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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population18,719
Male Share of the Population49%
Female Share of the Population51%
Senior Citizens12.8%
Employed Population 16+9,686
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married57.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher44.4%
Median Earnings25+$53,804
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,313
Median Earnings With High School Degree$40,159

Wealth

Median Family Income$101,947
% Above Poverty Level96.2%
% Below Poverty Level3.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home6.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.2%
% Using Public Transportation1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone23.4%
Median Gross Rent$1,291
Median House Value$285,000

Ancestry

Irish22.9%
Italian20.9%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)13.9%
Polish9.6%
English9.2%
Scottish1.7%
French Except Basque1.6%
Hungarian1.4%
German1.3%
Welsh1.3%
Dutch1.3%
Swedish1%
Swiss0.9%
Slovak0.9%
Ukrainian0.9%
West Indian0.8%
Arab0.8%
Norwegian0.7%
Russian0.7%
Romanian0.6%
African0.6%
Lithuanian0.6%
Greek0.5%
Lebanese0.4%
Bulgarian0.4%
Egyptian0.4%
Austrian0.2%
Bermudan0.2%
Canadian0.2%
New Zealand0.2%
Iranian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
Luxemburger0.1%
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Limerick Almanac

CategoryValue
County Montgomery County
Standard Zip Codes19468
Phone Area Codes484,610
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.18
Approximate Longitude-75.53

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)

StationGRATERFORD 1 E
Distance5 miles
Jan Temp19 to 38 F
Apr Temp38 to 61 F
Jul Temp62 to 85 F
Oct Temp40 to 65 F
Annual Precip44.3 inches
StationPHOENIXVILLE 1 E
Distance5.1 miles
Jan Temp20 to 40 F
Apr Temp39 to 64 F
Jul Temp64 to 87 F
Oct Temp42 to 67 F
Annual Precip43.8 inches
StationHOPEWELL MORGANTOWN
Distance19.8 miles
Jan Temp20 to 37 F
Apr Temp39 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 83 F
Oct Temp42 to 64 F
Annual Precip48 inches

Limerick Public Schools

Evans El Sch
125 Sunset Rd
ZIP: 19468
(610) 705-6012
Primary
Total Enrollment 615
Western Montgomery Ctc
77 Graterford Rd
ZIP: 19468
(610) 489-7272
High

Limerick Private Schools

Vfkh Montessori School
188 W Ridge Pike
ZIP: 19468
Elementary
Total Enrollment 39
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