South Beaver Township, Pennsylvania

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South Beaver Township is a township in Beaver County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,974 at the 2000 census.

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History

Darlington and South Beaver townships are connected by the Watts Mill Bridge, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the "Bridge in South Beaver Township."[1]

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 30.1 square miles (78.0 km²), of which, 30.0 square miles (77.7 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (0.33%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,974 people, 1,090 households, and 821 families residing in the township. The population density was 99.1 people per square mile (38.3/km²). There were 1,139 housing units at an average density of 38.0/sq mi (14.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.02% White, 1.24% African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.10% from other races, and 0.34% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.37% of the population.

There were 1,090 households out of which 29.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.0% were married couples living together, 6.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.6% were non-families. 21.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the township the population was spread out with 21.0% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 24.9% from 25 to 44, 27.7% from 45 to 64, and 20.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 92.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.8 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $43,835, and the median income for a family was $50,673. Males had a median income of $36,090 versus $25,809 for females. The per capita income for the township was $18,913. About 1.6% of families and 3.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.0% of those under age 18 and 4.9% of those age 65 or over.

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