Like the rest of the Philadelphia region, Bucks County has experienced a rapid increase of immigrants since the 2000 census.Known for its very large and established Eastern European population, most notably the Russian community, but also for its Ukrainian and Polish communities, Bucks County is now seeing a rapid surge of other immigrant groups.
Growth began in the early 1950s, when William Levitt chose Bucks County for his second "Levittown". This time, developers took land in townships that were mostly untouched.Their successful attack on Britain's Hessian forces was a turning point in the American War of Independence. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 622 square miles (1,610 km The southern third of the county between Philadelphia and Trenton, New Jersey, often called Lower Bucks, resides in the Atlantic Coastal Plain, and is flat and near sea level, and the county's most populated and industrialized area.The town of Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania and Washington Crossing Historic Park were named to commemorate the event. Bucks County shares a western border with Montgomery County, and also borders Philadelphia to the southwest, and Northampton and Lehigh Counties to the north.20.1% were of German, 19.1% Irish, 14.0% Italian, 7.5% English and 5.9% Polish ancestry.There were 218,725 households, out of which 35.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.20% were married couples living together, 8.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.40% were non-families.Northampton County was formed in 1752 from part of Bucks County, and Lehigh County was formed in 1812 from part of Northampton County.General George Washington and his troops camped in Bucks County as they prepared to cross the Delaware River to take Trenton, New Jersey, by surprise on the morning of December 26, 1776.Bucks County also is home to large and very prominent Roman Catholic and Jewish populations.The 2013 population estimate of Bucks County Pennsylvania was 626,976.Precipitation is fairly well-distributed throughout the year.The average seasonal snowfall, which can potentially occur from as early as October to as late as April, is around 2 feet in extreme southern Bucks, and around 3 feet in the highest elevations of far northern Bucks.