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|• Total||19.0 sq mi (49 km2)|
|• Land||18.9 sq mi (49 km2)|
|• Water||0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)|
|Elevation||587 ft (179 m)|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||189.3/sq mi (73.1/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (EST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 19.0 square miles (49.2 km²), of which, 18.9 square miles (49.0 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (0.37%) is water. It is drained by the Schuylkill River, which forms its natural eastern and part of its northern natural boundary. Blue Mountain forms the remainder of its natural northern boundary. Tilden's villages include Berne, Jalappa, Upper Berne, and West Hamburg.
- Centre Township (south)
- Upper Bern Township (west)
- South Manheim Township, Schuylkill County (northwest)
- West Brunswick Township, Schuylkill County (north)
- Windsor Township (east)
- Perry Township (southeast)
As of the census of 2010, there were 3,597 people, 1,336 households, and 967 families residing in the township. The population density was 189.3 people per square mile (79.9/km²). There were 1,424 housing units at an average density of 75.3/sq mi (31.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 96.7% White, 0.8% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 1.4% from other races, and 4.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.0% of the population.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
There were 1,336 households, out of which 30.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.7% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.6% were non-families. 20.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.00.
In the township the population was spread out, with 21.1% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 22.0% from 25 to 44, 32.5% from 45 to 64, and 16.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44.5 years. For every 100 females, there were 102.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.8 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $49,966, and the median income for a family was $57,045. Males had a median income of $41,378 versus $25,481 for females. The per capita income for the township was $22,879. About 4.2% of families and 6.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.9% of those under age 18 and 10.6% of those age 65 or over.
Interstate 78/U.S. Route 22 and Pennsylvania Route 61 have an interchange in the township just west of the Schuylkill River. Old Route 22 (Hex Highway) runs east-to-west south of I-78 and does not interchange with PA 61.
- "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.
- https://viewer.nationalmap.gov/advanced-viewer/ The National Map, retrieved 29 October 2018
- Pennsylvania State Game Lands Number 110, retrieved 29 October 2018