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New Britain Township
Township
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Bucks
Elevation 276 ft (84.1 m)
Coordinates 40°17′55″N 75°10′24″W / 40.29861, -75.17333
Area 15.2 sq mi (39.4 km²)
 - land 14.7 sq mi (38 km²)
 - water 0.5 sq mi (1 km²), 3.29%
Population 11,070 (2010)
Density 727.6 / sq mi (280.9 / km²)
Timezone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code 215
Location of New Britain Township in Bucks County
Location of New Britain Township in Bucks County


Location of New Britain Township in Pennsylvania
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Location of New Britain Township in Pennsylvania


Location of Pennsylvania in the United States
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States
Website: http://www.newbritaintownship.org

New Britain Township is a township in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 11,070 at the 2010 census.

History[]

The Morgan James Homestead and Pine Valley Covered Bridge are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[1]

Geography[]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 15.2 square miles (39.5 km²), of which, 14.7 square miles (38.1 km²) of it is land and 0.6 square miles (1.4 km²) of it (3.61%) is water. It is drained by the Delaware River via the Neshaminy Creek. Its villages include Christy (also in Montgomery County,) Fountainville, Line Lexington (also in Hilltown Township and Montgomery County,) New Galena, and Newville. Brittany Farms-The Highlands CDP is also located in the township.

Neighboring municipalities[]

  • Hilltown Township (northwest)
  • Plumstead Township (northeast)
  • Doylestown Township (east)
  • New Britain (east)
  • Chalfont (east)
  • Warrington Township (southeast)
  • Montgomery Township, Montgomery County (south)
  • Hatfield Township, Montgomery County (southwest)

Demographics[]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1930 1,157
1940 1,119 −3.3%
1950 1,361 21.6%
1960 3,090 127.0%
1970 5,207 68.5%
1980 7,415 42.4%
1990 9,099 22.7%
2000 10,698 17.6%
2010 11,070 3.5%
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As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 10,698 people, 3,895 households, and 3,034 families residing in the township. The population density was 727.6 people per square mile (281.0/km²). There were 3,969 housing units at an average density of 270.0/sq mi (104.2/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 96.26% White, 1.35% African American, 0.12% Native American, 1.14% Asian, 0.43% from other races, and 0.70% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.28% of the population.

There were 3,895 households out of which 38.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.8% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.1% were non-families. 18.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.6% 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 3.14.

In the township the population was spread out with 27.4% under the age of 18, 4.6% from 18 to 24, 29.7% from 25 to 44, 26.5% from 45 to 64, and 11.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 95.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.3 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $71,194, and the median income for a family was $77,896. Males had a median income of $57,188 versus $34,390 for females. The per capita income for the township was $28,923. About 1.4% of families and 1.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.3% of those under age 18 and 1.7% of those age 65 or over.

References[]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. http://nrhp.focus.nps.gov/natreg/docs/All_Data.html. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

External links[]

This page uses content from the English language Wikipedia. The original content was at New Britain Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with this Familypedia wiki, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons License.
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