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Bucks County, Pennsylvania (PA)

County population in 2014: 626,685 (91% urban, 9% rural); it was 597,635 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 133,103
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 47,910
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 169,177
Renter-occupied apartments: 53,836 (it was 49,548 in 2000)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

30%

Land area: 607 sq. mi.

Water area: 14.7 sq. mi.

Population density: 1032 people per square mile   (very high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Bucks County: 105.6 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (30.7%), Manufacturing (13.1%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (12.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 65%
  • Government: 2%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 30%
  • Unpaid family work: 3%
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Races in Bucks County, Pennsylvania:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (86.9%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (4.3%)
  • Asian alone (3.8%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (3.4%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
Median resident age:  42.0 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.0 years
Males: 307,367  (49.0%)
Females: 319,318  (51.0%)
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Bucks County,PA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Bucks County:

2.0 people
Pennsylvania:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $73,594 ($59,727 in 1999)

This county:

$73594
Pennsylvania:

$52007

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $957 (lower quartile is $763, upper quartile is $1,216)
This county:

$957
State:

$675


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $301,300 (it was $161,900 in 2000)
Bucks:

$301,300
Pennsylvania:

$164,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $219,500 - $424,100

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $382,938
Here:

$382,938
State:

$221,511

Townhouses or other attached units: $261,470
Here:

$261,470
State:

$157,348

In 2-unit structures: $369,205
Here:

$369,205
State:

$141,335

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $212,488
Here:

$212,488
State:

$186,490

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $185,235
Here:

$185,235
State:

$212,799

Mobile homes: $45,397
Here:

$45,397
State:

$45,445

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $89,620
Here:

$89,620
State:

$42,830
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,947
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $722

Institutionalized population: 5,275
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Health of residents in Bucks County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.6. This is about average.
75.9% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
49.2% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
99.3% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
76.6% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 197 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 154 pounds. This is less than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 2368 buildings, average cost: $138,000
  • 2001: 1878 buildings, average cost: $146,900
  • 2002: 2311 buildings, average cost: $130,000
  • 2003: 2142 buildings, average cost: $137,300
  • 2004: 2078 buildings, average cost: $144,500
  • 2005: 1892 buildings, average cost: $166,400
  • 2006: 1470 buildings, average cost: $187,400
  • 2007: 1072 buildings, average cost: $180,100
  • 2008: 848 buildings, average cost: $184,100
  • 2009: 459 buildings, average cost: $191,600
  • 2010: 444 buildings, average cost: $176,500
  • 2011: 416 buildings, average cost: $188,900
  • 2012: 554 buildings, average cost: $169,400
  • 2013: 834 buildings, average cost: $170,400
  • 2014: 751 buildings, average cost: $182,400

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $4,682 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $4,139 (1.4%)

Bucks County household income distribution in 2009 Bucks County home values distribution Bucks County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 6.1%
(5.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 24.8% for Black residents, 11.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 5.6% for American Indian residents, 17.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 15.2% for other race residents, 10.3% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 6.1%
Bucks County:

6.1%
Pennsylvania:

13.7%
(5.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 24.8% for Black residents, 11.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 5.2% for American Indian residents, 17.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 15.5% for other race residents, 10.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 42 years old
(Males: 41 years old, Females: 43 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45 years old, Black residents: 33 years old, American Indian residents: 43 years old, Asian residents: 36 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 28 years old, Other race residents: 25 years old)

Area name: Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Bucks County is $742 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $886 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1061 a month.

Cities in this county include: Levittown, Morrisville, Croydon, Bristol, Quakertown, Perkasie, Fairless Hills, Doylestown, Richboro, Feasterville-Trevose.

Bucks County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

2012 air pollution in Bucks County:

Carbon Monoxide: 0.044 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Below U.S. average.
Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.01 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.025 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Below U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 10.9 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.002 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Jefferson County, Ohio , Jefferson County, Nebraska , Perry County , Randolph County, Indiana , Page County, Iowa , Taylor County, Iowa .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.3%
Pennsylvania:

4.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 28,682
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 88.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 31.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 35,442 (58% naturalized citizens)

Bucks County:

5.9%
Whole state:

4.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 7,161
  • 1990 to 1994: 6,415
  • 1985 to 1989: 4,669
  • 1980 to 1984: 3,643
  • 1975 to 1979: 2,906
  • 1970 to 1974: 1,901
  • 1970 to 1974: 1,868
  • 1965 to 1969: 6,879

Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.6 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 55.4%

