About Bucks County

Founded in 1682 by William Penn, Bucks County is one of Pennsylvania's three original counties. Home to more than 627,000 residents, Bucks County presents a quality of life that very few regions in the United States enjoy. Our residents appreciate a rich cultural and artistic heritage, and a unique geographic location along the Delaware River, one of the nations' few Wild and Scenic Rivers. Our county possesses a vibrant farming and rural community, even in the midst of the largely urbanized east coast, as well as maintaining the region’s largest county park system.

Along with these quality of life factors, it also possesses many of the critical elements which determine business location and expansion, including housing quality and availability, ease of commuting, safe communities, superior local schools, access to regional and national art and cultural centers, and world class higher educational institutions.

Nationally renowned as a place of scenic beauty, artistic culture and bucolic charm, Bucks County is blessed with the diversity of weather all four seasons can bestow. Our 31 townships and 23 boroughs each contribute their own vibrant threads to our diverse cultural fabric. And our school districts offer some of the finest educational opportunities in the United States. Further, our nationally recognized Community College system is strategically located to serve every portion of our county, in every area from Associate Degrees to skill certification to workforce development.

About Bucks County Pennsylvania

Bucks County government employs 2,300 employees who are dedicated to providing comprehensive services to our residents. This wide array of programs includes courts, children and youth, seniors, general services and capital projects, municipal planning, community and business development, and consumer protection, to name just a few.

In addition, county government maintains almost 9,000 acres of parks and recreation property, including eight parks, large lakes for sailing and fishing, eight recreation sites, three education-oriented nature centers, a horse park, a grass-strip airport and the Moravian Pottery and Tile Works, which continues to marvel visitors today in the tile-making tradition of Henry Chapman Mercer. Further, our 115 county-maintained bridges include twelve distinct “covered” bridges – which are treasured links to our transportation past.

With direct and multiple access to both the Pennsylvania Turnpike and I -95, access to the major north south route of America’s rail system, a deep water port and both international and regional air access, Bucks County enjoys a competitive advantage with ready access to markets of both producers and consumers.....resources that are increasingly vital to companies competing in a global economy, where the ability to get products to customers overnight, or receiving just-in-time supplies can prove the difference between profitability and failure.

In addition both the Commonwealth and Bucks County are 'business friendly' environments, whose tax climate and regulatory regimes encourage new private investment as well as being located in the geographic center of the burgeoning life sciences expansion within the Greater Philadelphia region.

Educational facilities are provided by both public and private schools, and higher education is available at two colleges and six universities. There are 13 public school districts in Bucks County as well as three technical high schools.

Public School Districts & Technical Schools

Bensalem Township School District

Bensalem Township

Bristol Township School District

Bristol Township

Central Bucks School District

Buckingham Township, Chalfont Borough, Doylestown Borough, Doylestown Township, New Britain Borough, New Britain Township, Plumstead Township, Warrington Township, Warwick Township

Morrisville Borough School District

Morrisville Borough

New Hope-Solebury School District

New Hope Borough and Solebury Township

Pennridge School District

Bedminster Township, Dublin Borough, East Rockhill Township, Hilltown Township, Perkasie Borough, Sellersville Borough, Silverdale Borough, West Rockhill Township

Quakertown School District

Haycock Township, Milford Township, Quakertown Borough, Richland Township, Richlandtown Borough, Trumbauersville Borough

Bristol Borough School District

Bristol Borough

Centennial School District

Ivyland Borough, Upper Southampton Township, Warminster Township

Council Rock School District

Newtown Borough, Newtown Township, Northampton Township, Upper Makefield Township, Wrightstown Township

Neshaminy School District

Hulmeville Borough, Penndel Borough, Langhorne Borough, Langhorne Manor Borough, Lower Southampton Township, Middletown Township

Palisades School District

Riegelsville Borough, Bridgeton Township, Durham Township, Nockamixon Township, Springfield Township, Tinicum Township

