Croydon, Pennsylvania

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Croydon is a census-designated place located in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. As of the 2000 census, the CDP had a total population of 9,993.

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Law and Government

Like Levittown, Pennsylvania, Croydon does not have a central government of its own. It is not organized or incorporated as a town or village. The area known as Croydon is located in Bristol Township. Croydon uses zip code 19021.

Economy

Several notable mid-size businesses are headquartered in the business district of Croydon, including PAC Industries and Denaq Laptop Batteries.

Geography

Croydon is located at 40°5'36" North, 74°53'57" West (40.093443, -74.899128)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 6.4 km² (2.5 sq mi). 2.5 square miles (6.4 km²) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water. The census bureau statement regarding water is incorrect. Croydon is bordered to the south by the Neshaminy Creek, which is tidal, and navagitable by small vessels (about a 8 ft to 6 ft draft at high tide). There are several private marinas on the Neshaminy, and a Commonwealth of Pennsylvania marina (part of Neshaminy State Park) at the mouth of the Creek. The Neshaminy empties into the Delaware River, which borders Croydon to the east, and forms the boundary between Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The Delaware is tidal in Croydon, and is navagitable by ocean going vessels (40 foot marked / maintained channel)as far upriver as Trenton NJ.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there are 9,993 people, 3,735 households, and 2,577 families residing in the CDP. The population density is 4,029.9 people per square mile (1,555.8/km²). There are 3,875 housing units at an average density of 1,562.7/sq mi (603.3/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP is 93.30% White, 2.89% African American, 0.31% Native American, 1.28% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.18% from other races, and 1.03% from two or more races. 3.68% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 3,735 households out of which 31.7% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.4% are married couples living together, 11.3% have a female householder with no husband present, and 31.0% are non-families. 25.3% of all households are made up of individuals and 8.0% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.67 and the average family size is 3.24.

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