Lower Southampton Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

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Lower Southampton Township
Township
Lower Southampton Township Hall, BucksCo PA 01.JPG
Township Hall
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Bucks
Elevation 200 ft (61.0 m)
Coordinates 40°09′14″N 74°59′05″W / 40.15389°N 74.98472°W / 40.15389; -74.98472Coordinates: 40°09′14″N 74°59′05″W / 40.15389°N 74.98472°W / 40.15389; -74.98472
Area 6.7 sq mi (17.4 km2)
 - land 6.7 sq mi (17 km2)
 - water 0.0 sq mi (0 km2), 0%
Population 18,909 (2010)
Density 2,887.7/sq mi (1,114.9/km2)
Timezone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code 215
Bucks county - Lower Southampton Township.png
Location of Lower Southampton Township in Bucks County
Lower Southampton Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania is located in Pennsylvania
Lower Southampton Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Location of Lower Southampton Township in Pennsylvania
Lower Southampton Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania is located in the US
Lower Southampton Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Location of Lower Southampton Township in Pennsylvania
Website: www.lowersouthamptontownship.org

Lower Southampton Township is a township in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 18,909 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 6.7 square miles (17.3 km2), all of it land.

Past and present place names include Chinquapin, Churchville, Feasterville, Playwicky, Readingville, and Siles.[1]

Natural features include Edge Hill, Neshaminy Creek, Neshaminy Falls, and Poquessing Creek.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Lower Southampton Elementary School.

As of the 2010 census, the township was 91.9% Non-Hispanic White, 1.8% Black or African American, 0.2% Native American, 2.5% Asian, and 1.1% were two or more races. 2.8% of the population were of Hispanic or Latino ancestry.[2]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 19,276 people, 7,152 households, and 5,428 families residing in the township. The population density was 2,886/sq mi (1,114/km2). There were 7,333 housing units at an average density of 1,098/sq mi (423.9/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 96.34% White, 1.07% African American, 0.06% Native American, 1.37% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.42% from other races, and 0.73% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.41% of the population.

There were 7,152 households, out of which 32.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.5% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.1% were non-families. 19.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the township the population was spread out, with 22.9% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 29.3% from 25 to 44, 26.2% from 45 to 64, and 14.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 97.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.2 males.

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 1,077
1940 1,843 71.1%
1950 3,562 93.3%
1960 12,619 254.3%
1970 17,578 39.3%
1980 18,305 4.1%
1990 19,860 8.5%
2000 19,276 −2.9%
2010 18,909 −1.9%
[4]

The median income for a household in the township was $57,011, and the median income for a family was $62,209. Males had a median income of $41,902 versus $32,073 for females. The per capita income for the township was $24,367. About 2.7% of families and 3.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.6% of those under age 18 and 5.2% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b MacReynolds, George, Place Names in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Doylestown, Bucks County Historical Society, Doylestown, PA, 1942, P1.
  2. ^ "Census 2010: Pennsylvania - USATODAY.com". USA TODAY News. Retrieved 2016-05-15. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ http://www.dvrpc.org/data/databull/rdb/db82/appedixa.xls

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Lower Moreland Township
Montgomery County
Bordering communities
of Philadelphia
Succeeded by
Bensalem