Milford Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

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Milford Township
Spinnerstown Hotel
Spinnerstown Hotel
Location of Milford Township in Bucks County
Location of Milford Township in Bucks County
Milford Township is located in Pennsylvania
Milford Township
Milford Township
Location in Pennsylvania and the United States
Milford Township is located in the United States
Milford Township
Milford Township
Milford Township (the United States)
Coordinates: 40°25′13″N 75°24′20″W / 40.42028°N 75.40556°W / 40.42028; -75.40556Coordinates: 40°25′13″N 75°24′20″W / 40.42028°N 75.40556°W / 40.42028; -75.40556
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyBucks
Area
 • Total27.97 sq mi (72.45 km2)
 • Land27.89 sq mi (72.24 km2)
 • Water0.08 sq mi (0.21 km2)
Elevation
433 ft (132 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total9,902
 • Estimate 
(2016)[2]
10,073
 • Density361.16/sq mi (139.44/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
18036, 18041, 18054, 18073, 18935, mainly 18951, 18968
Area code(s)215 & 267
FIPS code42-017-49384
Websitewww.milfordtownship.org

Milford Township is a township in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 9,902 at the 2010 census. It is home to the Quakertown interchange of the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike (Interstate 476).

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 28.1 square miles (72.8 km²), of which, 28.1 square miles (72.7 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.11%) is water. Milford Township is in the Delaware watershed and most of it is drained by the Unami Creek and Macoby Creek into the Perkiomen Creek and Schuylkill River, but an area in the eastern portion is drained eastward by the Tohickon Creek. Other natural features include Butter Creek, Hazelback Creek, Kuglers Roost, Licking Creek, Morgan Run, and Schmoutz Creek.[3]

In Milford Township, Interstate 476 has its Quakertown Interchange with Route 663, which connects Quakertown to the east with Pennsburg and Pottstown. A local north-to-south thoroughfare is Allentown Road, which extends south from Coopersburg into Montgomery County. Other local roads of note include Geryville Pike, Krammes Road/Spinnerstown Road, Kumry Road, Old Bethlehem Pike, Sleepy Hollow Road/Steinburg Road, and Trumbauersville Road. The township's villages include Brick Tavern, Cressman, Finland, Geryville (also in Montgomery County and pronounced with a hard "g"), Kumry, Milford Square, Mumbauersville, Rosedale, Sleepy Hollow, Spinnerstown, and Steinsburg.[3]

Adjacent municipalities[edit]

The borough of Trumbauersville is surrounded by Milford Township.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
19302,248
19402,52112.1%
19502,86513.6%
19603,52423.0%
19704,81236.5%
19806,05325.8%
19907,36021.6%
20008,81019.7%
20109,90212.4%
Est. 201610,073[2]1.7%
[4]

As of the 2010 census, the township was 94.1% White, 1.5% Black or African American, 0.1% Native American, 1.4% Asian, and 1.3% were two or more races. 1.8% of the population were of Hispanic or Latino ancestry.[5]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 8,810 people, 3,073 households, and 2,449 families residing in the township. The population density was 314.0 people per square mile (121.2/km²). There were 3,161 housing units at an average density of 112.7/sq mi (43.5/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.75% White, 0.69% African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.65% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.32% from other races, and 0.49% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.02% of the population.

There were 3,073 households, out of which 36.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.0% were married couples living together, 5.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.3% were non-families. 15.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 3.16.

In the township the population was spread out, with 26.2% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 31.4% from 25 to 44, 24.9% from 45 to 64, and 11.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 99.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.2 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $59,683, and the median income for a family was $64,563. Males had a median income of $41,132 versus $30,773 for females. The per capita income for the township was $23,559. About 2.1% of families and 2.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.6% of those under age 18 and 0.8% of those age 65 or over. MIlford township is patrolled by the Pennsylvania State Police, Dublin Barracks.

