Rockland Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States
|• 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)|
|• Density||220/sq mi (85/km2)|
|Time zone||EST (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
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.
- Longswamp Township (northeast)
- District Township (east)
- Pike Township (southeast)
- Oley Township (southwest)
- Ruscombmanor Township (west)
- Richmond Township (northwest)
- Maxatawny Township (northwest)
As of the census 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.
|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.
- Russell Coffin, Chairman
- Terry Fegley
- Harold Meadway
- State Representative David Maloney Sr., 130th district, Republican
- State Senator Judy Schwank, 11th district, Democrat
- US Representative Ryan Costello, 6th district, Republican
The main roads in Rockland Township include Fleetwood Road/Fredricksville Road, Forgedale Road/Memorial Highway, Lobachsville Road/Lyons Road, Main Street, Pricetown Road, Ruppert School Lane, and Smoketown Road.