Skippack Township, Pennsylvania

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Skippack Township is a township in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 6,516 at the 2000 census.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 14.0 square miles (36.2 km²), of which, 13.8 square miles (35.8 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.4 km²) of it (1.14%) is water.

The 2006 Skippack Township Municipal Directory lists the population as 9,920 (including 3,404 at Graterford Prison).


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 6,516 people, 2,353 households, and 1,828 families residing in the township. The population density was 471.0 people per square mile (181.9/km²). There were 2,477 housing units at an average density of 179.0/sq mi (69.2/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 95.75% White, 2.16% African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.91% Asian, 0.40% from other races, and 0.51% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.20% of the population.

There were 2,353 households out of which 37.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.0% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.3% were non-families. 17.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the township the population was spread out with 26.7% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 36.7% from 25 to 44, 22.8% from 45 to 64, and 8.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 97.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.9 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $71,566, and the median income for a family was $78,043. Males had a median income of $52,423 versus $40,081 for females. The per capita income for the township was $30,199. About 1.1% of families and 1.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.6% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

Government and Politics

The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections operates the State Correctional Institution - Graterford in the township.[2]

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