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Pennsburg, Pennsylvania

Pennsburg, Pennsylvania

Pennsburg is a borough in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,732 at the 2000 census.

It is part of the Upper Perkiomen School District.

Geography

Pennsburg is located at (40.395595, -75.497361).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.0 km²), all of it land.

Pennsburg is located 40 miles northwest of Philadelphia and 5 miles southwest of Quakertown.

Pennsburg's elevation is at 350 feet above sea level.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 2,732 people, 1,009 households, and 705 families residing in the borough. The population density was 3,567.8 people per square mile (1,369.9/km²). There were 1,078 housing units at an average density of 1,407.8/sq mi (540.5/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 97.36% White, 0.81% African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.48% Asian, 0.55% from other races, and 0.73% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.61% of the population.

There were 1,009 households out of which 38.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.2% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.1% were non-families. 24.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the borough the population was spread out with 27.0% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 33.1% from 25 to 44, 18.4% from 45 to 64, and 14.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 90.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.9 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $46,715, and the median income for a family was $56,250. Males had a median income of $37,036 versus $26,190 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $18,977. About 4.4% of families and 6.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.3% of those under age 18 and 3.7% of those age 65 or over.

Politics and government

Pennsburg has a city manager form of government with a mayor and borough council. The borough is part of the Pennsylvania's 15th congressional district (represented by Rep. Charlie Dent), Pennsylvania's 147th Representative District (represented by Rep. Bob Mensch) and the Pennsylvania Senate, District 24 (represented by Sen. Rob Wonderling).

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