South Heidelberg Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania

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South Heidelberg Township
Grand View Dairy Farm
South Heidelberg Township is located in Pennsylvania
South Heidelberg Township
South Heidelberg Township
Location of South Heidelberg Township in Pennsylvania
South Heidelberg Township is located in the US
South Heidelberg Township
South Heidelberg Township
South Heidelberg Township (the US)
Coordinates: 40°18′50″N 76°05′30″W / 40.31389°N 76.09167°W / 40.31389; -76.09167Coordinates: 40°18′50″N 76°05′30″W / 40.31389°N 76.09167°W / 40.31389; -76.09167
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyBerks
Area
 • Total13.86 sq mi (35.90 km2)
 • Land13.82 sq mi (35.81 km2)
 • Water0.04 sq mi (0.09 km2)
Elevation
610 ft (190 m)
Population
 • Total7,271
 • Estimate 
(2016)[2]
7,352
 • Density531.79/sq mi (205.33/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s)610
FIPS code42-011-72208

South Heidelberg Township is a township in Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 7,271 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

The Grand View Dairy Farm was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1992.[3]

Geography[edit]

Penn Avenue west of Sinking Spring

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 13.8 square miles (35.6 km²), all of it land. This once largely rural area is growing fast, with many new residential developments springing up throughout the township, especially near the borough of Wernersville.

Adjacent townships

The borough of Wernersville is located on the north side of the township, but is politically independent. Also, the borough of Sinking Spring touches the eastern corner of the township.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 5,491 people, 1,947 households, and 1,516 families residing in the township. The population density was 399.1 people per square mile (154.1/km²). There were 2,027 housing units at an average density of 147.3/sq mi (56.9/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 96.70% White, 1.46% African American, 0.04% Native American, 0.46% Asian, 0.76% from other races, and 0.58% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.57% of the population.

Historical population
Census Pop.
19803,355
19904,38230.6%
20005,49125.3%
20107,27132.4%
Est. 20167,352[2]1.1%
Source: US Census Bureau

There were 1,947 households, out of which 34.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.6% were married couples living together, 4.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.1% were non-families. 17.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the township the population was spread out, with 24.2% under the age of 18, 5.1% from 18 to 24, 31.5% from 25 to 44, 27.4% from 45 to 64, and 11.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 105.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.8 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $57,417, and the median income for a family was $66,618. Males had a median income of $44,471 versus $28,528 for females. The per capita income for the township was $23,266. About 0.5% of families and 6.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.6% of those under age 18 and 3.1% of those age 65 or over.

Recreation[edit]

Most of the Pennsylvania State Game Lands Number 274 is located along the western border of the township.[5][6]

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. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ https://viewer.nationalmap.gov/advanced-viewer/, retrieved 31 October 2018
  6. ^ Pennsylvania State Game Lands Number 274, retrieved 31 October 2018