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History in Richboro, PA

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The personal injury lawyers in Richboro, PA, present this article to offer readers detailed information about the area.

Richboro is a community in Northampton Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The community spans a total area of 4.4 square miles entirely composed of land and hosts an approximate population of 6,563 with a population density of 1,500 per square mile. Richboro belongs to zip code 18954 and area codes 215, 267, and 445.

Historic Landmarks

Richboro has been a longstanding community in Northampton Township. The charming neighborhood holds a rich history represented in the town's landmarks.

Within the quaint area of Richboro, there are four national landmarks.

The first of which includes the Twin Trees Farm. The farm dates back to the 1700s and was built in sections. The first area of the farm was built from 1740-1760. By 1779, the second section of the farm consisted of a brownstone home in the Georgian architectural style.

The farm has long been a neighborhood staple in Richboro and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on June 5, 1975.

The second national landmark within Richboro is the John Thompson House. The home was originally built in 1740 for American Revolutionary War veteran John Thompson. The home is known for hosting the notable war veteran but also for its signature gambrel roof. The home was added to the National Register of Historic Places on July 16, 1973.

Another historic landmark in Richboro is Hampton Hill, also referred to as the Bennet-Search House. The home was built in 1744 and later expanded in 1790. The stunning home was built by the original occupant, Abraham Bennet, and designed in the Colonial architectural style. The home was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on April 2, 1973.

The final historic landmark in Richboro is the Willow Mill Complex. The complex is actually composed of several historic buildings dating back to the 1880s, including the Howard Sager House and the Shaw-Leedom House. The complex spans 11.6 acres and was built by Joseph Shaw and Cornelius McKinney. The complex was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on May 9, 2002.

With several historic landmarks, Richboro is a great destination for any history buff.

Demographics

Richboro is home to several historical landmarks and a residential population equally split amongst female residents (50%) and male residents (50%).

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the median age in Richboro is 47.2 years.

The racial demographic of Richboro is as follows:

  • 92% White
  • 4% Asian
  • 3% Hispanic
  • 1% Two or More Races

Richboro is known as a desirable place to live in Pennsylvania for the comfortable lifestyle residents live. The median household income in Richboro is well above the national average ($62,843) at $121,599. The median individual income is also well above the national average ($31,133) at $47,885.

Richboro's population is considered well educated, with many residents pursuing higher education. The education levels of Richboro are as follows:

  • 22% Master's Degree or Higher
  • 29% Bachelor's Degree
  • 25% Some College or Associate's Degree
  • 21% High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • 3% Less than a High School Diploma

The real estate values in Richboro are considerably high, with 97% of residents owning their homes at a median home value of $427,000. A minority of residents (3%) rent their homes in Richboro at a median rent of $1,688.

The unemployment rate in Richboro is 2.1%, and the poverty rate is 1.7%.

Education

Richboro is considered a family-oriented area and is subsequently nearby several top-rated schools.

The Council Rock School District serves Richboro. Residents of Richboro have the option to send their children to several highly rated schools including,

  • Council Rock High School - North & South
  • Newtown Middle School
  • Hillcrest Elementary School
  • Richboro Elementary

If you're looking for a neighborhood that offers residents a comfortable lifestyle with several historic landmarks, and access to highly rated schools, then look no further than Richboro, PA.

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Date Published: July 13, 2021
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