Doylestown Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
|Motto: "A Township with a sense of place"|
|Elevation||299 ft (91.1 m)|
|Area||15.6 sq mi (40.4 km2)|
|- land||15.5 sq mi (40 km2)|
|- water||0.1 sq mi (0 km2), 0.64%|
|Density||1,136.7 / sq mi (438.9 / km2)|
|- summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|Website: Doylestown Township, Pennsylvania|
Doylestown Township is a township in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 17,565 at the 2010 census. Adjacent to the county seat, many county offices and the county correctional facility are located in this township.
Doylestown includes a number of villages which were formerly independent communities, including Cross Keys, Edison, Fountainville, Furlong, and Tradesville. Fordhook Farm and Tabor Home for Needy and Destitute Children were listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1987. It was also the location of the formerly listed Fretz Farm.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 15.6 square miles (40 km2), of which, 15.5 square miles (40 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (0.51%) is water. It is drained by the Neshaminy Creek into the Delaware River.
- Warwick Township (southeast)
- Warrington Township (south)
- New Britain (west)
- New Britain Township (northwest)
- Plumstead Township (north)
- Doylestown (north)
- Buckingham Township (northeast)
As of the 2010 census, the township was 92.4% White, 1.3% Black or African American, 0.1% Native American, 1.9% Asian, 0.1% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, and 1.5% were two or more races. 2.8% of the population were of Hispanic or Latino ancestry.
As of the census of 2000, there were 17,619 people, 5,999 households, and 4,445 families residing in the township. The population density was 1,136.7 people per square mile (438.9/km²). There were 6,200 housing units at an average density of 400.0/sq mi (154.4/km²).
There were 5,999 households out of which 35.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.7% were married couples living together, 5.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.9% were non-families. 22.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.11.
In the township the population was spread out with 23.7% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 25.7% from 45 to 64, and 18.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 96.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.1 males.
The per capita income for the township was $38,031. About 1.6% of families and 3.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.6% of those under age 18 and 4.8% of those age 65 or over.
- Władysław Bortnowski, High Ranking Polish General during World War II
- William Godshalk, U.S. Representative
- Anthony Green, singer-songwriter (Circa Survive)
- Irene Molloy, singer and actress
- Alecia Moore (Pink), American singer
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- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.