Haycock Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

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Haycock Township
Sheard's Mill Covered Bridge
Location of Haycock Township in Bucks County
Location of Haycock Township in Bucks County
Haycock Township is located in Pennsylvania
Haycock Township
Haycock Township
Location in Pennsylvania and the United States
Haycock Township is located in the United States
Haycock Township
Haycock Township
Haycock Township (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
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyBucks
Area
 • Total21.03 sq mi (54.48 km2)
 • Land19.67 sq mi (50.95 km2)
 • Water1.36 sq mi (3.53 km2)
Elevation
502 ft (153 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total2,225
 • Estimate 
(2016)[2]
2,208
 • Density11.224/sq mi (4.334/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s)215, 610
FIPS code42-017-33224
Websitewww.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, Shoupville, 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.
1930852
19408641.4%
19501,08425.5%
19601,27317.4%
19701,260−1.0%
19801,75038.9%
19902,16523.7%
20002,1911.2%
20102,2251.6%
Est. 20162,208[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 10.92 people per square mile (4.2/km²). There were 841 housing units at an average density of .419/sq mi (0.162/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.

Emergency Services[edit]

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

Climate[edit]

According to the Köppen climate classification system, Haycock Twp has a Hot-summer, Humid continental climate (Dfa). Dfa climates are characterized by at least one month having an average mean temperature ≤ 32.0 °F (0.0 °C), at least four months with an average mean temperature ≥ 50.0 °F (10.0 °C), at least one month with an average mean temperature ≥ 71.6 °F (22.0 °C) and no significant precipitation difference between seasons. Although most summer days are slightly humid in Haycock Twp, episodes of heat and high humidity can occur with heat index values > 104 °F (40 °C). Since 1981, the highest air temperature was 101.4 °F (38.6 °C) on 07/22/2011, and the highest daily average mean dew point was 73.9 °F (23.3 °C) on 08/12/2016. The average wettest month is July which corresponds with the annual peak in thunderstorm activity. Since 1981, the wettest calendar day was 6.64 inches (169 mm) on 08/27/2011. During the winter months, the average annual extreme minimum air temperature is −3.6 °F (−19.8 °C).[7] Since 1981, the coldest air temperature was −13.9 °F (−25.5 °C) on 01/22/1984. Episodes of extreme cold and wind can occur with wind chill values < −15 °F (−26 °C). The average annual snowfall (Nov-Apr) is between 30 inches (76 cm) and 36 inches (91 cm). Ice storms and large snowstorms depositing ≥ 12 inches (30 cm) of snow occur once every few years, particularly during nor’easters from December through February.

Climate data for Haycock Twp, Elevation 574 ft (175 m), 1981-2010 normals, extremes 1981-2018
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 69.9
(21.1)
77.7
(25.4)
86.8
(30.4)
93.0
(33.9)
93.9
(34.4)
94.5
(34.7)
101.4
(38.6)
98.6
(37.0)
96.2
(35.7)
88.9
(31.6)
79.5
(26.4)
73.7
(23.2)
101.4
(38.6)
Average high °F (°C) 37.4
(3.0)
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)
61.9
(16.6)
Daily mean °F (°C) 28.6
(−1.9)
31.3
(−0.4)
39.0
(3.9)
50.1
(10.1)
59.9
(15.5)
68.8
(20.4)
73.2
(22.9)
71.7
(22.1)
64.3
(17.9)
53.1
(11.7)
43.3
(6.3)
33.2
(0.7)
51.5
(10.8)
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
(−4.0)
41.1
(5.1)
Record low °F (°C) −13.9
(−25.5)
−6.5
(−21.4)
0.9
(−17.3)
15.9
(−8.9)
31.5
(−0.3)
39.4
(4.1)
45.4
(7.4)
40.3
(4.6)
33.8
(1.0)
22.7
(−5.2)
9.8
(−12.3)
−3.4
(−19.7)
−13.9
(−25.5)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 3.53
(90)
2.88
(73)
3.74
(95)
4.23
(107)
4.27
(108)
4.35
(110)
5.06
(129)
4.08
(104)
4.49
(114)
4.52
(115)
3.82
(97)
4.17
(106)
49.14
(1,248)
Average relative humidity (%) 68.7 65.3 60.8 59.2 63.5 70.0 69.9 72.3 73.4 71.4 70.4 70.7 68.0
Average dew point °F (°C) 19.6
(−6.9)
21.0
(−6.1)
26.6
(−3.0)
36.4
(2.4)
47.5
(8.6)
58.6
(14.8)
62.8
(17.1)
62.3
(16.8)
55.6
(13.1)
44.1
(6.7)
34.3
(1.3)
24.7
(−4.1)
41.2
(5.1)
Source: PRISM[8]

Ecology[edit]

According to the A. W. Kuchler U.S. potential natural vegetation types, Haycock Twp would have a dominant vegetation type of Appalachian Oak (104) with a dominant vegetation form of Eastern Hardwood Forest (25).[9] The plant hardiness zone is 6b with an average annual extreme minimum air temperature of −3.6 °F (−19.8 °C).[7] The spring bloom typically peaks around April 15th and fall color usually peaks around October 26th.

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. ^ a b "USDA Interactive Plant Hardiness Map". United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved October 22, 2019.
  8. ^ "PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University". Retrieved October 22, 2019.
  9. ^ "U.S. Potential Natural Vegetation, Original Kuchler Types, v2.0 (Spatially Adjusted to Correct Geometric Distortions)". Retrieved October 22, 2019.

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