Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania
A farm in Albany Township
|Elevation||515 ft (157 m)|
|Area||40.2 sq mi (104.1 km2)|
|- land||40.2 sq mi (104 km2)|
|- water||0.0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Density||42.9 / sq mi (16.6 / km2)|
|- summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 40.2 square miles (104 km2), all of it land. It is in the Schuylkill watershed and the northern and western portions are on Blue Mountain. Its villages include Albany, Eckville, Greenawald, Kempton, Stony Run, and Trexler. Its numbered routes are 143 and 737, which ends on 143 in Kempton. East-west roads of note are Hawk Mountain Road/Stony Run Valley Road and Kistler Valley Road.
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As of the census of 2010, there were 1,724 people, 667 households, and 489 families residing in the township. The population density was 42.9 people per square mile. There were 721 housing units at an average density of 17.9/sq mi . The racial makeup of the township was 98.6% White, 0.5% African American, 0.1% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 0.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.4% of the population.
There were 667 households out of which 28.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.3% were married couples living together, 5.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.7% were non-families. 21.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.00.
In the township the population was spread out with 22.9% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 29.4% from 25 to 44, 35.0% from 45 to 64, and 14.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44.8 years. For every 100 females there were 107.0 males.
In 1999, the median income for a household in the township was $46,830, and the median income for a family was $50,455. Males had a median income of $36,553 versus $25,603 for females. The per capita income for the township was $21,509. About 2.7% of families and 4.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.6% of those under age 18 and 6.0% of those age 65 or over.
Albany Township is home to Hawk Mountain Sanctuary and the Wanamaker, Kempton & Southern heritage railroad. The Kempton Community Center hosts the annual Pennsylvania Renewable Energy Festival in September.
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- Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
- Pennsylvania Renewable Energy Festival
- Wanamaker, Kempton, & Southern Railroad
- 1860 Property Map of Albany Township