Springfield Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania

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Springfield Township is a township in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 19,533 at the 2000 census. It includes the villages of Wyndmoor, Erdenheim, Flourtown, and Oreland. The communities of Lafayette Hill, Fort Washington, Laverock, North Hills, Miquon, and Glenside are also partly inside the Township.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 6.8 square miles (17.6 km²), of which, 6.8 square miles (17.6 km²) of it is land and 0.15% is water.

The township is bordered in Montgomery County by (clockwise from west) Whitemarsh Township to the west, Upper Dublin Township to the north, shares a corner with Abington Township to the northeast, and Cheltenham Township to the east. In Philadelphia, it is adjacent to Cedarbrook to the southeast (along Ivy Hill Rd.), shares a corner with East Mount Airy to the south (Stenton and Ivy Hill), and Chestnut Hill to the southwest (along Stenton Ave.)

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 19,533 people, 7,471 households, and 5,140 families residing in the township. The population density was 2,875.4 people per square mile (1,110.7/km²). There were 7,631 housing units at an average density of 1,123.3/sq mi (433.9/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 88.54% White, 8.31% African American, 0.13% Native American, 1.92% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.34% from other races, and 0.76% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.04% of the population.

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