Bucks County marital status for males Bucks County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 144,555
  • One, attached: 31,382
  • Two: 5,752
  • 3 or 4: 5,963
  • 5 to 9: 8,256
  • 10 to 19: 9,805
  • 20 or more: 13,991
  • Mobile homes: 5,723
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 71

Housing units in Bucks County with a mortgage: 112,496 (11,392 second mortgage, 19,892 home equity loan, 553 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 38,025

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

62.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Bucks County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic321,96341
Mainline Protestant61,154157
Evangelical Protestant29,487140
Other16,15946
Orthodox7774
Black Protestant4036
None195,306-
Bucks County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 98
Bucks County:

1.58 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Here:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 74
This county:

1.19 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 105
Bucks County:

1.69 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 453
This county:

7.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Bucks County:

8.2%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%

Adult obesity rate:
Bucks County:

23.3%
State:

27.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.9%
State:

11.5%

Agriculture in Bucks County:

Average size of farms: 84 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $67,219
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $995.08
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 63.54%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 19.26%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $59,638
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 65.09%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $61,622
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 84.30%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 9.99
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 32.38%
Corn for grain: 13927 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 2885 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 7392 harvested acres
Vegetables: 1,532 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 522 acres

Earthquake activity:

Bucks County-area historical earthquake activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 53.5 miles away from Bucks County center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 258.2 miles away from the county center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 51.9 miles away from the county center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 293.4 miles away from the county center
On 8/26/2003 at 18:24:18, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.5 ML, Depth: 1.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 24.6 miles away from Bucks County center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 300.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • PennsylvaniaSevere Storms, Flooding, and Mudslides, Incident Period: June 23, 2006 to July 10, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1649): June 30, 2006, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1649, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Flood
  • PennsylvaniaHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3235): September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3235, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • PennsylvaniaSevere Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: April 2, 2005 to April 23, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1587): April 14, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1587, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • PennsylvaniaTropical Depression Ivan, Incident Period: September 17, 2004 to October 1, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1557): September 19, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1557, Natural disaster type: Tropical Depression
  • PennsylvaniaTropical Storm Allison, Incident Period: June 15, 2001 to June 23, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1383): June 21, 2001, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1383, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • PennsylvaniaHurricane Floyd, Incident Period: September 16, 1999 to September 29, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1294): September 18, 1999, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1294, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • PennsylvaniaFlooding, Incident Period: June 12, 1996 to June 19, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1120): June 18, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1120, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • PennsylvaniaFlooding, Incident Period: January 19, 1996 to February 1, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1093): January 21, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1093, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • PennsylvaniaBlizzard, Incident Period: January 6, 1996 to January 12, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1085): January 13, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1085, Natural disaster type: Blizzard
  • PennsylvaniaWinter Storm, Severe Storm, Incident Period: January 4, 1994 to February 25, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1015): March 10, 1994, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1015, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Storm
  • 5 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Bucks County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 2, Tropical Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Water Shortage: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • India (11%)
  • Ukraine (10%)
  • Germany (7%)
  • United Kingdom (6%)
  • Russia (6%)
  • Korea (5%)
  • Italy (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Bucks County (%):

  • German (20%)
  • Irish (19%)
  • Italian (14%)
  • English (7%)
  • Polish (6%)
  • United States or American (5%)
  • Russian (3%)

Bucks County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 251,994 (83%)
  • Carpooled: 25,277 (8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 1,056 (0%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 42 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 442 (0%)
  • Railroad: 6,806 (2%)
  • Ferryboat: 19 (0%)
  • Taxi: 120 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 204 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 553 (0%)
  • Walked: 5,079 (2%)
  • Other means: 1,202 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 10,792 (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Bucks County, Pennsylvania in 2000:

  • 4,201 people in nursing homes
  • 1,203 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 798 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 539 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 482 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 456 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 366 people in other group homes
  • 236 people in religious group quarters
  • 135 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 128 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 116 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 91 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 89 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 43 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 30 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 23 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 21 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 21 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 17 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 10 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 7 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 7 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 7 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 5 people in job corps and vocational training facilities

People in group quarters in Bucks County, Pennsylvania in 2010:

  • 3,569 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 1,569 people in college/university student housing
  • 748 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 747 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 490 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 291 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 261 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 152 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 139 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 130 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 99 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 38 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $81,311.

