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Village Shires
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Coordinates: 40°12′03″N 74°58′19″W / 40.20083°N 74.97194°W / 40.20083; -74.97194Coordinates: 40°12′03″N 74°58′19″W / 40.20083°N 74.97194°W / 40.20083; -74.97194
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Bucks
Township Northampton
 • Total 1.2 sq mi (3 km2)
 • Land 1.2 sq mi (3 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0 km2)
161 ft (49 m)
 • Total 3,949
 • Density 3,290/sq mi (1,270/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 215, 267, and 445

Village Shires is a community within Northampton Township, Bucks County in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. It is defined by the U.S. Census Bureau as a census-designated place (CDP) for statistical purposes and does not have any legal status as a separately incorporated municipality. The population was 3,949 at the 2010 census.


Village Shires is located at 40°12′3″N 74°58′19″W / 40.20083°N 74.97194°W / 40.20083; -74.97194 (40.200808, -74.971928).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.1 km2), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1990 4,364
2000 4,137 −5.2%
2010 3,949 −4.5%

As of the census of 2000, there were 4,137 people, 1,714 households, and 1,064 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 3,477.5 people per square mile (1,342.3/km2). There were 1,751 housing units at an average density of 1,471.9/sq mi (568.1/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 97.10% White, 0.60% African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.94% Asian, 0.48% from other races, and 0.75% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.97% of the population.

There were 1,714 households, out of which 29.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.2% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.9% were non-families. 34.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 18.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 22.3% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 28.4% from 25 to 44, 26.1% from 45 to 64, and 17.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 82.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.7 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $61,424, and the median income for a family was $83,707. Males had a median income of $55,260 versus $37,295 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $32,198. None of the families and 1.0% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 2.7% of those over 64.

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