Warrington Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

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Coordinates: 40°14′23″N 75°08′30″W / 40.23972°N 75.14167°W / 40.23972; -75.14167
Warrington Township
Township
Nathaniel Irwin House.jpg
Nathaniel Irwin House
Country United States of America
State Pennsylvania
Region Bucks County
Elevation 338 ft (103 m)
Coordinates 40°14′23″N 75°08′30″W / 40.23972°N 75.14167°W / 40.23972; -75.14167
Area 13.8 sq mi (35.7 km2)
 - land 13.8 sq mi (36 km2)
 - water 0.0 sq mi (0 km2), 0%
Population 23,418 (2010)
Density 1,276.8 / sq mi (493 / km2)
Timezone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Postal code 18976 and 18914
Area code 215
Location of Warrington Township in Bucks County
Location of Warrington Township in Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States
Website: http://www.warringtontownship.org

Warrington Township is a township in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, United States. Warrington Township is a suburb of Philadelphia. The population was 23,418 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Warrington Township was founded in October 1734, and is named after the town of Warrington in Cheshire, England. The early township consisted of four villages: Warrington, Neshaminy, Tradesville, and Pleasantville. Warrington was located at the intersection of Bristol Road and the Doylestown-Willow Grove Turnpike, now known as Easton Road (PA Route 611).

Neshaminy, originally known as Warrington Square, was centered at Street Road and the Turnpike (611), but became known as Neshaminy because of its proximity to the Little Neshaminy Creek. The Village of Tradesville was near Lower State Road and was originally known as Stuckert's Corner because of a store operated by a man named Stuckert.

The Village of Pleasantville (or Eureka) was located near Lower State Road and County Line Road. Warrington is best known for its chicken production. It was the location of the first church in the township, The Reformed Church of Pleasantville, founded in 1840.[1]

In 2010, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries proposed to build the largest warehouse facility in Pennsylvania near residential neighborhoods in Warrington, leading to vocal community opposition.[2][3] Teva eventually chose a less controversial site elsewhere.[4]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 1,139
1940 1,307 14.7%
1950 2,336 78.7%
1960 4,148 77.6%
1970 7,550 82.0%
1980 10,704 41.8%
1990 12,169 13.7%
2000 17,580 44.5%
2010 23,418 33.2%
http://www.dvrpc.org/data/databull/rdb/db82/appedixa.xls.

As of the 2010 census, the township was 86.3% Non-Hispanic White, 2.1% Black or African American, 0.2% Native American, 6.1% Asian, and 1.4% were two or more races. 4.2% of the population were of Hispanic or Latino ancestry.[5] Much alike the rest of Bucks County, Warrington has seen a surge in its Indian and Mexican populations.

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 17,580 people, 6,124 households, and 4,807 families residing in the township. The population density was 1,276.8 people per square mile (492.9/km²). There were 6,314 housing units at an average density of 458.6/sq mi (177.0/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 94.16% White, 1.93% African American, 0.07% Native American, 2.50% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.53% from other races, and 0.75% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.56% of the population.[citation needed]

There were 6,124 households out of which 42.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.9% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.5% were non-families. 16.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.86 and the average family size was 3.26.

In the township the population was spread out with 29.1% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 34.5% from 25 to 44, 21.6% from 45 to 64, and 8.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 100.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.4 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $66,364, and the median income for a family was $76,065 (these figures had risen to $86,754 and $100,678 respectively as of a 2007 estimate[7]). Males had a median income of $49,643 versus $34,175 for females. The per capita income for the township was $25,810. About 1.8% of families and 2.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.1% of those under age 18 and 4.5% of those age 65 or over.

Educational institutions[edit]

Warrington Township is located in the Central Bucks School District. Educational institutions include:

Geography[edit]

Warrington is located at 40°14′23″N 75°08′30″W / 40.23972°N 75.14167°W / 40.23972; -75.14167 (40.239722, -75.141667).[8] According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 13.8 square miles (35.7 km²), all of it land. The town takes nameship after Warrington, England. It is in the Delaware watershed and is drained by the Neshaminy Creek. Its villages include Eureka (also in Montgomery County,) Neshaminy, Palomino Farms, Tradesville (also in Doylestown Township,) and Warrington.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Warrington
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 39
(4)
43
(6)
52
(11)
63
(17)
74
(23)
82
(28)
87
(31)
85
(29)
77
(25)
66
(19)
55
(13)
44
(7)
64
(18)
Average low °F (°C) 24
(−4)
25
(−4)
33
(1)
42
(6)
52
(11)
61
(16)
66
(19)
65
(18)
57
(14)
45
(7)
37
(3)
29
(−2)
45
(7)
Precipitation inches (mm) 3.94
(100.1)
2.87
(72.9)
4.24
(107.7)
3.85
(97.8)
4.81
(122.2)
3.61
(91.7)
4.72
(119.9)
4.34
(110.2)
4.66
(118.4)
3.35
(85.1)
3.74
(95)
3.80
(96.5)
47.93
(1,217.4)
Source: Weather Channel [9]

Notable People[edit]

Bryan Scott-NFL Player for the Atlanta Falcons and currently on the Buffalo Bills

References[edit]

  1. ^ "From Wilderness to Bustling Community, A History of Warrington Township" by Delores Deabler Capone, 1976
  2. ^ Teva plan fails to sway residents, Bucks County Courier Times, Feb 17, 2010
  3. ^ TevaProject, Warrington Township Coalition
  4. ^ Teva picks N.E. Phila. for distribution center, Philadelphia Business Journal, October 27, 2010
  5. ^ [1][dead link]
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  7. ^ 2005-2007 American Community Survey 3-Year Estimates
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  9. ^ Average weather for Warringon Weather Channel Retrieved 2008-05-12

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