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INTRODUCTION

This section analyzes some basic statistics concerning the population composition of the township's residents. Where available, population figures and trends are traced back over several decades, although most of the emphasis is placed on the 1970 population since this is the year of the last census. Comparisons are also made between the township and the county to indicate various population relationships over periods of time.

These figures are important because they indicate the various ages and numbers of people living in the township over periods of time. From this, trends and patterns can be described which affect the social and economic makeup of the township. Such data may indicate how the population will be altered in future years, and thus how township services may have to be structured to meet the demands for school facilities, police protection, sanitary sewer services, public administration, streets and roads, etc.

Throughout this section, the sources of data have been the U.S. Bureau of the Census, and Population Characteristics and Estimates 1973 by the Montgomery County Planning Commission.

POPULATION TRENDS

Figure C-l traces the growth of the township and the county from 1940 to 1970. From a population of almost 40,000 in 1940, Lower Merion has increased by almost 24,000 people or 60% over the thirty year period. This compares to a 335,000 or 16% population increase experienced in the county over the same period. However, in spite of the large population increase in the county, the township is still the largest municipality in the county, holding 10% of the county's population. It is apparent from Figure C-l that most of Lower Merion's growth took place prior to 1940 or shortly thereafter, whereas the county has grown significantly since the 1960's.

From 1940 to 1950 Lower Merion's population has grown by 23%; almost the same growth rate experienced throughout the county. But although Lower Merion's growth stayed about the same from 1950 to 1960 - 22% - the county's growth rate soared to 46%. By 1970, the township's growth rate was reduced to 7% which was only one-third the county's growth rate. Also, from 1950 to 1960 the township's 9,179 population increase accounted for 14% of the county's population growth. In the next decade the township received only 10% of the county's population growth, and by 1970 this figure was further reduced to 4%. Quite clearly these statistics indicate that the urban growth wave has already swept over Lower Merion and is now progressing to other parts of the county. From 1960 to 1970 population growth was reduced in both the township and county, but was still substantial in the county in absolute figures. The decade ending in 1970 saw a 107,000 population increase throughout the county, compared to 4,174 for the township. The trend indicates that the times of large population growth are past in Lower Merion, if for no other reason that most of the developable land has been utilized. In the future the township can probably expect small increases in total population,and more significant changes within the composition of the population base.

 

Figure C-1

POPULATION GROWTH 1940-1970

 

 
LOWER MERION
COUNTY
 
 
INCREASE
INCREASE
 
POP.
ABSOL.
%
POP.
ABSOL.
%
1940
39,566
--
--
289,247
--
--
1950
48,745
9,179
23%
353,068
63,821
22%
1960
59,420
10,675
22%
516,682
163,614
46%
1970
63,594
4,174
7%
623,799
107,117
20%

 

Figure C-2 gives the 1950, 1960, and 1970 population figures for all 62 municipalities in the county. In 1960 Lower Merion had 11.5% of the county's total population, which ranked it first in the county. This was followed by Abington with 55,831 people, then by Norristown with a population of 38,925, and then by Cheltenham with 35,990 people. By 1970 Cheltenham had replaced Norristown for third place.

However, in terms of absolute population growth, Figure C-2 points up the fact that townships other than Lower Merion in the southern part of the county are absorbing most of the growth. Between 1960 and 1970 Lower Merion's 4,050 population increase was only the 12th largest in the county. First was Upper Dublin with an increase of 9,265 followed by Abington with 7,068 and then Upper Merion with 6,647 people. The fourth largest population increase, 6,015, took place in Lower Moreland. Again, it is apparent that most of the population growth is now being concentrated on municipalities located further from Philadelphia.

