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Overview

Introduction to Levittown, Pennsylvania

Levittown, Pennsylvania, in Bucks county, is 22 miles NE of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The town has a population of approximately 53,966.

Levittown History

Levittown, which was planned and built by Levitt & Sons, was named in honor of William J. Levitt. The majority of the land on which the town now stands was purchased in 1951. Construction began in February of 1952, after the completion of the hamlet in New York which had the same name and was built by the same builders. The uniqueness of this town rests in the fact that it was built as a planned community, complete with traffic-calming curvilinear roads, a public elementary school, churches, public pools, parks, playgrounds and other such amenities.

Levittown and Nearby Attractions

  • New Jersey State Museum
  • Abington Art Center
  • Adventure Aquarium
  • Black River & Western Railroad
  • Bulls Island Natural Area
  • Bear Creek

Things To Do In Levittown

Numerous museums are located near Levittown including the New Jersey State Museum, Old Barracks Museum, the William Trent House, and Trenton City Museum. Abington Art Center, Albert Einstein House, and Alice Paul Birthplace are some of the historic sites nearby. Recreational opportunities are available at Bulls Island Natural Area, Independence National Historical Park, and Lebanon State Forest. Other attractions include Adventure Aquarium, Philadelphia Zoo and Rutgers Gardens.

Levittown Transportation

Philadelphia International Airport is a major airport nearby.

Levittown Higher Education

Some of the colleges near Levittown are Rider University, Thomas Edison State College, and Philadelphia Biblical University - Langhorne.

People

Total Population 51,805
Male Share of the Population 49%
Female Share of the Population 51%
Senior Citizens 14.2%
Employed Population 16+ 26,725
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 49.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 16.3%
Median Earnings25+ $41,187
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $37,403
Median Earnings With High School Degree $35,369

Wealth

Median Family Income $78,016
% Above Poverty Level 94.1%
% Below Poverty Level 5.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 1.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1%
% Using Public Transportation 2.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 21.4%
Median Gross Rent $1,141
Median House Value $223,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.9%
US/American 0.1%
English 10.3%
Irish 30.1%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Levittown Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 22 miles NE of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Bucks
Standard Zip Codes 19054, 19055, 19056, 19057
P.O. Box Zip Codes 19058, 19059
Phone Area Codes 215
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.155
Longitude -74.829

Levittown Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station NESHAMINY FALLS
Distance 6.4 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 41 F
Apr Temp 38 to 64 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 41 to 68 F
Annual Precip 50.2 inches
Station MOORESTOWN
Distance 14.9 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 41 F
Apr Temp 41 to 66 F
Jul Temp 65 to 88 F
Oct Temp 44 to 68 F
Annual Precip 48.2 inches
Station LAMBERTVILLE
Distance 16 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 40 F
Apr Temp 39 to 63 F
Jul Temp 64 to 87 F
Oct Temp 42 to 67 F
Annual Precip 48.8 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Levittown, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Falls (19054)

Fallsington (19054)

Newportville (19056)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bristol 9,634 $56,821
Hulmeville 926 $81,250
Langhorne 1,488 $97,917

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Levittown High Schools

TRUMAN SHS
215-547-3000
Serves 2,085 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17

Levittown Colleges

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