Heidelberg Township, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania

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Heidelberg Township,
Lebanon County,
A farm in the township
A farm in the township
Map of Lebanon County, Pennsylvania highlighting Heidelberg Township
Map of Lebanon County, Pennsylvania highlighting Heidelberg Township
Map of Lebanon County, Pennsylvania
Map of Lebanon County, Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Lebanon
Settled 1720
Incorporated 1757
 • Total 24.25 sq mi (62.80 km2)
 • Land 24.24 sq mi (62.77 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 4,069
 • Estimate (2016)[2] 4,203
 • Density 173.41/sq mi (66.96/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s) 717
FIPS code 42-075-33608
Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 20164,203[2]3.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

Heidelberg Township is a township in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 4,069 at the 2010 census.[4] It is part of the Lebanon, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Bomberger's Distillery was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1975, and designated a National Historic Landmark in 1980.[5] According to the images of the Google Earth, the buildings of the distillery have beed demolished in the last few years.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 24.2 square miles (63 km2), of which, 24.2 square miles (63 km2) of it is land and 0.04% is water.


As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 3,832 people, 1,346 households, and 1,066 families residing in the township. The population density was 158.5 people per square mile (61.2/km²). There were 1,389 housing units at an average density of 57.4/sq mi (22.2/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.30% White, 0.21% African American, 0.18% Asian, 0.13% from other races, and 0.18% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.37% of the population.

There were 1,346 households, out of which 33.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.5% were married couples living together, 5.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.8% were non-families. 17.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.85 and the average family size was 3.24.

In the township the population was spread out, with 27.5% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 24.1% from 25 to 44, 26.4% from 45 to 64, and 13.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 100.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.4 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $45,917, and the median income for a family was $50,205. Males had a median income of $34,432 versus $25,911 for females. The per capita income for the township was $21,064. About 4.1% of families and 6.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.6% of those under age 18 and 2.4% of those age 65 or over.


Coordinates: 40°18′00″N 76°16′59″W / 40.30000°N 76.28306°W / 40.30000; -76.28306