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kids, kids & more kids
Levittown was for Kids
Because so many families bought their Levittown houses as young adults, the neighborhoods tended to be populated by roving groups of very young children. These masses of children required a new form of flexible supervision. In Levittown, mothers could stand at their windows and watch their children. You not only watched your children, you watched your neighbor’s children and they watched yours.

Seems like every family in the early days of Levittown had a bunch of young kids. There were hundreds of kids in my neighborhood. Especially in the 1950s and 1960s in Levittown, it was not unusual for many of the families you knew to have 5, 6 or 7 kids.

Today, there are fewer large families. This census data tell the story:
     1960      Population over 70,000
     2000      Population was 53,966 (with even more houses)

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