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West Norriton Township
Township
Riverside Cemetery
Riverside Cemetery
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Montgomery
Area
 • Total 6.22 sq mi (16.11 km2)
 • Land 5.89 sq mi (15.24 km2)
 • Water 0.34 sq mi (0.87 km2)
Elevation
177 ft (54 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 15,663
 • Estimate 
(2016)
15,766
 • Density 2,678.56/sq mi (1,034.21/km2)
Time zone UTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
Area code(s) 610
FIPS code 42-091-83696

West Norriton Township is a township in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is part of the Norristown Area School District. The population of the township was 15,663 at the 2010 census.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 6.2 square miles (16 km2), of which 5.9 square miles (15 km2) is land and 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2), or 5.03%, is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 2,588
1940 3,016 16.5%
1950 4,879 61.8%
1960 8,342 71.0%
1970 12,456 49.3%
1980 14,034 12.7%
1990 15,209 8.4%
2000 14,901 −2.0%
2010 15,663 5.1%
2020 16,201 3.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the 2010 census, the township was 81.1% White, 9.0% Black or African American, 0.1% Native American, 5.2% Asian, 0.1% Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, and 1.7% were two or more races. 3.1% of the population were of Hispanic or Latino ancestry.

As of the census of 2000, there were 14,901 people, 6,614 households, and 3,842 families residing in the township. The population density was 2,543.9 people per square mile (981.8/km2). There were 6,890 housing units at an average density of 1,176.3/sq mi (454.0/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 89.49% White, 6.10% African American, 0.07% Native American, 2.73% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.48% from other races, and 1.07% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.58% of the population.

There were 6,614 households, out of which 22.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.7% were married couples living together, 7.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.9% were non-families. 33.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the township the population was spread out, with 19.0% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 35.0% from 25 to 44, 23.7% from 45 to 64, and 15.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 91.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.7 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $55,086, and the median income for a family was $65,701. Males had a median income of $44,211 versus $37,192 for females. The per capita income for the township was $28,497. About 2.1% of families and 3.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.0% of those under age 18 and 6.4% of those age 65 or over.

Education

Norristown Area School District is the area school district.

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia operates Visitation B.V.M. School in West Norriton Township. near but not in the Trooper census-designated place. Mother Teresa Regional Catholic School in King of Prussia is another local Catholic school. Mother Teresa formed in 2012 by the merger of St. Teresa of Avila in West Norriton and Mother of Divine Providence in King of Prussia.

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