Buckingham Township

Buckingham Township is located in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. It takes its name from the county town of Buckingham in the region of Buckinghamshire in England.  The township’s population, according to the most recent census, is approximately 20,000.

The township is approximately 33 square miles, and is located 42 miles north of Philadelphia and 75 miles southeast of New York City.

Listed Buildings and Places in Buckingham Township

There are many buildings and places in the township that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, including Bycroft Farm Complex, the Buckingham Friends Meeting House (also designated as a National Historic Landmark District), Spring Valley Historic District, Mechanicsville Village Historic District, and Holicong Village Historic District.

Villages in Buckingham Township

There are a total of 12 villages located within the township, namely:

  • Mozart
  • Pineville (also in Wrightstown Township)
  • Mechanicsville
  • Wycombe (also in Wrightstown Township)
  • Lahaska (also in Solebury Township)
  • Bridge Valley
  • Buckingham
  • Buckingham Valley
  • Furlong (also in Doylestown Township)
  • Forest Grove
  • Highton (also in Solebury Township)
  • Holicong

Demographics

From the 2010 census, the demographical distribution of Buckingham Township was found to be 93.8% Non­Hispanic White, 3.4% Asian, 1.1% African American or Black, and 0.1% Native American. 1.2% of the populace was from mixed decent and 2.4% of the populace were of Latino or Hispanic ancestry.

The population in the township was comprised of 28.3% under the age of 18; 4.1% of the populace were between 18 and 24 years of age; 28.4% were between 25 and 44; 25.9% were aged 45 to 64; and those who were 65 or older made up 13.3% of the population.

In the township, the median household income was $82,376. Per capita, the income was $35,735 and those who were earning below the poverty line made up 4.1% of the populace.

Getting Around

Nearby airports include Doylestown Airport, in Doylestown, Pa., Trenton­ Mercer Airport in Trenton, N.J., Lehigh Valley International Airport in Allentown, Pa., and Philadelphia International Airport, about an hour to the south, in Philadelphia.

Pennsylvania Route 263 travels from Upper Moreland Township, Montgomery County, in the south, through Buckingham Township and on to Stockton ,N.J., in Hunterdon County, in the north.

Education in Buckingham Township

There are two elementary schools in the township: Bridge Valley Elementary School for grades K – 6, and Buckingham Elementary School which is also for grades K – 6.

Cost of Living and Crime

The overall cost of living in Buckingham Township is very much on­-par with the rest of the country whereas, housing is generally a lot more affordable within the township. Both violent crime rates and property crime rates are far lower in the township than the country’s average crime rates.

Climate

The average annual high temperature in the township is 87 degrees, in July, and the winter lows fall to 22 degrees in January. There are 44 inches of rainfall in Buckingham Township on average each year which represents a sizable proportion more than the country’s average of 36.5 inches of rainfall each year.

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