Lower Alsace Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania

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Lower Alsace Township
Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lower Alsace Twp, BerksCo PA 02.JPG
Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church (1914). Stony Creek Mills. July 2015.
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Berks
Elevation 597 ft (182.0 m)
Coordinates 40°21′30″N 75°52′09″W / 40.35833°N 75.86917°W / 40.35833; -75.86917Coordinates: 40°21′30″N 75°52′09″W / 40.35833°N 75.86917°W / 40.35833; -75.86917
Area 4.7 sq mi (12.2 km2)
 - land 4.7 sq mi (12 km2)
 - water 0.04 sq mi (0 km2), 0.85%
Population 4,475 (2010)
Density 950.9/sq mi (367.1/km2)
Timezone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code 610
Location of Lower Alsace Township in Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States

Lower Alsace Township is a township in Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 4,475 at the 2010 census. In area it is the smallest township in Berks County.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 4.7 square miles (12.3 km²), of which, 4.7 square miles (12.2 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.42%) is water.

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Adjacent cities and boroughs


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 4,478 people, 1,881 households, and 1,250 families residing in the township. The population density was 950.9 people per square mile (367.1/km²). There were 1,956 housing units at an average density of 415.4/sq mi (160.3/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 96.56% White, 0.69% African American, 0.89% Asian, 1.12% from other races, and 0.74% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.84% of the population.

There were 1,881 households, out of which 27.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.6% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.5% were non-families. 27.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.92.

Historical population
Census Pop.
1980 4,806
1990 4,627 −3.7%
2000 4,478 −3.2%
2010 4,475 −0.1%
Source: US Census Bureau

In the township the population was spread out, with 21.7% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 28.4% from 25 to 44, 23.6% from 45 to 64, and 19.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 95.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.4 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $42,708, and the median income for a family was $50,110. Males had a median income of $37,253 versus $25,891 for females. The per capita income for the township was $23,379. About 2.7% of families and 3.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.3% of those under age 18 and 2.2% of those age 65 or over.



  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.