Tilden Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania

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Tilden Township
Great Valley Tilden Township.jpg
a farm in the township
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Berks
Elevation 587 ft (178.9 m)
Coordinates 40°32′30″N 75°59′29″W / 40.54167°N 75.99139°W / 40.54167; -75.99139Coordinates: 40°32′30″N 75°59′29″W / 40.54167°N 75.99139°W / 40.54167; -75.99139
Area 19.0 sq mi (49.2 km2)
 - land 18.9 sq mi (49 km2)
 - water 0.1 sq mi (0 km2), 0.53%
Population 3,597 (2010)
Density 189.3 / sq mi (73.1 / km2)
Timezone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code 610
Location of Tilden Township in Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States

Tilden Township is a township in Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 3,597 at the 2010 census.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 19.0 square miles (49.2 km²), of which, 18.9 square miles (49.0 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (0.37%) is water. It is drained by the Schuylkill River, which forms its natural eastern and part of its northern natural boundary. Blue Mountain forms the remainder of its natural northern boundary.

Interstate 78 and Route 61 interchange in the township just west of the river. Tilden's villages include Berne, Jalappa, Upper Berne, and West Hamburg.

Adjacent townships

The boroughs of Hamburg and Port Clinton are both located across the Schuylkill River, while Port Clinton is in Schuylkill County.


As of the census[1] of 2010, there were 3,597 people, 1,336 households, and 967 families residing in the township. The population density was 189.3 people per square mile (79.9/km²). There were 1,424 housing units at an average density of 75.3/sq mi (31.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 96.7% White, 0.8% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 1.4% from other races, and 4.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.0% of the population.

Historical population
Census Pop.
1980 2,247
1990 2,522 12.2%
2000 3,553 40.9%
2010 3,597 1.2%

There were 1,336 households, out of which 30.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.7% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.6% were non-families. 20.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the township the population was spread out, with 21.1% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 22.0% from 25 to 44, 32.5% from 45 to 64, and 16.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44.5 years. For every 100 females there were 102.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.8 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $49,966, and the median income for a family was $57,045. Males had a median income of $41,378 versus $25,481 for females. The per capita income for the township was $22,879. About 4.2% of families and 6.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.9% of those under age 18 and 10.6% of those age 65 or over.



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

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