Marion Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania

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Marion Township is a township in Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,573 at the 2000 census.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 15.3 square miles (39.7 km²), of which, 15.3 square miles (39.7 km²) of it is land and 0.07% is water.

Adjacent townships

The borough of Womelsdorf is adjacent to Marion Township on the south side. The unincorporated community of Stouchsburg is located within the township, just off U.S. Route 422.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,573 people, 524 households, and 418 families residing in the township. The population density was 102.6 people per square mile (39.6/km²). There were 551 housing units at an average density of 36.0/sq mi (13.9/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.20% White, 1.02% African American, 0.38% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 0.45% from other races, and 0.83% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.40% of the population.

There were 524 households out of which 35.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.4% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.2% were non-families. 14.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.98 and the average family size was 3.36.

In the township the population was spread out with 28.6% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 27.3% from 25 to 44, 25.2% from 45 to 64, and 10.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 113.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.1 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $47,396, and the median income for a family was $52,167. Males had a median income of $35,517 versus $22,179 for females. The per capita income for the township was $19,373. About 2.2% of families and 3.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.3% of those under age 18 and 3.6% of those age 65 or over.

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