Chippewa Township, Pennsylvania

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Chippewa Township is a township in Beaver County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 7,021 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 15.9 square miles (41.1 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 7,021 people, 2,807 households, and 2,049 families residing in the township. The population density was 442.0 people per square mile (170.7/km²). There were 2,933 housing units at an average density of 184.7/sq mi (71.3/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.61% White, 0.93% African American, 0.01% Native American, 0.61% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.13% from other races, and 0.68% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.27% of the population.

There were 2,807 households out of which 29.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.9% were married couples living together, 6.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.0% were non-families. 24.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the township the population was spread out with 22.7% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 26.9% from 45 to 64, and 18.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 95.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.6 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $51,361, and the median income for a family was $62,095. Males had a median income of $44,814 versus $26,690 for females. The per capita income for the township was $23,666. About 3.0% of families and 3.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.3% of those under age 18 and 3.6% of those age 65 or over.

Education

Children residing in Chippewa Township attend the Blackhawk School District (http://www.bsd.k12.pa.us/): There are five schools in the district. They include: Northwestern Primary School (K-2), Patterson Primary School (K-2), Blackhawk Intermediate School (3-5), Highland Middle School (6-7), and Blackhawk High School (8-12). Students in Patterson Twp. attend Patterson Primary School until third grade where they merge at Blackhawk Intermediate School. Also, the students that live towards Darlington and the South Beaver area go to Northwestern until third grade when they merge to Blackhawk Intermediate School with the students that went to Patterson Primary School.

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