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

It is the county seat.

The community was named after William Doyle, settler.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Pennsylvania named Doylestown. For links to other places called Doylestown, PA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Doylestown is 40.31N. The longitude is -75.13W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 423 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 8,185.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$46,148
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Doylestown demographic reports
Doylestown is in the Delaware Valley.
Once an overnight stop on the Philadelphia-Easton stagecoach line.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 10. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.2 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· James Michener, author
· Jean Toomer, author
· Oscar Hammerstein, lyricist
· Stephen Sondheim, composer, lyricist
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Folk Fest - May 12-13, 2007
Dates often change. Check Doylestown web sites and events links in the sections below.
Doylestown attractions: Sesame Place
Historic sites and museums: Mercer Museum, Moravian Pottery & Tile Works, Fonthill Museum
Colleges and universities: Delaware Valley College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Doylestown demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Bucks County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Philadelphia area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 18901 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

23% of Doylestown residents report German ancestry, and 20% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Doylestown ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Doylestown was $32,249, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

42% of Doylestown residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Doylestown include Doylestown Historic District, Fonthill, Mercer Museum and Moravian Pottery and Tile Works, Shaw Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Doylestown, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $704.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,362.


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Libraries in Doylestown include Bucks County Free Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Doylestown include Intelligencer

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

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

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