Haycock Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

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Haycock Township
Township
Sheard's Mill Covered Bridge
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States
Coordinates: 40°27′00″N 75°14′52″W / 40.45000°N 75.24778°W / 40.45000; -75.24778Coordinates: 40°27′00″N 75°14′52″W / 40.45000°N 75.24778°W / 40.45000; -75.24778
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Bucks
Area[1]
 • Total 21.03 sq mi (54.48 km2)
 • Land 19.67 sq mi (50.95 km2)
 • Water 1.36 sq mi (3.53 km2)
Elevation 502 ft (153 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,225
 • Estimate (2016)[2] 2,208
 • Density 112.24/sq mi (43.34/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 215, 610
FIPS code 42-017-33224
Website www.haycocktwp.com

Haycock Township is a township in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,225 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 21.2 square miles (55 km2), of which, 20.1 square miles (52 km2) of it is land and 1.2 square miles (3.1 km2) of it (5.55%) is water. It is drained by the Tohickon Creek eastward into the Delaware River. Lake Nockamixon forms much of its SE border.

Its villages include Applebachsville, Danneltown, Doanston, Haycock, Pullen (also in Richland and Springfield Townships), Reiffs Corner, Sterners Mill, Strawntown, Thatcher, and Tohickon. Route 563 traverses it from NE to beyond the SW border, where it meets Route 313 between the boroughs of Quakertown and Dublin.[3]

Natural features found in the township include Dimple Creek, Haycock Creek, Haycock Mountain, Kimble Creek, and Tohickon Creek.[3]

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 852
1940 864 1.4%
1950 1,084 25.5%
1960 1,273 17.4%
1970 1,260 −1.0%
1980 1,750 38.9%
1990 2,165 23.7%
2000 2,191 1.2%
2010 2,225 1.6%
Est. 2016 2,208 [2] −0.8%
[4]

As of the 2010 census, the borough was 96.3% White, 1.0% Black or African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.5% Asian, and 1.0% were two or more races. 1.0% of the population were of Hispanic or Latino ancestry.[5]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 2,191 people, 805 households, and 618 families residing in the township. The population density was 109.2 people per square mile (42.2/km²). There were 841 housing units at an average density of 41.9/sq mi (16.2/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.99% White, 0.37% African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.91% Asian, 0.23% Pacific Islander, 0.09% from other races, and 0.32% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.27% of the population.

There were 805 households, out of which 32.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.4% were married couples living together, 5.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.2% were non-families. 16.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the township the population was spread out, with 23.1% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 29.6% from 25 to 44, 30.6% from 45 to 64, and 10.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 106.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.6 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $61,061, and the median income for a family was $66,326. Males had a median income of $43,929 versus $27,500 for females. The per capita income for the township was $25,431. About 3.0% of families and 4.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.6% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

Climate[edit]

During the summer months, frequent episodes of high humidity occur. Occasionally, heat index values exceed 100°F (38°C). On average, the wettest month of the year is July which corresponds with the annual peak for thunderstorm activity. During the winter months, wind chill values occasionally fall below 0°F (-18°C). On average, the snowiest month of the year is February which corresponds with the annual peak for nor'easter activity.

Climate data for Haycock Township, Pennsylvania (1981 – 2010 averages). Elevation 587 ft (179 m).
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 37.4
(3)
40.9
(4.9)
49.3
(9.6)
61.6
(16.4)
71.5
(21.9)
79.8
(26.6)
84.0
(28.9)
82.3
(27.9)
75.6
(24.2)
64.3
(17.9)
53.2
(11.8)
41.7
(5.4)
61.8
(16.54)
Average low °F (°C) 19.9
(−6.7)
21.8
(−5.7)
28.7
(−1.8)
38.6
(3.7)
48.3
(9.1)
57.8
(14.3)
62.5
(16.9)
61.0
(16.1)
53.1
(11.7)
42.0
(5.6)
33.5
(0.8)
24.8
(−4)
41.0
(5)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 3.53
(89.7)
2.88
(73.2)
3.74
(95)
4.23
(107.4)
4.27
(108.5)
4.35
(110.5)
5.06
(128.5)
4.08
(103.6)
4.49
(114)
4.52
(114.8)
3.82
(97)
4.17
(105.9)
49.14
(1,248.1)
Average snowfall inches (cm) 9.3
(23.6)
10.4
(26.4)
4.5
(11.4)
0.8
(2)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.6
(1.5)
4.6
(11.7)
30.2
(76.6)
Source: PRISM [7]

Emergency Services[edit]

Haycock township is served by the Pennsylvania State Police, the Haycock Fire Co. No. 1, and Upper Bucks Regional EMS.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Aug 13, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b MacReynolds, George, Place Names in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Doylestown, Bucks County Historical Society, Doylestown, PA, 1942, P1.
  4. ^ http://www.dvrpc.org/data/databull/rdb/db82/appedixa.xls
  5. ^ "Census 2010: Pennsylvania". Usatoday.Com. Retrieved 2013-07-22. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  7. ^ [http://prism.oregonstate.edu/explorer/

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