Richland Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

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Richland Township is a township in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 9,920 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 20.5 square miles (53.1 km²), of which, 20.5 square miles (53.0 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.24%) is water. It is drained by the Tohickon Creek eastward into the Delaware River. Its villages include California, Paletown, Quaker, Rich Hill, and Shelly.

Adjacent municipalities

Richland Township surrounds the boroughs of Quakertown and Richlandtown.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 9,920 people, 3,763 households, and 2,667 families residing in the township. The population density was 484.7 people per square mile (187.1/km²). There were 3,877 housing units at an average density of 189.4/sq mi (73.1/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 96.35% White, 0.93% African American, 0.11% Native American, 1.16% Asian, 0.38% from other races, and 1.07% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.32% of the population.

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