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Chalfont

  •   State: 
    Pennsylvania
      County: 
    Bucks County
      City: 
    Chalfont
      County all: 
    Bucks | Montgomery
      County FIPS: 
    42017 | 42091
      Coordinates: 
    40°17′23″N 75°12′37″W
      Area total: 
    1.64 sq mi (4.24 km²)
      Area land: 
    1.62 sq mi (4.19 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.02 sq mi (0.05 km²)
      Elevation: 
    272 ft (83 m)
      Established: 
    1683
  •   Latitude: 
    40,2835
      Longitude: 
    -75,2093
      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: 
    18914
      GMAP: 

    Chalfont, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, United States

  •   Population: 
    4,253
      Population density: 
    2,628.55 residents per square mile of area (1,014.63/km²)
      Household income: 
    $79,042
      Households: 
    1,479
      Unemployment rate: 
    7.30%
  •   Sales taxes: 
    6.00%
      Income taxes: 
    3.57%

Chalfont is a borough with home rule status in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The population was 4,009 at the 2010 census. The borough is served by SEPTA Regional Rail's Lansdale/Doylestown Line at Chalfont station. The Lenape Indians lived in the area before William Penn signed a treaty with the local chief and parceled the land to the Free Society of Traders in 1683. In 1720, Simon Butler bought over 150 acres of land, including the "Village of Chalfon" and built a home and mill. In 1869, the North Pennsylvania Railroad changed the name of the station to Chalfonte. In the Victorian era, a train-station was built which helped the community grow and brought about the construction of the many Victorian houses. The town is located within the Delaware Valley and has a Humid continental climate (Dfa Dfa climates are characterized by one month having a mean temperature of 32.0 °F (0 °C), at least four months with an average temperature of 50 °C (10 °F) The borough has a total area of 1.6 square miles (3 km²), all of which is land. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the borough has 1,6 sq miles (4 km²) of land. The area was once known as Barndtsville and the village was then known as Whitehallville. It was the home of William Penn's first wife, and William Penn is buried at Jordans Quaker Meeting House.

History

Originally, the Lenape Indians dwelled in present-day Chalfont. In 1683, William Penn signed a treaty with the local chief and parceled the land to the Free Society of Traders. Simon Butler bought over 150 acres of land in 1720. Between then and 1901, the area held several names, including Butler's Mill, Kungle's Tavern, Barndtsville, and Whitehallville. During the Victorian era, a train-station was built which helped the community grow and brought about the construction of the many Victorian houses. In 1885, the Forest Park started out as a small picnic ground where music could be played. As the park grew it became a small amusement park where local people could enjoy rides, a large swimming pool built in the 1930s, music (including string bands in the 1940s) and as the hosting ground for many company picnics. In 1968, the park closed its doors forever in 1968. The most important building in the area was the tavern and public house, which has burnt down many times and now stands as the Pop Inn. The village was then known as Barndtville and later as White Hallville. The North Pennsylvania Railroad changed the name of the station to Chalfon in 1869, the name was changed again in 1901 to the present day Chalfonte. The area was known as Kungles Tavern during the Revolutionary period and was later owned consecutively by James Morris, Lewis Morris, Abner Morris, then John BarNDt from Tylersport.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.6 square miles (4.3 km²) Chalfont has a Hot-summer Humid continental climate (Dfa) 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 noreasters from December through February. The spring bloom typically begins by April 11 and fall color usually peaks by October 30. The average wettest month is July, which corresponds with the annual peak in thunderstorm activity. The highest air temperature was 102.7 °F (39.3 °C) on July 22, 2011, and the highest daily average mean dew point was 74.8 °F on August 3, 2016. Since 1981, the average annual extreme minimum air temperature is 0.6 °f (18.1 °C), and the coldest air temperature has been 11.9 °f on January 22, 1984. According to the A. W. Kuchler U.S. potential natural vegetation types, Chalfon 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 annualExtremely cold and wind can occur, with wind chill values 11 °F [24 °C].

Demographics

As of the 2010 census, the borough was 92.7% Non-Hispanic White, 1.4% Black or African American, 0.3% Native American, 3.0% Asian, and 0.8% were two or more races. As of the census of 2000, there were 3,977 people, 1,382 households, and 1,039 families residing in the borough. The median income for a household in the Borough was $63,491, and the median incomes for a family was $70,592. The per capita income was $26,248. About 1.1% of families and 4.1%. of the population were below the poverty line, including 1. 4% of those under age 18 and 3.2. of those age 65 or over. The borough is located on the New Jersey Turnpike, which runs from New Jersey to New Jersey. It is the only borough in New Jersey that is not part of the New York City subway system. It has a population of about 3,000. The population density is 2,365.8 people per square mile (912.6/km²). The racial makeup of the borough is 95.56% White,1.15% African American, 0.08%. Native American, 1.49% Asian. The census of 2010 showed that the borough had a total of 3,788 people, with 1,404 housing units. The average household size was 2.78 and the average family size was 3.25.

