of the district.
- Founded in 1733, and named after Worcester in England.
- It incorporated three earlier villages: Center Point, Cedars Village, and Fairview Village.
- It contains the central Schwenkfelder church.
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- "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
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- Census 2010: Pennsylvania. Usatoday.Com. Retrieved on 2013-07-21.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "Elementary School Boundaries." Methacton School District. Retrieved on October 8, 2018.