Lower Southampton Township, Pennsylvania

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Lower Southampton Township is a township in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 19,276 at the 2000 census.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 6.7 square miles (17.3 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 19,276 people, 7,152 households, and 5,428 families residing in the township. The population density was 2,887.7 people per square mile (1,114.1/km²). There were 7,333 housing units at an average density of 1,098.6/sq mi (423.8/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 96.34% White, 1.07% African American, 0.06% Native American, 1.37% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.42% from other races, and 0.73% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.41% of the population.

There were 7,152 households out of which 32.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.5% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.1% were non-families. 19.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the township the population was spread out with 22.9% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 29.3% from 25 to 44, 26.2% from 45 to 64, and 14.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 97.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.2 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $57,011, and the median income for a family was $62,209. Males had a median income of $41,902 versus $32,073 for females. The per capita income for the township was $24,367. About 2.7% of families and 3.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.6% of those under age 18 and 5.2% of those age 65 or over.

Famous celebrities

Anthony Fedorov, who advanced to the final four of the 2005 season of American Idol, was from the Trevose section of this township.


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