 

Figure C-2

POPULATION OF MUNICIPALITIES IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY
1950-1970

 

  1950
1960
1970
1960-1970
Municipality
Pop.
Pop.
% of
Total
Pop.
Rank
Pop.
% of
Total
Pop.
Rank
Abso.
Chng.
Rank
 
Abington
28,988
55,831
10.8
2
62,899
10.1
2
7,068
2
Ambler
4,565
6,765
1.3
20
7,800
1.2
22
1,035
26
Bridgeport
5,827
5,306
1.0
25
5,630
0.9
28
324
48
Bryn Athyn
913
1,057
0.2
60
970
0.2
60
-87
60
Cheltenham
22,854
35,990
6.9
4
40,238
6.4
3
4,248
9
 
Collegeville
1,900
2,254
0.4
45
3,191
0.5
43
937
32
Conshohocken
10,922
10,259
2.0
12
10,195
1.6
18
-64
59
Douglass
2,046
3,083
0.6
41
4,177
0.7
39
1,094
25
E. Greenville
1,945
1,931
0.4
52
2,003
0.3
54
72
54
E. Norriton
2,987
7,773
1.5
17
11,837
1.9
16
4,064
11
 
Franconia
2,774
3,910
0.7
33
5,245
0.8
31
1,335
22
Green Lane
550
582
0.1
62
543
0.1
62
-39
57
Hatboro
4,788
7,351
1.4
19
8,880
1.4
20
1,565
21
Hatfield (B)
1,624
1,941
0.4
51
2,385
0.4
51
444
42
Hatfield (T)
3,101
5,759
1.1
21
8,613
1.4
21
2,854
15
 
Horsham
3,663
8,933
1.7
15
13,888
2.2
14
4,955
8
Jenkintown
5,130
5,017
1.0
28
5,990
1.0
27
973
31
Lansdale
9,762
12,612
2.4
9
18,451
3.0
10
5,839
5
Limerick
3,290
5,110
1.0
26
5,556
0.9
29
446
41
L. Frederick
1.620
2,108
0.4
48
2,515
0.4
47
407
47
 
L. Gwynedd
2,475
4,546
0.9
31
6,361
1.0
25
1,815
18
L. Merion
48,745
59,420
11.5
1
63,470
10.2
1
4,050
12
L. Moreland
2,245
5,731
1.1
22
11,746
1.9
17
6,015
4
L. Pottsgrove
3,389
3,824
0.7
34
5,157
0.8
32
1,333
23
L. Providence
5,887
9,955
1.9
14
15,169
2.4
13
5,214
7
 
L. Salford
2,290
3,389
0.6
38
5,008
0.8
34
1,619
20
Marlborough
1,432
1,875
0.4
53
2,465
0.4
49
590
35
Montgomery
1,566
2,700
0.5
42
3,936
0.6
41
1,236
24
Narberth
5,407
5,109
1.0
27
5,151
0.8
33
42
55
New Hanover
1,745
3,218
0.6
40
4,211
0.7
38
993
28
 
Norristown
38,126
38,925
7.5
3
38,169
6.1
4
-756
61
North Wales
2,998
3,673
0.7
36
3,911
0.6
42
238
51
Pennsburg
1,625
1,698
0.3
54
2,260
0.4
52
562
37
Perkiomen
1,211
1,992
0.4
49
2,422
0.4
50
430
43
Plymouth
5,118
11,430
2.2
11
16,876
2.7
11
5,446
6
 
Pottstown
22,589
26,144
5.0
5
25,355
4.1
5
-789
62
Red Hill
914
1,086
0.2
58
1,201
0.2
59
115
53
Rockledge
2,261
2,587
0.5
43
2,564
0.4
46
- 23
56
Royersford
3,862
3,969
0.8
32
4,235
0.7
37
266
49
Salford
794
1,068
0.2
59
1,560
0.2
57
492
39
 
Schwenksville
563
620
0.1
61
809
0.1
61
189
52
Skippack
3,843
4,729
0.9
29
5,316
0.8
30
587
37
Souderton
4,521
5,381
1.0
24
6,366
1.0
24
985
30
Springfield
11,403
20,652
4.0
7
22,394
3.6
8
1,742
19
Telford
1,514
2,183
0.4
47
2,595
0.4
45
412
45
 
Towamencin
1,604
3,724
0.7
35
4,738
0.8
35
1,014
27
Trappe
773
1,264
0.2
56
1,676
0.3
56
412
46
U. Dublin
6,637
10,184
2.0
13
19,449
3.1
9
9,265
1
U. Frederick
891
1,157
0.2
57
1,418
0.2
58
261
50
U. Gwynedd
2,164
4,661
0.9
30
6,856
1.1
23
2,195
16
 
