Warminster Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

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Warminster Township
Township
Jamison Street Warminster Heights.jpg
Jamison Street in Warminster Heights
Coat of arms
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyBucks
Elevation312 ft (95.1 m)
Coordinates40°12′11″N 75°05′38″W / 40.20306°N 75.09389°W / 40.20306; -75.09389
Area10.2 sq mi (26.4 km2)
 - land10.2 sq mi (26 km2)
 - water0.0 sq mi (0 km2), 0%
Population32,682 (2010)
Density3,061.0 / sq mi (1,181.9 / km2)
TimezoneEST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
Area code215, 267
Location of Warminster Township in Bucks County
Location of Warminster Township in Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States
Website: http://www.warminstertownship.org
 
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Coordinates: 40°12′11″N 75°05′38″W / 40.20306°N 75.09389°W / 40.20306; -75.09389
Warminster Township
Township
Jamison Street Warminster Heights.jpg
Jamison Street in Warminster Heights
Coat of arms
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyBucks
Elevation312 ft (95.1 m)
Coordinates40°12′11″N 75°05′38″W / 40.20306°N 75.09389°W / 40.20306; -75.09389
Area10.2 sq mi (26.4 km2)
 - land10.2 sq mi (26 km2)
 - water0.0 sq mi (0 km2), 0%
Population32,682 (2010)
Density3,061.0 / sq mi (1,181.9 / km2)
TimezoneEST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
Area code215, 267
Location of Warminster Township in Bucks County
Location of Warminster Township in Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States
Website: http://www.warminstertownship.org

Warminster Township is a township in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 32,682 at the 2010 census.

The town was named for the town of Warminster in Wiltshire, England.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 10.2 square miles (26.5 km²), all of it land. It is drained by the Delaware River tributaries of the Neshaminy Creek and the Pennypack Creek. Its villages include Breadysville (also in Warwick Township,) Casey Highlands, Hartsville (also in Warwick Township,) Johnsville, Rosewood Park, Warminster, and Warminster Heights.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
CensusPop.
19301,452
19401,97736.2%
19507,127260.5%
196015,994124.4%
197034,900118.2%
198035,4631.6%
199032,832−7.4%
200031,383−4.4%
201032,6824.1%
[1]

As of the 2010 census, the township was 86.0% Non-Hispanic White, 3.1% Black or African American, 0.2% Native American, 1.9% Asian, 0.1% Native Hawaiian, and 1.8% were two or more races. 7.7% of the population were of Hispanic or Latino ancestry [1].

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 31,383 people, 11,350 households, and 8,626 families residing in the township. The population density was 3,061.0 people per square mile (1,182.2/km²). There were 11,644 housing units at an average density of 1,135.7/sq mi (438.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 91.00% White, 3.31% African American, 0.11% Native American, 1.99% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 2.21% from other races, and 1.32% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.63% of the population.

There were 11,350 households out of which 32.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.1% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.0% were non-families. 20.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.5% 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 3.16.

In the township the population was spread out with 24.5% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 29.0% from 25 to 44, 23.6% from 45 to 64, and 15.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 95.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.3 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $54,375, and the median income for a family was $60,907. Males had a median income of $41,033 versus $30,302 for females. The per capita income for the township was $22,285. About 4.1% of families and 5.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.5% of those under age 18 and 4.6% of those age 65 or over.

Government[edit]

Warminster Township is a class two township under Pennsylvania State Code. It is governed by a five-member Board of Supervisors.

The five Supervisors are:

Emergency services[edit]

Warminster Township emergency services are provided by the following:

Police Corruption and Brutality[edit]

Notable residents[edit]

Education[edit]

Warminster Community Park is located on part of the former site of Naval Air Warfare Center Warminster. Part of the former runway contains basketball courts and a playground.

Warminster Township is served by the Centennial School District.

Private schools:

Economy[edit]

Crime[edit]

November 10, 1993: Clerks Sean J. Campbell and Bryan Benson, both 20, were stabbed to death during a robbery while working at a Warminster video store.[13] As of November 29, 2013, the murders remained unsolved.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.dvrpc.org/data/databull/rdb/db82/appedixa.xls.
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Tarnished badges of police leadership". philly.com. Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved 4/21/05.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  4. ^ "Tarnished badges of police leadership". philly.com. Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved 4/21/05.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  5. ^ "Tarnished badges of police leadership". philly.com. Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved 4/21/05.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  6. ^ "Ex-officer convicted of sexual charges". philly.com. Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved 4/6/05.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  7. ^ "Ex-Bucks officer gets 3 to 8 years in prison". philly.com. Morning Call. Retrieved 7/19/05.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  8. ^ "More On Tampering Case Of Former Warminster Police Cpl. Michael Allen Schmalz". buckscountycouriertimes.com. buckscountycouriertimes.com. Retrieved 10/11/13.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  9. ^ "Warminster cop loses bid to have tampering charge dismissed". phillyburbs.com. phillyburbs.com. Retrieved 11/1/13.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  10. ^ "Officer Didn't Tamper with Reports, Court Finds". patch.com. patch.com. Retrieved 3/2/13.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  11. ^ "Contact DVHS." Delaware Valley High School. Retrieved on May 19, 2014. "DVHS - Bucks 299 Jacksonville Road Warminster, PA 18974"
  12. ^ "2010 CENSUS - CENSUS BLOCK MAP: Warminster Heights CDP, PA" (Archive). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on May 19, 2014.
  13. ^ "Bryan Benson and Seann Campbell (Warminster 1993)". phillyburbs.com. phillyburbs.com. Retrieved 22 October 2014. 
  14. ^ "Unsolved murders: Bryan Benson and Seann Campbell". buckscountycouriertimes.com. buckscountycouriertimes.com. Retrieved 22 October 2013. 

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