Colebrookdale Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania

Colebrookdale Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania
Colebrookdale Township
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Berks
Elevation 338 ft (103 m)
Coordinates 40°20′30″N 75°37′19″W / 40.34167°N 75.62194°W / 40.34167; -75.62194
Area 8.4 sq mi (21.8 km2)
 - land 8.4 sq mi (22 km2)
 - water 0.0 sq mi (0 km2), 0%
Population 5,270 (2000)
Density 629.3 / sq mi (243 / km2)
Timezone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code 610
Location of Colebrookdale Township in Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States

Colebrookdale Township is a township in Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 5,270 at the 2000 census.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 8.4 square miles (22 km2), all of it land. It is drained by the Schuylkill River via the Manatawny Creek and tributaries of the Perkiomen Creek. Its villages include Englesville (also in Montgomery County,) Gablesville, and New Berlinville.

Adjacent municipalities

Colebrookdale Township surrounds the borough of Boyertown.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 5,270 people, 1,994 households, and 1,529 families residing in the township. The population density was 629.3 people per square mile (243.1/km²). There were 2,030 housing units at an average density of 242.4/sq mi (93.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.69% White, 0.19% African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.34% Asian, 0.13% Pacific Islander, 0.08% from other races, and 0.49% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.34% of the population.

There were 1,994 households out of which 33.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.4% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.3% were non-families. 19.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.1% 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 3.03.

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1980 4,748
1990 5,469 15.2%
2000 5,270 −3.6%
Est. 2005 5,432 3.1%

In the township the population was spread out with 24.1% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 30.6% from 25 to 44, 25.3% from 45 to 64, and 13.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 96.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.4 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $54,238, and the median income for a family was $60,407. Males had a median income of $40,590 versus $26,764 for females. The per capita income for the township was $23,208. About 0.4% of families and 1.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 3.2% of those age 65 or over.


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

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