Pennsbury School District

Falls Township, Lower Makefield Township, Tullytown Borough, Yardley Borough

Bucks County Technical High School

610 Wistar Road
Fairless Hills, PA 19030


Middle Bucks Institute of Technology

2740 York Road (Route 263)
Jamison, PA 18929


Upper Bucks County Technical School

3115 Ridge Road
Perkasie, PA 18944


Colleges & Universities

Bucks County Community College

Campuses in Newtown, Bristol, and Perkasie

Cairn University

Langhorne Manor Borough

Holy Family University

Satellite campus in Newtown Township

Strayer University

Satellite campus in Trevose

Delaware Valley University


LaSalle University

Satellite campus in Newtown Township

Philadelphia University

Satellite campus in Trevose

University of Phoenix

Satellite campus in Middletown Township

Other area Colleges and Universities:

  • Chestnut Hill College
  • Drexel University
  • Holy Family University
  • La Salle University
  • Penn State University
  • Princeton University
  • Rutgers University Temple University
  • Saint Joseph's University
  • Temple University
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Villanova University

Bucks County Courthouse

The Bucks County Board of Commissioners is comprised of three commissioners, two majority and one minority, who are elected to four-year terms. The commissioners are responsible for the adoption and administration of the county operating budget, along with oversight of one of the largest workforces in the county (more than 2,400 employees). The county seat is located in Doylestown Borough. Below is a list of county services:

Community Services
Board of Elections/Voting Machines
Housing and Community Development
Consumer Protection
Guardian ad Litem
Military Affairs
Planning Commission
Health and Human Services
Area Agency on Aging
Children and Youth
Health Department
Mental Health/Development Programs
Neshaminy Manor
Finance and Administration
Board of Assessment
Human Resources
Information Technology
Tax Claim
General Services
Asset Management/County Properties
Capital Projects
Facilities Maintenance
Parks and Recreation
Roads and Bridges
Emergency Services
Emergency Communications
Police Training
Emergency Health Services
Emergency Management Agency
Fire Marshal
Public InformationSolicitor
Office of Open Records

Bucks County Row Officers

Each of the county's 10 Row Officers is elected at large in the county for a four-year term. As specified by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania law, row officers include the following:

Clerk of Courts
District Attorney
Recorder of Deeds
Register of Wills

Municipal, State & Federal Officials

Each year the Bucks County Planning Commission prepares the Municipal Directory which provides an annual update of government officials serving Bucks County. The directory contains elected and appointed municipal officials, joint planning organizations, commissioner appointed advisory boards, authorities, and commissions, school districts, elected and appointed judicial officials, county, state, and federal elected officials, with maps of legislative districts.

Because of its location in the region, county residents are fortunate to have access to the best medical facilities in the United States. There are eight hospitals and a county operated nursing home in Bucks County:

Abington Health Center
Warminster Campus
225 Newtown Road
Warminster, PA 18974
Aria Health-Bucks County Campus
308 North Oxford Valley Road
Langhorne, PA 19047
Doylestown Hospital
595 West State Street
Doylestown, PA 18901
Grandview Hospital
700 Lawn Avenue
Sellersville, PA 18960
Rothman Orthopaedic Specialty

3300 Tillman Drive
Bensalem, PA 19020
St. Luke's Hospital
1021 Park Avenue
Quakertown, PA 18951
St. Mary Medical Center
1201 Langhorne-Newtown Road
Langhorne, PA 19047
Lower Bucks Hospital
501 Bath Road
Bristol, PA 19007
Neshaminy Manor Long Term Care

1660 Easton Road
Warrington, PA. 18976

Other area healthcare facilities:

  • Capital Health Regional Medical Center (Trenton, NJ)
  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Einstein Medical Center
  • Fox Chase Cancer Center
  • Hahnemann University Hospital
  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Lehigh Valley Hospital
  • Temple University Hospital
  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital


Businesses and residents in Bucks County are subject to taxes levied by local (municipal, county, & school district), the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the Federal government. Local taxes collected are gained from the assessed fair-market value of real estate as determined by the Bucks County Board of Assessment; however municipal governments may also collect other types of taxes or fees (i.e., occupational, mercantile/business privilege).

