New Britain Township

New Britain Township is located in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and is situated 35 miles to the north of Philadelphia and 83 miles to the southwest of New York City. According to the most recent census, the township’s population was just over 11,000.


Geography

The township consists of 15.2 square miles, comprising 14.7 square miles of land in addition to 0.6 square miles of water. There are five villages that make up New Britain Township, namely:

  • Fountainville
  • Christy (also within Montgomery County)
  • New Galena
  • Line Lexington (also within Montgomery County and Hilltown Township)
  • Newville


Demographics

From the 2010 census, it was established that 92.0% of the populace of New Britain Township was White, 3.3% were Asian, 2.4% were Latino or Hispanic, 1.6% were African American or Black, and 0.1% were Native American.

From the 2000 census and with respect to age ranges, 27.4% of the populace was under the age of 18; those between 18 and 24 made up 4.6% of the population; 29.7% were 25 to 44; 26.5% were between 45 and 64; and those aged 65 and above made up 11.9% of the township’s populace. The overall median age was 39.

Again, from the 2000 census, the median income for a New Britain household was $71,194. The per capita income was $28,923 and 1.9% of the populace was living below the national poverty line.


Things to Do and See in New Britain Township


Peace Valley Park

Peace Valley Park, the entrance of which is located at 230 Creek Road, New Britain, makes for a terrific day out. The park offers a variety of water sports, including sailing, kayaking, and fishing, in addition to trails for biking, walking and hiking. The park is also open during the winter months when it becomes a haven for cross­-country skiing and sledding. The volunteers who man the nature center are extremely knowledgeable, thereby enhancing the facility’s educational value.


New Britain Township Transport

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.

The SEPTA train station in nearby Doylestown, with a stop in New Britain, serve Philadelphia and towns between. Visit septa.org.

Education in New Britain Township

There are three schools within the township which are listed below:

Pine Run Elementary School for grades K – 6

Kindercare Learning Center (private) for Kindergarten

St Jude Catholic Education Center (private) for grades Pre-K - ­8


Cost of Living and Crime

The overall cost of living in New Britain Township is slightly higher than that of the national average. Crime rates on the other hand, both in terms of violent crime and property crime, are substantially lower in New Britain Township than the national averages.


Climate

New Britain Township enjoys an average high temperature of 85 degrees in July while in January the average temperature falls to 19 degrees. Annual rainfall averages is 44 inches while the township witnesses 205 days of sunshine year-­round.

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