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Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania
Old Pennsylvania Route 100 in Bechtelsville
Old Pennsylvania Route 100 in Bechtelsville
Location of Bechtelsville in Berks County, Pennsylvania.
Location of Bechtelsville in Berks County, Pennsylvania.
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Coordinates: 40°22′12″N 75°37′43″W / 40.37000°N 75.62861°W / 40.37000; -75.62861Coordinates: 40°22′12″N 75°37′43″W / 40.37000°N 75.62861°W / 40.37000; -75.62861
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Berks
Area
 • Total 0.53 sq mi (1.37 km2)
 • Land 0.53 sq mi (1.37 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation
404 ft (123 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 942
 • Estimate 
(2019)
949
 • Density 1,797.35/sq mi (694.60/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
19505
Area code(s) 610 and 484

Bechtelsville is a borough in Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 942 at the 2010 census.

Geography

Bechtelsville is located at 40°22′12″N 75°37′43″W / 40.37000°N 75.62861°W / 40.37000; -75.62861 (40.370078, -75.628590).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 381
1910 417 9.4%
1920 502 20.4%
1930 549 9.4%
1940 587 6.9%
1950 603 2.7%
1960 625 3.6%
1970 728 16.5%
1980 832 14.3%
1990 864 3.8%
2000 931 7.8%
2010 942 1.2%
2019 (est.) 949 0.7%
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At the 2010 census there were 942 people, 362 households, and 264 families living in the borough. The population density was 1,884 people per square mile (678.2 per km2). There were 362 housing units at an average density of 224 per square mile (266.6 per km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 98.3% White, 0.2% African American, 0.1% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.3%.

There were 362 households, 31.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.5% were married couples living together, 12.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.1% were non-families. 20.4% of households were made up of individuals, and 7.5% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 3.60 and the average family size was 3.98.

The age distribution was 24.6% under the age of 20, 7.4% from 20 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 29.7% from 45 to 64, and 11.0% 65 or older. The median age was 39.6 years. For every 100 females there were 92.25 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.6 males.

While the following data has not yet been released from the 2010 Census, as of the 2000 Census, the median household income was in the borough was $88,846, and the median family income was $92,045. Males had a median income of $46,938 versus $33,828 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $19,627. About 0.2% of families and 0.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.1% of those under age 18 and 0.3% of those age 65 or over.

Public education

The borough is served by the Boyertown Area School District.

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