North Manheim Township is located in the south central portion of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, and borders fourteen municipalities - the Townships of East Norwegian, Norwegian, West Brunswick, Blythe, South Manheim, Wayne and Branch, the Boroughs of Palo Alto, Cressona, Schuylkill Haven, Orwigsburg, Mount Carbon, and Landingville, and the City of Pottsville.
With a 2010 census population of 3770, North Manheim Township's twenty square miles consist of rolling and rugged terrain with Second Mountain to the north and Blue Mountain to the south. Elevations range from a low of 500 feet near Landingville to a high of 1400 feet above mean sea level on Second Mountain.
North Manheim Township is part of the Blue Mountain School District. It lies within the physiographic division of Pennsylvania known as the Appalachian and Valley Province. Although historically an agricultural area, North Manheim Township has pockets of residential development as well as industrial development in the vicinity of Route 61 which extends the length of the township from the north to the south.
A more detailed history and development of North Manheim Township can be found in its Comprehensive Plan.