U. Hanover
1,762
2,293
0.4
44
2,721
0.4
44
428
44
U. Merion
6,404
17,096
3.3
8
23,743
3.8
7
6,647
3
U. Moreland
8,936
21,032
4.1
6
24,866
4.0
6
3,834
13
U. Pottsgrove
1,173
1,987
0.4
50
2,477
0.4
48
490
40
U. Providence
4,486
5,607
1.1
23
6,202
1.0
26
595
34
 
U. Salford
1,119
1,273
0.2
55
1,950
0.3
55
677
33
W. Gonshohocken
2,482
2,254
0.4
46
2,194
0.3
53
- 60
58
W. Norriton
4,879
8,342
1.6
16
12,456
2.0
15
4,114
10
W. Pottsgrove
3,007
3,501
0.7
37
4,038
0.6
40
537
38
Whitemarsh
5,977
12,286
2.4
10
15,886
2.5
12
3,600
14
 
Whitpain
3,063
7,331
1.4
18
9,295
1.5
19
1,964
17
Worcester
1,939
3,250
0.6
39
4,243
0.7
36
993
28

TOTAL
353,068
516,682
100.0
--
623,921
100.0
--
107,239
--

 

AGE COMPOSITION 1970

The age composition figures contained in Figure C-3 point out that from 1960 to 1970 the shifts in age groups in the township roughly followed the same trends noted in the county. The percentage of pre-school age children decreased, as did those in the 25 to 64 age bracket. Percentage increases were noted in the 5 to 24 and 65 and over age categories.

The major differences between the county and township occurred in the degree of change over this ten year period. The percentage of children under 5 decreased by 10% in Lower Merion, and by 4% in the county. The percentage of senior citizens aged 65 and over increased 1% in the county and 2% in the township.

Also, these figures show that the age composition of Lower Merion's population is not quite the same as the county's profile. In 1970 pre-school age children comprised only 6% of Lower Merion's population while the corresponding figure for the county was 8%. In the 65 and over bracket 14% of the township's population was in this category in 1970, compared to only 10% for the county.

In absolute figures the number of township residents aged 65 and over increased by 2,085 between 1960 and 1970. The township in 1970 had 9,170 residents over the age of 65, and it is apparent from these total figures that the population composition of the township will continue to grow older. Because of the decreasing numbers of young children and increasing numbers of older people, probably the township will have to put more emphasis on programs and services that reflect this shift in age composition in the future.

Ages of male and females for the year 1970 show that up to age 14, there are slightly more males than females. From age 15 to over 75, the number of females exceeds the number of males. This trend becomes more pronounced as ages increase, so that by age 75 and over there are more than twice as many females as males. As a result the age 75 and over females constitute 3.6% of the township's population compared to only 1.7% for the males.

 

Figure C-3

AGE COMPOSITION 1960-1976

 

 
LOWER MERION TOWNSHIP
MONTGOMERY COUNTY
1960
1970
1960
1970
 
#
%
#
%
#
%
#
%
Under 5
4,009
7%
3,464
6%
55,315
12%
47,739
8%
Age 5 - 24
18,500
31%
20,986
33%
158,469
30%
221,656
35%
Age 25 - 64
29,826
50%
29,772
47%
256,231
49%
293,249
47%
65 and Over
7,085
12%
9,170
14%
46,666
9%
61,093
10%
 
Total Population
59,420
100%
63,392
100%
516,682
100%
623,799
100%
 
Median Age
37.6
37.6
31.9
30.1

 

In total, males comprise 45% and females 55% of the township's population. In the county as a whole, males make up 48% of the population, and females 52%. In the age 65 and over brackets, the differences between the township and the greater Philadelphia region become even more pronounced. In both the region and county, males age 65 and over comprise 8% of the population, and females 11%. This compares to 12% for males and 16% for females in Lower Merion who are over the age of 65.

Lower Merion, which already has a more elderly population base than the county or region, can expect this trend to continue as people in the middle age brackets grow older and the birth rate continues to decline.

