Silverdale, Pennsylvania

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Borough of Silverdale
Silverdale Municipal Building
Silverdale Municipal Building
Location of Silverdale in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
Location of Silverdale in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
Silverdale is located in Pennsylvania
Silverdale
Silverdale
Location of Silverdale in Pennsylvania
Silverdale is located in the United States
Silverdale
Silverdale
Silverdale (the United States)
Coordinates: 40°20′47″N 75°16′15″W / 40.34639°N 75.27083°W / 40.34639; -75.27083Coordinates: 40°20′47″N 75°16′15″W / 40.34639°N 75.27083°W / 40.34639; -75.27083
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyBucks
Area
 • Total0.4 acres (1.07 km2)
 • Land0.4 acres (1.07 km2)
 • Water0.0 acres (0.00 km2)
Elevation
443 ft (135 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total4,249
 • Estimate 
(2017)[2]
859
 • Density2,079.90/sq mi (802.23/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Zip Code
18962
Area code(s)215 and 267
FIPS code42-70744
WebsiteSilverdale

Silverdale is a borough in Bucks County, Pennsylvania in the USA. The population was 871 at the 2010 census. Silverdale is part of Pennridge School District.

Geography[edit]

Silverdale is located at 40°20′47″N 75°16′15″W / 40.34639°N 75.27083°W / 40.34639; -75.27083 (40.346459, -75.270955).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880490
189079462.0%
19001,24757.1%
19101,57226.1%
19201,73910.6%
19302,06318.6%
19402,1152.5%
19502,37312.2%
19602,4975.2%
19702,82913.3%
19803,14311.1%
19904,47942.5%
20004,5641.9%
20104,249−6.9%
Est. 2017859[2]−79.8%
Sources:[4][5][6]

As of the 2010 census, the borough was 97.2% White, 0.8% Black or African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.1% Asian, and 0.3% were two or more races. 1.4% of the population were of Hispanic or Latino ancestry.[7]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 1,001 people, 323 households, and 264 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,220.0 people per square mile (858.9/km²). There were 329 housing units at an average density of 729.7 per square mile (282.3/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 99.00% White, 0.20% African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 0.30% from other races, and 0.30% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.80% of the population.

There were 323 households, out of which 48.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.4% were married couples living together, 5.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.0% were non-families. 13.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 4.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.08 and the average family size was 3.45.

In the borough the population was spread out, with 32.5% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 35.3% from 25 to 44, 19.6% from 45 to 64, and 6.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 111.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.0 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $62,250, and the median income for a family was $68,594. Males had a median income of $42,431 versus $29,500 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $23,814. About 2.6% of families and 2.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.3% of those under age 18 and 14.8% of those age 65 or over.

Climate[edit]

According to the Köppen climate classification system, Silverdale 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 Silverdale, episodes of heat and high humidity can occur with heat index values > 105 °F (41 °C). Since 1981, the highest air temperature was 101.5 °F (38.6 °C) on 07/22/2011, and the highest daily average mean dew point was 74.2 °F (23.4 °C) on 08/12/2016. The average wettest month is July which corresponds with the annual peak in thunderstorm activity. Since 1981, the wettest calendar day was 6.72 inches (171 mm) on 08/27/2011. During the winter months, the average annual extreme minimum air temperature is −1.9 °F (−18.8 °C).[8] Since 1981, the coldest air temperature was −13.0 °F (−25.0 °C) on 01/22/1984. Episodes of extreme cold and wind can occur with wind chill values < −13 °F (−25 °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 Silverdale, Elevation 430 ft (131 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) 70.2
(21.2)
77.6
(25.3)
85.8
(29.9)
92.8
(33.8)
94.0
(34.4)
94.9
(34.9)
101.5
(38.6)
99.0
(37.2)
96.6
(35.9)
88.2
(31.2)
80.0
(26.7)
74.7
(23.7)
101.5
(38.6)
Average high °F (°C) 38.3
(3.5)
41.6
(5.3)
50.0
(10.0)
62.2
(16.8)
72.2
(22.3)
80.8
(27.1)
84.8
(29.3)
83.2
(28.4)
76.4
(24.7)
64.9
(18.3)
53.8
(12.1)
42.4
(5.8)
62.6
(17.0)
Daily mean °F (°C) 29.6
(−1.3)
32.3
(0.2)
39.9
(4.4)
50.9
(10.5)
60.6
(15.9)
69.7
(20.9)
74.1
(23.4)
72.6
(22.6)
65.2
(18.4)
53.5
(11.9)
43.8
(6.6)
34.0
(1.1)
52.3
(11.3)
Average low °F (°C) 20.9
(−6.2)
23.1
(−4.9)
29.9
(−1.2)
39.5
(4.2)
49.0
(9.4)
58.5
(14.7)
63.4
(17.4)
61.9
(16.6)
54.0
(12.2)
42.2
(5.7)
33.8
(1.0)
25.5
(−3.6)
41.9
(5.5)
Record low °F (°C) −13.0
(−25.0)
−5.4
(−20.8)
2.1
(−16.6)
16.1
(−8.8)
30.2
(−1.0)
39.9
(4.4)
46.5
(8.1)
41.1
(5.1)
34.0
(1.1)
22.7
(−5.2)
10.1
(−12.2)
−3.1
(−19.5)
−13.0
(−25.0)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 3.42
(87)
2.82
(72)
3.88
(99)
4.07
(103)
4.35
(110)
4.38
(111)
4.79
(122)
3.93
(100)
4.55
(116)
4.28
(109)
3.73
(95)
3.96
(101)
48.16
(1,223)
Average relative humidity (%) 67.9 64.6 60.4 58.8 63.4 69.1 69.0 71.4 72.4 71.5 70.1 69.9 67.4
Average dew point °F (°C) 20.3
(−6.5)
21.7
(−5.7)
27.3
(−2.6)
37.0
(2.8)
48.1
(8.9)
59.1
(15.1)
63.3
(17.4)
62.8
(17.1)
56.1
(13.4)
44.5
(6.9)
34.7
(1.5)
25.2
(−3.8)
41.8
(5.4)
Source: PRISM[9]

Ecology[edit]

According to the A. W. Kuchler U.S. potential natural vegetation types, Silverdale 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 −1.9 °F (−18.8 °C).[8] The spring bloom typically peaks around April 13th and fall color usually peaks around October 27th.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2017 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Mar 24, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved March 24, 2018.
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013.
  5. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Resident Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 11 June 2013. Retrieved 11 December 2013.
  7. ^ "Census 2010: Pennsylvania". Usatoday.Com. Retrieved 2013-07-22.
  8. ^ a b "USDA Interactive Plant Hardiness Map". United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved October 17, 2019.
  9. ^ "PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University". Retrieved October 17, 2019.
  10. ^ "U.S. Potential Natural Vegetation, Original Kuchler Types, v2.0 (Spatially Adjusted to Correct Geometric Distortions)". Retrieved October 17, 2019.