District Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania

District Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania
District Township
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Berks
Elevation 938 ft (285.9 m)
Coordinates 40°25′57″N 75°39′44″W / 40.4325°N 75.66222°W / 40.4325; -75.66222
Area 11.6 sq mi (30 km2)
 - land 11.6 sq mi (30 km2)
 - water 0.0 sq mi (0 km2), 0%
Population 1,449 (2000)
Density 124.4 / sq mi (48 / km2)
Timezone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code 610
Location of District Township in Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States
Website: http://www.districttownship.org/

District Township is a township in eastern Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,449 at the 2000 census.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 11.6 square miles (30 km2), all of it land. It is drained by the Schuylkill River via the Manatawny Creek and the Perkiomen Creek via the West Branch Perkiomen Creek, which starts in the township. District Township is located in the South Mountains and its elevations range from over 600 feet to over 1,000 feet. Its only two villages are Fredericksville and Landis Store. Its main roads include Bitting Road, Conrad Road, Forgedale Road/Baldy Hill Road, Huff Church Road, Landis Store Road, Long Lane, and Oysterdale Road.

Adjacent townships


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,449 people, 522 households, and 416 families residing in the township. The population density was 124.4 people per square mile (48.0/km²). There were 548 housing units at an average density of 47.0/sq mi (18.2/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.03% White, 0.41% African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.14% from other races, and 0.14% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.41% of the population.

There were 522 households out of which 36.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.9% were married couples living together, 5.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.3% were non-families. 16.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.78 and the average family size was 3.12.

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1980 1,094
1990 1,211 10.7%
2000 1,449 19.7%
Est. 2005 1,532 5.7%

In the township the population was spread out with 26.6% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 29.6% from 25 to 44, 28.8% from 45 to 64, and 8.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 101.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.4 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $53,233, and the median income for a family was $58,158. Males had a median income of $42,404 versus $30,556 for females. The per capita income for the township was $21,663. About 4.1% of families and 3.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.2% of those under age 18 and 6.7% of those age 65 or over.

Government and politics


  • State Representative Doug Reichley, Republican, 134th district
  • State Senator Judy Schwank, Democrat, 11th district
  • US Representative Jim Gerlach, Republican, 6th district

Board of Supervisors

  • Dan Metzker, Chairman
  • Ed Overberger, Vice-Chairman
  • Bruce Latshaw


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