Richland Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

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Richland Township
Township
Little Red Schoolhouse
Location of Richland Township in Bucks County
Location of Richland Township in Bucks County
Richland Township is located in Pennsylvania
Richland Township
Richland Township
Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 40°26′52″N 75°19′40″W / 40.44778°N 75.32778°W / 40.44778; -75.32778Coordinates: 40°26′52″N 75°19′40″W / 40.44778°N 75.32778°W / 40.44778; -75.32778
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Bucks
Established 1734
Area
 • Total 20.5 sq mi (53 km2)
 • Land 20.5 sq mi (53 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 499 ft (152 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 11,100
 • Density 540/sq mi (210/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 215
Website http://www.richlandtownship.org

Richland Township is a township in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 11,100 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

The Shelly School was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2011.[1]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 20.5 square miles (53.1 km²), of which, 20.5 square miles (53.0 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.24%) is water. It is drained by the Tohickon Creek eastward into the Delaware River. Its villages include California, Paletown, Quaker, Rich Hill, and Shelly.

Adjacent municipalities[edit]

Richland Township surrounds the boroughs of Quakertown and Richlandtown.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 2,173
1940 2,105 −3.1%
1950 3,050 44.9%
1960 3,783 24.0%
1970 4,089 8.1%
1980 6,286 53.7%
1990 8,560 36.2%
2000 9,920 15.9%
2010 11,100 11.9%
http://www.dvrpc.org/data/databull/rdb/db82/appedixa.xls.

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 9,920 people, 3,763 households, and 2,667 families residing in the township. The population density was 484.7 people per square mile (187.1/km²). There were 3,877 housing units at an average density of 189.4/sq mi (73.1/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 96.35% White, 0.93% African American, 0.11% Native American, 1.16% Asian, 0.38% from other races, and 1.07% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.32% of the population.

There were 3,763 households out of which 34.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.3% were married couples living together, 7.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.1% were non-families. 23.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the township the population was spread out with 26.2% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 32.9% from 25 to 44, 20.7% from 45 to 64, and 13.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 97.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.8 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $47,057, and the median income for a family was $55,359. Males had a median income of $37,677 versus $27,826 for females. The per capita income for the township was $19,582. About 2.5% of families and 5.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.0% of those under age 18 and 6.4% of those age 65 or over.

Government and politics[edit]

Legislators[edit]

Board of Supervisors[edit]

  • Rick Orloff
  • Craig Staats
  • Tim Arnold

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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