Pike Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania

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Coordinates: 40°24′38″N 75°45′00″W / 40.41056°N 75.75000°W / 40.41056; -75.75000
Pike Township
Township
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Berks
Elevation 413 ft (125.9 m)
Coordinates 40°24′38″N 75°45′00″W / 40.41056°N 75.75000°W / 40.41056; -75.75000
Area 13.9 sq mi (36 km2)
 - land 13.9 sq mi (36 km2)
 - water 0.0 sq mi (0 km2), 0%
Population 1,723 (2010)
Density 120.4 / sq mi (46.5 / km2)
Timezone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code 610
Location of Pike Township in Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States

Pike Township is a township in Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,723 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

The Hartman Cider Press, Keim Homestead, Mill at Lobachsville, and Yoder 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 13.9 square miles (36.1 km²), all of it land. It is drained by the Schuylkill River via the Manatawny Creek and the Swamp Creek. Its villages include Hill Church, Lobachsville, Pikeville, and Pine Waters.

Adjacent townships

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,677 people, 605 households, and 474 families residing in the township. The population density was 120.4 people per square mile (46.5/km²). There were 627 housing units at an average density of 45.0/sq mi (17.4/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.46% White, 0.18% African American, 0.06% Native American, 0.24% Asian, and 0.06% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.18% of the population.

There were 605 households out of which 37.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.9% were married couples living together, 4.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.5% were non-families. 16.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.3% 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 3.13.

Historical population
Census Pop.
1980 1,056
1990 1,359 28.7%
2000 1,677 23.4%
2010 1,723 2.7%
Source: US Census Bureau

In the township the population was spread out with 26.7% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 29.6% from 25 to 44, 28.0% from 45 to 64, and 9.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 105.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.0 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $58,036, and the median income for a family was $62,885. Males had a median income of $42,865 versus $26,354 for females. The per capita income for the township was $23,857. About 1.5% of families and 2.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 7.6% of those age 65 or over.

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.