East Rockhill Township, Pennsylvania

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East Rockhill Township is a township in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, United States. The original Rockhill Township was established in 1740 and was divided into East and West Rockhill Townships in 1890. The population was 5,199 at the 2000 census. East Rockhill is part of Pennridge School District. In East Rockhill there is an airport called Pennridge Airport

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 13.1 square miles (33.9 km²), of which, 12.9 square miles (33.5 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.4 km²) of it (1.14%) is water. Tohickon Creek flows along the northern edge of the township into Lake Nockamixon at its northeast edge and eastward into the Delaware River and drains most of East Rockhill. The southeast side of the township is drained by the East Branch Perkiomen Creek into the Perkiomen Creek and Schuylkill River. East Rockhill's villages include Rockhill, Smoketown (also in West Rockhill,) and Sterners Mill.

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Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 5,199 people, 1,828 households, and 1,427 families residing in the township. The population density was 401.5 people per square mile (155.0/km²). There were 1,883 housing units at an average density of 145.4/sq mi (56.1/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.19% White, 0.81% African American, 0.40% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.19% from other races, and 0.96% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.25% of the population.

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