Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania

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Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania

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High Points

Bechtelsville strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Pennsylvania):

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Bechtelsville Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Bechtelsville People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania

Comparing Bechtelsville to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Pennsylvania (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 9 10
Well-Paid Single Men 7 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 9
Senior Citizens 3 2
Age of the Population 3 2
Racial Diversity 2 2
Female Share of the Population 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 10
Average Household Size 8 10


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 10 10
Median Family Income 9 9
College Educated Adults 4 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 7 9
Short Commute Times 6 6
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1
Public Transportation Use 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 3
Housing Recently Built 4 9
Affordability of Rents 3 3
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 2
People Living Alone 1 1
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1

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Bechtelsville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 16 miles E of Reading, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City 37 miles NW of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Montgomery
Metro Area Reading
Standard Zip Codes 19505
Phone Area Codes 610
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.37
Longitude -75.62

Bechtelsville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 13.5 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 36 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 59 to 83 F
Oct Temp 39 to 63 F
Annual Precip 46 inches
Distance 16.8 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 38 F
Apr Temp 40 to 62 F
Jul Temp 65 to 85 F
Oct Temp 43 to 65 F
Annual Precip 44.8 inches
Distance 18.6 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 40 F
Apr Temp 39 to 64 F
Jul Temp 64 to 87 F
Oct Temp 42 to 67 F
Annual Precip 43.8 inches
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Bechtelsville Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 931 100%
Male 471 50.6%
Female 460 49.4%
Under 18 250 26.9%
18+ 681 73.1%
65+ 116 12.5%
Median Age 35
Average Family Size 3.08
White 924 99.2%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 3 0.3%
Mixed Race 2 0.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 6 0.6%

Estimated Bechtelsville Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 975
Growth 44
Growth % 4.7%

Bechtelsville Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 44.8%
Irish 9.7%
Pennsylvania German 7.4%
Italian 6.3%
US/American 6.3%
English 6.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.9%
Polish 3.3%
Dutch 2.9%
Welsh 1.3%
Egyptian 1%
Austrian 0.8%
Hungarian 0.8%
French (except Basque) 0.8%
Lithuanian 0.8%
Slovak 0.7%
Canadian 0.7%
Ukrainian 0.5%
Scottish 0.5%
Swedish 0.4%
Czech 0.4%
Danish 0.4%
British 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Bechtelsville, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Eshbach (19505)
Passmore (19505)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Bechtelsville 931 $52,045
Bally 1,062 $56,406
Boyertown 3,940 $52,943
Dale 1,503 $28,456
East Greenville 3,103 $48,824
Pennsburg 2,732 $56,250
Red Hill 2,196 $58,529
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