Warwick Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Location of Warwick Township in Bucks County
|• Total||11.1 sq mi (29 km2)|
|• Land||11.1 sq mi (29 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||338 ft (103 m)|
|• Density||1,300/sq mi (500/km2)|
|Time zone||EST (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|Area code(s)||215 and 267|
Warwick Township, is in Bucks County, Pennsylvania and is 10 miles north of Northeast Philadelphia. Warwick was formed by petition February 13, 1733 by eighteen residents. It was named after a town in central England and was the home to many Scots-Irish Presbyterians. In 1819 the Township lost over half its territory to the north when Doylestown Township was established. History is closely tied to several existing structures, i.e. the Neshaminy Presbyterian Church and the Moland House. The Neshaminy Presbyterian Church is one of the earliest religious association in Pennsylvania dating back to 1726. The Moland House was General George Washington's headquarters when 11,000 Continental Army troops camped in Warwick Township from August 10, 1777 until August 23, 1777 while on their way to the Battle of Brandywine. The encampment stretched along both sides of Old York Road, on the slope of Carr's hill to the north; both sides of Bristol Road from Mearns Road to Meetinghouse Road. General Washington held a "Council of War" with his four Major Generals and six Brigadier General in the Moland House. While in Warwick Township the American flag that was designed by Betsy Ross was presented to General Washington and Warwick Township was the site where the American flag was first flown. It was here the Marquis de Lafayette and Count Casimir Pulaski joined the American Revolution and distinguished themselves soon at the Battle of Brandywine and for many years thereafter in the fight for American freedom from England.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 11.1 square miles (28.9 km²), all of it land. It is drained by the Delaware River via the Neshaminy Creek, which forms part of Warwick's northern border. Its villages include Breadysville (also in Warminster Township), Bridge Valley, Grenoble, Hartsville (also in Warminster Township), Jamison, Sugar Bottom, and Traymore.
Other natural features include Dark Hollow, and Little Neshaminy Creek.
- Warminster Township (southwest)
- Warrington Township (west)
- Doylestown Township (northwest)
- Buckingham Township (north)
- Wrightstown Township (northeast)
- Northampton Township (southeast)
- Ivyland (tangent to the south)
As of the 2010 census, the township was 93.4% White, 1.3% Black or African American, 0.2% Native American, 3.7% Asian, and 1.0% were two or more races. 2.1% of the population were of Hispanic or Latino ancestry.
As of the census of 2000, there were 11,977 people, 3,933 households, and 3,268 families residing in the township. The population density was 1,075.3 people per square mile (415.1/km²). There were 4,050 housing units at an average density of 363.6/sq mi (140.4/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 95.93% White, 1.04% African American, 0.07% Native American, 2.14% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.13% from other races, and 0.64% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.03% of the population.
There were 3,933 households, out of which 50.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 74.3% were married couples living together, 6.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.9% were non-families. 13.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 3.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.04 and the average family size was 3.38.
In the township the population was spread out, with 33.1% under the age of 18, 4.9% from 18 to 24, 36.2% from 25 to 44, 20.1% from 45 to 64, and 5.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 96.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.0 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $81,711, and the median income for a family was $88,145. Males had a median income of $60,334 versus $36,751 for females. The per capita income for the township was $29,734. About 1.2% of families and 2.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.7% of those under age 18 and 5.9% of those age 65 or over.
- National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
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