Doylestown Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

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Coordinates: 40°17′54″N 75°08′05″W / 40.29833°N 75.13472°W / 40.29833; -75.13472
Doylestown Township
Township
Fretz Mansion, Doylestown PA 02.JPG
Motto: "A Township with a sense of place"[1]
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Bucks
Elevation 299 ft (91.1 m)
Coordinates 40°17′54″N 75°08′05″W / 40.29833°N 75.13472°W / 40.29833; -75.13472
Area 15.6 sq mi (40.4 km2)
 - land 15.5 sq mi (40 km2)
 - water 0.1 sq mi (0 km2), 0.64%
Population 17,565 (2010)
Density 1,136.7 / sq mi (438.9 / km2)
Founded 1818
Timezone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code 215
Location of Doylestown Township in Bucks County
Location of Doylestown Township in Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States
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.

History[edit]

Doylestown includes a number of villages which were formerly independent communities, including Cross Keys, Edison, Fountainville, Furlong, and Tradesville.[1] Fordhook Farm and Tabor Home for Needy and Destitute Children were listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1987.[2] It was also the location of the formerly listed Fretz Farm.

Geography[edit]

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.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 1,371
1940 1,471 7.3%
1950 2,364 60.7%
1960 3,795 60.5%
1970 6,613 74.3%
1980 11,824 78.8%
1990 14,510 22.7%
2000 17,619 21.4%
2010 17,565 −0.3%
http://www.dvrpc.org/data/databull/rdb/db82/appedixa.xls.

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.[3]

As of the census[4] 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). The racial makeup of the township was 95.22% White, 2.59% African American, 0.06% Native American, 1.25% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.20% from other races, and 0.64% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.40% of the population

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 median income for a household in the township was $81,226, and the median income for a family was $93,984. Males had a median income of $62,853 versus $36,180 for females. 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.

Notable Residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Doylestown Township, Pennsylvania". Doylestown Township, Pennsylvania. Retrieved August 10, 2012. 
  2. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  3. ^ "Census 2010: Pennsylvania". Usatoday.Com. Retrieved 2013-07-22. 
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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