Conshohocken Retains Its Sense Of Community

Location of Conshohocken in Montgomery County

Location of Conshohocken in Montgomery County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Forty-nine years ago, Conshohocken leaders began crafting a comprehensive plan to transform the grimy old mill town into a modern, livable municipality, albeit a small one.

At just over one square mile, Conshohocken is shoehorned into a bend of the Schuylkill River, but is within earshot of I-476 and the Schuylkill Expressway, two of the region’s major arteries.

It took several decades, but between the vision of past leaders and the impact of that pair of highways, Conshohocken has become one of the region’s hottest neighborhoods, with sleek condo towers, destination restaurants and corporate headquarters along the waterfront, and a locally owned, family-friendly strip of restaurants, bars, and stores along Fayette Street.

Over the last decade, Conshohocken’s population has grown younger, wealthier and whiter, according to U.S. Census data.

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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  

U.S. Census Department: 1 In 7 Americans Live In Poverty And Other Glum Economic News

Lancaster County Passes Half Million Population

Lancaster County has enjoyed a steady growth pattern for four decades. Since the 2000 census, Lancaster County’s population has increased 7.9%. The latest population estimate puts Lancaster County’s population at 507,766 ranking the county as the sixth largest in Pennsylvania.

The Lancaster Metropolitan Area is made up entirely of Lancaster County. Prior to the latest increase, Metropolitan Lancaster was the 101st largest metropolitan area in the United States. The city of Lancaster, population 56,348 (2000 census), is the eight largest city in Pennsylvania.

The new 19 story Marriott Hotel, site of the former Watt & Shand Department store, enhances the skyline.

2010 Census Public Service Announcement

FYI – 2010 Census to Begin


WARNING: 2010 Census Cautions from the Better Business Bureau

Be Cautious About Giving Info to Census Workers by Susan Johnson

With the U. S. Census process beginning, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) advises people to be cooperative,but cautious, so as not to become a victim of fraud or identity theft. The first phase of the 2010 U. S. Census is under way as workers have begun verifying the addresses of households across the country. Eventually,

more than 140,000 U. S. Census workers will count every person in the United States and will gather information about every person living at each address including name, age, gender, race, and other relevant data.

The big question is – how do you tell the difference between a U. S. Census worker and a con artist? BBB offers the following advice:

If a U. S. Census worker knocks on your door, they will have a badge, a handheld device, a Census Bureau canvas bag, and a confidentiality notice. Ask to see their identification and their badge before answering their questions. However, you should never invite anyone you don’t know into your home.

Census workers are currently only knocking on doors to verify address information. Do not give your Social Security number, credit card or banking information to anyone, even if they claim they need it for the U. S. Census.    REMEMBER, NO MATTER WHAT THEY ASK, YOU REALLY ONLY NEED TO TELL THEM HOW MANY PEOPLE LIVE AT YOUR ADDRESS.

While the Census Bureau might ask for basic financial information, such as a salary range.   YOU DON’T HAVE TO ANSWER ANYTHING AT ALL ABOUT YOUR FINANCIAL SITUATION.   The Census Bureau will not ask for Social Security, bank account, or credit card numbers, nor will employees

solicit donations. Anyone asking for that information is NOT with the Census Bureau.

AND REMEMBER, THE CENSUS BUREAU HAS DECIDED NOT TO WORK WITH ACORN ON GATHERING THIS INFORMATION.   No Acorn worker should approach you saying he/she is with the Census Bureau. Eventually, Census workers may contact you by telephone, mail,or in person at home. However, the Census Bureau will not contact you by Email, so be on the lookout for Email scams impersonating the Census.

Never click on a link or open any attachments in an Email that are supposedly from the U. S. Census Bureau.

For more advice on avoiding identity theft and fraud, visit