Womelsdorf, Pennsylvania

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Womelsdorf, named after John Womelsdorff, is a borough in Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,599 at the 2000 census. The main thoroughfares through Womelsdorf are High Street, which runs east-west, and Route 419, which runs north-south. Route 422 runs along the northern edge of town. A Pennsylvania state historic site, the Conrad Weiser Homestead, is located in Womelsdorf; this site interprets the life of Conrad Weiser, a well-known 18th-century German immigrant who played a major role in the history of colonial Pennsylvania.



Womelsdorf is located at 40°21′55″N 76°11′16″W / 40.36528°N 76.18778°W / 40.36528; -76.18778 (40.365201, -76.187815).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.3 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,599 people, 1,061 households, and 691 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,995.8 people per square mile (1,153.4/km²). There were 1,112 housing units at an average density of 1,281.8/sq mi (493.5/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 96.46% White, 0.65% African American, 1.42% Asian, 0.96% from other races, and 0.50% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.19% of the population.

There were 1,061 households, of which 31.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.5% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.8% were non-families. 28.5% of all households consisted of individuals and 12.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.98.

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