Lower Makefield Township

1100 Edgewood Road, Yardley PA 19067
267.274.1100   |   admin@lmt.org

Statistical Information

THIS INFORMATION WILL BE UPDATED WHEN INFORMATION
FROM THE CENSUS BUREAU IS UPDATED

Population
The township’s population trend, together with the population trend of Bucks County and the Philadelphia SMSA from 1950 through 1993, are shown below:

Lower Makefield Bucks County Philadelphia SMSA
Year Census % Increase Census % Increase Census % Increase
1950 3,211 144,620 3,671,048
1960 8,604 167.9% 308,567 113.4% 4,342,897 18.3%
1970 14,804 72.1% 416,728 34.1% 4,820,915 11.0%
1980 17,469 18.0% 479,211 14.9% 4,716,818 (2.2%)
1990 25,083 43.6% 541,174 12.9% 4,933,415 4.6%
1993 28,170 12.3% 560,281 3.5%
2000 32,681 30.3% 597,635 10.4%

The Philadelphia Metropolitan Statistical Area includes the counties of Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Montgomery and Delaware in Pennsylvania and Burlington, Camden and Gloucester in New Jersey.


Income
The 1990 U.S. Census of population and housing reported the township’s median family income as $75,732 (third highest in Bucks County) compared to $48,851 for Bucks County and $34,856 for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.


Housing
The 1990 Census identified 9,046 dwelling units in the township. A total of 5,534 units were reported in the 1980 Census: this addition of 3,512 units represented a 63 percent increase in the township’s housing stock. The vast majority of housing in the township is of the single-family detached unit type. The median value of dwelling units in the township in 1990, as estimated by the Bucks County Planning Commission, was $96,976. The high quality of homes in the township is a distinguishable characteristic.



Lower Makefield Township Land Use

Land Use Acres
Single-Family Residential 3,652
Multi-Family Residential 147
Rural Residential 904
Agricultural 2,674
Mining & Manufacturing 0
Commercial 105
Transportation & Utilities 1,261
Government & Institutional 383
Parks & Recreation 767
Vacant 1,582
TOTAL 11,476

Demographic Profile

Total Population 25,083

SEX
Male 12,338
Female 12,745

AGE
Under 5 years 1,785
5 to 17 years 4,922
18 to 20 years 801
21 to 24 years 1,003
25 to 44 years 8,515
45 to 54 years 3,488
55 to 59 years 1,259
60 to 64 years 1,214
65 to 74 years 1,437
75 to 84 years 530
85 years and over 129
Median age 36.5
Under 18 years 6,707
Percent of total population 26.7
65 years and over 2,096
Percent of total population 8.4

HOUSEHOLD BY TYPE
Total households 8.552
Family households (families) 7,159
Married-couple families 6,521
Percent of total households 76.3
Other family, male households 147
Other family, female households 491
Non-family households 1,393
Percent of total households 16.3
Householder living alone 1,093
Householder 65 years and over 298
Persons living in households 24,983
Persons per household 2.92

GROUP QUARTERS
Persons living in group quarters 100
Institutionalized persons 34
Other persons in group quarters 66

RACE AND HISPANIC ORIGIN
White 23,896
Black 356
Percent of total population 1.4
American Indian, Eskimo, or Aleut 15
Percent of total population .1
Asian or Pacific Islander 758
Percent of total population 3.0
Other race 58
Hispanic origin (any race) 274
Percent of total population 1.1

OCCUPANCY AND TENURE
Total housing units 8,861
Occupied housing units 8,552
Owner Occupied 7,498
Percent owner occupied 87.7
Renter occupied 1,054
Vacant housing units 309
For seasonal, recreational, or occasional use 24
Homeowner vacancy rate (percent) 2.0
Rental vacancy rate (percent) 7.2
Persons per owner-occupied unit 3.0
Persons per renter-occupied unit 2.3
Units with over 1 person per room 31

UNITS IN STRUCTURE
1-unit, detached 6,610
1-unit, attached 1,305
2 to 4 units 439
5 to 9 units 92
10 or more units 358
Mobile home, trailer, other 57

VALUE
Specified owner-occupied units 6,869
Less than $50,000 20
$50,000 to $99,999 121
$100,000 to $149,999 757
$150,000 to $199,999 2,002
$200,000 to $299,999 2,927
$300,000 or more 1,042
Median (dollars) 216,800

CONTRACT RENT
Specified renter-occupied units paying cash 1,001
Less than $250 5
$250 to $499 40
$500 to $749 510
$750 to $999 334
$1,000 or more 112
Median (dollars) 740

RACE AND HISPANIC ORIGIN OF HOUSEHOLDER
Occupied housing units 6,869
White 6,622
Black 65
Percent of occupied units .9
American Indian, Eskimo, Aleut 4
Percent of occupied units .1
Asian or Pacific Islander 170
Percent of occupied units 2.5
Other race 8
Hispanic origin (of any race) 44
Percent of occupied units .6

Source: Census of Population and Housing, 1990
Prepared by: The Pennsylvania State and Data Center, Penn State Harrisburg


Socio Economic Profile

INCOME
Per Capita 28,853
Household (median) 69,904
Family (median) 75,732
Married couple families (mean) 94,102
Female, no husband present, w/ children (mean) 36,452

POVERTY
Families in Proverty (%) .9
Families w/children in poverty (%) 88.2
Female, no husband present, w/children in poverty (%) 53.3
Persons in Poverty (%)
White 1.9
Black 0
Other race 0
Hispanic 0
Persons 65 and over, in poverty (%) 3.8
Persons 65 & over living alone, in poverty (%) 9.1
Children (under 18) in poverty (%) 2.0

EDUCATION
Persons age 3 and over enrolled in school
Pre-primary school 891
Elementary or High School 4,349
College 1,735
Dropout rate (municipality) 5.6

Total Persons age 25 and over
High school graduate (%) 94.4
College graduate (%) 61.1

EMPLOYMENT 
Employed persons age 16 and over 13,538
Employed in manufacturing industry (%) 17.2
Employed in service industry (%) 36.2
Unemployment rate – 1989 3.0
Families with no workers – 1989 (%) 6.2
Mean Income 38,278
Families with one worker – 1989 (%) 23.5
Mean Income 82,473
Families with two or more workers – 1989 (%) 70.4
Mean Income 98,534
Females age 16 and over
In labor force 6,087
Unemployment rate – 1989 (%) 3.3
Females age 16 and over, with children
In labor force 2,196
Unemployment rate – 1989 (%) 0.7

OCCUPATION
Employed persons age 16 and over
Managerial (%) 49.8
Sales and support (%) 35.0
Service (%) 5.1
Farming (%) 0.4
Craft and Repair (%) 5.4
Labor (%) 4.4

Source: Census of Population and Housing, 1990
Prepared by: The Pennsylvania State Data Center, Penn State Harrisburg
Data Prepared: December, 1996