4.28% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($63,139 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.28%
Pennsylvania average:

4.35%


0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($517 average AGI)
Bucks County:

0.03%
Pennsylvania average:

0.04%

2.35% relocated from other counties in Pennsylvania ($29,598 average AGI)
1.91% relocated from other states ($33,023 average AGI)
Bucks County:

1.91%
Pennsylvania average:

1.90%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Philadelphia County, PA  0.96% ($49,557 average AGI)
from Montgomery County, PA  0.82% ($60,663)
from Mercer County, NJ  0.25% ($72,199)
from Burlington County, NJ  0.10% ($63,142)
from Lehigh County, PA  0.09% ($49,576)
from Delaware County, PA  0.08% ($66,337)
from Chester County, PA  0.07% ($82,011)


4.63% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($56,599 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.63%
Pennsylvania average:

4.54%


0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($518 average AGI)
Bucks County:

0.04%
Pennsylvania average:

0.06%

2.36% relocated to other counties in Pennsylvania ($23,861 average AGI)
2.23% relocated to other states ($32,220 average AGI)
Bucks County:

2.23%
Pennsylvania average:

2.07%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Montgomery County, PA  0.85% ($50,946 average AGI)
to Philadelphia County, PA  0.83% ($41,643)
to Mercer County, NJ  0.16% ($47,857)
to Burlington County, NJ  0.13% ($47,406)
to Lehigh County, PA  0.11% ($45,120)
to Chester County, PA  0.08% ($58,633)
to Delaware County, PA  0.08% ($58,485)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.6
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.0

Births per 1000 population in Bucks County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 8.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Bucks County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2013: 5.2

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Bucks County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 8.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.5%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Bucks County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Bucks County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 95,283 (82,921 aged, 12,362 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 6,916 (4%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Bucks County, Pennsylvania in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (5373)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (5076)
  • Unspecified dementia (3747)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (3740)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (3467)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (2449)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (2160)
  • Congestive heart failure (1978)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (1756)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1689)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 4%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.97
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 8604.860
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 187.030
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 23954.67

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1088.130
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 819.840
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 11.75

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 61.91
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 84.33

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 17.22
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1
Fitness & recreation sports centers per 100,000 population in 2005: 2962.327

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 18.5. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 7.5
  • Other - 11.0

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 106.9. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 46.9
  • Suffocation - 27.9
  • Poisoning - 23.2
  • Other - 8.9

Household type by relationship:

Households: 617,016
  • In family households: 535,609 (125,467 male householders, 43,198 female householders)
    136,531 spouses, 190,096 children (179,512 natural, 3,992 adopted, 6,592 stepchildren), 9,957 grandchildren, 4,196 brothers or sisters, 6,188 parents, 4,791 other relatives, 10,224 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 81,407 (30,165 male householders (23,033 living alone)), 36,019 female householders (30,879 living alone)), 15,223 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 8,233 (5,275 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 67,714 2-persons, 40,019 3-persons, 36,776 4-persons, 16,206 5-persons, 5,401 6-persons, 2,549 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 53,912 1-person, 10,526 2-persons, 1,066 3-persons, 420 4-persons, 151 5-persons, 58 6-persons, 51 7-or-more-persons.

121,743 married couples with children.
21,725 single-parent households (5,641 men, 16,084 women).

91.3% of residents of Bucks County speak English at home.
2.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (63% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
4.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (67% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
1.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (57% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (71% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $2,692,694,000 ($4360 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $254,958,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $1,393,033,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $692,446,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $3,369,000
Federal grants: $263,334,000
Federal procurement contracts: $251,210,000 ($210,139,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $89,302,000 ($2,689,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $10,160,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $237,557,000
Federal Government insurance: $694,738,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 36,850
Here:

59 per 1000 residents
State:

61 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 26,130
Here:

42 per 1000 residents
State:

54 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +5,332
Here:

+9 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +8,542
Here +14 per 1000 residents
State -2 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Bucks County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 54.62 millions of gallons per day (25% from ground, 75% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

