is a township in Bucks County
- Industry and commerce :The boroughs of Bristol and Morrisville were prominent industrial centers along the Northeast Corridor during World War II. Suburban development accelerated in Lower Bucks in the 1950s with the opening of Levittown, Pennsylvania, the second such "Levittown" designed by...
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, United States
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. The population was 8,692 at the 2010 census.
The Solebury School
Solebury School is a co-educational college preparatory day and boarding school located on a campus in Solebury Township, Pennsylvania . There are currently 230 day and boarding students enrolled...
is located in the township, off U.S. Route 202
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Abbot Howard "Abbie" Hoffman was a political and social activist who co-founded the Youth International Party ....
committed suicide in 1989 in Solebury Township.
According to the United States Census Bureau
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, the township has a total area of 27.2 square miles (70.6 km²), of which 26.6 square miles (69.0 km²) is land and 0.6 square miles (1.6 km²) (2.20%) is water. It is drained by the Delaware River
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, which separates it from New Jersey. Its villages include Bowman Hill (also in Upper Makefield Township,) Carversville (also in Plumstead Township,) Center Bridge, Highton (also in Buckingham Township,) Peters Corners, and Solebury.
- Upper Makefield Township (southeast)
- Buckingham Township
Buckingham Township is a township in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 20,075 at the 2010 census. Buckingham takes its name from Buckingham in Buckinghamshire known as Bucks County in England...
- Plumstead Township (northwest)
- Kingwood Township, New Jersey
- History :Kingwood Township is famous for the local captain who rounded up the boats for George Washington's crossing of the Delaware River during the American Revolutionary War.-Demographics:...
- Delaware Township, Hunterdon County, New Jersey
-Demographics:As of the census of 2000, there were 4,478 people, 1,643 households, and 1,302 families residing in the township. The population density was 121.9 people per square mile . There were 1,701 housing units at an average density of 46.3 per square mile...
- Stockton, New Jersey
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- Lambertville, New Jersey
Lambertville is a city in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city population was 3,906.Lambertville was originally incorporated as a town by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 1, 1849, from portions of West Amwell Township...
- New Hope
New Hope, formerly known as Coryell's Ferry, is a borough in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA. The population was 2,528 at the 2010 census. The borough lies on the west bank of the Delaware River at its confluence with Aquetong Creek. A two-lane bridge carries automobile and foot traffic across the...
- West Amwell Township, New Jersey
The Delaware River separates West Amwell from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.-Demographics:As of the census of 2000, there were 2,383 people, 949 households, and 696 families residing in the township. The population density was 109.7 people per square mile . There were 984 housing units at an...
Solebury has had history lining its borders since the 17th century, ever since the Europeans have settled here in America. It contains historical sites that are visited everyday by many. From the pre-revolutionary America, to colonial times, and finally, the industrial revolution. Prior to the "Americans" taking over this town it was owned by a Native American Tribe, the "Lenni-Lenape". This in english means, "original people". After the "Turtle Tribe" occupied this land it later became known as Solebury. In 1686 Solebury was finally signed over to the American settlers by 13 Native American tribe leaders.
There are many fun outdoor types of activities to do while in Solebury; for instance, the New Hope-Lambertville Winter Festival. Solebury includes a landscape of a tremendous amount of historical sites that are easily located by simply walking, such as, Magill's Hill. Magill's Hill is a 5-acre site that consists of steeply sloped hills which can be used for sledding or other winter activities. The Solebury Township includes something that is called the Trail which has a connection to the electric company power line. This line is along U.S. Route 202 which provides outdoors activities for nighttime so people can see where they are going while enjoying the scenery. This also allows baseball games and athletic teams to play during the night. With Solebury being so close to the Delaware river it makes it much easier to do outdoor water activities, such as, fishing, tubing, and canoeing. On the side of the Delaware river it contains a 60 mile long path to either ride on with a bike, walk or run, while enjoying the view of historical villages. Solebury also contains the Washington Crossing State Park. Near this park you are able to visit the house of Thompson-Neely house, the old Grist Mill, and Bowmans Tower.
Our residents are an integral part of the infrastructure and are encouraged to take an active role in the activities and events that occur here. Come on out and enjoy our parks and recreation! This unique community depends greatly on the many volunteers who support the programs and park facilities in Solebury.
As of the census
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of 2000, there were 7,743 people, 3,053 households, and 2,170 families residing in the township. The population density
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was 290.6 people per square mile (112.2/km²). There were 3,207 housing units at an average density of 120.4/sq mi (46.5/km²).
The racial makeup of the township as of the 2010 census was http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/census/profile/PA
- 94.3% White
- 0.9% African American
- 0.0% Native American
- 2.9% Asian
- 0.1% Pacific Islander
- 1.1% from two or more races
- 2.7% Hispanic or Latino
There are 3,053 households:
- 30.4% contain children under the age of 18
- 63.9% are married couples
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- 5.1% have a female householder with no husband present
- 28.9% were non-families.
- 19.0% of all households were made up of individuals
- 5.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older.
The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 2.94.
Solebury contains citizens of different ages
- 22.0% under the age of 18
- 4.1% from 18 to 24
- 25.8% from 25 to 44
- 36.5% from 45 to 64
- 11.6% who were 65 years of age or older.
The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 99.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.4 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $89,005, and the median income for a family was $103,566. Males had a median income of $71,176 versus $42,361 for females. The per capita income
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for the township was $52,985. About 1.7% of families and 3.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.4% of those under age 18 and 3.5% of those age 65 or over.