Washington Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania

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Washington Township is a township in eastern Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 3,354 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 14.0 square miles (36.3 km²), all of it land. It is drained by the Perkiomen Creek into the Schuylkill River. The northwest portion is located in the South Mountains. Washington Township's villages include Barto, Clayton (also in Hereford Township), Dale, and Eshbach.

Adjacent municipalities

Washington Township surrounds the boroughs of Bally and Bechtelsville.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,354 people, 1,212 households, and 970 families residing in the township. The population density was 239.2 people per square mile (92.4/km²). There were 1,250 housing units at an average density of 89.2/sq mi (34.4/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.88% White, 0.75% African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.33% Asian, 0.24% from other races, and 0.72% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.66% of the population.

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