The median age of Bucks County residents is 44.0.
James Gould Cozzenslived in Lambertville, New Jersey, across the river from Bucks County, and used Doylestown as a model for the setting of two novels; he is considered an artist from Bucks County. With 645,054 inhabitants, Bucks County is the fourth most populated county in the state of Pennsylvania out of a total of 67 counties. The county has numerous local theater companies, including the long-established and recently reopened Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope; Town and Country Players, in Buckingham; ActorsNet, in Morrisville, and the Bristol Riverside Theatre, an Equity professional theater, in Bristol.
The gold emblem is also the centerpiece of the official Bucks County flag, which has a blue background and gold trim. 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. In the presidential elections, Bucks has been carried away by the general Democratic trend that has spread throughout the Philadelphia area, although the Bucks trend has been less pronounced than in Delaware and Montgomery. According to the 2000 census, there were 218,725 households and 160,981 families residing in the county. This placed the county in fourth place in the state, far behind (more than 10%) Philadelphia counties with 1,553,165 (247% of the Bucks), Allegheny with 1,231,527 (196%), Montgomery with 812,376 (130%) and well ahead of Delaware with 561,973 (89.6%).Lower Bucks County is also home to the Parx Casino and Racing, in Bensalem, a thoroughbred casino and racecourse.
The Bucks County Library System was founded in 1956 by a resolution of the Bucks County Commissioners. Bucks County shares a western border with Montgomery County and is also bordered by Philadelphia to the southwest and Northampton and Lehigh Counties to the north. Many artists and writers living in New York City have made their home in Bucks County, and have settled mainly on the small stretch between Doylestown and New Hope and along the Delaware River. Bucks County is one of three original counties created by colonial owner William Penn in 1682. Some areas of Piedmont farther south and along the river below New Hope are in hardiness zone 7a, as is the Bucks region, on the Atlantic coastal plain. Online news publications include Levittown Now, Bucks County Beacon, NewtownPanow, Bucks Happening, and New Hope Free Press. Bucks County forms part of the northern boundary of the Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington metropolitan statistical area more commonly known as the Delaware Valley.