Lower Moreland Township, Pennsylvania

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Lower Moreland Township is a township in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 11,281 at the 2000 census.

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History

William Penn presented the tract of land around present day Lower Moreland Township to Nicholas More in 1682. At the time, the area was referred to as the "Manor of Mooreland". Moreland Township was first used to describe the tract in the 18th century but the current boundaries were not fixed until 1916 when a line was drawn through the Pennypack Creek and two municipalities were created: Upper and Lower Moreland Townships.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 7.3 square miles (18.9 km²), which consists of all land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 11,281 people, 4,112 households, and 3,330 families residing in the township. The population density was 1,548.3 people per square mile (597.5/km²). There were 4,209 housing units at an average density of 577.7/sq mi (222.9/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 95.36% White, 0.53% African American, 0.05% Native American, 3.37% Asian, 0.20% from other races, and 0.50% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.91% of the population. The area is home to a significant and fast-growing foreign-born population, with large concentrations of Russian, Indian, and Korean immigrants.

There were 4,112 households out of which 31.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.1% were married couples living together, 5.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.0% were non-families. 17.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the township the population was spread out with 22.3% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 20.9% from 25 to 44, 30.7% from 45 to 64, and 20.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 93.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.6 males.

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