Heidelberg Township, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania

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Heidelberg Township is a township in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. It is a suburb of Allentown, Pennsylvania, in the Lehigh Valley region of the state.

The population of Heidelberg Township was 3,279 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 24.7 square miles (64.0 km²), all of it land. Blue Mountain separates it from Carbon County and the township's portion contains Lehigh County's highest point, Bake Oven Knob at 1,585 feet. Its villages include Germansville (pronounced with a hard "g") and Pleasant Corners. It is located in the Delaware watershed. Almost all of it is drained into the Lehigh River (mainly by the Jordan Creek which starts in Heidelberg,) except for a very small area in the southwest portion that is drained by the Maiden Creek into the Schuylkill River.

Adjacent municipalies

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,279 people, 1,187 households, and 943 families residing in the township. The population density was 132.7 people per square mile (51.3/km²). There were 1,234 housing units at an average density of 50.0/sq mi (19.3/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.69% White, 0.27% African American, 0.06% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.21% from other races, and 0.46% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.88% of the population.

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