Vanport Township, Beaver County, Pennsylvania

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Vanport Township,
Township municipal building
Township municipal building
Location in Beaver County and state of Pennsylvania
Location in Beaver County and state of Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Beaver
 • Total 1.20 sq mi (3.10 km2)
 • Land 0.92 sq mi (2.37 km2)
 • Water 0.28 sq mi (0.73 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,321
 • Estimate (2016)[2] 1,284
 • Density 1,403.28/sq mi (541.98/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 42-007-79856
Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 20161,284[2]−2.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

Vanport Township is a township in Beaver County, Pennsylvania, United States, located along the Ohio River. The population was 1,321 at the 2010 census.[4]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.1 km2), of which 0.93 square miles (2.4 km2) is land and 0.27 square miles (0.7 km2), or 23.45%, is water.[4]

Surrounding neighborhoods[edit]

Vanport Township has three land borders with Brighton Township to the north, west and northwest, Beaver to the northeast, and Industry to the southwest. Across the Ohio River to the south, Vanport Township runs adjacent with Potter Township with a direct connector via Vanport Bridge on the Beaver Valley Expressway I-376.


As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 1,451 people, 775 households, and 422 families residing in the township. The population density was 1,551.2 people per square mile (596.0/km²). There were 827 housing units at an average density of 884.1/sq mi (339.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.07% White, 1.38% African American, 0.14% Asian, and 0.41% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.48% of the population.

There were 775 households, out of which 12.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.6% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 45.5% were non-families. 44.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 27.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.87 and the average family size was 2.55.

In the township the population was spread out, with 12.5% under the age of 18, 5.2% from 18 to 24, 20.1% from 25 to 44, 26.7% from 45 to 64, and 35.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 55 years. For every 100 females, there were 75.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 69.7 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $26,993, and the median income for a family was $39,688. Males had a median income of $35,408 versus $25,688 for females. The per capita income for the township was $19,088. About 1.9% of families and 3.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.0% of those under age 18 and 4.1% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Aug 13, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Vanport township, Beaver County, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved February 28, 2014. 
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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Coordinates: 40°41′21″N 80°19′11″W / 40.68917°N 80.31972°W / 40.68917; -80.31972