Centre Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania

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Centre Township,
Berks County,
Belleman's Union Church.jpg
Belleman's Union Church in Centre Township
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Berks
Elevation 371 ft (113.1 m)
Coordinates 40°30′06″N 76°00′59″W / 40.50167°N 76.01639°W / 40.50167; -76.01639Coordinates: 40°30′06″N 76°00′59″W / 40.50167°N 76.01639°W / 40.50167; -76.01639
Area 21.6 sq mi (55.9 km2)
 - land 21.4 sq mi (55 km2)
 - water 0.2 sq mi (1 km2), 0.93%
Population 4,036 (2010)
Density 186.9 / sq mi (72.2 / km2)
Timezone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code 610
Location of Centre Township in Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States

Centre Township is a township in Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 4,036 at the 2010 census.

It is in Schuylkill Valley School District.


Belleman's Union Church was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.[1]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 21.6 square miles (56 km2), of which, 21.4 square miles (55 km2) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) of it (0.74%) is water.

Adjacent townships

Adjacent boroughs


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 4,036 people, 1,511 households, and 1,157 families residing in the township. The population density was 186.9 people per square mile. There were 1,570 housing units at an average density of 72.7/sq mi . The racial makeup of the township was 97.4% White, 0.8% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.9% from other races, and 0.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.5% of the population.

There were 1,511 households, out of which 29.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.9% were married couples living together, 5.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.4% were non-families. 17.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the township the population was spread out, with 23.2% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 24.1% from 25 to 44, 33.5% from 45 to 64, and 12.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. Males made up 51.4% of the population and females made up 48.6%.

Historical population
Census Pop.
1980 2,329
1990 3,154 35.4%
2000 3,631 15.1%
2010 4,036 11.2%
Source: US Census Bureau

The median income for a household in the township was $51,698, and the median income for a family was $58,056. Males had a median income of $36,972 versus $25,701 for females. The per capita income for the township was $20,718. About 4.1% of families and 5.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.9% of those under age 18 and 6.5% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ Staff (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.