Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2017: 942 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +1.2%
 
Males: 493  (52.4%)
Females: 449  (47.6%)
Median resident age:

42.0 years
Pennsylvania median age:

40.8 years

Zip codes: 19505.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $66,700 (it was $48,846 in 2000)
Bechtelsville:

$66,700
PA:

$59,195

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $27,807 (it was $19,627 in 2000)

Bechtelsville borough income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $180,688 (it was $108,600 in 2000)
Bechtelsville:

$180,688
PA:

$181,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $186,118; detached houses: $201,911; townhouses or other attached units: $142,679

Median gross rent in 2017: $861.

March 2019 cost of living index in Bechtelsville: 95.7 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 3.8%
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  • Races in Bechtelsville, PA (2010)
    • 91997.6%White alone
    • 121.3%Hispanic
    • 80.8%Two or more races
    • 10.1%Black alone
    • 10.1%American Indian alone
    • 10.1%Asian alone

Races in Bechtelsville detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists, there were 9 registered sex offenders living in Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania as of January 25, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Bechtelsville is 96 to 1.


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Ancestries: German (39.7%), Pennsylvania German (15.7%), American (14.0%), Welsh (4.7%), Dutch (4.0%), Irish (4.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 420 feet

Land area: 0.53 square miles.

Population density: 1,762 people per square mile   (low).

Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania map

12 residents are foreign born

This borough:

1.4%
Pennsylvania:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $3,232 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $3,299 (1.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Reading, PA (15.8 miles , pop. 81,207).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Philadelphia, PA (36.3 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

New Berlinville, PA (1.3 miles ),
Boyertown borough, PA (1.6 miles ),
Bally borough, PA (1.7 miles ),
Gilbertsville, PA (1.9 miles ),
Halfway House, PA (2.6 miles ),
Hereford, PA (2.6 miles ),
East Greenville borough, PA (2.6 miles ),
Pennsburg borough, PA (2.7 miles )

Latitude: 40.37 N, Longitude: 75.63 W

Distribution of median household income in Bechtelsville, PA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Bechtelsville, PA in 2017
Bechtelsville satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.8%
Pennsylvania:

3.9%
Population change in the 1990s: +24 (+2.6%).
Most common industries in Bechtelsville, PA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (7.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.9%)
  • Health care (5.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.0%)
  • Educational services (4.0%)
  • Metal & metal products (3.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (13.8%)
  • Metal & metal products (6.2%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (4.8%)
  • Truck transportation (4.5%)
  • Computer & electronic products (3.8%)
  • Chemicals (3.5%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (3.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (10.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (9.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.2%)
  • Educational services (5.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.4%)
  • Other direct selling establishments (4.3%)
  • Personal & laundry services (3.9%)
Most common occupations in Bechtelsville, PA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.2%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (14.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (11.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.0%)
  • Computer specialists (5.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Carpenters (3.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (9.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9.3%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5.4%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.7%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.3%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (3.9%)

Average climate in Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania average temperatures Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania average precipitation Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania humidity Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania wind speed Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania snowfall Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania sunshine Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 85.7. This is about average.

City:

85.7
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.0485. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0485
U.S.:

0.2667
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 6.20. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.20
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.324. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.324
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.1. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 12.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.1
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 11.6. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 16.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.6
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.45. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.45
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2016 was 0.00391. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00391
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Bechtelsville-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 11% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/31/1998, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 9.3 miles away from the Bechtelsville borough center injured 7 people and caused $1 million in damages.

On 7/27/1994, a category F3 tornado 11.3 miles away from the borough center killed 3 people and injured 25 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bechtelsville-area historical earthquake activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 21.7 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 20.2 miles away from Bechtelsville center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 256.4 miles away from Bechtelsville center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 260.9 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 301.0 miles away from the city center
On 8/26/2003 at 18:24:18, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.5 ML, Depth: 1.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 32.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Berks County (18) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Tropical Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Water Shortage: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bechtelsville topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Bechtelsville:

  • LIFEPATH, INC (Hospital, about 5 miles away; GILBERTSVILLE, PA)
  • MANORCARE HEALTH SERVICES-POTTSTOWN (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; POTTSTOWN, PA)
  • PENNSBURG MANOR (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; PENNSBURG, PA)
  • LIFEPATH, INC (Hospital, about 8 miles away; POTTSTOWN, PA)
  • LIFEPATH, INC (Hospital, about 9 miles away; POTTSTOWN, PA)
  • US RENAL CARE POTTSTOWN (Dialysis Facility, about 9 miles away; POTTSTOWN, PA)
  • VNA OF POTTSTOWN AND VICINITY (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; POTTSTOWN, PA)

