Hopewell Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania

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Hopewell Township,
Cumberland County,
Ramp Covered Bridge
Map of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania highlighting Hopewell Township
Map of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania highlighting Hopewell Township
Map of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania
Map of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Cumberland
 • Type Board of Supervisors
 • Total 28.1 sq mi (73 km2)
Population (2000)
 • Total 2,096
 • Density 74.6/sq mi (28.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 717

Hopewell Township is a township in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,096 at the 2000 census.


The Ramp Covered Bridge was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.[1]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 28.1 square miles (73 km2), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,096 people, 688 households, and 601 families residing in the township. The population density was 74.6 people per square mile (28.8/km²). There were 706 housing units at an average density of 25.1/sq mi (9.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.95% White, 0.72% African American, 0.52% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.14% from other races, and 0.62% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.72% of the population.

There were 688 households out of which 40.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 78.2% were married couples living together, 5.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 12.6% were non-families. 10.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.02 and the average family size was 3.23.

In the township the population was spread out with 29.8% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 27.7% from 25 to 44, 24.1% from 45 to 64, and 10.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 99.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.2 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $44,118, and the median income for a family was $47,143. Males had a median income of $31,094 versus $24,583 for females. The per capita income for the township was $18,114. About 3.8% of families and 6.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.6% of those under age 18 and 7.0% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

Coordinates: 40°07′25″N 77°30′59″W / 40.12361°N 77.51639°W / 40.12361; -77.51639