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Skippack is a township in Montgomery County, in the Philadelphia-Camden metro area.
The community name derives from Indian term for "pool of stagnant water."
The latitude of Skippack is 40.222N. The longitude is -75.399W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 272 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 6,516.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Skippack demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Montgomery County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Philadelphia area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 19474 ZIP code.
22% of Skippack residents report German ancestry, and 22% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Skippack ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Skippack was $30,199, compared with $21,587 nationally.
37% of Skippack residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Skippack, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $840. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,571.
Montgomery County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Skippack political report.
The average commute time for Skippack workers is 32 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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