Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

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Nockamixon Township
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Nockamixon Township is located in Pennsylvania
Nockamixon Township
Nockamixon Township
Location in Pennsylvania and the United States
Nockamixon Township is located in the United States
Nockamixon Township
Nockamixon Township
Nockamixon Township (the United States)
Coordinates: 40°29′30″N 75°10′59″W / 40.49167°N 75.18306°W / 40.49167; -75.18306Coordinates: 40°29′30″N 75°10′59″W / 40.49167°N 75.18306°W / 40.49167; -75.18306
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyBucks
Area
 • Total22.38 sq mi (57.95 km2)
 • Land22.05 sq mi (57.10 km2)
 • Water0.33 sq mi (0.86 km2)
Elevation
495 ft (151 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total3,441
 • Estimate 
(2016)[2]
3,394
 • Density153.95/sq mi (59.44/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s)610
FIPS code42-017-54576
Websitewww.nockamixontownship.org

Nockamixon Township is a township in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 3,441 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 22.6 square miles (58.5 km²), of which, 22.2 square miles (57.5 km²) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (1.0 km²) of it (1.73%) is water. It is drained by the Delaware River, which separates it from New Jersey. Its villages include Bucksville, Fehrtown, Ferndale, Frogtown, Harrow, Kintnersville (also in Durham Township), and Revere.[3]

Natural features include Beaver Creek, Cauffman Hill, Gallows Hill, Gallows Run, Haycock Creek, Lake Warren, Narrows Creek, The Narrows, and Tinicum Creek.[3]

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

Climate[edit]

According to the Köppen climate classification system, Nockamixon Township, Pennsylvania has a hot-summer, wet all year, 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. During the summer months, episodes of extreme heat and humidity can occur with heat index values ≥ 100 °F (≥ 38 °C). On average, the wettest month of the year is July which corresponds with the annual peak in thunderstorm activity. During the winter months, episodes of extreme cold and wind can occur with wind chill values < 0 °F (< -18 °C). The plant hardiness zone is 6b with an average annual extreme minimum air temperature of -2.9 °F (-19.4 °C).[4] The average seasonal (Nov-Apr) snowfall total is between 30 and 36 inches (76 and 91 cm), and the average snowiest month is February which corresponds with the annual peak in nor'easter activity.

Climate data for Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania (1981 – 2010 averages)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 37.4
(3.0)
41.0
(5.0)
49.4
(9.7)
61.8
(16.6)
71.6
(22.0)
80.1
(26.7)
84.3
(29.1)
82.5
(28.1)
75.7
(24.3)
64.4
(18.0)
53.4
(11.9)
41.8
(5.4)
62.0
(16.7)
Daily mean °F (°C) 28.8
(−1.8)
31.5
(−0.3)
39.2
(4.0)
50.3
(10.2)
60.1
(15.6)
69.1
(20.6)
73.6
(23.1)
71.9
(22.2)
64.6
(18.1)
53.3
(11.8)
43.6
(6.4)
33.5
(0.8)
51.7
(10.9)
Average low °F (°C) 20.1
(−6.6)
22.1
(−5.5)
28.9
(−1.7)
38.8
(3.8)
48.5
(9.2)
58.1
(14.5)
62.8
(17.1)
61.3
(16.3)
53.6
(12.0)
42.2
(5.7)
33.8
(1.0)
25.1
(−3.8)
41.4
(5.2)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 3.50
(89)
2.87
(73)
3.74
(95)
4.20
(107)
4.25
(108)
4.33
(110)
5.12
(130)
4.12
(105)
4.46
(113)
4.54
(115)
3.79
(96)
4.16
(106)
49.08
(1,247)
Average relative humidity (%) 68.7 65.0 60.3 58.7 63.3 69.2 69.0 72.0 72.9 71.2 69.8 70.1 67.5
Average dew point °F (°C) 19.8
(−6.8)
21.1
(−6.1)
26.6
(−3.0)
36.4
(2.4)
47.6
(8.7)
58.6
(14.8)
62.8
(17.1)
62.4
(16.9)
55.7
(13.2)
44.2
(6.8)
34.4
(1.3)
24.8
(−4.0)
41.3
(5.2)
Source: PRISM Climate Group[5]

Ecology[edit]

According to the A. W. Kuchler U.S. potential natural vegetation types, Nockamixon Township, Pennsylvania would have an Appalachian Oak (104) vegetation type with an Eastern Hardwood Forest (25) vegetation form.[6]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
19301,075
19401,0790.4%
19501,30520.9%
19601,78536.8%
19702,09517.4%
19802,78733.0%
19903,32919.4%
20003,5175.6%
20103,441−2.2%
Est. 20163,394[2]−1.4%
[7]

As of the 2010 census, the township was 96.2% White, 0.3% Black or African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.3% Asian, and 1.4% were two or more races. 1.7% of the population were of Hispanic or Latino ancestry.[8]

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 3,517 people, 1,337 households, and 989 families residing in the township. The population density was 158.5 people per square mile (61.2/km²). There were 1,411 housing units at an average density of 63.6/sq mi (24.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.29% White, 0.51% African American, 0.03% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.11% Pacific Islander, 0.14% from other races, and 0.80% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.60% of the population.

There were 1,337 households, out of which 31.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.5% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.0% were non-families. 18.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5.5% 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 3.04.

In the township the population was spread out, with 23.5% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 29.7% from 25 to 44, 29.9% from 45 to 64, and 9.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 105.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.2 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $60,231, and the median income for a family was $66,250. Males had a median income of $45,511 versus $32,446 for females. The per capita income for the township was $26,145. About 1.0% of families and 4.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.0% of those under age 18 and 7.5% of those age 65 or over. Nockamixon township is patrolled by the Pennsylvania State Police, Dublin Barracks.

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. ^ "USDA Interactive Plant Hardiness Map". United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 2019-06-27.
  5. ^ "PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State U". www.prism.oregonstate.edu. Retrieved June 26, 2019.
  6. ^ "U.S. Potential Natural Vegetation, Original Kuchler Types, v2.0 (Spatially Adjusted to Correct Geometric Distortions)". Data Basin. Retrieved 2019-07-31.
  7. ^ http://www.dvrpc.org/data/databull/rdb/db82/appedixa.xls
  8. ^ "Census 2010: Pennsylvania". Usatoday.Com. Retrieved 2013-07-22.
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

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