7.1
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.9
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 2,313
  • 2000 to 2004: 23,681
  • 1990 to 1999: 30,114
  • 1980 to 1989: 38,447
  • 1970 to 1979: 45,227
  • 1960 to 1969: 33,786
  • 1950 to 1959: 38,792
  • 1940 to 1949: 8,401
  • 1939 or earlier: 25,090
Rooms in houses/apartments in Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 71
  • 2 rooms: 473
  • 3 rooms: 2,162
  • 4 rooms: 8,013
  • 5 rooms: 19,518
  • 6 rooms: 33,886
  • 7 rooms: 34,675
  • 8 rooms: 34,274
  • 9+ rooms: 36,105
  • 1 room: 1,752
  • 2 rooms: 5,178
  • 3 rooms: 11,826
  • 4 rooms: 13,568
  • 5 rooms: 8,797
  • 6 rooms: 4,351
  • 7 rooms: 2,134
  • 8 rooms: 1,198
  • 9+ rooms: 744
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 146
  • 1 bedroom: 2,572
  • 2 bedrooms: 22,482
  • 3 bedrooms: 74,360
  • 4 bedrooms: 60,312
  • 5+ bedrooms: 9,305
  • no bedroom: 2,153
  • 1 bedroom: 19,902
  • 2 bedrooms: 18,435
  • 3 bedrooms: 6,841
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,839
  • 5+ bedrooms: 378
Cars and other vehicles available in Bucks County, Pennsylvania in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 4,079
  • 1 vehicle: 38,357
  • 2 vehicles: 87,289
  • 3 vehicles: 28,652
  • 4 vehicles: 8,039
  • 5+ vehicles: 2,761
  • no vehicle: 7,069
  • 1 vehicle: 24,886
  • 2 vehicles: 14,749
  • 3 vehicles: 2,252
  • 4 vehicles: 351
  • 5+ vehicles: 241

64% of Bucks County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 53% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 58% lived in Pennsylvania.

Bucks County:

64.1%
State average:

64.4%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 415505
  • Northeast: 92684
  • Midwest: 17034
  • South: 23794
  • West: 7903

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $124,500


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 0%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Bucks County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (44.7%)
  • Utility gas (30.4%)
  • Electricity (21.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.4%)
  • Wood (0.7%)
  • Utility gas (37.3%)
  • Electricity (36.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (22.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.0%)
  • Other fuel (0.5%)
  • No fuel used (0.5%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 13,847
Here:

19.2%
Pennsylvania:

16.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 6,154
Here:

17.6%
Pennsylvania:

13.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 7,706
Here:

34.6%
Pennsylvania:

37.3%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Bucks County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Judicial and Legal Services: $2,519,000
    Solid Waste Management: $941,000
    General - Other: $170,000
    Libraries: $26,000
    Parks and Recreation: $6,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $87,946,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $82,745,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $36,232,000
    General - Other: $36,174,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $30,438,000
    Correctional Institutions: $27,253,000
    Corrections - Other: $18,329,000
    Financial Administration: $11,958,000
    Police Protection: $9,197,000
    Libraries: $8,784,000
    General Public Buildings: $8,008,000
    Central Staff Services: $6,359,000
    Housing and Community Development: $5,361,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,084,000
    Regular Highways: $1,489,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $380,000
    Local Fire Protection: $346,000
    Solid Waste Management: $160,000
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $127,721,000
    Corporate Bonds: $34,140,000
    Benefit Payments: $12,657,000
    Total Cash and Deposits: $9,939,000
    Securities - Mortgages: $2,996,000
    Withdrawals: $1,581,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $10,906,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Transit Utilities: $4,483,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,286,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Natural Resources - Other: $6,670,000
    General - Other: $1,303,000
    Financial Administration: $614,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $200,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $171,000
    Corrections - Other: $147,000
    Correctional Institutions: $133,000
    Health - Other: $95,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $38,000
    Regular Highways: $29,000
    Parking Facilities: $28,000
    Police Protection: $24,000
    Libraries: $19,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $161,125,000

Bucks County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $17,241,000
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $24,110,000
    Local Employee Contribution: $10,202,000
    From Parent Local Government: $2,852,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $2,016,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $9,281,000
    Interest Earnings: $5,865,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $4,282,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $70,027,000
    Public Welfare: $60,556,000
    All Other: $42,249,000
    Housing and Community Development: $3,449,000
    Highways: $347,000
  • Tax - Property: $156,824,000
    Other License: $20,553,000

Bucks County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $221,194,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $218,120,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $56,215,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $53,141,000

