Spring Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania

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Spring Township is a township in Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA. The population was 21,805 at the 2000 census.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 18.3 square miles (47.3 km²), of which, 18.2 square miles (47.2 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.22%) is water.

Adjacent townships

Adjacent boroughs

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 21,805 people, 8,739 households, and 6,248 families residing in the township. The population density was 1,196.9 people per square mile (462.1/km²). There were 8,995 housing units at an average density of 493.7/sq mi (190.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 93.55% White, 2.10% African American, 0.06% Native American, 2.16% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.02% from other races, and 1.10% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.89% of the population.

There were 8,739 households out of which 31.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.2% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.5% were non-families. 23.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the township the population was spread out with 23.4% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 28.3% from 25 to 44, 25.2% from 45 to 64, and 17.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 92.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.6 males.

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