Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania

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Fairless Hills is a census-designated place (CDP) in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 8,365 at the 2000 census.

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History

Fairless Hills as it is known today began in 1951 when developer Danherst Corporation began erecting pre-fabricated homes built by Gunnison Magichomes, Inc. The development was financed by U.S. Steel with a loan of $50 million. It was named in honor of Benjamin Fairless, then president of U.S. Steel, which operated the "Fairless Works" plant which employed most of Fairless Hills' homeowners at the time.[1]

Geography

Fairless Hills is located at 40°10′44″N 74°51′11″W / 40.17889°N 74.85306°W / 40.17889; -74.85306 (40.178909, -74.853044)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.9 square miles (5.0 km²), of which, 1.9 square miles (5.0 km²) of it is land and 0.52% is water.

The developers of Fairless Hills designated several sections, or neighborhoods, such as Heddington, Drexelwood, and Fairbridge North.

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 8,365 people, 3,220 households, and 2,260 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 4,366.4 people per square mile (1,682.2/km²). There were 3,298 housing units at an average density of 1,721.5/sq mi (663.2/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 91.89% White, 2.81% African American, 0.18% Native American, 2.89% Asian, 0.71% from other races, and 1.52% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.55% of the population.

There were 3,220 households out of which 33.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.0% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.8% were non-families. 25.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.15.

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