Lower Makefield Township, Pennsylvania

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Lower Makefield Township is a township in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA and usually referred to as "Yardley" due to the prominence of Yardley Borough in that area. However, Yardley Borough is much smaller by both population and land area, and is surrounded by Lower Makefield on 3-sides (the fourth side being the Delaware River).

Lower Makefield Township is located in the Philadelphia Metropolitan Area (also known as the Delaware Valley), and its crime rate is the lowest in the Metropolitan Area, but it borders several towns in New Jersey to its north and east that are all in the New York Metropolitan Area. A plethora of residents commute daily to both cities.

Lower Makefield borders the Delaware River which separates it from New Jersey. Bordering towns and cities in New Jersey are Hopewell Township, Ewing Township and Trenton (the capital of New Jersey). Additionally, it borders Upper Makefield Township, PA, Newtown Township, PA, Middletown Township, PA, Falls Township, PA, and Morrisville, PA, and as mentioned above, surrounds Yardley Borough on 3-sides.

As of the 2000 census, the population of Lower Makefield Township was 32,681 not including Yardley Borough, and it ranked #1 in Pennsylvania for both median household and median family income (for places with a population over 10,000), however it ranked only #78 overall in the United States (between Westfield, New Jersey and Moraga, California) for median household income, but non-census 2006 data indicates that since the 2000 census, it moved all the way up to #31 for median household income (between Wellesley, Massachusetts and Rye, New York), and #9 for disposable household income, due to relatively low taxes and extremely low house prices compared to other peer, very-high-income towns. In fact living expenses are actually lower than in the bordering Ewing Township, New Jersey, even though Ewing's median household income is nearly half and has a crime rate many times higher. (See Richest places in the United States: Highest-income places with a population of at least 10,000)

Lower Makefield is the largest municipality (by population) in North America without its own municipal court or post office. The municipal court and post office serving Lower Makefield are both in Morrisville (the town bordering the township to the southeast), and there are no plans to change the arrangements with Morrisville. Previously Morrisville had a higher population, but with the growth in Lower Makefield over the past 30 years, Morrisville is now a much smaller place by both land area and population.

As a result of the affluence and high median income in Lower Makefield Township, 19067 has been listed as the second wealthiest zip code in Pennsylvania based on IRS figures for Adjusted Gross Income. If the township had its own post office and zip code, it would be the wealthiest zip code in Pennsylvania.

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