Greenwich Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania

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Coordinates: 40°35′00″N 75°52′59″W / 40.58333°N 75.88306°W / 40.58333; -75.88306
Greenwich Township
Township
Country Mile.jpg
A wintry day in Greenwich Township
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Berks
Elevation 279 ft (85 m)
Coordinates 40°35′00″N 75°52′59″W / 40.58333°N 75.88306°W / 40.58333; -75.88306
Area 31.3 sq mi (81.1 km2)
 - land 31.3 sq mi (81 km2)
 - water 0.0 sq mi (0 km2), 0%
Population 3,725 (2010)
Density 108.3 / sq mi (41.8 / km2)
Founded 1749
Timezone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code 610
Location of Greenwich Township in Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States

Greenwich Township is a township in Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 3,725 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

The Dreibelbis Station Bridge, Kutz Mill, Kutz's Mill Bridge, Merkel Mill, and Stein Mill are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[1]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 31.3 square miles (81 km2), all of it land. It is drained by the Maiden Creek into the Schuylkill River. The township's villages include Dreibelbis (also in Windsor Township), Grimville, Klinesville, and Krumsville. Greenwich is crossed east-to-west by Interstate 78, which has interchanges with north-to-south Routes 143 and 737 in the township.

Adjacent municipalities[edit]

Lenhartsville is surrounded by Greenwich Township.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 3,386 people, 1,245 households, and 957 families residing in the township. The population density was 108.3 people per square mile (41.8/km²). There were 1,330 housing units at an average density of 42.5/sq mi (16.4/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.49% White, 0.35% African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.06% from other races, and 0.71% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.68% of the population.

There were 1,245 households out of which 35.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.1% were married couples living together, 5.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.1% were non-families. 16.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.06.

Historical population
Census Pop.
1980 2,432
1990 2,977 22.4%
2000 3,386 13.7%
2010 3,725 10.0%
Source: US Census Bureau

In the township the population was spread out with 26.1% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 30.8% from 25 to 44, 26.3% from 45 to 64, and 9.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 104.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.7 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $51,250, and the median income for a family was $55,703. Males had a median income of $36,352 versus $27,278 for females. The per capita income for the township was $23,332. About 2.7% of families and 4.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.5% of those under age 18 and 1.9% of those age 65 or over.

Pronunciation[edit]

Within Berks County and other adjacent counties of Pennsylvania, the word "Greenwich" is pronounced /ˈɡrnwɪ/ GREEN-wich rather than the more common /ˈɡrɛnɪ/ GREN-ich.[3] This anomaly in pronunciation often leads to confusion with natives of Greenwich, England, New York City, and other areas containing a Greenwich Township, such as Huron County, Ohio.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ The Township of Greenwich, Berks County, PA Official Site