Pike Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania

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Pike Township
Hartman Cider Press
Hartman Cider Press
Pike Township is located in Pennsylvania
Pike Township
Pike Township
Location of Pike Township in Pennsylvania
Pike Township is located in the US
Pike Township
Pike Township
Pike Township (the US)
Coordinates: 40°24′38″N 75°45′00″W / 40.41056°N 75.75000°W / 40.41056; -75.75000Coordinates: 40°24′38″N 75°45′00″W / 40.41056°N 75.75000°W / 40.41056; -75.75000
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyBerks
Area
 • Total14.02 sq mi (36.32 km2)
 • Land13.99 sq mi (36.22 km2)
 • Water0.04 sq mi (0.10 km2)
Elevation
413 ft (126 m)
Population
 • Total1,723
 • Estimate 
(2016)[2]
1,749
 • Density125.05/sq mi (48.28/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s)610
FIPS code42-011-60176

Pike Township is a township in Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,723 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Pike Township was created in August 1813 from sections of District, Rockland, Oley, and Earl townships.[3]

The Hartman Cider Press, Keim Homestead, Mill at Lobachsville, and Yoder Mill are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[4]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 13.9 square miles (36.1 km²), all of it land. It is drained by the Schuylkill River via the Manatawny Creek and the Swamp Creek. Its villages include Hill Church, Lobachsville, Pikeville, and Pine Waters.

Adjacent townships

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 1,677 people, 605 households, and 474 families residing in the township. The population density was 120.4 people per square mile (46.5/km²). There were 627 housing units at an average density of 45.0/sq mi (17.4/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.46% White, 0.18% African American, 0.06% Native American, 0.24% Asian, and 0.06% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.18% of the population.

There were 605 households, out of which 37.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.9% were married couples living together, 4.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.5% were non-families. 16.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.13.

Historical population
Census Pop.
19801,056
19901,35928.7%
20001,67723.4%
20101,7232.7%
Est. 20161,749[2]1.5%
Source: US Census Bureau

In the township the population was spread out, with 26.7% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 29.6% from 25 to 44, 28.0% from 45 to 64, and 9.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 105.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.0 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $58,036, and the median income for a family was $62,885. Males had a median income of $42,865 versus $26,354 for females. The per capita income for the township was $23,857. About 1.5% of families and 2.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 7.6% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  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. ^ Morton L. Montgomery, History of Berks County in Pennsylvania (Philadelphia: Everts, Peck & Richards, 1886), p. 1018.
  4. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.