Hopewell Township, Beaver County, Pennsylvania

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Coordinates: 40°38′00″N 80°14′56″W / 40.6333333°N 80.24889°W / 40.6333333; -80.24889 Hopewell Township is a township in Beaver County, Pennsylvania, United States, and a suburb of Pittsburgh. The population was 13,254 at the 2000 census.

One-time National Football League player and Hall-of-Famer Tony Dorsett played football for the Hopewell Vikings, setting several records during his high school career, then moving to the Pitt Panthers, and the Dallas Cowboys and Denver Broncos of 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 census[1] of 2000, there were 13,254 people, 5,446 households, and 3,926 families residing in the township. The population density was 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.

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