Amity Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania

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Amity Township is a township in Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 8,867 at the 2000 census. The 2005 census estimate put the population at 11,067. Amity Township, especially in the Douglassville area, is seeing growth in development.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 18.4 square miles (47.7 km²), of which, 18.3 square miles (47.4 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (0.60%) is water.

Adjacent townships

The census-designated place of Amity Gardens and the unincorporated community of Douglassville are both located in Amity Township, along the Schuylkill River.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 8,867 people, 3,219 households, and 2,510 families residing in the township. The population density was 484.5 people per square mile (187.1/km²). There were 3,323 housing units at an average density of 181.6/sq mi (70.1/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 95.68% White, 2.04% African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.67% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.38% from other races, and 1.03% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.00% of the population.

There were 3,219 households out of which 37.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.0% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.0% were non-families. 17.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.12.

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