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Fleetwood

  •   State: 
    Pennsylvania
      County: 
    Berks County
      City: 
    Fleetwood
      County FIPS: 
    42011
      Coordinates: 
    40°27′17″N 75°49′08″W
      Area total: 
    1.05 sq mi (2.72 km²)
      Area land: 
    1.04 sq mi (2.70 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.01 sq mi (0.01 km²)
      Elevation: 
    433 ft (132 m)
  •   Latitude: 
    40,4492
      Longitude: 
    -75,8235
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Reading, PA
      Timezone: 
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 
    19522
      GMAP: 

    Fleetwood, Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States

  •   Population: 
    2,590
      Population density: 
    3,878.35 residents per square mile of area (1,497.46/km²)
      Household income: 
    $56,926
      Households: 
    1,553
      Unemployment rate: 
    9.20%
  •   Sales taxes: 
    6.00%
      Income taxes: 
    3.57%

Fleetwood is a borough in Berks County, Pennsylvania. The population was 4,085 at the 2010 census. It was home to the Fleetwood Metal Body company, an automobile coachbuilder purchased by Fisher Body and integrated into General Motors in 1931. The First National Bank in Fleetwood was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005. Fleetwood is twinned with the town of Fleetwood, Lancashire, in the United Kingdom. It is located northeast of the center of Berks County at 40°2717N 75°498W (40.454793, -75.818821). It is bordered on the east, west, and north by Richmond Township and on its short southern edge by Ruscombmanor Township. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.0 square mile (2.7 km²) of which 0.004 square miles (0.01 km²), or 0.47%, is water. An Old Order Mennonite community resides near Fleetwood. There are several farms in the area belonging to the Old order Mennonites and a meetinghouse is located near the community. The community is served by Fleetwood Area School District, which operates Fleetwood High School, Fleetwood Middle School, and two elementary schools: Andrew Maier Elementary School and Willow Creek Elementary School. The borough is located on Pennsylvania Route 662, which runs north-south through the borough. By Park Road it is 12 miles (19 km) southwest to Reading.

History

Fleetwood is the primary city name, but also Evansville, Ruscmbmnr Twp, Ruscombmanor Twp are acceptable city names or spellings, Boyers Junction, Breezy Corner, Molltown, Moselem Springs, New Jerusalem, Pricetown, Rockland, Walnuttown on the other hand no longer accepted or obsolete and are no longer used as a designation. The First National Bank in Fleetwood was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005. The bank was built in the early 1900s. It is located on the banks former site of the Fleetwood Savings Bank. The building is now a private residence. The First National bank is located in the town of Fleetwood, New Jersey. It was built on the site of a former bank in the 1930s and 1940s.

Geography

Fleetwood is located northeast of the center of Berks County at 40°2717N 75°498W (40.454793, -75.818821) It is bordered on the east, west, and north by Richmond Township and on its short southern edge by Ruscombmanor Township. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.0 square mile (2.7 km²) of which 0.004 square miles (0.01 km²), or 0.47%, is water. It is located on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, which runs from New Jersey to Pennsylvania. The borough is part of the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes the cities of Philadelphia, Reading, and Harrisburg. It has a population of 1,816. It was founded in 1838. The town's name is derived from Fleetwood, which means "a place where the sea meets the land" or "the place of the water". It was named after the Fleetwood River, which flows through the town. It also means "the stream that flows through Fleetwood" and "the river that runs through the borough". The borough's name means "The River that Runs Through Fleetwood", meaning "the River That Runs Through The Town". It is also known as "The Waterway" because the river runs through a section of Fleetwood. It runs from the borough's eastern edge to the town's western edge.

Demographics

As of the census of 2010, there were 4,085 people, 1,662 households, and 1,134 families residing in the borough. There were 1,720 housing units of which 96.6% were occupied. The racial makeup of the borough was 95.81% White, 0.93% African American,0.83% Asian, 0,73% from other races and 1.69% from two or more races. The Old Order Mennonites first bought land in the area in 1949 and use the horse and buggy as transportation. There are several farms in the region belonging to the Mennonite community and a meetinghouse is located near Fleetwood. The median income for a household in the Borough was $48,621, and the median incomes for a family was $60,051. About 2.5% of families and 2.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.5 of those under age 18 and 8.1% of those age 65 or over. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was2.92. For every 100 females there were 95.5 males. ForEvery 100 females age 18 or over, there are 112.5 Males. The borough's population was spread out, with 22.1 % under the age of 18, 8.8 % from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 26 5% from 45 to 64, and 16.3 % who were 65 or older.

Education

The community is served by the Fleetwood Area School District. Andrew Maier Elementary School and Willow Creek Elementary School were closed. Richmond Elementary School was closed at the end of the 2018-2019 school year. The community is home to Fleetwood High School, Fleetwood Middle School, and two elementary schools. The district also operates a middle school and a high school. It is located in the town of Fleetwood, New Jersey. The school district is part of the New Jersey Bay Area Council of Public Schools (N.C.A.P.S.) and the N.J. State Board of Education (NBSE). The district has three high schools and two middle schools. It also has a middle and elementary school. The high school is located at Fleetwood Area High School and the middle school is at Willow Creek Elementary. The elementary school is named after Willow Creek, a nearby town. It was also known as Richmond Elementary before it was closed in the 1990s. The middle school was named after Richmond Elementary, which was also closed. It reopened in the 2010-2011 school year, and the high school in the 2011-2012 school year as Richmond High School. It closed again in the 2013-2014 school year and reopened in 2014-2015. It has been closed again for the 2015-2016 school year due to budget cuts. It will reopen in the 2016-2015 school year at the beginning of the new school year in the spring. It had been closed for the previous two years, but will reopen for the 2014-15 school year with a new name.

