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A Brief History of Warminster, PA

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The personal injury attorneys in Warminster, PA, present this article to offer detailed information about the neighborhood.

Warminster also referred to as Warminster Township, is located in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The area spans 10.18 square miles and hosts an approximate population of 32,460 with a population density of 3,200 per square mile.  Warminster belongs to zip code 18974 and area codes 215, 267, and 445.

History

The area of Warminster originally belonged to Southampton Township until the town was officially established in 1711. The land of Warminster was often referred to as Warminster Township years before it was officially established but was officially named after a town in Salisbury Plain, England.

The area is historically known as the site of the American Revolutionary War Battle of Crooked Bill.

From its beginnings, Warminster was largely farmland and has long been home to crafty people. In Warminster, the very first steamboat was designed and built by John Fitch and Steven Pagano.

Warminster was also the site of an industrial U.S. Navy base during World War II. The center was used to test weapons and develop airplane equipment until it closed in 1996.

You can still find snippets of Warminster's deep history within the town. Along Route 132, the Warminster's Craven Hall was built in 1780 in the Greek Revival architectural style. The building was associated with prominent families in Philadelphia during the American Revolutionary War and was added to the National Register of Historic Places on October 11, 2007.

Demographics

Today, Warminster is home to a nearly equal population of female residents (52%) and male residents (48%) with a median age of 46.3 years.

The racial demographic of Warminster is as follows:

  • 87.08% White
  • 4.12% Asian
  • 3.58% Other Race
  • 3.37% Black or African American
  • 1.72% Two or More Races
  • 0.11% Native American
  • 0.02% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Of the Warminster population, 72.24% were born in Warminster, 88.5% are U.S. native-born, 11.45% are foreign-born, 4.36% are non-citizens, and 7.09% are naturalized.

Warminster is home to hardworking residents with a 63.5% labor force participation and 60.9% employment rate.

The education levels of Warminster vary and are as follows:

  • 12% Master's Degree or Higher
  • 21% Bachelor's Degree
  • 28% Some College or Associate's Degree
  • 32% High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • 8% Less than a High School Diploma

Warminster residents live a comfortable lifestyle with a median household income above the national average ($62,843) at $77,118. The median individual income in Warminster is also above the national average ($31,133) at $37,317.

The female poverty rate in Warminster is 6.73%, the male poverty rate is 5.07%, and the overall poverty rate is 5.94%.

The majority of residents in Warminster own their homes (68%) at a median home value well above the national average ($217,500) at $304,600. A minority of Warminster residents rent their homes at a median rent of $1,363.

Community

Warminster is considered a family-oriented neighborhood. According to Niche Survey Polling, 80% of residents say there is a good sense of community in Warminster, and 56% say LGBTQ+ residents are very accepted.

Warminster is filled with highly satisfied residents, likely because of the lifestyle the neighborhood has to offer.

Warminster allows for a suburban-urban feel with tons of residential housing with access to neighborhood shops, restaurants, parks, and attractions.

If you ever find yourself in Warminster, be sure to see the neighborhood's most notable attractions including,

  • Warminster Community Park
  • Munro Community Park
  • Craven Hall
  • Five Ponds Golf Course

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David Petrone
Date Published: July 5, 2021
David Petrone is a personal injury attorney at Justice Guardians.
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