Warminster Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
|Elevation||312 ft (95.1 m)|
|Area||10.2 sq mi (26.4 km2)|
|- land||10.2 sq mi (26 km2)|
|- water||0.0 sq mi (0 km2), 0%|
|Density||3,061.0 / sq mi (1,181.9 / km2)|
|- summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|Area code||215, 267|
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 10.2 square miles (26.5 km²), all of it land. It is drained by the Delaware River tributaries of the Neshaminy Creek and the Pennypack Creek. Its villages include Breadysville (also in Warwick Township,) Casey Highlands, Hartsville (also in Warwick Township,) Johnsville, Rosewood Park, Warminster, and Warminster Heights.
- Warrington Township (northwest)
- Warwick Township (north)
- Ivyland (northeast)
- Northampton Township (northeast)
- Upper Southampton Township (southeast)
- Upper Moreland Township, Montgomery County (south)
- Hatboro, Montgomery County (southwest)
- Horsham Township, Montgomery County (southwest)
As of the 2010 census, the township was 86.0% Non-Hispanic White, 3.1% Black or African American, 0.2% Native American, 1.9% Asian, 0.1% Native Hawaiian, and 1.8% were two or more races. 7.7% of the population were of Hispanic or Latino ancestry .
As of the census of 2000, there were 31,383 people, 11,350 households, and 8,626 families residing in the township. The population density was 3,061.0 people per square mile (1,182.2/km²). There were 11,644 housing units at an average density of 1,135.7/sq mi (438.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 91.00% White, 3.31% African American, 0.11% Native American, 1.99% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 2.21% from other races, and 1.32% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.63% of the population.
There were 11,350 households out of which 32.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.1% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.0% were non-families. 20.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.16.
In the township the population was spread out with 24.5% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 29.0% from 25 to 44, 23.6% from 45 to 64, and 15.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 95.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.3 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $54,375, and the median income for a family was $60,907. Males had a median income of $41,033 versus $30,302 for females. The per capita income for the township was $22,285. About 4.1% of families and 5.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.5% of those under age 18 and 4.6% of those age 65 or over.
Warminster Township is a class two township under Pennsylvania State Code. It is governed by a five-member Board of Supervisors.
The five Supervisors are:
- Daniel J. McPhillips (R), Chairman
- Jason T. Croley (R), Vice-Chairman
- Wayne McCulloch (R), Treasurer/Secretary
- Mark McKee (R), Member
- Scott DeRosa (R), Member
- CRC Industries, founded in 1958
- Hurst Performance, based in Warminster from the 1950s to 1970's
- NAWC, Aircraft Division, Warminster
- Burpee Seeds
- V. La Rosa and Sons Macaroni Company
Warminster Township emergency services are provided by the following:
- Warminster Fire Department (Stations 90, 91, and 92) , one of the busiest of Bucks County with approximately 700 calls each year.
- Warminster Police Department (74PD),
- Warminster Volunteer Ambulance Corps (Squad 122), the Emergency Medical Services provider for Warminster, responded to 2938 calls in 2005.
- Hartsville Fire Company (Station 93) . - which also covers part of Warwick Township
Warminster Township is served by the Centennial School District.
- Archbishop Wood Catholic High School
- Delaware Valley Private School (Warminster Heights)
- Nativity of Our Lord School
Police Corruption and Brutality
- Chief Elmer Clawges was convicted on December 10, 1997 of assaulting his wife. Clawges had also been accused by 12 women of sexual wrongdoing while on duty, including having sex with girls as young as 13 and sexually harassing women.
- Chief James M. Gorczynski pleaded guilty on April 5, 2005 to stealing over $130,000 belonging to the township while on duty.
- Chief Rowan P. Kelly, Jr. was fired for allegedly drinking on duty, assaulting citizens, and sexually harassed women.
- Officer John Powell was convicted on April 6, 2005 of attempted sex crimes against a minor. Powell was sentenced to up to eight years in prison.
- Officer Michael Schmalz was fired and arrested in 2013 for allegedly assaulting a prisoner and tampering with records. The assault incident was caught on video. Schmalz was acquitted of the criminal charges.
- Kermit Cintron, boxer
- John Fitch, inventor
- Paul Hipp, actor and musician
- Robert Ramsey, congressman
- William Tennent, clergyman and educator
- Mike Vogel, actor
- David Wharton, 1988 Olympic swimmer
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