Maidencreek Township, Pennsylvania

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Maidencreek Township is a township in Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 6,553 at the 2000 census.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 14.4 square miles (37.2 km²), of which, 13.2 square miles (34.3 km²) of it is land and 1.1 square miles (2.8 km²) of it (7.67%) is water.

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As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 6,553 people, 2,276 households, and 1,884 families residing in the township. The population density was 494.5 people per square mile (191.0/km²). There were 2,357 housing units at an average density of 177.9/sq mi (68.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 96.61% White, 0.89% African American, 0.06% Native American, 1.27% Asian, 0.55% from other races, and 0.63% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.29% of the population.

There were 2,276 households out of which 43.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.5% were married couples living together, 6.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.2% were non-families. 12.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.88 and the average family size was 3.15.

In the township the population was spread out with 28.7% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 36.2% from 25 to 44, 20.7% from 45 to 64, and 8.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 100.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.3 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $62,724, and the median income for a family was $68,438. Males had a median income of $44,000 versus $30,373 for females. The per capita income for the township was $24,662. About 2.1% of families and 3.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.4% of those under age 18 and 12.2% of those age 65 or over.

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