Limerick Township Historical Society

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Limerick Population

Year Limerick Population Royersford Population Original Page # Electronic Reference
1790
N/A
N/A
1800
999
N/A
1810
1282
N/A
[U.S. Secretary of State,] Aggregate amount of each description of Persons within the United States of America, and the Territories thereof, agreeably to actual enumeration according to law, in the year 1810. ([Washington, DC: 1811]), 34.
1820
1577
N/A
83
1830
1743
N/A
U.S. Secretary of State, "Aggregate Amount of Each Description of Persons within the United States and their Territories according to the Census of 1830," Fifth Census; or, Enumeration of the Inhabitants of the United Sates as Returned by the Several Marshals of the States and Territories. 1830. (Washington, DC: Duff Green, 1832), 64-65.
1840
1786
N/A
1850
2165
N/A
176
1860
2413
N/A
430
1870
2600
N/A
253
1880
2365
558
315
1890
2224
1815
300
1900
2250
2607
344
1910
2267
3073
547
1920
2400
3278
597
1930
2656
3719
951
1940
2769
3605
920
1950
3290
3862
38-23
1960
5110
3969
40-28
1970
5556
4235
40-38
1980
5298
4243
John L. Andriot, ed., Population Abstract of the United States (McLean, VA: Andriot Associates, 1983), 1: 690.
1990
6691
4458
13, 20
2000
13534
4246
48
2010
18074
4752
2020
20,458
4,940

LIMERICK POPULATION TABLE NOTES:

  1. Population totals for Limerick before 1880 include Royersford, since Royersford was not incorporated until 1879. In addition, the population figures for Limerick before 1930 may also include small portions of land that were annexed by Royersford in 1904, 1909, and 1924.
  2. All population figures listed above ultimately derive from the official statistics gathered by the U.S. Census Bureau and its predecessors. Figures for 1800 and 1840 have been verified against the official census reports.
  3. While Limerick was included in the 1790 census, it was lumped into the category “remainder of county”; therefore, it is impossible to tell which individuals and households in 1790 were for residents of the township.