Government and politics[edit]

Legislators[edit]

Board of Supervisors[edit]

  • Robert Mansfield, Chairman (deceased)
  • Charles Strunk, Vice Chair
  • Thomas Courduff

Climate[edit]

According to the Köppen climate classification system, Milford 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 Milford Twp, episodes of heat and high humidity can occur with heat index values > 104 °F (40 °C). Since 1981, the highest air temperature was 102.4 °F (39.1 °C) on 07/22/2011, and the highest daily average mean dew point was 74.5 °F (23.6 °C) on 08/01/2006. The average wettest month is July which corresponds with the annual peak in thunderstorm activity. Since 1981, the wettest calendar day was 7.74 inches (197 mm) on 09/30/2010. During the winter months, the average annual extreme minimum air temperature is −1.5 °F (−18.6 °C).[8] Since 1981, the coldest air temperature was −13.6 °F (−25.3 °C) on 01/22/1984. Episodes of extreme cold and wind can occur with wind chill values < −12 °F (−24 °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 Milford Twp, Elevation 502 ft (153 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)
77.6
(25.3)
86.2
(30.1)
92.2
(33.4)
94.0
(34.4)
95.4
(35.2)
102.4
(39.1)
98.7
(37.1)
96.3
(35.7)
89.0
(31.7)
79.5
(26.4)
74.2
(23.4)
102.4
(39.1)
Average high °F (°C) 37.6
(3.1)
41.0
(5.0)
49.6
(9.8)
61.7
(16.5)
71.8
(22.1)
80.4
(26.9)
84.4
(29.1)
82.7
(28.2)
75.9
(24.4)
64.3
(17.9)
53.2
(11.8)
41.7
(5.4)
62.1
(16.7)
Daily mean °F (°C) 29.0
(−1.7)
31.6
(−0.2)
39.4
(4.1)
50.3
(10.2)
60.1
(15.6)
69.1
(20.6)
73.6
(23.1)
71.9
(22.2)
64.5
(18.1)
53.0
(11.7)
43.2
(6.2)
33.3
(0.7)
51.7
(10.9)
Average low °F (°C) 20.3
(−6.5)
22.2
(−5.4)
29.2
(−1.6)
38.9
(3.8)
48.4
(9.1)
57.9
(14.4)
62.8
(17.1)
61.1
(16.2)
53.1
(11.7)
41.7
(5.4)
33.3
(0.7)
24.9
(−3.9)
41.2
(5.1)
Record low °F (°C) −13.6
(−25.3)
−6.2
(−21.2)
0.9
(−17.3)
16.6
(−8.6)
31.0
(−0.6)
39.8
(4.3)
46.5
(8.1)
41.4
(5.2)
33.6
(0.9)
23.1
(−4.9)
10.1
(−12.2)
−2.5
(−19.2)
−13.6
(−25.3)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 3.40
(86)
2.77
(70)
3.64
(92)
3.97
(101)
4.30
(109)
4.27
(108)
4.89
(124)
3.86
(98)
4.67
(119)
4.34
(110)
3.75
(95)
3.94
(100)
47.80
(1,214)
Average relative humidity (%) 68.7 66.2 61.3 59.9 64.0 70.2 70.0 73.1 73.4 71.4 71.2 71.3 68.4
Average dew point °F (°C) 20.0
(−6.7)
21.6
(−5.8)
27.2
(−2.7)
36.9
(2.7)
47.9
(8.8)
59.0
(15.0)
63.2
(17.3)
62.8
(17.1)
55.8
(13.2)
44.0
(6.7)
34.5
(1.4)
25.0
(−3.9)
41.6
(5.3)
Source: PRISM[9]

Ecology[edit]

According to the A. W. Kuchler U.S. potential natural vegetation types, Milford Twp would have a dominant vegetation type of Appalachian Oak (104) with a dominant vegetation form of Eastern Hardwood Forest (25).[10] The plant hardiness zone is 6b with an average annual extreme minimum air temperature of −1.5 °F (−18.6 °C).[8] The spring bloom typically peaks around April 15th and fall color usually peaks around October 26h.

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://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/home/member_information/house_bio.cfm?id=1707
  8. ^ a b "USDA Interactive Plant Hardiness Map". United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved October 25, 2019.
  9. ^ "PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University". Retrieved October 25, 2019.
  10. ^ "U.S. Potential Natural Vegetation, Original Kuchler Types, v2.0 (Spatially Adjusted to Correct Geometric Distortions)". Retrieved October 25, 2019.

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