kids encyclopedia robot

Hatfield, Pennsylvania facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Borough of Hatfield
Former Reading station
Former Reading station
Location of Hatfield in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.
Location of Hatfield in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Montgomery
Government
 • Type Council-manager
Area
 • Total 0.64 sq mi (1.67 km2)
 • Land 0.64 sq mi (1.67 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
335 ft (102 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 3,290
 • Estimate 
(2019)
3,327
 • Density 5,174.18/sq mi (1,997.37/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP Code
19440
Area code(s) 215, 267, and 445
FIPS code 42-33112

Hatfield is a borough in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 3,290 at the time of the 2010 census. It is part of the North Penn Valley region that is centered around the borough of Lansdale. The borough is surrounded by Hatfield Township.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 528
1910 705 33.5%
1920 830 17.7%
1930 1,149 38.4%
1940 1,301 13.2%
1950 1,624 24.8%
1960 1,941 19.5%
1970 2,385 22.9%
1980 2,533 6.2%
1990 2,650 4.6%
2000 2,605 −1.7%
2010 3,290 26.3%
2020 3,496 6.3%

As of the 2010 census, the borough was 66.6% White, 4.1% Black or African American, 0.1% Native American, 23.5% Asian, and 2.9% were two or more races. 6.8% of the population were of Hispanic or Latino ancestry

As of the census of 2000, there were 2,605 people, 1,106 households, and 650 families residing in the borough. The population density was 4,102.7 people per square mile (1,596.5/km2). There were 1,139 housing units at an average density of 1,793.9 per square mile (698.0/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 82.19% White, 1.77% African American, 0.31% Native American, 12.05% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.42% from other races, and 2.23% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.34% of the population.

There were 1,106 households, out of which 30.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.5% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.2% were non-families. 35.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the borough the population was distributed by age as follows: 23.2% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 37.1% from 25 to 44, 19.9% from 45 to 64, and 11.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 95.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.0 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $45,975, and the median income for a family was $52,743. Males had a median income of $38,939 versus $30,775 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $21,133. About 4.2% of families and 5.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.5% of those under age 18 and 8.1% of those age 65 or over.

HATFIELD BOROUGH SUBSTATION, LOCK UP AND FIREHOUSE, MONTGOMERY COUNTY, PA
Former electrical substation, jailhouse and firehouse

Transportation

Historically, a rail line which was formally Reading Company's Bethlehem Branch runs north-south through Hatfield connecting to Souderton, Perkasie, Quakertown, and Bethlehem to the north and Lansdale to the south. The line was used by the SEPTA Bethlehem Line until 1981. The tracks are still used for the transport of freight between Lansdale and Quakertown, and beyond. The line is used for occasional scenic rail trips, and resumption of passenger service to Quakertown is being considered.

Education

It is within the North Penn School District. Hatfield Elementary School is in Hatfield Township.

St. Maria Goretti School in Hatfield closed in 2012.

Infrastructure

Transportation

The main roads in Hatfield are Broad Street, which runs southwest–northeast and becomes Forty Foot Road to the southwest and by way of Market Street and Union Street leads to Unionville Pike to the northeast, and Main Street, which runs northwest–southeast and becomes Cowpath Road outside the borough limits. Pennsylvania Route 463 passes through Hatfield, entering from the southwest along Broad Street and leaving to the southeast along Main Street. Pennsylvania Route 309 passes to the northeast of Hatfield, with connections to the borough via PA 463 and Unionville Pike. The Lansdale interchange of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Northeast Extension (Interstate 476) is located southwest of Hatfield, with connections to the borough via Forty Foot Road (Pennsylvania Route 63 and PA 463).

Historically, a rail line which was formerly Reading Company's Bethlehem Branch runs north–south through Hatfield connecting to Souderton, Perkasie, Quakertown, and Bethlehem to the north and Lansdale to the south. The line was used by the SEPTA Bethlehem Line until 1981. The tracks are still used for the transport of freight between Lansdale and Quakertown, and beyond, with the Pennsylvania Northeastern Railroad providing freight service through Hatfield. The line is used for occasional scenic rail trips, and resumption of passenger service to Quakertown is being considered.

SEPTA Suburban Bus Route 132 serves Hatfield, heading north to Souderton and Telford and south to Lansdale and the Montgomery Mall in Montgomeryville.

Utilities

The Borough of Hatfield Electric Utility provides electricity to the borough. Natural gas in Hatfield is provided by PECO Energy Company, a subsidiary of Exelon. The North Penn Water Authority provides water to Hatfield and surrounding areas in the North Penn Valley. The Borough of Hatfield Sewer Utility provides sewer service to the borough. Trash and recycling collection in Hatfield is provided by private haulers including Republic Services, Waste Management, JP Mascaro & Sons, and Advanced Disposal.

Notable people

kids search engine
Hatfield, Pennsylvania Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.