Hatfield, Pennsylvania

Hatfield, Pennsylvania

Borough of Hatfield
Former PRR station
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Montgomery
Elevation 335 ft (102.1 m)
Area 0.6 sq mi (1.6 km2)
 - land 0.6 sq mi (2 km2)
 - water 0.0 sq mi (0 km2), 0%
Population 3,290 (2010)
Density 4,102.7 / sq mi (1,584.1 / km2)
Government Council-manager
Mayor Robert L. Kaler
Timezone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP Code 19440
Area code 215
Location of Hatfield in Montgomery County
Location of Hatfield in Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States
Website: http://www.hatfieldborough.com

Hatfield is a borough in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 3,290 at the time of the 2010 census.


  • Geography 1
  • Demographics 2
  • Politics and government 3
  • Notable people 4
  • Transportation 5
    • Former train station 5.1
  • References 6
  • External links 7


Hatfield is located at (40.278086, -75.298794).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2), all of it land.


As of the 2010 census, the borough was 66.6% White, 4.1% Black or African American, 0.1% Native American, 23.5% Asian, and 2.9% were two or more races. 6.8% of the population were of Hispanic or Latino ancestry [6]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 2,605 people, 1,106 households, and 650 families residing in the borough. The population density was 4,102.7 people per square mile (1,596.5/km²). There were 1,139 housing units at an average density of 1,793.9 per square mile (698.0/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 82.19% White, 1.77% African American, 0.31% Native American, 12.05% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.42% from other races, and 2.23% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.34% of the population.

There were 1,106 households out of which 30.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.5% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.2% were non-families. 35.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the borough the population was spread out with 23.2% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 37.1% from 25 to 44, 19.9% from 45 to 64, and 11.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 95.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.0 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $45,975, and the median income for a family was $52,743. Males had a median income of $38,939 versus $30,775 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $21,133. About 4.2% of families and 5.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.5% of those under age 18 and 8.1% of those age 65 or over.

Politics and government

Hatfield has a city manager form of government with a mayor and a five-member borough council. The mayor is Robert L. Kaler.

The borough is part of the United States House of Representatives Pennsylvania District 8 (represented by Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick).[7] Pennsylvania's 53rd Representative District (represented by Rep. Robert Godshall) and the 12th State Senate District (represented by Sen. Stewart Greenleaf).

Presidential elections results
Year Republican Democratic
2012 39.4% 500 58.6% 743
2008 37.7% 493 60.6% 793
2004 47.7% 595 51.6% 643
2000 51.8% 439 43.8% 371

Notable people


Former train station

Former train station
  Former services  
Preceding station   SEPTA   Following station
  Former services  
Bethlehem Line
R5 Bethlehem
toward Allentown

The SEPTA R5 line once served Hatfield. The service ceased in 1981 after all diesel services were cancelled.

Historically, a rail line which was formally Reading Company's Bethlehem Branch runs north-south through Hatfield connecting to Souderton, [Perkasie, Pennsylvania|Perkasie]], Quakertown, and Bethlehem to the north and Lansdale to the south. The line was used by the SEPTA Lansdale/Doylestown Line until the late 1970s. The tracks are still used for the transport of freight between Lansdale and Quakertown, and beyond. The line is used for occasional scenic rail trips, and resumption of passenger service to Quakertown is being considered.


  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990".  
  2. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder".  
  5. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Resident Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  6. ^ [2]
  7. ^ Congressional Redistricting Legislation as Enacted by the General Assembly and Signed by The Governor

External links

  • Hatfield Borough Official Web Site.