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Upper Makefield Township
McConkey's Ferry Inn.jpg
McConkey's Ferry Inn at Washington Crossing Historic Park
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Bucks
Elevation 161 ft (49.1 m)
Area 21.5 sq mi (55.7 km²)
 - land 20.9 sq mi (54 km²)
 - water 0.6 sq mi (2 km²), 2.79%
Population 8,190 (2010)
Density 343.1 /sq mi (132.5 /km²)
Timezone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code 215, 267

Upper Makefield Township is a township in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 8,190 at the 2010 census. It has the 8th highest per capita income for Pennsylvania townships. Its multimillion-dollar homes, top-notch public schools and easy commute to both Princeton and Philadelphia led to its ranking as Best Place to Live in the Suburbs in Philadelphia Magazine's Best Places to Live list. Additionally, it has been listed as the 8th richest neighborhood in the Philadelphia area and 287th richest neighborhood in the United States with a mean household income of $306,081. The area has also been listed an alternative to the Hamptons for the summer by New York Magazine.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 21.5 square miles (55.8 km²), of which, 20.9 square miles (54.2 km2) of it is land and 0.6 square miles (1.6 km²) of it (2.88%) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 951
1940 950 −0.1%
1950 1,410 48.4%
1960 1,991 41.2%
1970 2,905 45.9%
1980 4,577 57.6%
1990 5,949 30.0%
2000 7,180 20.7%
2010 8,190 14.1%

As of the 2010 census, the township was 93.0% Non-Hispanic White, 1.1% Black or African American, 0.2% Native American, 2.5% Asian, and 1.0% were two or more races. 2.3% of the population were of Hispanic or Latino ancestry.

As of the census of 2000, there were 7,180 people, 2,512 households, and 2,105 families residing in the township. The population density was 343.1 people per square mile (132.5/km²). There were 2,598 housing units at an average density of 124.1/sq mi (47.9/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.12% White, 0.81% African American, 0.07% Native American, 1.27% Asian, 0.24% from other races, and 0.50% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.13% of the population.

There were 2,512 households, out of which 37.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 77.3% were married couples living together, 4.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.2% were non-families. 12.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 3.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.86 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the township the population was spread out, with 26.7% under the age of 18, 5.1% from 18 to 24, 23.3% from 25 to 44, 34.7% from 45 to 64, and 10.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 96.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.6 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $102,759, and the median income for a family was $114,064. Males had a median income of $90,000 versus $42,365 for females. The per capita income for the township was $56,288. About 1.6% of families and 2.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 1.5% of those age 65 or over.


George Washington and the Continental Army crossed the Delaware River here the night of December 25–26, 1776, during the American Revolutionary War in preparation for the Battle of Trenton.

The Brownsburg Village Historic District, Buckmanville Historic District, John Burroughs Homestead, Dolington Village Historic District, John Chapman House, Eagle Tavern, Hayhurst Farm, Keith House-Washington's Headquarters, Makefield Meeting and Smith Family Farmstead are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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