Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania

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Coordinates: 40°10′44″N 74°51′11″W / 40.17889°N 74.85306°W / 40.17889; -74.85306
Fairless Hills
Census-designated place
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Bucks
Township Bristol, Falls
Elevation 108 ft (32.9 m)
Coordinates 40°10′44″N 74°51′11″W / 40.17889°N 74.85306°W / 40.17889; -74.85306
Area 1.9 sq mi (4.9 km2)
 - land 1.9 sq mi (5 km2)
 - water 0.0 sq mi (0 km2), 0%
Population 8,466 (2010)
Density 4,455.8 / sq mi (1,720.4 / km2)
Timezone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP Code 19030
Area code 215
Location of Fairless Hills in Bucks County
Location of Fairless Hills in Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States

Fairless Hills is a census-designated place (CDP) in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 8,466 at the 2010 census.[1]

History[edit]

Fairless Hills as it is known today began in 1951 when developer Danherst Corporation began erecting prefabricated homes built by Gunnison Magichomes, Inc. Gunnison was a wholly owned subsidiary of U.S. Steel. The development was financed by U.S. Steel with a loan of $50 million. It was named in honor of Benjamin Fairless, then president of U.S. Steel, which operated the "Fairless Works" plant which employed most of Fairless Hills' homeowners at the time. In 2013 John Breslin was the first elected Mayor of Fairless Hills.[2]

The Sotcher Farmhouse was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.[3]

Geography[edit]

Fairless Hills is located at 40°10′44″N 74°51′11″W / 40.17889°N 74.85306°W / 40.17889; -74.85306 (40.178909, -74.853044)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.9 square miles (4.9 km2), of which 0.52% is water.

Some later developers of Fairless Hills designated several sections, or neighborhoods, such as Heddington, Drexelwood, and Fairbridge North.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1990 9,026
2000 8,365 −7.3%
2010 8,466 1.2%
www.dvrpc.org/data/databull/rdb/db82/appedixa.xls

As of the 2010 census, Fairless Hills was 85.2% White, 3.7% Black or African American, 0.1% Native American, 5.6% Asian, 0.1% some other race, and 1.6% were two or more races. 3.6% were of Hispanic or Latino ancestry. 8.4% of the population were foreign-born.[1]

As of the 2000 census, there were 3,220 households out of which 33.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.0% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.8% were non-families. 25.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.15.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 24.8% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 31.2% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, and 14.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 90.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.2 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $45,424, and the median income for a family was $57,190. Males had a median income of $38,767 versus $31,519 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $21,111. About 2.7% of families and 5.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.9% of those under age 18 and 8.0% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Race, Hispanic or Latino, Age, and Housing Occupancy: 2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File (QT-PL), Fairless Hills CDP, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American FactFinder 2. Retrieved August 11, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Fairless Hills", Living Places. Last accessed on March 28, 2006.
  3. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.