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Horsham

Horsham, Pennsylvania

  •   State: 
    Pennsylvania
      County: 
    Montgomery County
      City: 
    Horsham
      County FIPS: 
    42091
      Coordinates: 
    40°11′57″N 75°09′59″W
      Area total: 
    17.32 sq mi (44.9 km²)
      Area land: 
    17.32 sq mi (44.9 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.00 sq mi (0.0 km²)
      Elevation: 
    262 ft (80 m)
      Established: 
    1682; Settled 1681 Established 1717
  •   Latitude: 
    40,1836
      Longitude: 
    -75,1434
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
      Timezone: 
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 
    19044
      GMAP: 

    Horsham, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States

  •   Population: 
    16,870
      Population density: 
    1,500 residents per square mile of area (580/km²)
      Household income: 
    $78,640
      Households: 
    9,297
      Unemployment rate: 
    6.90%
  •   Sales taxes: 
    6.00%
      Income taxes: 
    3.57%

Horsham Township is a home rule municipality in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. It is made up of several community areas including Horsham (19044) and portions of the Hatboro (19040), Ambler (19002), Chalfont (18914) and North Wales (19454) ZIP codes. The population was 26,147 at the time of the 2010 census. The township was incorporated in 1717. It has been governed by a Home Rule Charter since 1975 and is therefore not subject to the Pennsylvania Township Code. In 1684, the entire township of 17 square miles (44 km²) was made available to individual purchasers. In 1718, Sir William Keith, then provincial governor of Pennsylvania, acquired 1,200 acres (4.9km²) of land. He was responsible for the construction of the present Easton Road (PA Highway 611) from the old York Road junction at Willow Grove to his mansion on County Line Road in 1722. In 1872, the North Pennsylvania Railroad extended a rail line from Glenside to New Hope and established a nearby community of Hatboro, 2.75 miles (4 km) east. Today, there are virtually no remaining signs of the original settlement of the early and mid-19th century. The town is named after the town of Horsam in Sussex in the South of England, after which the township is named. The name and size of the township were determined by master survey lines drawn by William Penn's engineers as they first plotted this part of the colony.

History

Horsham Township is named after the town of Horsham in Sussex in the South of England. The township's name and size were determined by master survey lines drawn by William Penn's engineers as they first plotted this part of the colony for sale and settlement. In 1684, the entire township of 17 square miles (44 km²) was made available to individual purchasers. In 1926, aviation pioneer Harold Pitcairn purchased a large section of farmland on the west side of Doylestown Pike (now Route 611) and constructed a grass airstrip and hangar. The airstrip was used to test and construct a number of aircraft, including the U.S. Postal Service Mailwing, which was used by the United States Postal Service to carry out mail delivery. In 1896, the township's population had reached 1,300. By 1960, the population had grown to 1,700. The population of the township has grown to 2,000. The town is located in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, near the city of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia International Airport. It is one of the oldest townships in the state, having been established in 1684. The first significant settlement in the Township centered around the junction of Horham and Easton Roads and was known as Horsamington. In 1718, Sir William Keith, then provincial governor of Pennsylvania, acquired 1,200 acres of land on which he erected a house. He was responsible for the construction of the present Easton Road from the old York Road junction at Willow Grove to his mansion on County Line Road.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 17.3 square miles (45 km²), all land. Horsham Township is bordered to the northwest by Montgomery Township; to the northeast by Warrington Township and Warminster Township in Bucks County; and to the southwest by Lower Gwynedd Township and Upper Dublin Township. Average monthly temperatures in the vicinity of the junction of routes 463 and 611 range from 31.8°F in January to 76.6 °F in July. The hardiness zone is 7a. The township is located on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, which runs through the town. It is also on the Delaware River, which forms the border between Bucks and Delaware counties. The town has a hot-summer humid continental climate (Dfa) and average monthly temperatures of 31.7 °F. The Township has a population of 2,816. It has an area of 17.3 sq miles (45 km²) and has a climate of Dfa (Hot-Summer Humid Continental). The township has an average monthly temperature of 32.8 °F (Cold-Summer Humid Dfa) in January and 32.6°F (Fahrenheit) in July, and an average annual temperature of 33.2 °F(Fah) in August. The population is 2,715. It also has a temperature of 30.4 °F (-2.7°C) in February and 30.7 °F (-3.2°F) in March.

