Berlin Township, Wayne County, Pennsylvania

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Berlin Township,
Wayne County, Pennsylvania
Township of Berlin
Beach Lake post office
Beach Lake post office
Location in Wayne County and the state of Pennsylvania.
Location in Wayne County and the state of Pennsylvania.
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
US Congressional DistrictPA-10
State Senatorial District20
State House of Representatives District139
CountyWayne
School DistrictWayne Highlands
Region III
IncorporatedNovember 28, 1826[1]
Named forBerlin, Germany
Government
 • TypeBoard of Supervisors
 • Board of Supervisors[2]
 • US RepresentativeTom Marino (R)
 • State SenatorLisa Baker (R)
 • State RepresentativeMichael Peifer (R)
Area
 • Total39.56 sq mi (102.46 km2)
 • Land38.45 sq mi (99.59 km2)
 • Water1.11 sq mi (2.87 km2)
Elevation
1,211 ft (369.1 m)
Population
 • Total2,578
 • Estimate 
(2016)[4]
2,432
 • Density63.25/sq mi (24.42/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (Eastern Daylight (EDT))
Area code(s)570 and 272
GNIS feature ID1217213[5]
FIPS code42-127-05784[6]
WebsiteBerlin Township Tax Collector

Berlin Township is a second-class township in Wayne County, Pennsylvania. The township's population was 2,578 at the time of the 2010 United States Census.[6]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 39.6 square miles (103 km2), 38.5 square miles (100 km2) of which is land and 1.1 square miles (2.8 km2) (2.78%) of which is water.

Communities[edit]

The following villages are located in Berlin Township:

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
20102,578
Est. 20162,432[4]−5.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[15]

As of the census of 2010, there were 2,578 people and 712 families residing in the township. The population density was 66.9 inhabitants per square mile (25.8/km2). There were 1,234 housing units at an average density of 32.1 per square mile (12.4/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 97.5% White, 0.6% Black or African American, 0.1% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.7% Asian. 0.2% of the township's inhabitants classified themselves as being from other races, and 0.9% identified as two or more races. Hispanics and Latinos of any race made up 2.4% of the population.[6]

There were 1,002 households, 57.9% of which were heterosexual married couples living together (Pennsylvania did not start performing same-sex marriages until May 20, 2014), and 29.9% of which had children under the age of 18 living with them. % had a male householder with no wife present, while 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.9% of households were non-families. 23.6% of all households were made up of individuals, 10.8% of which consisted of an individual 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.00.[6]

The township's population was relatively age-diverse, with 23.1% of residents under the age of 18, 60.5% aged 18 to 64, and 16.4% aged 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42.8 years.[6]

The median income for a household in the township was $54,844, and the median income for a family was $65,375. The median income for male full-time, year-round workers was $50,902, while similar females had a median income of $28,203. The per capita income for the township was $27,739. About 7% of families and 10.4% of the population were below the poverty threshold, including 27.8% of those under age 18 and 2.2% of those ages 65 or over.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Goodrich, Phineas G. (1992) [1880]. History of Wayne County. Baltimore: Gateway Press, Inc.
  2. ^ "Municipal Index" (PDF). Wayne County Planning Commission/GIS. WordPress. 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 December 2014. Retrieved 22 November 2014.
  3. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Aug 14, 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  5. ^ "Township of Berlin". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 1 December 1989. Retrieved 21 November 2014.
  6. ^ a b c d e f U.S. Census Bureau. Census 2000. "Census Demographic Profiles, Berlin Township" (PDF). CenStats Databases. Retrieved 14 December 2014.[dead link]
  7. ^ a b c d e "BERLIN: SECOND CLASS TOWNSHIP MAP" (PDF). Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. 23 September 2013. Retrieved 21 November 2014.[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ "Beach Lake". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 2 August 1979. Retrieved 21 November 2014.
  9. ^ White, Israel Charles; Dolph, John M. (1881). The Geology of Susquehanna County and Wayne County (Report). 23. Board of Commissioners for the Second Geological Survey of Pennsylvania. p. 5. Retrieved 21 November 2014.
  10. ^ "Berlin Center". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 2 August 1979. Retrieved 21 November 2014.
  11. ^ Matthews, Alfred (1886). History of Wayne, Pike, and Monroe Counties, Pennsylvania. Philadelphia: R. T. Peck & Company. p. 521. Retrieved 21 November 2014.
  12. ^ "Bethel". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 2 August 1979. Retrieved 21 November 2014.
  13. ^ "East Berlin". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 2 August 1979. Retrieved 21 November 2014.
  14. ^ "Laurella". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 2 August 1979. Retrieved 21 November 2014.
  15. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.