Bechtelsville is a borough in Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 942 at the 2010 census. Bechtelsville was ground zero for the spotted lanternfly outbreak in 2016. The population of the spotted lanternfly has spread now to 7 states.
Bechtelsville is located at 40°22′12″N 75°37′43″W (40.370078, -75.628590).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2), all of it land.
At the 2010 census there were 942 people, 362 households, and 264 families living in the borough. The population density was 1,884 people per square mile (678.2 per km2). There were 362 housing units at an average density of 224 per square mile (266.6 per km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 98.3% White, 0.2% African American, 0.1% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.3%.
There were 362 households, 31.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.5% were married couples living together, 12.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.1% were non-families.