 

Figure C-4

MALE AND FEMALE AGE COMPOSITION
1970

LOWER MERION TOWNSHIP

 

             
AGE
MALE
%
FEMALE
%
TOTAL
%
Under 5
1,782
6
1,682
5
3,464
5
5-9
2,439
9
2,365
7
4,804
8
10 - 14
2,862
10
2,751
8
5,613
9
15 - 19
2,678
9
3,514
10
6,192
10
 
 Sub Total
7,979
28%
8,630
25%
16,609
27%
 
20 - 24
1,887
7
2,490
7
4,377
7
25 - 34
2,463
9
3,116
9
5,579
9
35 - 44
3,255
11
3,912
11
7,167
11
45 - 54
3,992
14
4,713
14
8,705
14
55 - 59
1,935
7
2,318
7
4,253
7
60 - 64
1,809
6
2,259
6
4,068
6
 
 Sub Total
15,341
54%
18,808
54%
34,149
54%
 
65 - 74
2,331
8
3,465
10
5,796
9
75 - Over
1,087
4
2,287
6
3,374
5
 
 Sub Total
3,418
12%
5,752
16%
9,170
14%
 
GRAND TOTAL
28,520
100%
34,872
100%
63,392
100%
 
% OF TOWNSHIP:
MALE 45% FEMALE 55%

 

EDUCATIONAL CHARACTERISTICS 1970

The 1970 Census also tabulated the educational achievements of the population, which are shown in Figure C-5. The first part of the Figure indicates the number of children enrolled in each educational level as of 1970. The percentage of college enrollments in Lower Merion are almost double the county's, but this probably reflects the number of colleges located in the township.

The second part of the Figure notes the level of education obtained by those included in the survey. The percentage figures show that generally,the residents of Lower Merion are more highly educated than the residents of the county. About 51% of Lower Merion's population has college training, compared to only 29% for the county. Accordingly, the county has a greater percentage of residents who have educational levels only through high school compared to the township.

 

Figure C-5

EDUCATIONAL CHARACTERISTICS 1970

 

     
LOWER
MERION
 
MONTGOMERY
COUNTY
 
     
SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
 
  Nursery School  
975
5
5,155
2
  Kindergarten  
942
5
10,903
6
  Elementary School  
8,600
45
101,790
55
  High School  
4,641
24
47,934
26
  College  
3,908
21
19,773
11
     
19,066
100%
185,555
100%
 
YEARS OF SCHOOL COMPLETED
             
    YEARS
  None
313
1
3,362
1
  Elementary
1-4
504
1
5,659
2
   
5-7
1,422
3
25,333
7
   
8
1,756
5
34,149
9
   
3,995
10%
68,503
19%
 
  High School
1-3
3,562
9
61,962
17
   
4
11,752
30
123,492
35
   
15,314
39%
185,454
52%
 
  College
1-3
6,077
16
39,322
12
   
4+
13,455
35
61,194
17
   
19,532
51%
100,516
29%
 
GRAND TOTAL
38,841
100%
354,473
100%

 

INCOME CHARACTERISTICS 1970

Another measure of the population is income levels, which are noted herein for the year 1970. Basically, these statistics show that most of the residents of Lower Merion enjoy a relatively high level of income compared to the remainder of the county; About 38% of the township's families in 1970 had incomes from $0 to $14,999, compared to 65% for the rest of the county. Both the township and the remainder of the county had about 25% of its families in the $15,000 to $24,999 range. But the next income range, $25,000 to $49,999, contained 26% of Lower Merion's families compared to 8% for the remainder of the county. The last income category, $50,000 and over, contained 12% of Lower Merion's families compared to 2% for the remainder of the county.

The median figures show that Lower Merion residents in 1970 had a median family income of $19,999, compared to $12,749 for the entire county and $10,783 for the Philadelphia Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area.