The following links provide guidance on municipal & school district, county, state, and federal governing tax structures:

Tax Incentives

The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue website provides useful information on the State’s tax incentive programs available to companies interested in expanding in or locating to Bucks County. Additionally, the Redevelopment Authority of Bucks County website expands further on the State's tax incentives offering information on the following programs:

  • Bucks County Enterprise Zone
  • Keystone Innovation & Opportunity Zones
  • Local Economic Revitalization Tax Assistance (LERTA)

Top 50 Largest Employers in Bucks County

2nd Quarter, 2017


Combined Government Ownerships
Ranked by number

  1. Central Bucks School District
  2. Giant Food Stores LLC
  3. St Mary Medical Center
  4. Doylestown Hospital
  5. County of Bucks
  6. Northtec LLC
  7. Woods Services
  8. Wal-Mart Associates Inc
  9. Excel Companion Care LLC
  10. Grand View Hospital
  11. Pennsbury School District
  12. Council Rock School District
  13. Wawa Inc
  14. Neshaminy School District
  15. Bensalem Township School District
  16. Federal Government
  17. Always Best Care
  18. Pennridge School District
  19. Greenwood Table Games Services Inc
  20. State Government
  21. Bucks County Community College
  22. Bristol Township School District
  23. Acme Markets Inc
  24. Home Depot USA Inc
  25. Kohls Department Stores Inc
  26. Bucks County Intermediate Unit
  27. Centennial School District
  28. Ann's Choice Inc
  29. Target Corporation
  30. Sesame Place
  31. Prime Healthcare Services Lower Bucks
  32. Thrift Drug Inc
  33. Comcast Cablevision Corp (PA)
  34. Aria Health
  35. Vertical Screen Inc
  36. Quakertown Community School District
  37. Lowe's Home Centers Inc
  38. Pennsylvania CVS Pharmacy LLC
  39. Source4Teachers LLC
  40. Aurora Home Care Inc
  41. Caresense Health LLC
  42. Vitacare Home Health Inc
  43. Ashfield Healthcare LLC
  44. Marmaxx Operating Corporation
  45. Publicist Touchpoint Solutions
  46. U-Haul Co of Pennsylvania
  47. Aon Service Corporation
  48. Family Dining Inc
  49. Worth and Company Inc
  50. Pennswood Village

*State Government includes all state employment except Pennsylvania State University, SEPTA, System of Higher Education, PA College of Technology, and PHEAA.

Source: Pennsylvania Center for Workforce Information & Analysis, Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages 4th Quarter, 2017


Bucks County is within easy reach of the largest population centers, markets and consumers east of the Mississippi. Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton, Philadelphia, Princeton, and New York, are all within an hour and a half drive. Bucks County’s position in the northeast corridor makes it well suited for many types of commercial activities. Major highways such as I-95, I-78, Pennsylvania Turnpike (I-276 and I-476 (Blue Route), U.S. Routes 1, 13, and 202, as well as state routes 309, 313, 332, 413, and 611, provide important access to and across Bucks County. The roughly 60-mile long county, bounded on the east by the Delaware River also enjoys tremendous rail access (NS & CSX sites) to North American Markets and a safe and secure deep water port for shipment of goods around the world.

After more than two decades, the resources needed to complete the Pennsylvania Turnpike and I-95 Interchange have been assembled and construction has now begun. Lower Bucks County already enjoys tremendous transportation advantages, in roads, rail, and deep water port facilities. This major initiative is the capstone that will propel Lower Bucks County into the 1st Tier of National Transportation Hubs. Becoming the home of the connection between I-95, the most important North/South interstate east of the Mississippi and the Pennsylvania Turnpike, the most dependable direct link between the Midwest and the markets of the east coast, Lower Bucks County will enjoy a competitive and comparative economic advantage unmatched by any locality in the Greater Delaware Valley...the New Key in the Keystone State. For more information on this exciting project please click here.

