Lower Heidelberg Township, Pennsylvania

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Lower Heidelberg Township is a township in Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 4,150 at the 2000 census.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 15.5 square miles (40.1 km²), of which, 14.9 square miles (38.7 km²) of it is land and 0.5 square miles (1.4 km²) of it (3.49%) is water.

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Adjacent boroughs

The unincorporated communities of Brownsville and State Hill are located in Lower Heidelberg Township.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 4,150 people, 1,544 households, and 1,156 families residing in the township. The population density was 277.7 people per square mile (107.3/km²). There were 1,578 housing units at an average density of 105.6/sq mi (40.8/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.30% White, 0.87% African American, 0.02% Native American, 1.18% Asian, 0.27% from other races, and 0.36% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.04% of the population.

There were 1,544 households out of which 35.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.3% were married couples living together, 5.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.1% were non-families. 22.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.11.

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