Hulmeville, Pennsylvania

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Borough of Hulmeville
Borough hall in Hulmeville, Pennsylvania.
Borough hall in Hulmeville, Pennsylvania.
Location of Hulmeville in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
Location of Hulmeville in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
Hulmeville is located in Pennsylvania
Hulmeville
Hulmeville
Location of Hulmeville in Pennsylvania
Hulmeville is located in the United States
Hulmeville
Hulmeville
Hulmeville (the United States)
Coordinates: 40°08′36″N 74°54′26″W / 40.14333°N 74.90722°W / 40.14333; -74.90722Coordinates: 40°08′36″N 74°54′26″W / 40.14333°N 74.90722°W / 40.14333; -74.90722
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyBucks
Area
 • Total0.37 sq mi (0.97 km2)
 • Land0.36 sq mi (0.92 km2)
 • Water0.02 sq mi (0.04 km2)
Elevation
46 ft (14 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total1,003
 • Estimate 
(2017)[2]
996
 • Density2,797.75/sq mi (1,080.27/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
19047
Area code(s)215 and 267
FIPS code42-36192

Hulmeville is a borough in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,003 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

The Hulme family name, originally DeHoulme, is of Norman origin, dating from William the Conqueror. Members of the family originally settled in Lancashire, England, a branch later moved to Cheshire. The American family came from this branch. George Hulme, Sr. and George Hulme, Jr. immigrated to Bucks County from Tilston, Cheshire about 1700, purchasing land and settled in Middletown Township, some of the family later relocating to Buckingham. John Hulme, Sr., grandson of George, Sr., and his son, George Hulme, Jr. moved from Buckingham to Fallsington and ran a weaving business until 1796 when John, Jr. purchased land along the Neshaminy Creek and called it Milford. John, Jr. married Rebecca Milnor daughter of William Milnor. [3]

Within a few years, the village built up to a number of dwellings, mills and other shops. The five sons of John, Jr. became a miller, two storekeepers, a tanner and a farmer. There was no public house, but John, Jr. many times opened his house to travelers. One autumn day in 1809, Josiah Quincy III stayed overnight on the way from Boston to Washington, D.C.. John, Jr. served a term in the Pennsylvania General Assembly and helped start a post office at Milford established on 1 October 1809, his son Isaac, the first postmaster. The village name then changed to Hulmeville. It is claimed that the General Assembly changed the name in honor of John, Jr.[3]

The first bank in Bucks County was organized in 1814, John, Jr. the first president. The bank moved to Bristol in 1830 and its name was changed to Farmers' National Bank.[3]

The Hulmeville Historic District was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.[4]

Geography[edit]

Hulmeville is located at 40°8′36″N 74°54′26″W / 40.14333°N 74.90722°W / 40.14333; -74.90722 (40.143259, -74.907118).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2), all of it land.

Neshaminy Creek passes through Hulmeville.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880376
189041811.2%
19004548.6%
19104683.1%
19204914.9%
193058218.5%
194069419.2%
195086023.9%
196096812.6%
1970906−6.4%
19801,01411.9%
1990916−9.7%
2000893−2.5%
20101,00312.3%
Est. 2017996[2]−0.7%
Sources:[6][7][8][9]

As of the 2010 census, the borough was 93.5% Non-Hispanic White, 0.7% Black or African American, 3.0% Asian, and 2.4% were two or more races. 1.0% of the population were of Hispanic or Latino ancestry.[10]

Downtown Hulmeville
Historical marker in Hulmeville

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 893 people, 339 households, and 233 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,319.3 people per square mile (884.1/km²). There were 356 housing units at an average density of 924.6 per square mile (352.4/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 97.42% White, 0.34% African American, 0.45% Native American, 1.01% Asian, 0.11% from other races, and 0.67% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.45% of the population.

There were 339 households, out of which 30.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.2% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.0% were non-families. 23.0% 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 2.63 and the average family size was 3.17.

In the borough the population was spread out, with 23.7% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 35.1% from 25 to 44, 22.8% from 45 to 64, and 11.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 99.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.9 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $55,259, and the median income for a family was $59,000. Males had a median income of $42,321 versus $31,923 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $24,153. About 0.8% of families and 1.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.4% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Hulmeville lies within the Neshaminy School District. Students attend Herbert Hoover Elementary School for grades K-4, Maple Point Middle School for grades 5-8, and Neshaminy High School for grades 9-12.

