Cumru Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania

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Cumru Township
Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center
Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center
Cumru Township is located in Pennsylvania
Cumru Township
Cumru Township
Location of Cumru Township in Pennsylvania
Cumru Township is located in the United States
Cumru Township
Cumru Township
Cumru Township (the United States)
Coordinates: 40°18′N 75°57′W / 40.300°N 75.950°W / 40.300; -75.950Coordinates: 40°18′N 75°57′W / 40.300°N 75.950°W / 40.300; -75.950
CountryUnited States
 • Total21.18 sq mi (54.85 km2)
 • Land20.90 sq mi (54.14 km2)
 • Water0.28 sq mi (0.72 km2)
459 ft (140 m)
 • Total15,147
 • Estimate 
 • Density733.61/sq mi (283.25/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s)610
FIPS code42-011-17720

Cumru Township (pronounced "KOOM-roo") is a township in Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 15,147 at the 2010 census. Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center, a Pennsylvania state park, is in Cumru Township.


The township was so named by Welsh settlers, after Cymru, meaning Wales in the Welsh language.[3]

Ridgewood Farm was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1992.[4]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 20.9 square miles (54 km2), of which, 20.7 square miles (54 km2) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) of it (1.15%) is water. It is drained by the Schuylkill River which forms its natural NE boundary.

Adjacent townships

Adjacent city and boroughs

Its unincorporated communities include Angelica, Clover Park, Colonial Hills, Farview, Flying Hills, Freemanville, Gouglersville, Grill, Pennwyn, Ridge Park, and Ridgewood.


Historical population
Census Pop.
2016 (est.)15,334[2]1.2%
Source: US Census Bureau

At the 2000 census there were 13,816 people, 5,941 households, and 3,808 families in the township. The population density was 668.0 people per square mile (257.9/km2). There were 6,127 housing units at an average density of 296.3/sq mi (114.4/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 93.84% White, 1.92% African American, 0.06% Native American, 1.88% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.27% from other races, and 0.99% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.82%.[5]

There were 5,941 households, 24.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.6% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.9% were non-families. 28.8% of households were made up of individuals, and 12.5% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.81.

The age distribution was 19.0% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 26.9% from 25 to 44, 27.4% from 45 to 64, and 19.7% 65 or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.5 males.

The median household income was $50,103 and the median family income was $58,161. Males had a median income of $42,108 versus $27,701 for females. The per capita income for the township was $28,996. About 1.4% of families and 4.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.1% of those under age 18 and 5.1% of those age 65 or over.


The township's numbered routes are Pennsylvania Route 10, Interstate 176, U.S. Route 222, U.S. Route 222 Business (Lancaster Pike), U.S. Route 422, Pennsylvania Route 625, and Pennsylvania Route 724.


The Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center is located near the center of the township along the west side of Pennsylvania Route 625. Pennsylvania State Game Lands Number 324 is located on an island in the Schuylkill River near Angelica Park.[6][7]


  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. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ The National Map, retrieved 2 November 2018
  7. ^ Pennsylvania State Game Lands Number 324, retrieved 2 November 2018

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