Warwick Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

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Coordinates: 40°14′36″N 75°04′47″W / 40.24333°N 75.07972°W / 40.24333; -75.07972
Warwick Township
Township
Bridge Valley Bridge PA 01.JPG
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Bucks
Elevation 338 ft (103 m)
Coordinates 40°14′36″N 75°04′47″W / 40.24333°N 75.07972°W / 40.24333; -75.07972
Area 11.1 sq mi (28.7 km2)
 - land 11.1 sq mi (29 km2)
 - water 0.0 sq mi (0 km2), 0%
Population 14,437 (2010)
Density 1,075.3 / sq mi (415.2 / km2)
Timezone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code 215
Location of Warwick Township in Bucks County
Location of Warwick Township in Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States
Website: http://www.warwick-bucks.org

Warwick Township is a township in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 14,437 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Warwick Township, is in Bucks County, Pennsylvania and is 10 miles north of Northeast Philadelphia. Warwick was formed by petition February 13, 1733 by eighteen residents. It was named after a town in central England and was the home to many Scots-Irish Presbyterians. In 1819 the Township lost over half its territory to the north when Doylestown Township was established. History is closely tied to several existing structures, i.e. the Neshaminy Presbyterian Church and the Moland House. The Neshaminy Presbyterian Church is one of the earliest religious association in Pennsylvania dating back to 1726. The Moland House was General George Washington's headquarters when 11,000 Continental Army troops camped in Warwick Township from August 10, 1777 until August 23, 1777 while on their way to the Battle of Brandywine. The encampment stretched along both sides of Old York Road, on the slope of Carr's hill to the north; both sides of Bristol Road from Mearns Road to Meetinghouse Road. General Washington held a "Council of War" with his four Major Generals and six Brigadier General in the Moland House. While in Warwick Township the American flag that was designed by Betsy Ross was presented to General Washington and Warwick Township was the site where the American flag was first flown. It was here the Marquis de Lafayette and Count Casimir Pulaski joined the American Revolution and distinguished themselves soon at the Battle of Brandywine and for many years thereafter in the fight for American freedom from England.

The Bridge Valley Bridge and Moland House are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[1]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 11.1 square miles (28.9 km²), all of it land. It is drained by the Delaware River via the Neshaminy Creek, which forms part of Warwick's northern border. Its villages include Breadysville (also in Warminster Township), Grenoble, Hartsville (also in Warminster Township), Jamison, and Traymore.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 550
1940 639 16.2%
1950 906 41.8%
1960 1,810 99.8%
1970 2,138 18.1%
1980 2,307 7.9%
1990 5,916 156.4%
2000 11,977 102.5%
2010 14,437 20.5%
http://www.dvrpc.org/data/databull/rdb/db82/appedixa.xls.

As of the 2010 census, the township was 93.4% White, 1.3% Black or African American, 0.2% Native American, 3.7% Asian, and 1.0% were two or more races. 2.1% of the population were of Hispanic or Latino ancestry [1].

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 11,977 people, 3,933 households, and 3,268 families residing in the township. The population density was 1,075.3 people per square mile (415.1/km²). There were 4,050 housing units at an average density of 363.6/sq mi (140.4/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 95.93% White, 1.04% African American, 0.07% Native American, 2.14% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.13% from other races, and 0.64% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.03% of the population.

There were 3,933 households out of which 50.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 74.3% were married couples living together, 6.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.9% were non-families. 13.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.04 and the average family size was 3.38.

In the township the population was spread out with 33.1% under the age of 18, 4.9% from 18 to 24, 36.2% from 25 to 44, 20.1% from 45 to 64, and 5.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 96.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.0 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $81,711, and the median income for a family was $88,145. Males had a median income of $60,334 versus $36,751 for females. The per capita income for the township was $29,734. About 1.2% of families and 2.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.7% of those under age 18 and 5.9% of those age 65 or over.

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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