Operable nuclear power plants near Bechtelsville:

  • 9 miles: Limerick 1 and 2 in Pottstown, PA.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bechtelsville:

  • Kutztown University of Pennsylvania (about 13 miles; Kutztown, PA; Full-time enrollment: 9,099)
  • Albright College (about 15 miles; Reading, PA; FT enrollment: 2,319)
  • Reading Area Community College (about 17 miles; Reading, PA; FT enrollment: 2,941)
  • Alvernia University (about 17 miles; Reading, PA; FT enrollment: 2,461)
  • Muhlenberg College (about 17 miles; Allentown, PA; FT enrollment: 2,792)
  • DeSales University (about 18 miles; Center Valley, PA; FT enrollment: 2,862)
  • Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks (about 19 miles; Reading, PA; FT enrollment: 2,605)

Private elementary/middle school in Bechtelsville:

  • BROOKESIDE MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 42, Location: 1075 ROUTE 100, Grades: PK-3)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Bechtelsville: Bechtelsville Borough Hall (A), Keystone Fire Company Bechtelsville (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Bechtelsville include: Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church (A), Morning Star Fellowship (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Union Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Bechtelsville: Bechtelsville Recreation Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Birthplace of: Carl Mathias - Baseball player.

Berks County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Bechtelsville and their reported violations in the past:

MORNING STAR FELLOWSHIP (Population served: 900, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-31-2006), St Public Notif received (JUL-31-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUL-31-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-31-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
TRINITY EVAN LUTHERAN CHURCH (Population served: 460, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
KEYSTONE FIRE CO NO 1 (Population served: 65, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-22-2011), St Public Notif received (DEC-22-2011), St Compliance achieved (DEC-22-2011), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-22-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-28-2011), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-28-2011), St Compliance achieved (DEC-09-2011), St Public Notif received (DEC-09-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-31-2011), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-31-2011), St Compliance achieved (DEC-09-2011), St Public Notif received (DEC-09-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-30-2011), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-30-2011), St Compliance achieved (DEC-09-2011), St Public Notif received (DEC-09-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-22-2011), St Public Notif received (AUG-22-2011), St Compliance achieved (AUG-22-2011), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-22-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - Between NOV-27-2011 and DEC-27-2011, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (DEC-22-2011), St Compliance achieved (DEC-22-2011), St Site Visit (enforcement) (DEC-22-2011), St Public Notif requested (DEC-22-2011)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In NOV-2011, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (DEC-22-2011), St Compliance achieved (DEC-22-2011), St Site Visit (enforcement) (DEC-22-2011), St Public Notif requested (DEC-22-2011)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Bechtelsville that have no violations reported:

  • PAPA BERNARDS PIZZA (Population served: 30, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This borough:

2.6 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This borough:

72.9%
Whole state:

65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This borough:

9.1%
Whole state:

6.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Banks with branches in Bechtelsville (2011 data):

  • Woodforest National Bank: Bechtelsville Wal-Mart Branch at 567 Route 100 North, branch established on 2007/06/02. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions)

For population 15 years and over in Bechtelsville:

Marital status in Bechtelsville, PA
  • Never married: 28.8%
  • Now married: 51.6%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 5.3%
  • Divorced: 11.8%

For population 25 years and over in Bechtelsville:

  • High school or higher: 92.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.8%
  • Unemployed: 2.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.9
Pennsylvania average:

11.4

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Bechtelsville
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Bechtelsville, PA (based on Berks County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant80,575177
Catholic75,67222
Evangelical Protestant33,376168
Other3,99623
Orthodox2,2755
Black Protestant1,0627
None214,486-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 75
This county:

1.87 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
Berks County:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 15
Here:

0.37 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 115
Berks County:

2.86 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 252
Berks County:

6.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.4%
State:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Berks County:

28.0%
Pennsylvania:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.0%
Pennsylvania:

11.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

54.2%
Pennsylvania:

49.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Bechtelsville:

51.3%
State:

46.3%

Average BMI:
Bechtelsville:

27.4
Pennsylvania:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Bechtelsville:

14.1%
State:

21.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
Pennsylvania:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

28.1%
Pennsylvania:

34.2%

General health condition:
This city:

61.5%
Pennsylvania:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

79.0%
Pennsylvania:

78.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Bechtelsville, PA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Local Libraries 0$0 0$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 3$2,167
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 18$1,582
Financial Administration 0$0 3$9,688
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 0$0
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Firefighters 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$984
Water Supply 0$0 0$0
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 0$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 0$0 25$14,421

Bechtelsville government finances - Expenditure in 2013 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $121,000 ($128.45)
    Regular Highways: $50,000 ($53.08)
    Central Staff Services: $26,000 ($27.60)
    General - Other: $24,000 ($25.48)
    Local Fire Protection: $16,000 ($16.99)
    Financial Administration: $12,000 ($12.74)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $11,000 ($11.68)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $6,000 ($6.37)
    Health - Other: $3,000 ($3.18)
    General Public Buildings: $3,000 ($3.18)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,000 ($3.18)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $37,000 ($39.28)

Bechtelsville government finances - Revenue in 2013 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $10,000 ($10.62)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000 ($1.06)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $3,000 ($3.18)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $17,000 ($18.05)
    Other: $5,000 ($5.31)
    General Local Government Support: $1,000 ($1.06)
  • Tax - Property: $137,000 ($145.44)
    Individual Income: $92,000 ($97.66)
    Public Utility License: $14,000 ($14.86)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $6,000 ($6.37)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,000 ($1.06)

Bechtelsville government finances - Cash and Securities in 2013 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $101,000 ($107.22)

3.90% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($51,118 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.90%
Pennsylvania average:

4.58%

0.25% of residents moved from foreign countries ($4,769 average AGI)
Berks County:

0.25%
Pennsylvania average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Montgomery County, PA  0.53% ($51,596 average AGI)
from Lancaster County, PA  0.30% ($49,157)
from Lehigh County, PA  0.29% ($50,766)


4.13% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($52,310 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.13%
Pennsylvania average:

4.96%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($302 average AGI)
Berks County:

0.04%
Pennsylvania average:

0.04%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Montgomery County, PA  0.47% ($47,442 average AGI)
to Lancaster County, PA  0.36% ($48,724)
to Lehigh County, PA  0.29% ($50,058)
Businesses in Bechtelsville, PA
NameCountNameCount
DHL1Subway2
Dunkin Donuts1U-Haul1
FedEx1UPS1
MasterBrand Cabinets1Walmart1
Papa John's Pizza1

Strongest AM radio stations in Bechtelsville:

  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WZZD (990 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WEEU (830 AM; 20 kW; READING, PA; Owner: WEEU BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KYW (1060 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WPEN (950 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WNWR (1540 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA)
  • WWDB (860 AM; daytime; 10 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA)
  • WPHT (1210 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WPAZ (1370 AM; 1 kW; POTTSTOWN, PA; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WTKZ (1320 AM; 5 kW; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ALLENTOWN LICENSEE, L.L.C.)
  • WFIL (560 AM; 5 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bechtelsville:

  • WBYN (107.5 FM; BOYERTOWN, PA; Owner: WDAC RADIO COMPANY)
  • WLEV (100.7 FM; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WRFY-FM (102.5 FM; READING, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WDIY (88.1 FM; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: LEHIGH VALLEY COMMUNITY BR/CST ASSOC)
  • WJCS (89.3 FM; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: BEACON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W278AI (103.5 FM; CENTER VALLEY, PA; Owner: BUX-MONT EDUCATIONAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • W290AC (105.9 FM; PALMERTON, PA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • W224AU (92.7 FM; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: MERCER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WPLY (100.3 FM; MEDIA, PA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • W246AA (97.1 FM; ALLENTOWN, ETC., PA; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV. OF THE COMMONWEALTH,ETC)
  • WBYO (88.9 FM; SELLERSVILLE, PA; Owner: FOUR RIVERS COMMUNITY BROADCASTING CORP)
  • WMWX (95.7 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WMGK (102.9 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WIOV-FM1 (105.1 FM; READING, PA; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF LANCASTER, INC.)
  • WOGL (98.1 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WSNI-FM (104.5 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WBEB (101.1 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: WEAZ-FM RADIO, INC.)
  • WRTI (90.1 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV. OF THE COMMONWEALTH, ET)
  • WIOV-FM (105.1 FM; EPHRATA, PA; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF LANCASTER, INC.)
  • WPHI-FM (103.9 FM; JENKINTOWN, PA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Bechtelsville:

  • WTVE (Channel 51; READING, PA; Owner: READING BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KYW-TV (Channel 3; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WFMZ-TV (Channel 69; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: MARANATHA BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WPHL-TV (Channel 17; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • WPPX (Channel 61; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: PAXSON PHILADELPHIA LICENSE, INC.)
  • WPVI-TV (Channel 6; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WPSG (Channel 57; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: VIACOM STATIONS GROUP OF PHILADELPHIA INC.)
  • WCAU (Channel 10; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WCAU-TV), L.P.)
  • WLVT-TV (Channel 39; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: LEHIGH VALLEY PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WGTW (Channel 48; BURLINGTON, NJ; Owner: BRUNSON COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBPH-TV (Channel 60; BETHLEHEM, PA; Owner: SONSHINE FAMILY TELEVISION CORPORATION)
  • W07DC (Channel 7; ALLENTOWN/BETHLEHEM, PA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • WYBE (Channel 35; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INDEPENDENCE PUBLIC MEDIA OF PHILADELPHIA, INC.)
  • WHYY-TV (Channel 12; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: WHYY, INC.)
  • WTXF-TV (Channel 29; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: FOX TV STATIONS OF PHILADELPHIA)
  • WELL-LP (Channel 8; WILLOW GROVE, ETC., PA; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WWJT-LP (Channel 7; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PHILADELPHIA TELEVISION NETWORK, INC)
  • WLYH-TV (Channel 15; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: TELEVISION STATION GROUP LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • W46BL (Channel 46; ALLENTOWN-BETHLEHEM, PA; Owner: MARANATHA BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WPHA-LP (Channel 63; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: COMMERCIAL BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WFPA-CA (Channel 28; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: WXTV LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)

Bechtelsville fatal accident list:

Jun 18, 1999 04:39 PM, Sr-2069, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Aug 13, 1991 10:35 AM, 2032, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 8Number of bridges
  • 30ft / 9.3mTotal length
  • $669,000Total costs
  • 25,196Total average daily traffic
  • 1,927Total average daily truck traffic
  • 31,757Total future (year 2023) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • 14 Bull Lane (27886) (Lat: 40.424444 Lon: -75.642778), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 46.3 m, Overall height: 47.2 m, Call Sign: KNKA780
    Assigned Frequencies: 869.040 MHz, 869.040 MHz, 869.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, Grant Date: 08/28/2018, Expiration Date: 10/01/2028, Certifier: Carol L TackerRegistrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 208 S Akard St., Rm 1015, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (214) 746-6410, Email:

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • Int Of Washington Twp Rds T884 & Lr 06207 3 Mi N (Lat: 40.410917 Lon: -75.625750), Call Sign: KGG885,
    Assigned Frequencies: 48.9400 MHz, Grant Date: 03/20/2014, Expiration Date: 06/16/2024, Certifier: D J Bolton, Registrant: Spectra Energy, 5400 Westheimer Court, Houston, TX 77056-5310, Phone: (713) 627-5229, Fax: (703) 372-5176, Email:
  • Lat: 40.331194 Lon: -75.692694, Call Sign: KCK796,
    Assigned Frequencies: 464.387 MHz, 469.387 MHz, Grant Date: 06/08/2011, Expiration Date: 08/22/2021, Registrant: Triangle Communications Inc., 3201 Montrose Ave., Reading, PA 19605, Phone: (610) 929-4211, Fax: (610) 929-5216, Email:
  • Lat: 40.332583 Lon: -75.693528, Call Sign: WPTW671,
    Assigned Frequencies: 469.937 MHz, Grant Date: 11/23/2011, Expiration Date: 01/02/2022, Certifier: Bruce Rogers, Registrant: Radio Maintenance, Inc., 1840 Kutztown Rd., Reading, PA 19604, Phone: (610) 898-1211, Fax: (610) 898-1223, Email:
  • Lat: 40.373611 Lon: -75.630000, Call Sign: WQGH675,
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.600 MHz, 453.200 MHz, 460.100 MHz, 460.512 MHz, 460.275 MHz, Grant Date: 12/13/2016, Expiration Date: 01/22/2027, Certifier: Jeffrey A Reitnauer, Registrant: Federal License Management, 1784 E. 3rd Street Suite 269, Williamsport, PA 17701-3862, Phone: (866) 908-2220, Fax: (570) 323-4002, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • BECHTELSVILLE, 3 Mi N Of (Lat: 40.410917 Lon: -75.625722), Overall height: 45.7 m, Call Sign: WIA271,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6063.80 MHz, 5945.20 MHz, 5974.85 MHz, Grant Date: 04/02/2019, Expiration Date: 06/30/2029, Certifier: D J Bolton, Registrant: Enbridge, 5400 Westheimer Court, Houston, TX 77056-5310, Phone: (713) 627-5229, Fax: (703) 372-5176, Email:
  • BECHTELSVILLE STN, Texas Eastern Compressor Station - 3 Miles N Of (Lat: 40.419250 Lon: -75.622389), Type: Tower, Structure height: 32 m, Call Sign: WQLN631,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6315.84 MHz, Grant Date: 03/16/2010, Expiration Date: 03/16/2020, Certifier: D J Bolton, Registrant: Fcc-Faa Licensing, LLC, 211 North Union Street, Suite 100, Alexandria, VA 22314, Phone: (703) 615-6615, Fax: (703) 372-5176, Email:
  • STATION, At Texas Eastern Compressor Station, 3 Mi N Of (Lat: 40.419250 Lon: -75.622389), Overall height: 32 m, Call Sign: WIA272,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6675.00 MHz, Grant Date: 06/30/1994, Expiration Date: 06/30/1999, Cancellation Date: 04/05/1999, Phone: (713) 627-5229