 

Figure C-6

INCOME CHARACTERISTICS 1970

 

 
LOWER MERION
REMAINDER OF
MONTGOMERY COUNTY
 
#
%
#
%
$04,999
924
6
11,453
8
$5,000 -7,999
1,300
8
17,934
12
$8,000 -9,999
1,000
6
18,463
13
$10,000 -14,999
2,884
18
46,056
32
$15,000 -24,999
3,886
24
35,535
25
$25,000 -49,999
4,171
26
11,273
8
$50,000 -over
1,906
12
2,587
2
TOTAL
16,071
100%
143,301
100%
 
Median Family Income
 
$19,999
$12,749

 

OCCUPATIONS 1970

In 1970 the U.S. Census listed all employed persons by nine major occupational groups, from professional to private household workers. Of the 25,107 employed township residents counted that year, about 30% were listed in the professional and technical occupational category. This compares to 19% for the remainder of the county residents. The next three largest categories of occupations for township residents consisted of managers and administrators, clerical, and sales workers, which accounted for 50% of all employed residents. These same three categories accounted for only 37% of the employed persons living in the remainder of Montgomery County. Also, only 10% of the employed township residents were listed in the craftsmen, operative and laborer categories, compared to 35% for the remainder of the county residents. An interesting highlight of this listing is the fact that 4% of the township's employed residents were private household workers, compared to 1% throughout the remainder of the county. Almost one-third of all private household workers in the county live in Lower Merion Township.

In general these occupational listings for Lower Merion correspond to the income data which shows that many township residents are well paid and hold professional positions.

 

Figure C-7

OCCUPATIONS 1970

 
LOWER MERION
REMAINDER OF
MONTGOMERY COUNTY
 
Professional, Technical and Kindred
7,516
30
42,944
19
Managers & Administrators
4,803
19
23,832
10
Sales Workers
3,505
14
20,707
9
Clerical
4,147
17
42,238
18
Craftsmen, Foremen, etc.
1,276
5
30,862
13
Transport & Operatives
1,075
4
40,708
18
Laborers & Farm Workers
427
1
9,054
4
Service Workers
1,393
6
18,861
8
Private Household Workers
965
4
1,877
1
TOTAL
25,107
100%
231,083
100%

 

CLASSIFICATION OF EMPLOYED PERSONS 1970

According to the 1970 Census, an equal percentage of residents of Lower Merion listed their employment in manufacturing and retail trade than any other industrial occupations. There were 16% in manufacturing and 16% in retail trade. In the county, manufacturing was also the largest single category, but with 34% followed by retail sales with 15%. The second largest category in Lower Merion is educational services, followed by finance and then other professional services. The high ranking of educational services in the township illustrates the impact that schools and colleges have on this area compared to the county.

 

Figure C-8

CLASSIFICATION OF EMPLOYED PERSONS 1970

 

 
LOWER MERION
MONTGOMERY COUNTY
 
#
%
#
%
Construction
900
4
12,873
5
Manufacturing
3,923
16
87,504
34
Transportation
456
1
5,712
2
Communications
547
2
6,775
3
Wholesale Trade
1,542
6
12,182
5
Retail Trade
3,907
16
39,377
15
Finance, Inc., Real Estate
2,432
10
15,085
6
Business & Repair Services
1,007
4
8,884
3
Personal Services
1,502
6
8,170
3
Health Services
2,315
9
14,555
6
Educational Services
3,294
13
20,152
8
Other Prof. Services
2,318
9
12,292
5
Public Administ.
619
3
7,757
3
Other Industries
345
1
4,872
2
 
TOTAL
25,107
100%
256,190
100%

 

TRANSPORTATION AND JOB LOCATIONS 1970

The 1970 Census was also analyzed to determine where people work and how they commute to work. In 1970 61% of employed township residents drove their cars to work. When auto passengers were included, the number who drove to work increased to 70%. The comparable figure for the county was 82%. More than twice the percentage of township residents used the train to commute to work than the county residents. This is obviously explained by the fact that the township has available passenger rail facilities which are lacking in most of the remainder of the county.

Statistics regarding where jobs are located compared to where workers reside indicate that township residents work in Philadelphia to a greater extent than other Montgomery County residents. About 39% of the employed residents living in Lower Merion in 1970 worked in Philadelphia, compared to only 18% for the remainder of the county. The second most frequent place of employment for all county residents was within the county itself. However, only 36% of Lower Merion's employed residents worked within the county compared to 63% for all other residents. Again this illustrates the influence that commuter rail facilities have on the township. The opportunity to utilize the rail services in Lower Merion, which are not present in many other parts of the county, is indicated by the fact that in 1970 11% of the township's employed residents worked in the Philadelphia Central Business District, compared to only 3% for the remainder of the county residents.