Bucks County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $52,756,000
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $176,897,000
    Total Federal Securities: $59,691,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $80,847,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 5,964
  • Number of aged recipients: 900
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 5,064
  • Number of recipients under 18: 677
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 3,459
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 1,828
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,566
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 2,769
Bucks County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Bucks County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 136 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2,149$229,7673,455$262,94318,533$237,3551,535$91,82719$3,620,947569$203,57864$57,422
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED80$236,075320$308,5411,581$243,061171$64,1351$300,00040$189,77540$65,075
APPLICATIONS DENIED241$223,568480$246,2445,495$247,467730$67,2013$1,308,333237$166,333110$60,400
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN247$224,826465$260,9124,078$245,529226$131,2520$0104$202,72111$48,909
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS54$254,537115$268,487991$244,45680$111,3380$033$194,78811$59,636
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 132 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED505$270,461384$271,6412$151,500
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED147$250,388178$282,0792$310,500
APPLICATIONS DENIED84$255,26296$271,8751$203,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN29$291,44845$279,1780$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS16$310,75010$348,9000$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Bucks County, PA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John3,65173.8 years
Mary3,20680.6 years
William2,98674.0 years
Joseph2,16873.5 years
Robert1,83570.5 years
Anna1,81282.6 years
Margaret1,76179.8 years
Helen1,74880.7 years
Charles1,70974.7 years
James1,61071.1 years
Most common last names in Bucks County, PA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith78977.5 years
Miller55677.5 years
Brown38875.9 years
Johnson38677.0 years
Jones30774.4 years
Williams27976.1 years
Davis27277.0 years
Wilson25576.6 years
Moyer24878.2 years
Taylor23377.1 years
Businesses in Bucks County, PA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven40Kroger2
ALDI3LA Fitness2
ALDO1La-Z-Boy6
AMF Bowling1Lane Bryant3
AT&T5Lane Furniture5
Abercrombie & Fitch1LensCrafters2
Abercrombie Kids1Lowe's3
Ace Hardware3Macy's2
Advance Auto Parts6Marriott4
Aeropostale2Marshalls2
American Eagle Outfitters2MasterBrand Cabinets47
Ann Taylor1Maurices1
Applebee's5Mazda2
Arby's3McDonald's20
Ashley Furniture2Men's Wearhouse4
AutoZone5Motherhood Maternity6
Avenue2New Balance13
BMW1New York & Co2
Bally Total Fitness1Nike37
Banana Republic1Nissan4
Barnes & Noble2OfficeMax2
Baskin-Robbins4Old Country Buffet2
Bath & Body Works2Old Navy2
Bed Bath & Beyond1Olive Garden1
Best Western1On The Border1
Blockbuster8Outback1
Brunswick Bowling & Billiards1Outback Steakhouse1
Budget Car Rental2Pac Sun2
Burger King11Panera Bread3
CVS23Papa John's Pizza5
Carson Pirie Scott2Pathmark1
Casual Male XL1Payless7
Catherines1Penske5
Charlotte Russe2PetSmart4
Chevrolet1Pier 1 Imports3
Chick-Fil-A5Pizza Hut6
Chico's1Plato's Closet1
Chipotle1Popeyes2
Chuck E. Cheese's1Quality1
Cold Stone Creamery4Quiznos1
Comfort Inn4RadioShack11
Cracker Barrel1Ramada2
Cricket Wireless10Raymour & Flanigan3
Curves8Red Lobster1
DHL5Red Robin3
Dairy Queen8Red Roof Inn2
Days Inn1Rite Aid26
Deb3Ruby Tuesday2
Decora Cabinetry17Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing2
Dennys1SAS Shoes2
Domino's Pizza6SONIC Drive-In4
DressBarn2Safeway4
Dressbarn2Sam's Club1
Dunkin Donuts36Sears12
Express2Sephora1
Extended Stay America1Sheraton1
Famous Footwear6Sleep Inn1
Fashion Bug4Spencer Gifts2
FedEx96Sprint Nextel10
Finish Line1Staples6
Firestone Complete Auto Care4Starbucks19
Foot Locker2Subaru4
Forever 211Subway28
GNC15Superfresh2
GameStop12T-Mobile21
Gap5T.G.I. Driday's3
Giant13T.J.Maxx3
Goodwill3Taco Bell7
Gymboree1Talbots2
H&M1Target3
H&R Block13The Limited1
Haworth1The Room Place5
Hilton4Torrid1
Holiday Inn5Toyota3
Hollister Co.2Toys"R"Us6
Home Depot4True Value4
Honda1U-Haul19
Hot Topic2UPS121
Hyundai3Value City Furniture1
IHOP3Vans6
JCPenney1Verizon Wireless4
JoS. A. Bank1Victoria's Secret2
Jones New York10Volkswagen2
Journeys2Vons4
Justice5Walgreens7
KFC3Walmart5
Kmart6Wendy's9
Knights Inn1Wet Seal1
Kohl's5YMCA6

Bucks County on our top lists:

  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest average weight of females"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic adherents"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant adherents"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations (pop. 50,000+)"