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Chippewa Township, Beaver County, Pennsylvania

Chippewa Township is a township in Beaver County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 7,620 at the 2010 census.[3] The township shares the ZIP code of nearby Beaver Falls: therefore, all locations in Chippewa Township actually carry Beaver Falls addresses, despite their location within the designated township.

Chippewa Township,
Beaver County, Pennsylvania
Former McKinley School #3
Former McKinley School #3
Location in Beaver County and state of Pennsylvania
Location in Beaver County and state of Pennsylvania
CountryUnited States
 • TypeBoard of Supervisors
 • ChairmanJames R. Bouril
 • Vice chairmanThomas A. Roberts
 • SupervisorNancy Lamey
 • Total15.69 sq mi (40.64 km2)
 • Land15.69 sq mi (40.64 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
 • Total7,620
 • Estimate 
 • Density493.31/sq mi (190.46/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
FIPS code42-007-13488


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 15.7 square miles (40.6 km2), all of it land.[3]

Surrounding neighborhoodsEdit

Chippewa Township has seven borders, including Big Beaver to the north, West Mayfield to the northeast, White Township to the east, Patterson Township to the southeast, Brighton Township to the south, South Beaver Township to the west, and a very small border with Darlington Township to the northwest.


Census Pop.
Est. 20167,740[2]1.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]

As of the census[5] 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.


Children residing in Chippewa Township attend the Blackhawk School District. There are five schools in the district: Northwestern Primary School (K-2), Patterson Primary School (K-2), Blackhawk Intermediate School (3-5), Highland Middle School (6-8), and Blackhawk High School (9-12). Students in Patterson Township 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.


  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. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Chippewa township, Beaver County, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved February 26, 2014.
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

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