 

Figure C-9

TRANSPORTATION AND JOB LOCATIONS 1970

 

     
LOWER MERION
REMAINDER OF
MONTGOMERY COUNTY
TRANSPORTATION  
#
%
#
%
  Private Auto -Drive
14,980
61
160,610
71
    -Passenger
2,090
9
25,138
11
  Bus  
840
1
5,707
3
  Train, Subway  
3,164
13
12,278
5
  Walk to Work  
1,955
8
12,966
6
  Work at Home  
1,265
5
5,728
3
  Other  
246
3
4,194
1
 
TOTAL
24,540
100%
226,581
100%
PLACE OF WORK
  Phila. CBD  
2,792
11
6,985
3
  Remainder Phila.  
6,753
28
33,179
15
  Delaware Co.  
1,681
7
2,824
1
  Montgomery Co.  
8,759
36
142,063
63
  Bucks Co.  
90
7,934
4
  Chester Co.  
235
1
5,519
2
  Camden Co.  
401
2
2,449
1
  Burlington Co.  
111
--
1,382
1
  Gloucester Co.  
80
--
726
--
Elsewhere  
1,067
4
9,946
4
  Not Reported  
2,571
11
13,574
6
 
TOTAL
24,540
100%
226,581
100%

 

POPULATION PROJECTIONS

The purpose of Figure C-10 is to compare the projected 1985 population of the township with all the other municipalities in the county, as put forth by the Montgomery County Planning Commission. This projection puts the township's 1985 population at 69,000, which would be an increase of 5,530 over 1970. According to this estimate the township would still be the largest municipality in the county with 9.1% of the population, but the absolute growth over the fifteen year period would be only the fifth largest experienced in the county. Upper Merion, Lower Providence, Upper Dublin, and Whitpain Townships are all projected to receive larger population increments during this time than Lower Merion Township.

These projections are contrasted to Figure C-ll which has been compiled by the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission. According to the D.V.R.P.C. the township will never have 69,000 people, but will peak out at 68,000 people by 1990.

A third set of projections, not shown here, was made by the Township Planning Department in 1975 to estimate the January 1975 population. By using actual building permits, immigration, births and deaths, this projection set the 1975 population at 63,985, which is only several hundred more than the official 63,594 population figure recorded by the U.S. Census in 1970.

The actual number of residential building permits issued in the last seven years is as follows:

 

1970
154
1971
246
1972
149
1973
301
1974
171
1975
39
1976
202

 

These permits average 180 per year, and indicate that the total population increase from 1970 to 1976 should have been about 3,700 if based solely on building permits. However, through 1975 there were 911 more deaths than births in the township. The result of the estimated and projected population figures is that the population increases from 1970 to 1975 have been minimal, and that by 1980 the population will probably increase by only one or two thousand people. By the year 2000 the township's total population is estimated at about 68,000 . to 69,000 people.

 

Figure C-10

MUNICIPAL POPULATION PROJECTIONS

BY M.C.P.C.(1) 1970-1985

 

 
1970
 
1985
 
1970-1985
 
Municipality
Population
% of
County
Rank
Population
% of
County
Rank
Absolute
Change
Rank

Abington
62,899
10.1
2
67,500
8.9
2
4,601
10
Ambler
7,800
1.2
22
8,100
1.1
31
300
48
Bridgeport
5,630
0.9
28
5,900
0.8
37
270
50
Bryn Athyn
970
0.2
60
1,000
0.1
60
30
59
Cheltenham
40,238
6.4
3
43,900
5.8
3
3,662
18
 
Collegeville
3,191
0.5
43
3,900
0.5
47
709
42
Conshohocken
10,195
1.6
18
10,500
1.4
21
305
47
Douglass
4,177
0.7
39
6,000
0.8
36
1,823
28
E. Greenville
2,003
0.3
54
2,000
0.3
56
- 3
61
E. Norriton
11,837
1.9
16
14,700
1.9
18
2,863
21
 
