Tinicum Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

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Tinicum Township
Frankenfield Covered Bridge
Location of Tinicum Township in Bucks County
Location of Tinicum Township in Bucks County
Tinicum Township is located in Pennsylvania
Tinicum Township
Tinicum Township
Location of Tinicum Township in Pennsylvania
Tinicum Township is located in the US
Tinicum Township
Tinicum Township
Tinicum Township (the US)
Coordinates: 40°30′30″N 75°07′35″W / 40.50833°N 75.12639°W / 40.50833; -75.12639Coordinates: 40°30′30″N 75°07′35″W / 40.50833°N 75.12639°W / 40.50833; -75.12639
CountryUnited States
 • Total31.03 sq mi (80.36 km2)
 • Land30.07 sq mi (77.89 km2)
 • Water0.95 sq mi (2.47 km2)
531 ft (162 m)
 • Total3,995
 • Estimate 
 • Density131.15/sq mi (50.64/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Postal code
18972 - Upper Black Eddy
18920 - Erwinna
18947 - Pipersville
18950 - Point Pleasant
18942 - Ottsville
Area code(s)215, 610
FIPS code42-017-76784

Tinicum Township is a township in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 3,995 at the 2010 census.

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.

This township includes both area codes 215 and 610. The township also has five different ZIP codes.


The Red Hill Church and School, Ridge Valley Rural Historic District, and Lewis Summers Farm are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[3]


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.[4]

Natural features include Haycock Creek, Roaring Rocks, Swamp Creek, Tinicum Creek, and Tohickon Creek.[4]

Neighboring municipalities[edit]


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 20163,944[2]−1.3%

As of the census[6] 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.

See also[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. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  4. ^ a b MacReynolds, George, Place Names in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Doylestown, Bucks County Historical Society, Doylestown, PA, 1942, P1.
  5. ^ http://www.dvrpc.org/data/databull/rdb/db82/appedixa.xls
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

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