Click here for Bucks County's Transportation Facilities Map and the Transportation Improvement Projects and Critical Corridors Map. For additional transportation-related information please visit the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission's (DVRPC) website.

Bucks County Map


The Philadelphia International Airport located south of Bucks County, the Lehigh Valley International Airport to the north in Allentown, and the Trenton-Mercer Airport in Trenton, New Jersey are three of the more frequently used airports in the Bucks County area. These airports are generally within an hour drive of most Bucks County communities. The Bucks County Airport Authority operates three general service airports: Van Sant in Erwinna, Quakertown Airport in Quakertown, and the Doylestown Airport near Doylestown. Below is a list of other local air travel facilities:

Local Air Travel

New Jersey

  • Trenton Mercer Airport, West Trenton, NJ, (TTN)
  • Princeton Airport

  • Lehigh Valley International Airport, Allentown, PA, (ABE)
  • Doylestown Airport, Doylestown, PA, (DYL)
  • Pennridge Airport, Perkasie, PA, (N70)
  • Northeast Philadelphia Airport, Philadelphia, PA, (PNE)
  • Philadelphia International Airport, Philadelphia, PA (PHL), also includes PNE info.
  • Quakertown Airport, Quakertown, PA (UKT)
  • Vansant Airport, Erwinna, PA, (9N1)
  • Perkiomen Valley, Collegeville, PA, (N10)

  • Total RF Heliport, Bensalem, PA, (00A)
  • Horsham Valley, Heliport, Horsham, PA, (N48)
  • Valley Forge Heliport, Norristown, PA, (0P0)
  • Penns Landing Heliport, Philadelphia, PA

Public & Private Transit

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) provides outstanding and nationally recognized superior commuter rail and bus service to Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties (click here for the Bucks County Public Transit Map). Philadelphia serves as a hub in Amtrak's Northeast Corridor. The Transportation Management Association of Bucks County (TMA Bucks) provides fixed route bus service linking employees to established SEPTA routes. Carol R. Bieber Tourways, Trans-Bridge Lines, Susquehanna Trailways, and Greyhound Lines Bus Company all provide regional bus service to destinations located outside of the County.

Goods Movement - Rail & Water

Bucks County is a major transportation hub for goods movement and distribution along the eastern seaboard.


Conrail provides freight service over an expansive rail network shared by CSX and Norfolk Southern. There are five local short line railroads including the East Penn Railroad, New Hope-Ivyland Railroad, SMS/Penn-Jersey Rail Lines, Pennsylvania Northeastern Railroad, and Tyburn Railroad on privately owned lines or lines owned by SEPTA or Amtrak.


There are three active port facilities along the Delaware River: Kinder-Morgan Port of Bucks County and GROWS Bulk Port, both located in Falls Township and Riverside Concrete in Bristol Township. These ports accommodate ocean-going vessels with a draft up to 38.5 feet (11.75m) and specialize in bulk and break-bulk commodities (i.e., noncontainerzied cargoes) such as metals, salt, and project cargo.


Bucks County's utility infrastructure meets the needs of current and future businesses. The Pennsylvania Utility Commission (PUC) provides regulation of utilities in the Commonwealth. Listed below are electric, natural gas, telecommunications, and water & sewer providers.


The county is well served by three electricity providers: PPL, Inc., PECO Energy, and Met-Ed a First Energy Company.

Natural Gas

Natural gas service is available in many areas of Bucks County, provided by PPL, Inc., PECO Energy, and UGI.


Service providers have installed modern fiber optic, broadband, and cellular technologies within the region. Local telephone service is provided by Comcast Xnfinity, Frontier Communications, and Verizon. All major long-distance and cellular service providers are available in Bucks County.

Water & Sewer

Please click here for Bucks County’s Water and Sewer Service listing by municipality.

Contact Us

(267) 880-6071

11 Welden Drive - Suite 100
Doylestown, PA 18901