Bechtelsville, PA Demographics


Population (year 2000): 931. Estimated population in July 2005: 975 (+4.7% change)
Males: 471 (50.6%), Females: 460 (49.4%)

Berks County

Zip code: 19505

Median resident age: 35.0 years
Median household income: $48,846 (year 2000)
Median house value: $106,900 (year 2000)

Races in Bechtelsville:

  • White Non-Hispanic (99.1%)
  • Hispanic (0.6%)

Ancestries: German (44.9%), Irish (14.0%), English (7.7%), Italian (5.7%), United States (5.2%), Polish (4.0%).

Elevation: 420 feet

Land area: 0.5 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Bechtelsville

  • High school or higher: 80.1%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 10.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.8%
  • Unemployed: 2.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 21.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bechtelsville borough

  • Never married: 20.4%
  • Now married: 63.1%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 4.6%
  • Divorced: 10.5%

1.8% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +24 (+2.6%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Bechtelsville:

  • POTTSTOWN MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 9 miles; POTTSTOWN, PA)
  • NATIONAL HOSPITAL FOR KIDS IN CRISES (about 18 miles; OREFIELD, PA)
  • PHOENIXVILLE HOSP UNIV OF PA HLTH SYS (about 19 miles; PHOENIXVILLE, PA)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Bechtelsville:

  • READING REGIONAL/CARL A SPAATZ FIELD (about 23 miles; READING, PA; ID: RDG)
  • LEHIGH VALLEY INTERNATIONAL (about 24 miles; ALLENTOWN, PA; ID: ABE)
  • PHILADELPHIA INTL (about 45 miles; PHILADELPHIA, PA; ID: PHL)
Other public-use airports nearest to Bechtelsville:

  • BUTTER VALLEY GOLF PORT (about 6 miles; BALLY, PA; ID: 7N8)
  • POTTSTOWN MUNI (about 9 miles; POTTSTOWN, PA; ID: N47)
  • POTTSTOWN LIMERICK (about 11 miles; POTTSTOWN, PA; ID: PTW)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bechtelsville:

  • KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (about 16 miles; KUTZTOWN, PA; Full-time enrollment: 7,101)
  • MUHLENBERG COLLEGE (about 18 miles; Allentown, PA; FT enrollment: 2,334)
  • LEHIGH CARBON COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 22 miles; SCHNECKSVILLE, PA; FT enrollment: 2,145)
  • LEHIGH UNIVERSITY (about 24 miles; BETHLEHEM, PA; FT enrollment: 5,725)
  • IMMACULATA COLLEGE (about 24 miles; IMMACULATA, PA; FT enrollment: 2,042)
  • PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY-PENN STATE BERKS (about 24 miles; READING, PA; FT enrollment: 2,003)
  • EASTERN COLLEGE (about 27 miles; ST DAVIDS, PA; FT enrollment: 2,456)