Bechtelsville, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Bechtelsville had a population of 1,076 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Bechtelsville is located at latitude 40.3702 and longitude -75.6308 in Berks County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Bechtelsville (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.5 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Berks County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 404 feet.

The Borough of Bechtelsville (GNIS ID: 1214909) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bechtelsville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Bechtelsville, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,076
Daytime Population: Workers 155
Daytime Population: Residents 418
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 573
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.53
Population in Households 1,076
Population in Familes 897
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 2,134
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $62,656
Average Household Income $71,264
Per Capita Income $27,523


Total Housing Units 424 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 291 (68.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 122 (28.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 12 ( 2.8%)
Median Home Value $178,125
Average Home Value $243,299


Total Households 412
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 301
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.85% 1.23%
Households 1.8% 1.23%
Families 1.83% 1.23%
Median Household Income   3.17%
Per Capita Income   2.48%

Bechtelsville, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bechtelsville to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 935 47th
Population Density # 655 63rd
Diversity Index # 1111 37th
Median Household Income # 372 79th
Per Capita Income # 726 59th

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