Penn Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania

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Penn Township is a township in Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,993 at the 2000 census.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 19.1 square miles (49.4 km²), of which, 18.6 square miles (48.1 km²) of it is land and 0.5 square miles (1.3 km²) of it (2.57%) is water.

Adjacent townships

The borough of Bernville, Pennsylvania lies between Penn Township and Jefferson Township.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,993 people, 714 households, and 571 families residing in the township. The population density was 107.3 people per square mile (41.4/km²). There were 744 housing units at an average density of 40.0/sq mi (15.5/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.39% White, 0.75% African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.50% Asian, 0.55% from other races, and 0.70% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.06% of the population.

There were 714 households out of which 34.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.3% were married couples living together, 3.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.9% were non-families. 16.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.78 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the township the population was spread out with 25.5% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 29.5% from 25 to 44, 27.4% from 45 to 64, and 10.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 104.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 107.1 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $55,000, and the median income for a family was $62,721. Males had a median income of $41,821 versus $26,010 for females. The per capita income for the township was $22,621. About 2.5% of families and 3.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.9% of those under age 18 and 4.0% of those age 65 or over.

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