Berwick Township, Pennsylvania

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Berwick Township is a township in Adams County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,818 at the 2000 census.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 7.7 square miles (20.0 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,818 people, 677 households, and 513 families residing in the township. The population density was 235.6 people per square mile (90.9/km²). There were 715 housing units at an average density of 92.7/sq mi (35.8/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.40% White, 0.28% African American, 0.44% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.72% from other races, and 0.11% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.15% of the population.

There were 677 households out of which 31.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.9% were married couples living together, 6.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.2% were non-families. 18.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the township the population was spread out with 23.0% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 30.1% from 25 to 44, 27.8% from 45 to 64, and 11.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 102.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.0 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $46,164, and the median income for a family was $50,060. Males had a median income of $36,154 versus $23,958 for females. The per capita income for the township was $22,573. About 4.2% of families and 4.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.3% of those under age 18 and 11.7% of those age 65 or over.

References

Abbottstown | Arendtsville | Bendersville | Biglerville | Bonneauville | Carroll Valley | East Berlin | Fairfield | Gettysburg | Littlestown | McSherrystown | New Oxford | York Springs

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