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The 2000 Census showed that Bucks County had a population of 597,635 people. This represented 4.87% of the total population of Pennsylvania, making it the state's 4th most populous county (out of 67 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Bucks had a population of 626,015 people. This is an increase of 4.75% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010625,249+4.62%-0.12% since 2009
2009626,015+4.75%+0.39% since 2008
2008623,562+4.34%+0.36% since 2007
2007621,334+3.97%+0.34% since 2006
2006619,245+3.62%+0.52% since 2005
2005616,047+3.08%+0.38% since 2004
2004613,691+2.69%+0.58% since 2003
2003610,131+2.09%+0.44% since 2002
2002607,465+1.64%+0.7% since 2001
2001603,241+0.94%+0.94% since 2000
2000597,635The Last Census

Bucks County had 225,498 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Bucks County has a total area<3> of 622 square miles [1,611 km²]. Of this total, 607 square miles [1,573 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (2.37%) being water (14.74 square miles [38.16 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Bucks County had a population density of 983 people per square mile [379.9 people/km²], making it the state's 5th most densely populated county (out of 67 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Bucks County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Bucks and the state of Pennsylvania.

Click here for the Bucks County QuickFact (QF-42017).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Bucks County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Bucks County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Burlington (NJ)QF-34005   SE446,108423,3945.36%
Hunterdon (NJ)QF-34019   N130,034121,9896.59%
Mercer (NJ)QF-34021   E366,222350,7614.41%
Warren (NJ)QF-34041   N109,638102,4377.03%
LehighQF-42077   NW343,519312,09010.07%
MontgomeryQF-42091   W782,339750,0974.3%
NorthamptonQF-42095   NW298,990267,06611.95%
PhiladelphiaQF-42101   S1,547,2971,517,5501.96%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Bucks. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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