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Caernarvon is a township in Berks County, in the Reading metro area.
The township name derives from Welsh for "fort on the river."
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Pennsylvania named Caernarvon. For links to other places called Caernarvon, PA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Caernarvon is 40.167N. The longitude is -75.878W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 620 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 2,312.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Caernarvon 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 19543 ZIP code.
31% of Caernarvon residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Caernarvon ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Caernarvon was $21,250, compared with $21,587 nationally.
21% of Caernarvon residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Caernarvon, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $527. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,233.
Libraries in Caernarvon include Village Library of Morgantown ... View libraries
Berks County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Caernarvon political report.
The average commute time for Caernarvon workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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