Brecknock Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania

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Brecknock Township,
Berks County,
Alleghany Mennonite Meetinghouse, built 1855
Brecknock Township is located in Pennsylvania
Brecknock Township
Brecknock Township
Location of Brecknock Township in Pennsylvania
Brecknock Township is located in the United States
Brecknock Township
Brecknock Township
Brecknock Township (the United States)
Coordinates: 40°15′15″N 76°00′29″W / 40.25417°N 76.00806°W / 40.25417; -76.00806Coordinates: 40°15′15″N 76°00′29″W / 40.25417°N 76.00806°W / 40.25417; -76.00806
CountryUnited States
 • Total17.76 sq mi (45.99 km2)
 • Land17.66 sq mi (45.75 km2)
 • Water0.09 sq mi (0.24 km2)
791 ft (241 m)
 • Total4,585
 • Estimate 
 • Density261.61/sq mi (101.00/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s)610, 717
FIPS code42-011-08344

Brecknock Township is a township in Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 4,585 at the 2010 census.


The township was so named by Welsh settlers,[3] after Brecknock, in Wales.

Alleghany Mennonite Meetinghouse as listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2009.[4]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 17.8 square miles (46 km2), all of it land.

Adjacent municipalities


Portions of the Pennsylvania State Game Lands Number 52 are located in the township.[5][6]


Historical population
Census Pop.
2016 (est.)4,621[2]0.8%
Source: US Census Bureau

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 4,459 people, 1,558 households, and 1,282 families living in the township. The population density was 250.0 people per square mile (96.5/km2). There were 1,611 housing units at an average density of 90.3/sq mi (34.9/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 97.85% White, 0.61% African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.25% from other races, and 0.94% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.92% of the population.

There were 1,558 households, out of which 40.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 74.8% were married couples living together, 4.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.7% were non-families. 13.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 4.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.86 and the average family size was 3.17.

In the township the population was spread out, with 27.4% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 30.5% from 25 to 44, 26.8% from 45 to 64, and 9.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 103.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.4 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $65,903, and the median income for a family was $79,143. Males had a median income of $46,495 versus $27,307 for females. The per capita income for the township was $42,712. About 2.0% of families and 2.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.5% of those under age 18 and 7.6% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Aug 13, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  3. ^ "Local school children to hear history of Berks and deeds of noted citizens". Reading Eagle. Mar 6, 1927. p. 5. Retrieved 2 December 2015.
  4. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  5. ^ The National Map, retrieved 24 October 2018
  6. ^ Pennsylvania State Game Lands Number 52, retrieved 25 October 2018
  7. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.