Bern Township, Pennsylvania

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Bern Township is a township in Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 6,758 at the 2000 census.

It is in Schuylkill Valley School District.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 20.0 square miles (51.7 km²), of which, 19.1 square miles (49.6 km²) of it is land and 0.8 square miles (2.1 km²) of it (4.06%) is water.

Adjacent townships

Adjacent city and boroughs

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 6,758 people, 1,903 households, and 1,484 families residing in the township. The population density was 352.8 people per square mile (136.3/km²). There were 1,964 housing units at an average density of 102.5/sq mi (39.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 92.56% White, 4.66% African American, 0.09% Native American, 1.44% Asian, 0.34% from other races, and 0.92% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.24% of the population.

There were 1,903 households out of which 27.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.3% were married couples living together, 5.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.0% were non-families. 17.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the township the population was spread out with 16.6% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 29.4% from 25 to 44, 25.1% from 45 to 64, and 20.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 122.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 120.8 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $61,222, and the median income for a family was $68,636. Males had a median income of $46,731 versus $26,694 for females. The per capita income for the township was $25,969. About 1.2% of families and 2.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 8.0% of those age 65 or over.

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