Richmond Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania

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Richmond Township is a township in Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 3,500 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 23.7 square miles (61.3 km²), of which, 23.6 square miles (61.2 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.17%) is water. It is drained by the Maiden Creek into the Schuylkill River and its southern boundary is on South Mountain. Its villages include Kempville, Kirbyville, Moselem (pronounced "mo-SAY-lem"), Moselem Springs, and Walnuttown.

Adjacent municipalities

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,500 people, 1,416 households, and 957 families residing in the township. The population density was 148.2 people per square mile (57.2/km²). There were 1,484 housing units at an average density of 62.8/sq mi (24.3/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.54% White, 0.14% African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.51% from other races, and 0.40% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.97% of the population.

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