Topton, Pennsylvania

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Topton is a borough in Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,948 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

Topton is located at 40°30′11″N 75°42′6″W / 40.50306°N 75.70167°W / 40.50306; -75.70167 (40.503049, -75.701764).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.8 km²), all land.

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,948 people, 805 households, and 562 families residing in the borough. The population density is 2,844.0 people per square mile (1,106.1/km²). There were 842 housing units at an average density of 1,229.3/sq mi (478.1/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 98.87% White, 0.05% African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.31% from other races, and 0.36% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.18% of the population.

There were 805 households out of which 31.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.4% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.1% were non-families. 24.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the borough the population was spread out with 23.4% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 29.9% from 25 to 44, 23.9% from 45 to 64, and 15.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 94.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.0 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $45,888, and the median income for a family was $56,667. Males had a median income of $38,144 versus $25,476 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $24,009. 2.2% of families and 3.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.9% of those under the age of 18 and 6.6% of those 65 and older.

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