Franconia
5,245
0.8
31
9,600
1.3
24
4,355
11
Green Lane
543
0.1
62
600
0.1
62
57
55
Hatboro
8,880
1.4
20
9,900
1.3
23
1,020
37
Hatfield (B)
2,385
0.4
51
2,600
0.3
52
215
51
Hatfield (T)
8,613
1.4
21
13,400
1.8
19
4,787
9
 
Horsham
13,888
2.2
14
18,900
2.5
14
5,012
7
Jenkintown
5,990
1.0
27
6,200
0.8
34
210
52
Lansdale
18,451
3.0
10
19,300
2.5
13
849
40
Limerick
5,556
0.9
29
9,500
1.3
25
3,944
13
L. Frederick
2,515
0.4
47
4,000
0.5
46
1,485
31
 
L. Gwynedd
6,361
1.0
25
8,600
1.2
30
2,239
26
L. Merion
63,470
10.2
1
69,000
9.1
1
5,530
5
L. Moreland
11,746
1.9
17
15,200
2.0
15
3,454
19
L. Pottsgrove
5,157
0.8
32
9,000
1.2
26
3,843
15
L. Providence
15,169
2.4
13
22,500
3.0
10
7,331
2
 
L. Salford
5,008
0.8
34
8,900
1.2
27
3,892
14
Marlborough
2,465
0.4
49
3,600
0.4
48
1,135
34
Montgomery
3,936
0.6
41
8,900
1.2
28
4,964
8
Narberth
5,151
0.8
33
5,200
0.6
38
49
56
New Hanover
4,211
0.7
38
6,100
0.8
35
1,889
27
 
Norristown
38,169
6.1
4
39,100
5.1
4
931
38
North Wales
3,911
0.6
42
4,200
0.6
45
289
49
Pennsburg
2,260
0.4
52
2,300
0.3
55
40
57
Perkiomen
2,422
0.4
50
4,700
0.6
41
2,278
25
Plymouth
16,876
2.7
11
21,000
2.8
11
4,124
12
 
Pottstown
25,355
4.1
5
26,800
3.5
7
1,445
32
Red Hill
1,201
0.2
59
1,200
0.2
59
- 1
60
Rockledge
2,564
0.4
46
2,600
0.3
53
36
58
Royersford
4,235
0.7
37
4,700
0.6
42
466
45
Salford
1,560
0.2
57
2,600
0.3
54
1,040
35
 
Schwenksville
809
0.1
61
1,000
0.1
61
191
54
Skippack
5,316
0.8
30
6,700
0.9
33
1,384
33
Souderton
6,366
1.0
24
6,900
0.9
32
534
46
Springfield
22,394
3.6
8
24,200
3.2
9
1,806
30
Telford
2,595
0.4
45
2,800
0.4
49
205
53
 
Towamencin
4,738
0.8
35
10,100
1.3
22
5,362
6
Trappe
1,676
0.3
56
2,700
0.4
51
1,024
36
U. Dublin
19,449
3.1
9
25,800
3.4
8
6,351
3
U. Drederick
1,418
0.2
58
2,000
0.2
57
582
43
U. Gwynedd
6,856
1.1
23
10,600
1.4
20
3,744
17
 
U. Hanover
2,721
0.4
44
5,100
0.7
39
2,379
24
U. Merion
23,743
3.8
7
31,100
4.1
5
7,357
1
U. Moreland
24,866
4.0
6
28,700
3.8
6
3,834
16
U. Pottsgrove
2,477
0.4
48
4,300
0.6
44
1,823
29
U. Providence
6,202
1.0
26
8,900
1.2
29
2,698
23
 
U. Salford
1,950
0.3
56
2,800
0.4
50
850
39
W. Conshohocken
2,194
0.3
53
1,900
0.3
58
-294
62
W. Norritpn
12,456
2.0
15
15,200
2.0
16
2,744
22
W. Pottsgrove
4,038
0.6
40
4,800
0.6
40
762
41
Whitemarsh
15,886
2.5
12
19,300
2.5
12
3,414
20
 
Whitpain
9,295
1.5
19
15,200
2.0
17
5,905
4
Worcester
4,243
0.7
36
4,700
0.6
43
457
44

TOTAL
623,921
100.0
--
758,500
100.0
--
134,579
--
(1) Montgomery County Planning Commission - 1975