Richland Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Location of Richland Township in Bucks County
|• Total||20.76 sq mi (53.78 km2)|
|• Land||20.65 sq mi (53.48 km2)|
|• Water||0.12 sq mi (0.30 km2)|
|Elevation||499 ft (152 m)|
|• Estimate (2016)||13,200|
|• Density||639.29/sq mi (246.82/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (EST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 20.5 square miles (53.1 km²), of which, 20.5 square miles (53.0 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.24%) is water. It is drained by the Tohickon Creek eastward into the Delaware River. Its villages include California, Paletown, Pullen, Quaker, Rich Hill, and Shelly.
Natural features include Beaver Run, Dry Branch, Licking Run, Morgan Run, Rock Hill, and Tohickon Creek. Richland Township has a hot-summer humid continental climate (Dfa) and is in hardiness zone 6b.
- Springfield Township (north)
- Haycock Township (east)
- East Rockhill Township (southeast)
- West Rockhill Township (south)
- Milford Township (west)
As of the census of 2000, there were 9,920 people, 3,763 households, and 2,667 families residing in the township. The population density was 484.7 people per square mile (187.1/km²). There were 3,877 housing units at an average density of 189.4/sq mi (73.1/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 96.35% White, 0.93% African American, 0.11% Native American, 1.16% Asian, 0.38% from other races, and 1.07% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.32% of the population.
There were 3,763 households, out of which 34.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.3% were married couples living together, 7.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.1% were non-families. 23.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.13.
In the township the population was spread out, with 26.2% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 32.9% from 25 to 44, 20.7% from 45 to 64, and 13.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 97.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.8 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $47,057, and the median income for a family was $55,359. Males had a median income of $37,677 versus $27,826 for females. The per capita income for the township was $19,582. About 2.5% of families and 5.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.0% of those under age 18 and 6.4% of those age 65 or over.
Government and politics
- State Representative Craig Staats, Republican, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 145
- State Senator Bob Mensch, Republican, Pennsylvania Senate, District 24
- US Representative Brian Fitzpatrick, Republican, Pennsylvania's 8th congressional district
Board of Supervisors
- Rick Orloff
- Tim Ritter
- Tim Arnold
- "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Aug 13, 2017.
- "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
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