Transportation

Pennsylvania Route 662 passes north-south through the borough, leading north toward U.S. Route 222 and south to Oley and Douglassville. By Park Road it is 12 miles (19 km) southwest to Reading. Berks Area Regional Transportation Authority (BARTA) provides bus service to Fleetwood along Route 22, which provides a route for workers to the East Penn Manufacturing Company plant in Lyons. Norfolk Southern Railway's Reading Line freight railroad line passes east-west through Fleetwood. The borough is served by the Fleetwood School District and Fleetwood High School, which is located in the borough. The town has a population of about 1,000 people, with the majority living in the town of Fleetwood and the rest in the surrounding areas. The school district has a total enrollment of about 2,000 students, with most living in Fleetwood, the town's largest student population being around 1,200 people. It also has a high school, which has a enrollment of more than 1,100 students, and an adult high school with about 300 students. It is located on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, which runs from Philadelphia to Berks County, Berks County and Berks County to the east and west of Berks County. The Reading and Reading Railroad passes through the town, and the Reading and Lehigh Valley Railroad runs from Reading to Lehigh County and Reading to the north and south. The Berks County School District has a bus service that runs from Fleetwood to Reading and the borough to the west.

Town twinnings

Fleetwood is twinned with the town of Fleetwood in Lancashire, in the United Kingdom. Fleetwood and Fleetwood is one of the twin towns of the Fleetwood-Lancashire region of the county. The town has a population of 2,000, and is twined with a town of the same name in the same region. The twin town population is 2,100, and the town's population is 3,000. The two towns are twinned on the River Fleet, which runs through the centre of the town, and a river that runs through Fleetwood, which flows into the River Mersey, and into the North Sea. The River Fleet is a tributary of the River Tweed, which is also twinned to the River Wear, and flows through the River Lytham, which also twinates with Fleetwood. It is twinning with the village of Lytham-St Annes, in Somerset, England, and has a twin town of Wyorks, in Wales. The towns are both in the county of Northumberland, and are twinning on the island of Merseyside, in England. They are also twinning in Ireland, where Fleetwood was twinned in the early 19th century. The name Fleetwood came from Fleetwood Town, which was first mentioned in the 12th century and was named after the town in the 13th century, and later Fleetwood Castle, a medieval town.

Popular culture

Jimmy Stewart drew on inspiration from seeing Fleetwood in the snow in helping to craft the vision of Bedford Falls in the 1946 film It's a Wonderful Life. The second episode of season one of Debris on NBC takes place on Washington Street in Fleetwood. The town is featured in the film "It's A Wonderful Life" and the TV series "Fleetwood", both of which are set in the town. The city is also featured on the cover of the book "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" by John Sutter, published by Simon & Schuster, Inc. and published by Macmillan, Ltd. The book is based on Sutter's experiences as a Fleetwood resident in the 1930s. It is published by Thames & Hudson, a division of Apple Inc., and is available in hardback and paperback.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Fleetwood, Berks County, Pennsylvania = 25.3. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 40. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 10. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Fleetwood = 3.8 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO (www.who.int/news-room/questions-and-answers/item/radiation-the-ultraviolet-(uv)-index) and is uniform worldwide.

Employed

The most recent city population of 2,590 individuals with a median age of 38 age the population dropped by -0.60% in Fleetwood, Berks County, Pennsylvania population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 3,878.35 residents per square mile of area (1,497.46/km²). There are average 2.56 people per household in the 1,553 households with an average household income of $56,926 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 9.20% of the available work force and has dropped -4.74% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 21.32%. The number of physicians in Fleetwood per 100,000 population = 164.8.

Weather

The annual rainfall in Fleetwood = 44.1 inches and the annual snowfall = 22.9 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 115. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 203. 85 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 19.8 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 48, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Fleetwood, Berks County, Pennsylvania which are owned by the occupant = 75.50%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 45 years with median home cost = $136,620 and home appreciation of -2.56%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $18.32 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.

Study

The local school district spends $5,180 per student. There are 14.9 students for each teacher in the school, 676 students for each Librarian and 386 students for each Counselor. 5.63% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 10.85% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 6.71% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Fleetwood's population in Berks County, Pennsylvania of 1,911 residents in 1900 has increased 1,36-fold to 2,590 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 50.94% female residents and 49.06% male residents live in Fleetwood, Berks County, Pennsylvania.

    As of 2020 in Fleetwood, Berks County, Pennsylvania are married and the remaining 35.75% are single population.

  • 22.7 minutes is the average time that residents in Fleetwood require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    85.26% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 4.45% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool and 2.39% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Fleetwood, Berks County, Pennsylvania, 75.50% are owner-occupied homes, another 22.05% are rented apartments, and the remaining 2.45% are vacant.

  • The 51.35% of the population in Fleetwood, Berks County, Pennsylvania who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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