Cumru Township, Pennsylvania

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Cumru Township (pronounced "COOM-roo") is a township in Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 13,816 at the 2000 census. The name is Welsh in origin, likely from "Cymru" the Welsh name for Wales.[citation needed] Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center a Pennsylvania state park is in Cumru Township.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 20.9 square miles (54.2 km²), of which, 20.7 square miles (53.6 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.6 km²) of it (1.15%) is water.

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Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 13,816 people, 5,941 households, and 3,808 families residing in the township. The population density was 668.0 people per square mile (257.9/km²). There were 6,127 housing units at an average density of 296.3/sq mi (114.4/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 93.84% White, 1.92% African American, 0.06% Native American, 1.88% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.27% from other races, and 0.99% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.82% of the population.

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