Jefferson Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania

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Coordinates: 40°26′33″N 76°09′55″W / 40.44250°N 76.16528°W / 40.44250; -76.16528
Jefferson Township
Township
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Berks
Elevation 476 ft (145.1 m)
Coordinates 40°26′33″N 76°09′55″W / 40.44250°N 76.16528°W / 40.44250; -76.16528
Area 16.1 sq mi (41.7 km2)
 - land 16.0 sq mi (41 km2)
 - water 0.1 sq mi (0 km2), 0.62%
Population 1,977 (2010)
Density 99.9 / sq mi (38.6 / km2)
Timezone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code 610
Location of Jefferson Township in Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States

Jefferson Township is a township in Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,977 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

The John Nicholas and Elizabeth Moyer House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2001.[1]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 16.1 square miles (42 km2), of which, 16.0 square miles (41 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (0.31%) is water.

Adjacent townships and boroughs

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,604 people, 580 households, and 444 families residing in the township. The population density was 99.9 people per square mile (38.6/km²). There were 602 housing units at an average density of 37.5/sq mi (14.5/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.63% White, 0.12% African American, 0.06% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.06% from other races, and 1.00% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.87% of the population.

There were 580 households out of which 33.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.8% were married couples living together, 5.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.3% were non-families. 17.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.16.

Historical population
Census Pop.
1980 1,310
1990 1,410 7.6%
2000 1,604 13.8%
2010 1,977 23.3%
Source: US Census Bureau

In the township the population was spread out with 26.5% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 27.3% from 25 to 44, 26.3% from 45 to 64, and 13.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 103.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.9 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $51,532, and the median income for a family was $56,484. Males had a median income of $38,125 versus $26,591 for females. The per capita income for the township was $22,584. About 3.6% of families and 7.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.8% of those under age 18 and 13.3% of those age 65 or over.

Attractions[edit]

Jefferson Township is the location of Koziar's Christmas Village, a seasonal attraction frequently voted among the best outdoor displays of Christmas lights in the world.

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.