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Brecknock is a township in Berks County, in the Reading metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Pennsylvania named Brecknock. For links to other places called Brecknock, PA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Brecknock is 40.254N. The longitude is -76.008W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 791 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 4,459.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Brecknock demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Berks County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 17555 ZIP code.
41% of Brecknock residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Brecknock ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Brecknock was $25,712, compared with $21,587 nationally.
22% of Brecknock residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Brecknock, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $464. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,237.
Berks County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Brecknock political report.
The average commute time for Brecknock workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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