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

6
  • Call Sign: K3NZG, Licensee ID: L01318458, Grant Date: 09/20/2017, Expiration Date: 11/21/2027, Certifier: Glenn W Hull Jr, Registrant: Glenn W Hull Jr, 1661 County Line Rd Rd 1, Bechtelsville, PA 19505
  • Call Sign: KA3YHI, Licensee ID: L00313087, Grant Date: 02/05/2002, Expiration Date: 04/21/2012, Cancellation Date: 06/13/2006, Registrant: Randolph T Minninger, 104 E Chestnut St, Bechtelsville, PA 19505
  • Call Sign: N3WVW, Grant Date: 07/07/1998, Expiration Date: 02/20/2006, Cancellation Date: 02/21/2008, Registrant: John R Hartzell, 2141 Old Rt 100, Bechtelsville, PA 19505
  • Call Sign: KB3ELV, Licensee ID: L00184056, Grant Date: 12/14/1999, Expiration Date: 12/14/2009, Cancellation Date: 04/21/2000, Certifier: George J Harris, Registrant: George J Harris, 19 Fox Ln, Bechtelsville, PA 19505-0053
  • Call Sign: KB3JWV, Licensee ID: L00699906, Grant Date: 06/12/2003, Expiration Date: 06/12/2013, Cancellation Date: 12/30/2003, Certifier: Jason P Fox, Registrant: Jason P Fox, 46 Heydts School House Rd, Bechtelsville, PA 19505
  • Call Sign: KB3LMS, Previous Call Sign: KB3JWV, Licensee ID: L00699906, Grant Date: 10/22/2013, Expiration Date: 12/30/2023, Certifier: Jason P Fox, Registrant: Jason P Fox, 46 Heydts School House Rd, Bechtelsville, PA 19505

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182Q (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 112 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 97410 , Serial Number: 18267082, Year manufactured: 1979, Airworthiness Date: 06/29/1979, Certificate Issue Date: 08/06/2018
    Registrant (LLC): Skynuke LLC, 23 Robin Hill Rd, Bechtelsville, PA 19505

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$113,8301$124,0203$194,6371$39,360
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$01$240,1400$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$01$142,5500$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0133.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 1 partial tract)
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$84,160
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2003 2002 2001 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0133.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Bechtelsville, PA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Bechtelsville, PA - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 17
  • Hazardous Condition: 10
  • Service Call: 1
Fire incident types in Bechtelsville, PA

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Bechtelsville, PA
Most common first names in Bechtelsville, PA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William1973.2 years
Robert1868.4 years
John1670.8 years
Charles1477.6 years
Mary1383.5 years
Anna1284.0 years
Dorothy1278.6 years
George1179.0 years
Ruth1080.1 years
Helen1072.9 years
Most common last names in Bechtelsville, PA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Weller1774.9 years
Moyer1677.9 years
Miller1578.6 years
Heydt1179.3 years
Kemp1175.4 years
Renninger969.1 years
Bauer976.0 years
Herb872.1 years
Fronheiser880.6 years
Yoder784.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Bechtelsville, PA
  • 50.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 29.2%Electricity
  • 9.2%Wood
  • 6.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.1%Other fuel
  • 1.3%Utility gas
  • 0.8%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Bechtelsville, PA
  • 52.6%Electricity
  • 40.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 6.1%Utility gas
  • 0.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Bechtelsville compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Bechtelsville on our top lists:

  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Austria (population 500+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant adherents"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
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