Limerick, Pennsylvania

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Limerick, Pennsylvania

Introduction to Limerick, Pennsylvania

Limerick, Pennsylvania, in Montgomery county, is 24 miles SE of Reading, Pennsylvania (center to center) and 24 miles NW of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The town has a population of 13,534.

Limerick History

This area was settled by Welsh immigrants in the 1690s. In 1698, William Evans christened the community "Limerick" after his hometown of Limerick in Ireland. The Township of Limerick was incorporated in 1726. At that time, it included the community of Royersford which was incorporated as a separate borough in 1879. The early commercial growth of Limerick was largely dependent on agricultural trade. A nuclear power plant was established in 1986.

Limerick and Nearby Attractions

  • Mennonite Heritage Center
  • Valley Forge National Historical Park
  • Daniel Boone Homestead
  • Valley Forge Historical Society Museum
  • Elmwood Park Zoo
  • French Creek State Park

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The Mennonite Heritage Center showcases exhibits relaying the life of Mennonites in southeastern Pennsylvania. The Valley Forge National Historical Park denotes the site where the Continental Army camped in 1777-1778. The Independence National Historical Park, encompassing Independence Hall, the Benjamin Franklin National Memorial, and Liberty Bell, is another site of historical importance near Limerick. The township is also home to Veterans Park, Linfield Landing, and Limerick Community Park. Elmwood Park Zoo, Crystal Cave, and Philadelphia Zoo are other attractions in the region.

Limerick Transportation

The closest major airport is Philadelphia International Airport.

Limerick Higher Education

Ursinus College, Valley Forge Christian College, Bryn Mawr College, and Montgomery County Community College are the nearby colleges.

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High Points

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

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Low Violent Crime
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Top 8% Limerick Low Violent Crime
College Educated Adults
(vs. State)
Top 9% Limerick College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Limerick, Pennsylvania

Comparing Limerick 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
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 10
Male Share of the Population 9 9
Racial Diversity 4 8
Age of the Population 3 1
Female Share of the Population 2 2
Senior Citizens 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 10
Average Household Size 7 10


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 8 10


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 10 9
Low Property Crime 6 3

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Limerick Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 24 miles SE of Reading, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City 24 miles NW of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Montgomery
Standard Zip Codes 19468
Phone Area Codes 610
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.19
Longitude -75.51

Limerick Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 5 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 38 F
Apr Temp 38 to 61 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 40 to 65 F
Annual Precip 44.3 inches
Distance 5.1 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
Distance 19.8 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 37 F
Apr Temp 39 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 48 inches
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Limerick Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 13,534 100%
Male 6,720 49.7%
Female 6,814 50.3%
Under 18 3,626 26.8%
18+ 9,908 73.2%
65+ 1,147 8.5%
Median Age 33.9
Average Family Size 3.09
White 12,871 95.1%
African-American 285 2.1%
Asian 175 1.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 26 0.2%
Other 60 0.4%
Mixed Race 117 0.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 179 1.3%

Estimated Limerick Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 16,408
Growth 2,874
Growth % 21.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Linfield (19468)

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

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