|Reilly Township, Pennsylvania|
|— Township —|
Swatara Falls, note the exposed coal vein in the background
Map of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania Highlighting Reilly Township
Map of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
|- Total||16.3 sq mi (42.2 km2)|
|- Land||16.2 sq mi (42 km2)|
|- Water||0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)|
|- Density||49.4/sq mi (19.1/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|- Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 16.3 square miles (42.1 km²), of which, 16.2 square miles (42.0 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.18%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 802 people, 326 households, and 213 families residing in the township. The population density was 49.4 people per square mile (19.1/km²). There were 355 housing units at an average density of 21.9/sq mi (8.4/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.63% White, and 0.37% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.25% of the population.
There were 326 households out of which 29.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.7% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.4% were non-families. 29.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.07.
In the township the population was spread out with 24.8% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 29.6% from 25 to 44, 19.6% from 45 to 64, and 19.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 94.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.7 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $28,646, and the median income for a family was $40,500. Males had a median income of $31,667 versus $21,094 for females. The per capita income for the township was $13,888. About 5.8% of families and 10.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.9% of those under age 18 and 7.6% of those age 65 or over.