Top 100 Pennsylvania Municipalities 2010 Census

Top 100 Pennsylvania Municipalities 2010 Census

Results include cities, boroughs, townships and municipalities.  Townships have codes beside them to indicate what major city they are near PHL (Philadelphia) HBG (Harrisburg) LANC (Lancaster) RDG (Reading) PGH (PIttsburgh) ABE (Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton).

TOP 100 PA Municipalities (out of 2,574)      Population 2010  Rank
Philadelphia city 1,526,006     1
Pittsburgh city 305,704     2
Allentown city 118,032     3
Erie city 101,786     4
Reading city 88,082     5
Upper Darby township (PHL) 82,795     6
Scranton city 76,089     7
Bethlehem city 74,982     8
Bensalem township (PHL) 60,427     9
Lancaster city 59,322    10
Lower Merion township (PHL) 57,825    11
Abington township (PHL) 55,310    12
Bristol township (PHL) 54,582    13
Millcreek township (Erie) 53,515    14
Harrisburg city 49,528    15
Haverford township (PHL) 48,491    16
Lower Paxton township (HBG) 47,360    17
Altoona city 46,320    18
Middletown township (PHL) 45,436    19
York city 43,718    20
Hempfield township (PGH) 43,241    21
Penn Hills township (PGH) 42,329    22
State College borough 42,034    23
Wilkes-Barre city 41,498    24
Northampton township (PHL) 39,726    25
Manheim township (LANC) 38,133    26
Cheltenham township (PHL) 36,793    27
Norristown borough 34,324    28
Falls township (PHL) 34,300    29
Chester city 33,972    30
Mount Lebanon township (PGH) 33,137    31
Warminster township (PHL) 32,682    32
Lower Makefield township (PHL) 32,559    33
Bethel Park municipality (PGH) 32,313    34
Radnor township (PHL) 31,531    35
Ross township (PGH) 31,105    36
Ridley township (PHL) 30,768    37
Lower Macungie township (ABE) 30,633    38
North Huntingdon township (PGH) 30,609    39
Williamsport city 29,381    40
Tredyffrin township (PHL) 29,332    41
Shaler township (PGH) 28,757    42
McCandless township (PGH) 28,457    43
Upper Merion township (PHL) 28,395    44
Monroeville municipality (PGH) 28,386    45
Cranberry township (PGH) 28,098    46
Hampden township (HBG) 28,044    47
York township (YORK) 27,793    48
Plum borough (PGH) 27,126    49
Spring township (RDG) 27,119    50
Easton city 26,800    51
Whitehall township (ABE) 26,738    52
Springettsbury township (YORK) 26,668    53
Horsham township (PHL) 26,147    54
Upper Dublin township (PHL) 25,569    55
Exeter township (RDG) 25,550    56
Lebanon city 25,477    57
Lower Providence township (PHL) 25,436    58
Hazleton city 25,340    59
Montgomery township (PHL) 24,790    60
Derry township (HBG) 24,679    61
Springfield township (PHL) 24,211    62
Moon township (PGH) 24,185    63
Susquehanna township (HBG) 24,036    64
Upper Moreland township (PHL) 24,015    65
Bethlehem township (ABE) 23,730    66
East Hempfield township (LANC) 23,522    67
Marple township (PHL) 23,428    68
Warrington township (PHL) 23,418    69
Swatara township (HBG) 23,362    70
New Castle city (PGH) 23,273    71
Unity township (PGH) 22,607    72
Pottstown borough 22,377    73
West Goshen township (PHL) 21,866    74
Upper Providence township (PHL) 21,219    75
Peters township (PGH) 21,213    76
Dover township (YORK) 21,078    77
Johnstown city 20,978    78
Palmer township (ABE) 20,691    79
Coolbaugh township (WB/S) 20,564    80
West Mifflin borough (PGH) 20,313    81
Chambersburg borough 20,268    82
East Pennsboro township (HBG) 20,228    83
Murrysville municipality (PGH) 20,079    84
Buckingham township (PHL) 20,075    85
Upper Macungie township (ABE) 20,063    86
Penn township (PGH) 20,005    87
Baldwin borough (PGH) 19,767    88
McKeesport city (PGH) 19,731    89
Muhlenberg township (RDG) 19,628    90
Manor township (LANC) 19,612    91
Springfield township (PHL) 19,418    92
Newtown township (PHL) 19,299    93
Upper St. Clair township (PGH) 19,229    94
Stroud township (Stroudsburg) 19,213    95
South Whitehall township (ABE) 19,180    96
Lower Southampton township (PHL) 18,909    97
West Manchester township (YORK) 18,894    98
Whitpain township (PHL) 18,875    99
Carlisle borough                                  18,682  

Pottstown Pennsylvania – The Land That Time Forgot

Location of Pottstown in Montgomery County

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Evidently we live in a time warp in Pottstown.  Forward momentum and progress are alien concepts here.  Instead we prefer to stick our heads in the sand, cling to the past (and our favorite elementary school) and refuse to look at the grim reality that lies ahead.

Pottstown School District and Pottstown Borough cannot afford to continue to operate in “Leave It To Beaver” mode any longer.  There are serious financial challenges that lie ahead and they need to be addressed in creative and thoughtful ways.  Instead, we have people like Responsible Tom who are trying to push Pottstown back into the 1950’s.

In case nobody has paid attention, the world has changed drastically from the days of Laverne, Shirley and the Fonz (whoa).  People have different expectations these days.   Parents want modern schools with state of the art technology for their children’s education – or at least the middle class, home owning families we are “supposedly” trying to attract to stabilize our tax base do.

Fixing up five old buildings will leave us with five temporarily fixed up old buildings.  Down the road, this problem will have to be painfully addressed again.

The Task Force spent a long time pouring over information.  A variety of people, from all facets of Pottstown life, were included on the Task Force to make sure there would be good representation from all segments of the community.  Now the Task Force has reached their decision and we want to totally invalidate the time and effort they put into this project because some people do not like the outcome.

Progress and change are not easy.  It is painful for many people.  However, for this community to survive and prosper, change must happen.  We can NOT please everyone nor should we try to.  However, in this land that time forgot, where a tiny fraction of the public votes, attends school board or borough council meetings, we continue to delay the inevitable reality that irresponsible spending will only continue to compound our already tenuous financial position.

We need to run the borough and the school district like businesses and stop spending money we do not have before the financial bottom falls out of everything.  If you can’t afford something at home, you don’t buy it.  The same should hold true with spending taxpayer’s money.  We have champagne taste and a beer pocketbook here in Hyltonville.  It’s about time we snap into reality.  Somebody needs to bite the bullet and “let go” of something so that the entire community can move forward.  Until that time comes, Pottstown will be “the land that time forgot”

I leave you with a story.

The Child and the Filberts

A child (taxpayer) put their hand into a pitcher full of filberts (elementary schools). They grasped as many as they could hold (5), but when they tried to pull out their hand, they were prevented from doing so by the neck of the pitcher (bank account). Unwilling to lose their filberts (elementary schools), and yet unable to withdraw their hand, the child burst into tears and bitterly lamented their disappointment. A bystander said to the child, “Be satisfied with half the quantity (elementary schools), and you will readily draw out your hand.”