House in Doylestown Township
|Location of Doylestown Township in Bucks County|
|State :||United States|
|County :||Bucks County|
|Time zone :||Eastern ( UTC − 5 / −4 )|
|Residents :||17,680 (as of 2010)|
|Population density :||437.3 inhabitants per km 2|
|Area :||40.43 km 2 (approx. 16 mi 2 )|
|Height :||86 m|
|Area code :||+1 215|
|GNIS ID :||1216014|
|Mayor :||Barbara N. Lyons|
Doylestown Township is 15.58 square miles of which 15.5 square miles is land and 0.08 square miles is water. The township has some scenic features such as Almshouse Hill, Featherbed Hill, Fretz Valley, Little Buckingham Mountain, Mill Creek or Neshaminy Creek.
Doylestown Township is bordered by the following townships:
- Warwick Township (Southeast)
- Warrington Township (South)
- New Britain Township (North West)
- Plumstead Township (north)
- Buckingham Township (northeast)
Native Americans from the Lenni Lenape tribe originally settled in this area. The township is not very old. In 1814 the residents of Doylestown City wrote a petition for the construction of a new township (Doylestown). Around 1818 the new township was officially established with 1885 acres from Buckingham Township , 5350 acres from New Britain Township and 3515 acres from Warwick Township. In addition, some small villages such as Cross Keys, Edison, Furlong or Tradesville were incorporated. The Doylestown Township encloses the city of Doylestown. The first election was held on March 19, 1819. A committee of five people was elected. The township then had 339 taxpayers. To date, the number of committee members has not changed.
The largest landowner in the township today is Delaware Valley College. The college was founded as the National Farm School by Rabbi Joseph Krauskopf in 1896.
The name of the city and the township probably go back to the pub owner William Doyle. Around 1745 William Doyle was the operator of the "Doyle Travers" in what is now the center of Doylestown.
There are a few homesteads in Doylestown Township that have been listed on the National Register of Historic Places :
- Fordhook Farm
- Fretz Farm
In 2010, 17,680 people lived in Doylestown Township. The median income per household per year was $ 81,226 and the median income per family was $ 93,984. Men made an average of $ 62,853 and women $ 36,180 per year.
Living in the township:
- 92.4% whiteness
- 1.3% African American
- 1.9% Asians
- 0.1% Indian
- 2.8% Latino
- 23.7% under 18 years of age
- 5.4% between 18 and 24 years of age
- 27.2% between 25 and 44 years
- 25.7% between 45 and 64 years
- 18.0% older than 65 years
Known people who temporarily lived in Doylestown Township or the city:
- Henry Chapman Mercer was an American art collector, tile maker, and builder of three buildings
- Władysław Bortnowski was a Polish general during World War II
- Oscar Hammerstein was an American musical producer, librettist, and songwriter
- Margaret Mead was an American ethnologist
- James Michener was an American writer
- Justin Guarini is an American singer
- Irene Molloy is an American actress and singer
- Alicia Moore " Pink " is an American singer-songwriter
- Census 2010: Pennsylvania . Usatoday.Com. Retrieved July 20, 2017.
- MacReynolds, George, Place Names in Bucks County, Pennsylvania , Doylestown, Bucks County Historical Society, Doylestown, PA, 1942nd
- Doylestown Township Website: Doylestown Township. Retrieved July 19, 2017 .
- State Park Office: National Register Historic Districts & Homes. Retrieved July 10, 2017 .