Upper Moreland Township, Pennsylvania

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Upper Moreland Township is a township in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 24,993 at the 2000 census. Upper Moreland Township is primarily a residential community with distinctive neighborhoods that are complemented by several thriving business, industrial, and commercial districts.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 7.5 square miles (19.4 km²), all of it land. Upper Moreland is part of the Philadelphia Metropolitan Area and is approximately 15 miles north of downtown Philadelphia. The Township is bordered by the Montgomery County communities of Hatboro, Upper Dublin, Abington, Bryn Athyn, and Lower Moreland while Bucks County lies to the north.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 24,993 people, 10,120 households, and 6,638 families residing in the township. The population density was 3,139.6 people per square mile (1,212.3/km²). There were 10,403 housing units at an average density of 1,306.8/sq mi (504.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 90.72% White, 4.36% African American, 0.10% Native American, 3.17% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.58% from other races, and 1.04% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.73% of the population.

There were 10,120 households out of which 28.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.4% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.4% were non-families. 28.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 3.00.

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