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Welcome to Perkasie ...

Perkasie is located in Bucks County<1>.

The location of Perkasie has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Perkasie, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Perkasie has a population of 8,740 people<3> (see below for details).

Perkasie is 430 feet [131 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Perkasie lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Websites for Perkasie ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Perkasie had an population of 8,740 people. This is an increase of 2.69% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 1% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Perkasie had a population of 8,511 people. This makes Perkasie the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Perkasie represents 0.07% of the total population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 90th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 8,511 people, the population of Perkasie decreased 3.59% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 8,828 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Perkasie.

Communities near Perkasie ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Perkasie.

  • Allentown
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
  • Bethlehem
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the north)
  • Norristown
    (18 miles [29 km] to the south)
  • Lansdale
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the south)
  • Emmaus
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest)
  • Doylestown
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
  • Hatboro
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
  • Ambler
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ambler have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ambler
    • Ambler is located in Montgomery County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,496 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ambler <5>
  • Hellertown
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)
  • Collegeville
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest)

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Perkasie. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Perkasie.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Perkasie. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Perkasie.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Perkasie. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Perkasie.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Perkasie ...

Looking for more information about Perkasie? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Perkasie, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Perkasie.

Adding Perkasie to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Perkasie in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Perkasie was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Perkasie on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Pennsylvania (1911).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Perkasie.

The official website for Perkasie:

The official website for Bucks County:

The official website for State of Pennsylvania:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Pennsylvania's counties, including Bucks, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Perkasie.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Perkasie - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.


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