Arts and culture

The Chalfont Historic District is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and contains many American colonial and Victorian-style houses. Several of these are former residences which are currently occupied by businesses. The district is concentrated near the intersection of Butler Avenue (U.S. Route 202 Business) and North Main Street (Pennsylvania Route 152) and extend along North Main street. It is one of the largest historic districts in the state, with a population of more than 10,000. The area is home to the Pennsylvania Museum of Fine Arts, which was established in 1881. The museum is located in the historic district of Chalfon, Pennsylvania, and is open to the public every day. It also has a museum of fine arts, which opened in 1883, and an art museum, which is open every day of the year until the end of the summer. It was the first museum in Pennsylvania to be built in the 19th century, and the first in the United States to be completed in the early 20th century. It has a collection of 19th-century artworks, including many examples of Colonial Revival and Victorian architecture, as well as other works of art from the 20th and 21st centuries. The historic district was established by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission in 1887. It includes the Pennsylvania State House, which dates back to the 17th century and is located on the corner of Butler and Main Streets. The Chalfon Historic District was named for the town's founder, William Chalfen, who was born in 1808.

Notable person

Bobby Shantz, 1952 American League Most Valuable Player, operated a popular bowling alley and diner with baseball players Joe Astroth and Shantz's brother Billy. The Pit-Catcher displayed Bobby's Golden Gloves, MVP trophy, and other baseball memorabilia. Bobby Shantz was a member of the New York Yankees, New York Mets, and San Francisco Giants. He played for the Yankees and the Mets from 1952 to 1964. Shantz is the brother of baseball player Billy Shantz. He was also the owner of a bowling alley, a diner, and a sports bar in New York City. He is also the father of former New York Giants pitcher Mike Shantz who played for New York from 1964 to 1966. He also played in the World Series for the Mets in 1966 and 1967. He died in a car accident in 1998. He has a son, Michael, who is a professional baseball player and a grandson, Jake, who plays for the San Diego Padres. He lives with his wife and two children in New Jersey, New Jersey and New York. The Shantz family also owns a golf course and a country club in New Hampshire. The family also has a restaurant and bar in San Francisco, called the Shantz Family Golf Course in the town of Ypsilanti, California. They also own a bowling center and a restaurant in San Diego, California, called Shantz Lanes. They have a daughter, Emily, who was born in 1998 and lives with her family in the San Francisco area.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Chalfont, Bucks County, Pennsylvania = 20.1. 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 24. 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 Chalfont = 4 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 4,253 individuals with a median age of 38.9 age the population grows by 5.82% in Chalfont, Bucks County, Pennsylvania population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 2,628.55 residents per square mile of area (1,014.63/km²). There are average 2.75 people per household in the 1,479 households with an average household income of $79,042 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 7.30% 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 23.04%. The number of physicians in Chalfont per 100,000 population = 240.2.

Weather

The annual rainfall in Chalfont = 43.7 inches and the annual snowfall = 26.4 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 102. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 205. 85 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 18.9 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 44, 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 Chalfont, Bucks County, Pennsylvania which are owned by the occupant = 81.59%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 32 years with median home cost = $300,660 and home appreciation of -2.87%. 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 $16.91 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 $7,491 per student. There are 15.7 students for each teacher in the school, 695 students for each Librarian and 440 students for each Counselor. 10.24% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 26.12% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 12.76% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Chalfont's population in Bucks County, Pennsylvania of 8,420 residents in 1930 has dropped 0,51-fold to 4,253 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 50.63% female residents and 49.37% male residents live in Chalfont, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

    As of 2020 in Chalfont, Bucks County, Pennsylvania are married and the remaining 33.26% are single population.

  • 30.8 minutes is the average time that residents in Chalfont 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.

    85.67% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 8.51% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 1.14% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 3.14% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Chalfont, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 81.59% are owner-occupied homes, another 16.68% are rented apartments, and the remaining 1.73% are vacant.

  • The 62.88% of the population in Chalfont, Bucks County, Pennsylvania who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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