Tinicum Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Location of Tinicum Township in Bucks County
|• Total||31.2 sq mi (81 km2)|
|• Land||30.2 sq mi (78 km2)|
|• Water||1.0 sq mi (3 km2)|
|Elevation||531 ft (162 m)|
|• Density||130/sq mi (49/km2)|
|Time zone||EST (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|Postal code||18972 - Upper Black Eddy
18920 - Erwinna
18947 - Pipersville
18950 - Point Pleasant
18942 - Ottsville
|Area code(s)||215, 610|
The Uhlerstown-Frenchtown Bridge, a free Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission bridge over the Delaware River, connects Uhlerstown to Frenchtown in Hunterdon County, New Jersey. It is located approximately forty miles north of Center City, Philadelphia.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 31.2 square miles (80.8 km²), of which, 30.2 square miles (78.2 km²) of it is land and 1.0 square miles (2.5 km²) of it (3.11%) is water. Tohickon Creek flows along its southern boundary into the Delaware River, which separates the township from New Jersey. Its past and present villages include Bunker Hill, Clay Ridge, Erwinna, Jugtown, Lodi, Ottsville (also in Nockamixon Township), Point Pleasant (also in Plumstead Township), Ridge, Sundale, Smithtown, Tinicum, Uhlerstown, Upper Black Eddy (also in Bridgeton Township), and Wormansville.
- Plumstead Township (south)
-*Bedminster Township (southwest)
- Nockamixon Township (northwest)
- Bridgeton Township (north)
- Holland Township, New Jersey (northeast)
- Milford, New Jersey (east)
- Alexandria Township, New Jersey (east)
- Frenchtown, New Jersey (east)
- Kingwood Township, New Jersey (east)
As of the census of 2000, there were 4,206 people, 1,674 households, and 1,173 families residing in the township. The population density was 139.3 people per square mile (53.8/km²). There were 1,834 housing units at an average density of 60.7/sq mi (23.4/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.24% White, 0.76% African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.50% from other races, and 0.88% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.36% of the population.
There were 1,674 households, out of which 27.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.4% were married couples living together, 5.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.9% were non-families. 22.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.94.
In the township the population was spread out, with 21.0% under the age of 18, 5.2% from 18 to 24, 28.6% from 25 to 44, 31.2% from 45 to 64, and 13.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 108.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.9 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $60,843, and the median income for a family was $66,375. Males had a median income of $44,886 versus $33,333 for females. The per capita income for the township was $34,321. About 0.5% of families and 2.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 9.5% of those age 65 or over.
- National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- MacReynolds, George, Place Names in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Doylestown, Bucks County Historical Society, Doylestown, PA, 1942, P1.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
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