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Demographics

Franconia is an Indian Valley community, sharing this distinction with neighboring municipalities Towamencin, Lower Salford, Hatfield, Salford, and Upper Salford townships, as well as Souderton and Telford boroughs. This Philadelphia suburb, with convenient access to the Pennsylvania Turnpike and Routes 309, 113, and 63, lays claim to the honor of being "The Garden Spot of Montgomery County."

Total Population: 1990 - 2010

Population Change Percent Change
2010 2000 1990 1990-2000 2000-2010 2000-2010 1990-2000 1980-1990
Franconia 13,064 11,523 7,236 4,287 1,541 13.40% 59.25% 10.56%
Lower Salford 14,959 12,893 10,723 2,170 2,061 16.00% 20.24% 74.19%
Salford 2,504 2,363 2,216 147 141 6.00% 6.63% 11.08%
Souderton 6,618 6,730 5,957 773 -112 -1.70% 12.98% -10.52%
Telford 4,872 4,680 4,238 442 192 4.10% 10.43% 20.84%
Upper Salford 3,299 3,024 2,719 305 275 9.10% 11.22% 14.48%
Indian Valley 45,316 41,213 33,089 8,124 4,103 10.0% 24.55% 21.49%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Indian Valley numbers derived from municipal numbers shown.

Forecasted Population change, 2000 through 2030

2010 2020 2030 Percent Change 2010-30
Franconia 13,064 13,902 16,368 25.3%
Lower Salford 14,959 15,479 17,291 15.6%
Salford 2,504 2,697 3,026 20.8%
Souderton 6,618 6,711 7,036 6.3%
Telford 4,872 4,963 5,237 7.5%
Upper Salford 3,299 3,461 3,904 18.3%
Indian Valley 45,316 47,213 52,862 16.7%
Montgomery County 799,874 842,452 878,158 9.8%

Source: Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, March 2005.
Indian Valley numbers derived from municipal numbers shown.

Forecasted Employment Change, 2000 through 2030

2000 2005 2010 2015 2020 2025 2030 2000-2030 Percent Change
2000-30
Franconia 5,483 5,789 6,293 6,680 7,080 7,505 7,950 2,467 45.0%
Lower Salford 6,590 6,939 7,522 7,963 8,417 8,898 9,400 2,810 42.6%
Salford 310 314 327 333 339 344 350 40 12.9%
Souderton 2,802 2,780 2,841 2,834 2,823 2,812 2,800 -2 -0.1%
Telford 2,067 2,039 2,101 2,125 2,131 2,155 2,178 111 5.4%
Upper Salford 709 725 764 785 806 828 850 141 19.9%
Indian Valley 17,961 18,586 19,848 20,720 21,596 22,542 23,528 5,567 31.0%
Montgomery County 492,677 504,009 531,225 547,162 563,029 579,920 597,300 104,623 21.2%

Source: Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, March 2005.
Indian Valley numbers derived from municipal numbers shown.

Population by Age, 2000

<5 5-9 10-14 15-19 20-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-59 60-64 65-74 75-84 85+
Franconia 7.2% 6.8% 7.5% 5.3% 3.3% 12.1% 16.7% 12.0% 4.9% 4.5% 9.0% 7.0% 3.7%
Lower Salford 8.3% 8.8% 9.0% 6.7% 3.9% 14.0% 20.3% 13.9% 4.2% 3.5% 4.7% 2.1% 0.6%
Salford 5.0% 6.8% 8.2% 8.7% 4.3% 8.9% 18.2% 17.5% 7.2% 4.7% 6.1% 3.8% 0.6%
Souderton 6.9% 7.2% 7.1% 6.6% 6.3% 16.5% 17.4% 11.2% 4.4% 3.7% 6.3% 5.3% 1.1%
Telford 7.5% 6.3% 6.1% 4.8% 4.9% 16.9% 16.3% 11.5% 4.4% 3.2% 6.9% 7.1% 3.9%
Upper Salford 5.0% 8.3% 8.9% 6.4% 3.9% 8.9% 21.4% 16.4% 5.9% 4.6% 6.6% 2.8% 0.8%
Indian Valley 7.3% 7.6% 7.9% 6.2% 4.3% 13.5% 18.4% 13.1% 4.7% 3.9% 6.6% 4.7% 1.9%
Montgomery County 6.3% 6.8% 7.0% 6.1% 4.9% 13.5% 17.1% 14.2% 5.1% 4.0% 7.4% 5.5% 2.0%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau & Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission
Indian Valley numbers derived from municipal numbers shown.

Households, 2000

Total households Family households Nonfamily households Average household size Average family size
Franconia 4,151 3,298 853 2.7 3.07
Lower Salford 4,432 3,543 889 2.89 3.27
Salford 807 677 130 2.92 3.19
Souderton 2,635 1,766 869 2.54 3.12
Telford 1,930 1,201 729 2.34 3
Upper Salford 1,053 843 210 2.86 3.21
Indian Valley 15,008 11,328 3,680 16.25 18.86
Montgomery County 286,098 197,640 88,458 2.54 3.09

Source: U.S. Census Bureau & Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission
Indian Valley numbers derived from municipal numbers shown.

Housing Units, 2000

Total Housing Units Occupied Housing Units Vacant Housing Units Homeowner vacancy rate Rental vacancy rate Owner occupied Housing Units Renter occupied Housing Units
Franconia 4,236 4,151 85 0.5% 4.9% 3,470 681
Lower Salford 4,531 4,432 99 0.3% 4.6% 3,461 971
Salford 821 807 14 0.1% 6.1% 730 77
Souderton 2,720 2,635 85 0.9% 3.9% 1,588 1,047
Telford 1,977 1,930 47 1.0% 2.5% 1,176 754
Upper Salford 1,074 1,053 21 0.2% 1.4% 912 141
Indian Valley 15,359 15,008 351 11,337 3,671
Montgomery County 297,434 286,098 11,336 1.0% 5.6% 210,233 75,865

Source: U.S. Census Bureau & Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission
Indian Valley numbers derived from municipal numbers shown.