West Rockhill Township, Pennsylvania

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West Rockhill Township is a township in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, United States. The original Rockhill Township was established in 1740 and was divided into East Rockhill and West Rockhill Townships in 1890. The population was 4,233 at the 2000 census. West Rockhill Township is part of Pennridge School District.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 16.4 square miles (42.4 km²), of which, 16.3 square miles (42.2 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (0.49%) is water. It is in the Delaware watershed and, while most of West Rockhill is drained by the East Branch Perkiomen Creek and Unami Creek into the Perkiomen Creek and Schuylkill River, an area in the northeast portion drains via Threemile Run, Lake Nockamixon, and the Tohickon Creek eastward to the Delaware River. The township's villages include Almont, Derstines, Naceville (also in Montgomery County,) Ridge Valley, Smoketown (also in East Rockhill,) and White Horse.

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Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 4,233 people, 1,636 households, and 1,146 families residing in the township. The population density was 259.7 people per square mile (100.3/km²). There were 1,701 housing units at an average density of 104.4/sq mi (40.3/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.23% White, 0.54% African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.47% Asian, 0.14% from other races, and 0.47% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.59% of the population.

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