Upper Gwynedd Township, Pennsylvania

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Upper Gwynedd Township is a township in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 14,243 at the 2000 census. North Wales Borough is surrounded by Upper Gwynedd Township on all sides, and many homes and businesses with North Wales addresses are actually in Upper Gwynedd. West Point is a village in Upper Gwynedd Township. Many properties with Lansdale addresses are in Upper Gwynedd as well.

Station Square, one of the first new transit oriented developments in the Philadelphia suburbs, is located in Upper Gwynedd on the border with Lansdale. It is across the street from Pennbrook Station with SEPTA rail service to Philadelphia.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 8.1 square miles (21.1 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 14,243 people, 5,341 households, and 4,005 families residing in the township. The population density was 1,750.4 people per square mile (675.6/km²). There were 5,496 housing units at an average density of 675.4/sq mi (260.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 86.77% White, 3.97% African American, 0.08% Native American, 7.84% Asian, 0.41% from other races, and 0.94% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.45% of the population.

There were 5,341 households out of which 33.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.3% were married couples living together, 7.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.0% were non-families. 21.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the township the population was spread out with 23.8% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 29.2% from 25 to 44, 28.0% from 45 to 64, and 12.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 92.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.3 males.

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