Upper Frederick Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania

Upper Frederick Township
This stone arch bridge in the township over Swamp Creek is on the National Register of Historic Places
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Montgomery
Elevation 259 ft (78.9 m)
Coordinates 40°20′08″N 75°30′10″W / 40.33556°N 75.50278°W / 40.33556; -75.50278Coordinates: 40°20′08″N 75°30′10″W / 40.33556°N 75.50278°W / 40.33556; -75.50278
Area 10.1 sq mi (26.2 km2)
 - land 10.0 sq mi (26 km2)
 - water 0.2 sq mi (1 km2), 1.98%
Population 3,523 (2010)
Density 315.1/sq mi (121.7/km2)
Timezone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code 610 and 215
Location of Upper Frederick Township in Montgomery County
Location of Upper Frederick Township in Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States
Website: http://www.upperfrederick.com

Upper Frederick Township is a township in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 3,523 at the 2010 census.


The Henry Antes House, Bridge in Upper Frederick Township (Fagleysville, Pennsylvania), Bridge in Upper Frederick Township (Zieglersville, Pennsylvania), John Englehardt Homestead, and Conrad Grubb Homestead are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Henry Antes House is also listed as a National Historic Landmark.[1]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 10.1 square miles (26.3 km2), of which, 10.0 square miles (25.8 km2) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.4 km2) of it (1.68%) is water. It drained by the Schuylkill River via the Perkiomen Creek, which forms its eastern boundary. Its villages include Frederick (also in New Hanover Township,) Obelisk (also in Lower Frederick Township,) and Perkiomenville (also in Marlborough Township.)

Neighboring municipalities


Historical population
Census Pop.

As of the 2010 census, the township was 96.1% White, 1.5% Black or African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 0.1% Native Hawaiian, and 1.0% were two or more races. 2.0% of the population were of Hispanic or Latino ancestry .

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 3,141 people, 1,045 households, and 811 families residing in the township. The population density was 315.1 people per square mile (121.6/km2). There were 1,088 housing units at an average density of 109.2/sq mi (42.1/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 97.01% White, 1.43% African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.16% from other races, and 0.92% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.51% of the population.

There were 1,045 households, out of which 40.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.4% were married couples living together, 5.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.3% were non-families. 17.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.79 and the average family size was 3.19.

In the township the population was spread out, with 26.8% under the age of 18, 4.8% from 18 to 24, 33.1% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 14.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 94.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.9 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $60,742, and the median income for a family was $63,902. Males had a median income of $42,782 versus $33,365 for females. The per capita income for the township was $22,640. About 2.5% of families and 3.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.8% of those under age 18 and 3.6% of those age 65 or over.

Government and politics

Frederick Post Office
Presidential elections results
Year Republican Democratic
2012 53.8% 882 43.9% 720
2008 48.6% 861 50.0% 886
2004 55.4% 926 44.0% 735
2000 57.4% 713 38.1% 474
1996 50.4% 517 31.7% 325
1992 41.8% 424 30.2% 306


  1. National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
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