East Norriton Township, Pennsylvania

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East Norriton Township is a census-designated place and township in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 13,211 at the 2000 census.



East Norriton Township is located at 40°8′55″N 75°19′58″W / 40.14861°N 75.33278°W / 40.14861; -75.33278 (40.148744, -75.33291)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 6.1 square miles (15.8 km²), of which, 6.1 square miles (15.7 km²) of it is land and 0.16% is water. East Norriton was recognized by Business Week as one of the nation's top five Best Affordable Suburbs in 2009.[2] East Norriton is a former farming community 8 miles north of Philadelphia's city limits. It has a mix of stores, offices, industrial areas, single-family homes, and apartments. The nearest large shopping mall is the Plymouth Meeting Mall, just four miles away. The township is situated on the US-202 corridor, north of King of Prussia and the Municipality of Norristown.[2]

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As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 13,211 people, 5,156 households, and 3,547 families residing in the township. The population density was 2,172.7 people per square mile (838.9/km²). There were 5,310 housing units at an average density of 873.3/sq mi (337.2/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 88.79% White, 6.06% African American, 0.13% Native American, 3.84% Asian, 0.39% from other races, and 0.80% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.17% of the population.

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