Topton, Pennsylvania

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Topton, Pennsylvania

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Topton Low Rate of Poverty
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Topton Median Family Income
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Topton People in Middle Class or Better
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Topton Well-Paid Single Women
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Topton Well-Paid Single Men

Comparative Profile of Topton, Pennsylvania

Comparing Topton 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
Well-Paid Single Women 9 8
Well-Paid Single Men 9 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 9
Male Share of the Population 6 8
Age of the Population 6 4
Senior Citizens 5 4
Female Share of the Population 5 3
Racial Diversity 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 8
Average Household Size 5 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 10 10
Median Family Income 9 9
People in Middle Class or Better 9 9
College Educated Adults 8 8

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 8 8
Working at Home 6 8
Short Commute Times 6 6
Public Transportation Use 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 5
People Living Alone 4 2
Affordability of Rents 3 3
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 3
Housing Recently Built 2 5

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Topton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 13 miles SW of Allentown, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City 47 miles NW of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Berks
Metro Area Reading
Standard Zip Codes 19562
Phone Area Codes 610
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.503
Longitude -75.701

Topton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 3.3 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 15.2 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 36 F
Apr Temp 39 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 41 to 63 F
Annual Precip 46.6 inches
Distance 25.2 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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Topton Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,948 100%
Male 946 48.6%
Female 1,002 51.4%
Under 18 456 23.4%
18+ 1,492 76.6%
65+ 303 15.6%
Median Age 38.1
Average Family Size 2.9
White 1,926 98.9%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 4 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.2%
Other 6 0.3%
Mixed Race 7 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 23 1.2%

Estimated Topton Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,975
Growth 27
Growth % 1.4%

Topton 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 53.5%
US/American 9.2%
Pennsylvania German 7.6%
Italian 6.3%
English 5.5%
Irish 3.5%
Polish 3.5%
Dutch 2.5%
French (except Basque) 2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2%
Welsh 0.8%
Austrian 0.6%
Swiss 0.5%
Ukrainian 0.4%
Swedish 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
French Canadian 0.2%
Portuguese 0.2%
Scotch-Irish 0.2%
Slovak 0.2%
Danish 0.2%
Belgian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Topton 1,948 $56,667
Alburtis 2,117 $57,863
Bally 1,062 $56,406
Dale 1,503 $28,456
Fleetwood 4,018 $60,051
Kutztown 5,067 $49,653
Macungie 3,039 $56,848

Topton Public Libraries

Brandywine Community Library
Topton, Pennsylvania
(610) 682-7115

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Topton High Schools (2004)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 655 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.5

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