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Heidelberg is a township in Berks County, in the Reading metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Pennsylvania named Heidelberg. For links to other places called Heidelberg, PA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Heidelberg is 40.376N. The longitude is -76.133W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 492 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,636.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Heidelberg 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 19565 ZIP code.
49% of Heidelberg residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Heidelberg ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Heidelberg was $22,291, compared with $21,587 nationally.
19% of Heidelberg residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Heidelberg, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $450. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,098.
Berks County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Heidelberg political report.
The average commute time for Heidelberg workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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