Upper Bern Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania

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Coordinates: 40°29′30″N 76°07′23″W / 40.49167°N 76.12306°W / 40.49167; -76.12306
Upper Bern Township
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Berks
Elevation 479 ft (146 m)
Coordinates 40°29′30″N 76°07′23″W / 40.49167°N 76.12306°W / 40.49167; -76.12306
Area 18.2 sq mi (47.1 km2)
 - land 18.2 sq mi (47 km2)
 - water 0.0 sq mi (0 km2), 0%
Population 1,734 (2010)
Density 81.0 / sq mi (31.3 / km2)
Timezone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code 610
Location of Upper Bern Township in Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States

Upper Bern Township is a township in Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,734 at the 2010 census.


The Kauffman Mill was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1990 .[1]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 18.2 square miles (47.3 km²), all of it land. It is in the Schuylkill watershed and the Northkill Creek and Blue Mountain form its natural western and northern boundaries, respectively. Interstate 78 crosses Upper Bern west-to-east with an interchange in the village of Shartlesville.

Adjacent townships


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,479 people, 556 households, and 419 families residing in the township. The population density was 81.0 people per square mile (31.3/km²). There were 611 housing units at an average density of 33.5/sq mi (12.9/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.23% White, 0.47% African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.61% Asian, 0.41% from other races, and 1.22% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.22% of the population.

There were 556 households out of which 32.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.1% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.6% were non-families. 18.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.02.

Historical population
Census Pop.
1980 1,159
1990 1,458 25.8%
2000 1,479 1.4%
2010 1,734 17.2%
Source: US Census Bureau

In the township the population was spread out with 23.1% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 33.3% from 25 to 44, 23.9% from 45 to 64, and 11.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 104.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.3 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $50,991, and the median income for a family was $55,563. Males had a median income of $32,270 versus $24,688 for females. The per capita income for the township was $20,499. About 2.7% of families and 3.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.9% of those under age 18 and 1.1% of those age 65 or over.


  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.