New Britain Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

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New Britain Township
Pine Valley Covered Bridge
Location of New Britain Township in Bucks County
Location of New Britain Township in Bucks County
New Britain Township is located in Pennsylvania
New Britain Township
New Britain Township
Location of New Britain Township in Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 40°17′55″N 75°10′24″W / 40.29861°N 75.17333°W / 40.29861; -75.17333Coordinates: 40°17′55″N 75°10′24″W / 40.29861°N 75.17333°W / 40.29861; -75.17333
Country United States
Commonwealth Pennsylvania
County Bucks
Founded 1723
 • Body Board of Supervisors
 • Chairman A. James Scanzillo
 • Vice Chair John A. Bodden
 • Member Helen Haun
William B. Jones
Gregory T. Hood
 • Total 15.2 sq mi (39 km2)
 • Land 14.7 sq mi (38 km2)
 • Water 0.5 sq mi (1 km2)
Elevation 276 ft (84 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 11,070
 • Density 730/sq mi (280/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 215 and 267

New Britain Township is a township in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 11,070 at the 2010 census.


The Morgan James Homestead and Pine Valley Covered Bridge are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[1]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 15.2 square miles (39.5 km²), of which, 14.7 square miles (38.1 km²) of it is land and 0.6 square miles (1.4 km²) of it (3.61%) is water. It is drained by the Delaware River via the Neshaminy Creek. Its villages include Christy (also in Montgomery County,) Fountainville, Line Lexington (also in Hilltown Township and Montgomery County,) Naces Corner, New Galena, and Newville.[2] Brittany Farms-The Highlands CDP is also located in the township.

Natural features include Cooks Run, Iron Hill, Neshaminy Creek, Pine Run, Prospect Hill, and Royal Hill.[2]

Neighboring municipalities[edit]


Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 1,157
1940 1,119 −3.3%
1950 1,361 21.6%
1960 3,090 127.0%
1970 5,207 68.5%
1980 7,415 42.4%
1990 9,099 22.7%
2000 10,698 17.6%
2010 11,070 3.5%

As of the 2010 census, the township was 92.0% White, 1.6% Black or African American, 0.1% Native American, 3.3% Asian, and 0.9% were two or more races. 2.4% of the population were of Hispanic or Latino ancestry.[4]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 10,698 people, 3,895 households, and 3,034 families residing in the township. The population density was 727.6 people per square mile (281.0/km²). There were 3,969 housing units at an average density of 270.0/sq mi (104.2/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 96.26% White, 1.35% African American, 0.12% Native American, 1.14% Asian, 0.43% from other races, and 0.70% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.28% of the population.

There were 3,895 households, out of which 38.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.8% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.1% were non-families. 18.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the township the population was spread out, with 27.4% under the age of 18, 4.6% from 18 to 24, 29.7% from 25 to 44, 26.5% from 45 to 64, and 11.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 95.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.3 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $71,194, and the median income for a family was $77,896. Males had a median income of $57,188 versus $34,390 for females. The per capita income for the township was $28,923. About 1.4% of families and 1.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.3% of those under age 18 and 1.7% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b MacReynolds, George, Place Names in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Doylestown, Bucks County Historical Society, Doylestown, PA, 1942, P1.
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  4. ^ "Census 2010: Pennsylvania". Usatoday.Com. Retrieved 2013-07-22. 
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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