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North Coventry Township
Pottstown Landing.JPG
House in Pottstown Landing
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Chester
Elevation 299 ft (91.1 m)
Area 13.6 sq mi (35.2 km²)
 - land 13.4 sq mi (35 km²)
 - water 0.2 sq mi (1 km²), 1.47%
Population 7,866 (2010)
Density 587.0 /sq mi (226.6 /km²)
Timezone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code 610

North Coventry Township is a township in Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 7,866 at the 2010 census.


The township derives its name from Coventry, England, the native home of an early settler.

The Pottstown Landing Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2001.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 13.6 square miles (35 km2), of which 13.4 square miles (35 km2) is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2), or 1.18%, is water. It is drained by the Schuylkill River, which forms its natural northern boundary with Montgomery County. It is served by Route 724 along the south side of the river east-to-west and Route 100 north-to-south. The Coventry Mall is located at the NW side of the interchange of these two routes. A portion of the U.S. Route 422 expressway in the Pottstown area is on the south side of the Schuylkill in North Coventry, where its interchange with 100 is located between 724 and the river. Its unincorporated communities include Cedarville, Cold Spring Park, Kenilworth, Pottstown Landing, Schenkel, South Pottstown, and Titlow Corner. The township is partially located in the Hopewell Big Woods.

Neighboring municipalities

  • East Coventry Township (east)
  • South Coventry Township (south)
  • Warwick Township (southwest)
  • Union Township, Berks County (northwest)
  • Douglass Township, Berks County (tangent to the north)
  • West Pottsgrove Township, Montgomery County (north)
  • Pottstown, Montgomery County (north)
  • Lower Pottsgrove Township, Montgomery County (northeast)


At the 2010 census, the township was 92.3% non-Hispanic White, 2.7% Black or African American, 0.2% Native American, 1.2% Asian, and 1.6% were two or more races. 2.3% of the population were of Hispanic or Latino ancestry.

As of the census of 2000, there were 7,381 people, 3,012 households, and 2,111 families residing in the township. The population density was 550.7 people per square mile (212.7/km²). There were 3,114 housing units at an average density of 232.4/sq mi (89.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 96.19% White, 1.79% African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.83% Asian, 0.28% from other races, and 0.70% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.91% of the population.

There were 3,012 households, out of which 28.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.9% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.9% were non-families. 24.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the township the population was spread out, with 22.1% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 28.8% from 25 to 44, 27.4% from 45 to 64, and 14.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 98.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.0 males.

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 2,837
1940 3,030 6.8%
1950 3,242 7.0%
1960 4,367 34.7%
1970 6,690 53.2%
1980 7,164 7.1%
1990 7,506 4.8%
2000 7,381 −1.7%
2010 7,866 6.6%

The median income for a household in the township was $51,954, and the median income for a family was $64,596. Males had a median income of $44,315 versus $30,635 for females. The per capita income for the township was $25,418. About 3.2% of families and 4.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.4% of those under age 18 and 1.2% of those age 65 or over.

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