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Quakertown is a borough in Bucks County, in the Philadelphia-Camden metro area.

The community was named for the founders, who were Quakers from Wales

The latitude of Quakertown is 40.441N. The longitude is -75.341W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 499 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 8,816.


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Median household income
Local
$41,942
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Quakertown demographic reports
Founded by Quakers in 1715. The Liberty Bell was hidden here for a brief time during the Revolution
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 17. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.9 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Arts Alive Festival - May 19, 2007
Dates often change. Check Quakertown web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Nockamixon State Park

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Ancestry & family history

31% of Quakertown residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Quakertown ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Quakertown was $20,562, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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17% of Quakertown residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Quakertown, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $580.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,065.


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Libraries in Quakertown include James A Michener Branch Library ... View libraries

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Bucks County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Quakertown political report.

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The average commute time for Quakertown workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Quakertown include Best Western Motor Inn, Comfort Inn & Suites, Holiday Inn Express.

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