Government and politics

The Home Rule Charter of Horsham Township went into effect in January 1976. The Charter prescribed that there shall be five Council members, elected at large, for four-year terms. The legislative power of the Township is vested with Council. The Council discusses and adopts legislation at their regular monthly meetings. The township manager runs the day-to-day operations of the township. There are eight departments of the manager's office: Administration, Finance, Public Works, Police, Fire Marshall/Emergency Management, Parks and Recreation, Code Enforcement, and Library. Fire protection is provided by the two fire stations of the Horsham Fire Company No. 1 a combination paid/volunteer fire department. The Township is governed by a five-member Council, with three members elected at-large. The council meets monthly to discuss and adopt legislation. The mayor is a member of the Council, as is the mayor of the town. The town has a population of 2,000. The population of the city is 2,100. The city is the largest city in New Jersey with an area of 1,800 square miles (3,500 square kilometers) and an area population of 3,000 square kilometers (1,200 square miles) The township is home to the New Jersey Medical Examiner's Office, the state's largest medical examiner's office, and the state Department of Health and Human Services. It is the only township in the state to have its own police force. The police force is made up of a combination of paid and volunteer officers.

Demographics

As of the 2010 census, Horsham Township was 86.0% White, 4.3% Black or African American, 0.1% Native American, 7.2% Asian, and 1. 3% were two or more races. 2.9% of the population were of Hispanic or Latino ancestry. As of the census of 2000, there were 24,232 people, 9,082 households, and 6,448 families residing in the township. The population density was 1,398.6 people per square mile (539.9/km²). There were 9,269 housing units at an average density of 535.0 per squaremile (206.5/km 2) The median income for a household in the Township was $61,998, and the median income. for a family was $72,608. The per capita income for the township was $28,542. About 1.4% of families and 2.4%. of the residents were below the poverty line, including 1.8% of those under age 18 and 3.5% ofThose age 65 or over. The township is located on the New Jersey Turnpike, which connects to New Jersey and New Jersey via the Raritan River and the Susquehannock River. It is located near the Pennsylvania/Pennsylvania border and is about 40 miles (65km) north of the city of Trenton. It has a population of about 24,000.

Business and industry

Horsham Township has a diverse and growing business community. Horsham is home to major employers such as Janssen Biotech, Toll Brothers, and Kraft Foods. Arris International, a supplier of telecommunications equipment, purchased and operates the Motorola unit located in Horsam from Google. The town is also home to the U.S. Postal Service, which operates a Hub in Horham. The township has a population of more than 2,000 people. It is located in the southeastern part of the county. The population of the township is about 2,200 people, and it has a growth rate of about 1.5% per year. The average household income is about $50,000. The unemployment rate is around 3%. The average income is around $30,000 per year, and the unemployment rate has been around 3% for the past five years. The area has a high rate of homeownership, with more than 80% of the population living in or near to the town's downtown area. It has a low rate of unemployment, with less than 5% of its residents living outside the town center. The city has a small percentage of residents living in poverty, with about 1%. The town's population is about 1,400 people, with the majority of the residents working in or around the business sector. The majority of businesses are based in the town. The economy is based on manufacturing, with most of the jobs being in the food industry.

Education

Four schools in Hatboro, Pennsylvania, are part of the Hatboro-Horsham School District. The school district has been in existence since the early 1900s. The district has four elementary schools and one high school. The high school is Hatboro High School, which was founded in 1929. The elementary school is called Crooked Billet Elementary School. The middle school is known as Hallowell Elementary School, and the high school has been known as Hatboro Senior High School since the 1950s. It is the only school in the district to have a high school in its name, which opened in 1959. It was named after the town's first school, which is located on the banks of the Susquehannock River. It has been named after a town in Pennsylvania, where the first school was built in 1858. The town has a history of being the site of many disasters, including the Battle of the Bulge in 1864. It also has a long history of violence, which has led to the creation of the town of Hatboro. The city's name is a reference to the town where the original school was founded. The name of the elementary school was also the name of a town that was once located in the town, which now has a new name, the Town of Hatborough, Pennsylvania. The first high school to open was Hatboro Middle School, built in the early 1950s, and it is located near the town. The second high school, Hatboro high School, was opened in the 1960s and is located in a suburb of the city.

Parks and recreation

Horsham Township has 815 acres of parkland including public parks, a community center and a trail system. The Power Line Trail runs across the township along a PECO Energy right-of-way. The township has four golf courses: Squires Golf Club, Commonwealth National Golf Club (an Arnold Palmer-designed course), Limekiln Golf Course, and Talamore Country Club. Graeme Park is a 42-acre historic park featuring the Keith House, the only surviving residence of a colonial Pennsylvania governor. The mansion has remained virtually intact since the late 18th century. It is located in the township's eastern part, near the town of Horsham and the town's eastern border with Berks County. The park has fields for baseball, softball, soccer, lacrosse and football. It also has playground equipment, sand volleyball, tennis courts, picnic pavilions and fields for football, baseball, soccer and lacrosse. It has a public library, which is open to the public every day of the year. The town also has a number of community centers, many of which are open year-round, including the library, community center, and a senior center. The Town's library has a collection of more than 2,000 books, including more than 1,000 children's books. There is also a large collection of outdoor activities for children and adults, such as hiking, biking, running and swimming. There are also a variety of sports fields for children, including baseball and softball. The Township has a large number of parks for adults.

