Rockland Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania

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Rockland Township
Township
A farm in the township
A farm in the township
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States
Rockland Township is located in Pennsylvania
Rockland Township
Rockland Township
Location of Rockland Township in Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 40°26′33″N 75°45′09″W / 40.44250°N 75.75250°W / 40.44250; -75.75250Coordinates: 40°26′33″N 75°45′09″W / 40.44250°N 75.75250°W / 40.44250; -75.75250
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Berks
Area
 • Total 17.1 sq mi (44 km2)
 • Land 17.1 sq mi (44 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 889 ft (271 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,778
 • Density 220/sq mi (85/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 610

Rockland Township is a township in Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 3,778 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

The Sally Ann Furnace Complex was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.[1]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 17.1 square miles (44.2 km²), all of it land. It is drained by the Sacony Creek and the Manatawny Creek into the Schuylkill River and most of it is located in the South Mountains. Its villages include Boyers Junction, Dryville, New Jerusalem, and Sally Ann. Its main roads include Fleetwood Road/Fredricksville Road, Forgedale Road/Memorial Highway, Lobachsville Road/Lyons Road, Main Street, Pricetown Road, Ruppert School Lane, and Smoketown Road.

Adjacent municipalities[edit]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 3,765 people, 1,330 households, and 1,095 families residing in the township. The population density was 220.7 people per square mile (85.2/km²). There were 1,368 housing units at an average density of 80.2/sq mi (31.0/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.25% White, 0.24% African American, 0.05% Native American, 0.32% Asian, 0.35% from other races, and 0.80% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.12% of the population.

There were 1,330 households, out of which 39.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 74.4% were married couples living together, 3.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.6% were non-families. 12.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 4.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.83 and the average family size was 3.10.

Historical population
Census Pop.
1980 1,911
1990 2,675 40.0%
2000 3,765 40.7%
2010 3,778 0.3%
Source: US Census Bureau

In the township the population was spread out, with 27.3% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 32.1% from 25 to 44, 26.1% from 45 to 64, and 9.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 103.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.3 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $59,280, and the median income for a family was $62,778. Males had a median income of $42,003 versus $28,429 for females. The per capita income for the township was $26,530. About 2.0% of families and 2.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.1% of those under age 18 and 7.3% of those age 65 or over.

Government[edit]

Supervisors[edit]

  • Russell Coffin, Chairman
  • Terry Fegley
  • Harold Meadway

Legislators[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (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.