ⓘ Haycock Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania


ⓘ Haycock Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

  • Springfield Township north
  • East Rockhill Township southwest
  • Bedminster Township southeast
  • Richland Township west
  • Nockamixon Township east

1. Demographics

As of the 2010 census, the borough was 96.3% White, 1.0% Black or African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.5% Asian, and 1.0% were two or more races. 1.0% of the population were of Hispanic or Latino ancestry.

As of the census of 2000, there were 2.191 people, 805 households, and 618 families residing in the township. The population density was 10.92 people per square mile 4.2/km². There were 841 housing units at an average density of.419/sq mi 0.162/km². The racial makeup of the township was 97.99% White, 0.37% African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.91% Asian, 0.23% Pacific Islander, 0.09% from other races, and 0.32% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.27% of the population.

There were 805 households, out of which 32.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.4% were married couples living together, 5.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.2% were non-families. 16.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the township the population was spread out, with 23.1% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 29.6% from 25 to 44, 30.6% from 45 to 64, and 10.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 106.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.6 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $61.061, and the median income for a family was $66.326. Males had a median income of $43.929 versus $27.500 for females. The per capita income for the township was $25.431. About 3.0% of families and 4.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.6% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.


2. Climate

According to the Koppen climate classification system, Haycock Twp has a Hot-summer, Humid continental climate Dfa. Dfa climates are characterized by at least one month having an average mean temperature ≤ 32.0 °F 0.0 °C, at least four months with an average mean temperature ≥ 50.0 °F 10.0 °C, at least one month with an average mean temperature ≥ 71.6 °F 22.0 °C and no significant precipitation difference between seasons. Although most summer days are slightly humid in Haycock Twp, episodes of heat and high humidity can occur with heat index values > 104 °F 40 °C. Since 1981, the highest air temperature was 101.4 °F 38.6 °C on 07/22/2011, and the highest daily average mean dew point was 73.9 °F 23.3 °C on 08/12/2016. The average wettest month is July which corresponds with the annual peak in thunderstorm activity. Since 1981, the wettest calendar day was 6.64 inches 169 mm on 08/27/2011. During the winter months, the average annual extreme minimum air temperature is −3.6 °F −19.8 °C. Since 1981, the coldest air temperature was −13.9 °F −25.5 °C on 01/22/1984. Episodes of extreme cold and wind can occur with wind chill values < −15 °F −26 °C. The average annual snowfall Nov-Apr is between 30 inches 76 cm and 36 inches 91 cm. Ice storms and large snowstorms depositing ≥ 12 inches 30 cm of snow occur once every few years, particularly during nor’easters from December through February.


3. Ecology

According to the A. W. Kuchler U.S. potential natural vegetation types, Haycock Twp would have a dominant vegetation type of Appalachian Oak 104 with a dominant vegetation form of Eastern Hardwood Forest 25. The plant hardiness zone is 6b with an average annual extreme minimum air temperature of −3.6 °F −19.8 °C. The spring bloom typically begins by April 15th and fall color usually peaks by October 26th.