Infrastructure

Numbered routes serving Horsham Township include Pennsylvania Route 63, Pennsylvania Route 152, and Pennsylvania Route 463. Other major roads in the township include Blair Mill Road, which runs southwestnortheast along the southeastern boundary of the township. SEPTA provides bus service within the township, including the Route 55 bus, Route 80 bus, and the Route 310 and Route 311 bus. Electricity and natural gas are provided by PECO Energy Company, a subsidiary of Exelon. Cable, telephone, and internet service to the area is provided by Xfinity and Verizon. The township is served by area codes 215, 267, and 445. The water system consists of 15 wells, five above-ground storage tanks, and 103 miles (166 km) of distribution lines, serving 7,042 customers. In addition to water supplied from wells, the authority also purchases water from the North Wales Water Authority. Wastewater from the three districts in the Pennypack Creek watershed is treated at the Park Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant operated by the authority. The authority has an agreement with the Upper Moreland-Hatboro Joint Sewer Authority to treat wastewater from the Neshaminy Creek watershed, which serves the central and western portions of Horsam Township. The area is also served by the Pennsylvania Turnpike, which connects to the Willow Grove Interchange of Pennsylvania Route 611 and the Warminster Line of the Pennsylvania Rail System. It is located near the former Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Willow Grove.

Money magazine citations

In 2013 Money recognized Horsham as 34th Best Place to Live in America. U.S. News & World Report recognized Horham as one of the Best Places to live in Pennsylvania in 2009. In 2007 Money recognized the town as 15th Best place to live. In 2011 Money recognized it as 31st Best place in the United States. In 2013 Money named it 34th best place in America to live, and 31st best in the country in 2012. The town has a population of 2,000. It is located in the eastern part of the state, near the Pennsylvania Turnpike and the Pennsylvania-Pennsylvania border. It has an average income of $30,000, and a median home value of $35,000 per year. It was ranked 31st in the nation in 2011, and 15th in 2007. It also has a high school graduation rate of 80 per cent. The city has a low crime rate and a low homicide rate of 10 per cent, according to the city's 2010 crime report. It had a high crime rate of 4.7 per cent in 2010, the lowest rate in the state. In 2012 it had a low murder rate of 3.2 per cent and a high poverty rate of 2.7per cent. In 2009 it was named 31st of the best places to live by the U.N.’s “City of the Year” awards. It received a rating of “B” in the “Best Places to Live” category.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Horsham, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania = 31.1. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 2. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 10. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Horsham = 4.1 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO (www.who.int/news-room/questions-and-answers/item/radiation-the-ultraviolet-(uv)-index) and is uniform worldwide.

Employed

The most recent city population of 16,870 individuals with a median age of 38.1 age the population grows by 1.90% in Horsham, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 1,500 residents per square mile of area (580/km²). There are average 2.63 people per household in the 9,297 households with an average household income of $78,640 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 6.90% of the available work force and has dropped -4.83% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 23.44%. The number of physicians in Horsham per 100,000 population = 500.9.

Weather

The annual rainfall in Horsham = 48.6 inches and the annual snowfall = 22.7 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 94. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 205. 88 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 20.7 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 45, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Horsham, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania which are owned by the occupant = 70.84%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 30 years with median home cost = $236,210 and home appreciation of -1.06%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $16.80 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.

Study

The local school district spends $7,403 per student. There are 14.6 students for each teacher in the school, 660 students for each Librarian and 362 students for each Counselor. 7.02% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 24.18% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 13.45% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Horsham's population in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania of 9,622 residents in 1900 has increased 1,75-fold to 16,870 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 50.11% female residents and 49.89% male residents live in Horsham, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

    As of 2020 in Horsham, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania are married and the remaining 37.27% are single population.

  • 28.3 minutes is the average time that residents in Horsham require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    84.90% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 7.58% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 2.61% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 3.04% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Horsham, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, 70.84% are owner-occupied homes, another 26.74% are rented apartments, and the remaining 2.42% are vacant.

  • The 60.95% of the population in Horsham, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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