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Maxatawny is a township in Berks County, in the Reading metro area.
The community name derives from Indian term for "bear path creek"
The latitude of Maxatawny is 40.542N. The longitude is -75.689W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 423 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 5,982.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Maxatawny demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Berks County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Reading area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 19511 ZIP code.
37% of Maxatawny residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Maxatawny ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Maxatawny was $15,586, compared with $21,587 nationally.
21% of Maxatawny residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Maxatawny, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $487. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,200.
Berks County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Maxatawny political report.
The average commute time for Maxatawny workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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