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Overview

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.

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

Things To Do In Limerick

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.

People

Total Population 18,610
Male Share of the Population 48.3%
Female Share of the Population 51.7%
Senior Citizens 12.7%
Employed Population 16+ 9,556
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 57.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 43.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $99,970
% Above Poverty Level 96.8%
% Below Poverty Level 3.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 29 minutes
% Working from Home 5.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.9%
% Using Public Transportation 1%

Housing

People Living Alone 25%
Median Gross Rent $1,278
Median House Value $281,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.8%
US/American 0.1%
English 8.7%
Irish 21.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station GRATERFORD 1 E
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
Station PHOENIXVILLE 1 E
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
Station HOPEWELL MORGANTOWN
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

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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  • Provides DOT compliance training, forklift or Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) training.
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