Lower Providence Township
Location of Lower Providence Township in Montgomery County
|• Total||15.46 sq mi (40.03 km2)|
|• Land||15.25 sq mi (39.49 km2)|
|• Water||0.21 sq mi (0.54 km2)|
|Elevation||354 ft (108 m)|
|• Density||1,745.72/sq mi (674.02/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (EST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
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Lower Providence is part of the historic homeland of the Lenape people, called the Delaware Indians by early European settlers.
It was part of a large tract of land, which was granted to William Penn (citations to follow).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 15.6 square miles (40.3 km2), of which 15.4 square miles (39.8 km2) is land and 0.2 square miles (0.5 km2) (1.29%) is water.
Lower Providence Township includes a portion of Valley Forge National Historical Park and Evansburg State Park. Evansburg State Park provides for a multitude of recreational opportunities such as horseback riding, hiking, picnicking, biking, fishing and hunting. Mill Grove, the first home in America of the painter John James Audubon, is maintained as a museum and wildlife sanctuary by Montgomery County.
- Upper Providence Township (west)
- Borough of Collegeville (northwest)
- Perkiomen Township (tangent to the northwest)
- Skippack Township (north)
- Worcester Township (northeast)
- East Norriton Township (tangent to the northeast)
- West Norriton Township (east)
- Upper Merion Township (south)
- Schuylkill Township, Chester County (southwest)
Nearby places of interest
At the 2010 census, the township was 81.0% White, 7.1% Black or African American, 0.1% Native American, 9.7% Asian, and 1.3% were two or more races. 2.9% of the population were of Hispanic or Latino ancestry.
At the 2000 census, there were 22,390 people, 7,446 households and 5,606 families residing in the township. The population density was 1,458.8 per square mile (563.2/km2). There were 7,690 housing units at an average density of 501.0/sq mi (193.4/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 86.26% White, 7.25% African American, 0.11% Native American, 4.67% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 1.04% from other races, and 0.61% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.10% of the population.
There were 7,446 households, of which 38.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.0% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.7% were non-families. 19.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.21.
26.0% of the population were under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 33.7% from 25 to 44, 23.4% from 45 to 64, and 9.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 112.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 112.3 males.
The median household income was $66,250 and the median family income was $74,902. Males had a median income of $47,489 compared with $35,896 for females. The per capita income for the township was $26,186. About 2.9% of families and 4.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.9% of those under age 18 and 3.6% of those age 65 or over.
|2012||48.2% 5,726||50.3% 5,974|
|2008||46.1% 5,592||53.2% 6,450|
|2004||49.6% 5,465||49.9% 5,489|
|2000||50.1% 4,239||47.3% 4,003|
|1996||44.5% 3,215||42.4% 3,065|
|1992||41.8% 3,291||35.5% 2,797|
Lower Providence Township is a municipality that is governed as a Township of the Second Class with a Board of Supervisors consisting of five elected residents. The Board of Supervisors is responsible for the appointment of the Township Manager, who executes the policies of the Board of Supervisors. The Board of Supervisors also appoints all advisory and regulatory boards. The current township manager is Donald Delamater (effective 11/21/2016), and the assistant township manager is Geraldine M. Golas. The members of the Board of Supervisors are Peter MacFarland, Chair (term expires 2021), Colleen Eckman, Vice Chair (term expires 2021), Gary Neights (term expires 2023), Jason Sorgini (term expires 2023) and Cara Coless (term expires 2025).
Lower Providence Township is served by the Methacton School District. Three of the district's four elementary schools serve sections of the township: Arrowhead, Eagleville, and Woodland. Skyview Upper Elementary School, Arcola Intermediate School, and Methacton High School serve all parts of the district.
Woodland, Eagleville, and Arrowhead elementary schools; the Skyview Upper Elementary School and the Arcola Intermediate School are all located within the township. Methacton High School and Worcester Elementary School are located in Worcester Township.
Lower Providence Community Library is in Eagleville CDP.
- "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Aug 14, 2017.
- "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
- Bean, Theodore W., ed. (1884). HISTORY OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA, ILLUSTRATED, 1884. Philadelphia: Everts & Peck. p. 1049.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2019-04-09. Retrieved 2014-03-21.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "Board of Supervisors | Lower Providence PA". www.lowerprovidence.org. Retrieved 2021-02-17.
- "Correctional Facility." Government of Montgomery County. Retrieved on September 26, 2018. "The Montgomery County Correctional Facility is located in Lower Providence Township, Montgomery County. The mailing address is: 60 Eagleville Road Eagleville PA, 19403"
- "2010 CENSUS - CENSUS BLOCK MAP: Eagleville CDP, PA." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on September 26, 2018. See in the Census index map for Lower Providence Township, and pages 1 and 2.
- "Street Map." Lower Providence Township, Pennsylvania. Retrieved on September 26, 2018. Also see: Zoning map
- "Elementary School Boundaries." Methacton School District. Retrieved on October 8, 2018.
- "Zoning Map". West Norriton Township. Retrieved 2020-05-02. - Church and school locations for St. Teresa of Avila and Visitation BVM indicated on the map
- "Home". West Norriton Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania: Visitation BVM School. Retrieved 2020-05-03.
Visitation BVM School - 190 N. Trooper Road, Trooper, PA 19403- The archdiocese states the address as: "190 North Trooper Rd. Norristown PA, 19403" - The school is both outside of the Trooper CDP limits and outside of the Norristown city limits.
- [permanent dead link]. Lower Providence Community Library. Retrieved on October 10, 2018. "Lower Providence Community Library 50 Parklane Drive Eagleville, PA 19403"
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