Climate[edit]

According to the Köppen climate classification system, Hulmeville has a Humid subtropical climate (Cfa). Cfa climates are characterized by all months 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 Hulmeville, episodes of heat and high humidity can occur with heat index values > 92 °F (33 °C). Since 1981, the highest air temperature was 102.9 °F (39.4 °C) on 07/22/2011, and the highest daily average mean dew point was 75.4 °F (24.1 °C) on 08/13/2016. The average wettest month is July which corresponds with the annual peak in thunderstorm activity. Since 1981, the wettest calendar day was 6.63 inches (168 mm) on 08/27/2011. During the winter months, the average annual extreme minimum air temperature is 1.8 °F (−16.8 °C).[11] Since 1981, the coldest air temperature was −9.4 °F (−23.0 °C) on 01/22/1984. Episodes of extreme cold and wind can occur with wind chill values < −8 °F (−22 °C). The average annual snowfall (Nov-Apr) is between 24 inches (61 cm) and 30 inches (76 cm). Ice storms and large snowstorms depositing ≥ 12 inches (30 cm) occur once every few years, particularly during nor’easters from December through February.

Climate data for Hulmeville, Elevation 59 ft (18 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) 71.7
(22.1)
78.0
(25.6)
87.6
(30.9)
94.8
(34.9)
95.8
(35.4)
96.9
(36.1)
102.9
(39.4)
100.8
(38.2)
98.7
(37.1)
88.7
(31.5)
81.5
(27.5)
76.2
(24.6)
102.9
(39.4)
Average high °F (°C) 40.5
(4.7)
43.7
(6.5)
51.9
(11.1)
63.8
(17.7)
73.3
(22.9)
82.5
(28.1)
86.6
(30.3)
85.0
(29.4)
78.2
(25.7)
66.9
(19.4)
56.0
(13.3)
44.9
(7.2)
64.5
(18.1)
Daily mean °F (°C) 32.3
(0.2)
34.8
(1.6)
42.1
(5.6)
52.8
(11.6)
62.1
(16.7)
71.7
(22.1)
76.3
(24.6)
74.8
(23.8)
67.7
(19.8)
56.1
(13.4)
46.5
(8.1)
36.7
(2.6)
54.6
(12.6)
Average low °F (°C) 24.0
(−4.4)
25.9
(−3.4)
32.4
(0.2)
41.8
(5.4)
50.9
(10.5)
60.8
(16.0)
65.9
(18.8)
64.5
(18.1)
57.1
(13.9)
45.4
(7.4)
37.0
(2.8)
28.5
(−1.9)
44.6
(7.0)
Record low °F (°C) −9.4
(−23.0)
−2.3
(−19.1)
4.4
(−15.3)
18.0
(−7.8)
33.4
(0.8)
42.4
(5.8)
48.5
(9.2)
43.3
(6.3)
36.7
(2.6)
25.6
(−3.6)
12.7
(−10.7)
0.3
(−17.6)
−9.4
(−23.0)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 3.56
(90)
2.73
(69)
4.23
(107)
3.89
(99)
4.26
(108)
4.25
(108)
5.07
(129)
4.33
(110)
4.19
(106)
3.74
(95)
3.49
(89)
3.97
(101)
47.71
(1,212)
Average relative humidity (%) 65.4 62.0 57.8 57.3 61.9 65.4 66.0 68.2 69.1 68.6 66.9 67.1 64.7
Average dew point °F (°C) 22.0
(−5.6)
23.1
(−4.9)
28.3
(−2.1)
38.1
(3.4)
48.9
(9.4)
59.5
(15.3)
64.1
(17.8)
63.6
(17.6)
57.2
(14.0)
45.9
(7.7)
36.1
(2.3)
26.8
(−2.9)
42.9
(6.1)
Source: PRISM[12]

Ecology[edit]

According to the A. W. Kuchler U.S. potential natural vegetation types, Hulmeville would have a dominant vegetation type of Appalachian Oak (104) with a dominant vegetation form of Eastern Hardwood Forest (25).[13] The plant hardiness zone is 7a with an average annual extreme minimum air temperature of 1.8 °F (−16.8 °C).[11] The spring bloom typically peaks around April 7th and fall color usually peaks around November 4th.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2017 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Mar 24, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved March 24, 2018.
  3. ^ a b c MacReynolds, George, Place Names in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Doylestown, Bucks County Historical Society, Doylestown, PA, 1942, P199.
  4. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 26 April 2015. Retrieved 11 December 2013.
  7. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  8. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Resident Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 11 June 2013. Retrieved 11 December 2013.
  9. ^ http://www.dvrpc.org/data/databull/rdb/db82/appedixa.xls
  10. ^ https://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/census/profile/PA
  11. ^ a b "USDA Interactive Plant Hardiness Map". United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved October 2, 2019.
  12. ^ "PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University". Retrieved October 2, 2019.
  13. ^ "U.S. Potential Natural Vegetation, Original Kuchler Types, v2.0 (Spatially Adjusted to Correct Geometric Distortions)". Retrieved October 2, 2019.