- Hopewell Township, Beaver County, Pennsylvania
official_name = Hopewell Township, Beaver County, Pennsylvania
settlement_type = Township
mapsize = 250px
map_caption = Map of Beaver County, Pennsylvania highlighting Hopewell Township
mapsize1 = 250px
map_caption1 = Map of Beaver County, Pennsylvania
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Beaver
established_title = Settled
established_date = 1770
established_title1 = Incorporated
established_date1 = 1812
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 44.3
area_total_sq_mi = 17.1
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 13254
population_density_km2 = 302.6
population_density_sq_mi = 783.7
timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
Hopewell Township is a township in Beaver County,
Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 13,254 at the 2000 census.
National Football Leagueplayer and Hall-of-Famer Tony Dorsettplayed football for the Hopewell Viking's, setting several records during his high school career, then moving to the Pitt Panthers, and the Dallas Cowboysand Denver Broncosof the NFL, setting even more records and ensuring his enshrinement into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. In 2002, the Hopewell High School's football team, the Vikings, won the state championship.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 17.1 square miles (44.3 km²), of which, 16.9 square miles (43.8 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.5 km²) of it (1.17%) is water.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 13,254 people, 5,446 households, and 3,926 families residing in the township. The population densitywas 783.7 people per square mile (302.6/km²). There were 5,636 housing units at an average density of 333.2/sq mi (128.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 91.81% White, 7.34% African American, 0.01% Native American, 0.32% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.05% from other races, and 0.45% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.49% of the population.
There were 512,446 households out of which 27.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.0% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.9% were non-families. 25.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.88.
In the township, the population was spread out with 21.2% under the age of 18, 5.2% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 24.0% from 45 to 64, and 21.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 89.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.7 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $42,065, and the median income for a family was $52,521. Males had a median income of $38,380 versus $25,851 for females. The
per capita incomefor the township was $20,802. About 4.6% of families and 6.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.6% of those under age 18 and 7.8% of those age 65 or over.
USAir Flight 427
September 8, 1994, USAir Flight 427 crashed in Hopewell Township, near the city of Aliquippa, as it was preparing to land at Pittsburgh International Airport, killing all 127 passengers and 5 crew members on board. The cause was traced to the Boeing 737rudder system.
* [http://www.hopewelltwp.com/ Hopewell Township website]
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