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Fairless Hills is a census-designated place (CDP) in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 8,365 at the 2000 census.

Fairless Hills as it is known today began in 1951 when developer Danherst Corporation began erecting pre-fabricated homes built by Gunnison Magichomes, Inc. The development was financed by U.S. Steel with a loan of $50 million. It was named in honor of Benjamin Fairless, then president of U.S. Steel, which operated the “Fairless Works” plant which employed most of Fairless Hills’ homeowners at the time.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 5.0 km� (1.9 mi�). 5.0 km� (1.9 mi�) of it is land and 0.52% is water.

The developers of Fairless Hills designated several sections, or neighborhoods, such as Heddington, Drexelwood, and Fairbridge North.


As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 8,365 people, 3,220 households, and 2,260 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,682.2/km� (4,366.4/mi�). There were 3,298 housing units at an average density of 663.2/km� (1,721.5/mi�). The racial makeup of the CDP was 91.89% White, 2.81% African American, 0.18% Native American, 2.89% Asian, 0.71% from other races, and 1.52% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.55% of the population.

There were 3,220 households out of which 33.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.0% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.8% were non-families. 25.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.15.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 24.8% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 31.2% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, and 14.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 90.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.2 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $45,424, and the median income for a family was $57,190. Males had a median income of $38,767 versus $31,519 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $21,111. About 2.7% of families and 5.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.9% of those under age 18 and 8.0% of those age 65 or over.