Northampton Township

Northampton Township is located in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and lies approximately 12 miles to the northeast of Philadelphia. The population is almost 40,000 according to the most recent census. The township, which was incorporated in 1722, was named after the city of Northampton in England by early English settlers.


Geography

Northampton Township is made up of 26.1 square miles, which comprises 25.8 square miles of land and 0.3 square miles of water. The Neshaminy Creek, which empties into the Delaware River and runs along the township’s northeast boundary, acts as a drainage point.

The township is made up of census-­designated places and unincorporated communities, namely Village Shires, Holland, Churchville and Richboro.


Demographics

From the 2010 census, it was established that Northampton Township was made up of 93.1% Non­Hispanic White, 3.5% Latino or Hispanic, 3.4% Asian, 0.8% mixed heritage, and 0.6% African American or Black.

From the 2000 census, there were a total of 39,384 inhabitants, 13,014 households, and just less than 11,000 families. The population was found to be made up of 28.2% residents who were under the age of 18 years; 6.5% aged between 18 and 24; 27.2% between 25 and 44; 28.1% were between 45 and 64; and those who were 65 or above made up 10.0% of the population.

For households, the median income was $82,655, while for families it was $91,477. For the township as a whole, the per capita income was $33,028, though 1.8% of the populace was living below the national poverty line.


Northampton Township Transport

To reach the nearest train station, which is Warminster Station, a Rush Bus service is provided by the township’s Transport Management Association. See Septa.org for information on train service to and from Philadelphia and towns in between.

Education in Northampton Township

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

Elementary Schools (Grades K – 6)

Holland Elementary School

Maureen M. Welch Elementary School

Rolling Hills Elementary School

Hillcrest Elementary School

Churchville Elementary School

Middle Schools (Grades 7 – 8)

Holland Middle School

High Schools (Grades 9 – 12)

Council Rock High School South

Private Schools

Schoolhouse Learning Center (for Kindergarten students)

St. Bede-The Venerable School (for grades K – 8)


Cost of Living and Crime

The overall cost of living in Northampton Township, Pa, is substantially higher than that of the national average. Crime rates, both in terms of violent crime and property crime are far lower in the township than the national averages.


Climate

Northampton Township’s climate is, in many respects on-­par with the national U.S. averages. Temperatures reach an average high of 86 degrees in July and fall to an average low of 21 degrees in January. The annual rainfall, however, is somewhat higher than the national average at 45 inches per annum for the township in comparison to 36 inches on average for the remainder of the country.

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