Hopewell Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania

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Hopewell Township,
Bedford County,
Pennsylvania
Township
A farm in Hopewell Township
A farm in Hopewell Township
Map of Bedford County, Pennsylvania highlighting Hopewell Township
Map of Bedford County, Pennsylvania highlighting Hopewell Township
Map of Bedford County, Pennsylvania
Map of Bedford County, Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Bedford
Settled 1771
Incorporated 1773
Area
 • Total 34.5 sq mi (89.3 km2)
 • Land 34.2 sq mi (88.6 km2)
 • Water 0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,010
 • Density 59/sq mi (22.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 814

Hopewell Township is a township in Bedford County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,010 at the 2010 census.[1]

General information[edit]

  • ZIP code: 16650
  • Area code: 814
  • Local telephone exchange: 928

History[edit]

The Halls Mill Covered Bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.[2]

Geography[edit]

Hopewell Township is located in northeastern Bedford County. It is bordered to the north by Liberty Township, to the east by Broad Top Township, to the south by West Providence Township, to the southwest by Snake Spring Township, and to the northwest by South Woodbury Township. The borough of Hopewell touches the eastern border of the township.

The western border of the township follows the crest of Tussey Mountain, and the eastern border follows the Raystown Branch of the Juniata River.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Hopewell Township has a total area of 34.5 square miles (89.3 km2), of which 34.2 square miles (88.6 km2) is land and 0.27 square miles (0.7 km2), or 0.77%, is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,894 people, 746 households, and 555 families residing in the township. The population density was 55.4 people per square mile (21.4/km²). There were 866 housing units at an average density of 25.3/sq mi (9.8/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.21% White, 0.11% African American, 0.05% Native American, and 0.63% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.58% of the population.

There were 746 households, out of which 31.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.7% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.5% were non-families. 22.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the township the population was spread out, with 23.6% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 30.3% from 25 to 44, 25.2% from 45 to 64, and 14.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 96.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.4 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $34,620, and the median income for a family was $39,939. Males had a median income of $28,967 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the township was $16,245. About 9.0% of families and 9.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.8% of those under age 18 and 15.7% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Hopewell township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved March 5, 2014. 
  2. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

Coordinates: 40°03′36″N 78°18′09″W / 40.06000°N 78.30250°W / 40.06000; -78.30250