Beaver, Pennsylvania

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Beaver, Pennsylvania

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High Points

Beaver strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Pennsylvania):

Category Trophy
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Beaver Well-Paid Single Women
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Beaver College Educated Adults
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Beaver Well-Paid Single Men
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Beaver Median Family Income
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Beaver Public Transportation Use
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Beaver Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Beaver People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of Beaver, Pennsylvania

Comparing Beaver to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Pennsylvania (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Women 10 9
Well-Paid Single Men 10 10
Age of the Population 9 10
Senior Citizens 9 9
Racial Diversity 7 7
Female Share of the Population 6 5
Male Share of the Population 5 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 4 6
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 10 10
Median Family Income 9 9
People Above Poverty 9 9
People in Middle Class or Better 9 9

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 7
Short Commute Times 7 7
Walking and Biking to Work 6 6
Working at Home 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 10 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 9 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 9
Affordability of Rents 4 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 3
Housing Recently Built 1 4

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Beaver Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 24 miles NW of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
County Beaver
Metro Area Pittsburgh
Standard Zip Codes 15009
Phone Area Codes 724
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.695
Longitude -80.305

Beaver Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 5.2 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 35 F
Apr Temp 37 to 61 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 42 to 63 F
Annual Precip 37.1 inches
Distance 17.2 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 36 F
Apr Temp 37 to 61 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 39 inches
Station NEW CASTLE 1 N
Distance 22.5 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 35 F
Apr Temp 34 to 61 F
Jul Temp 59 to 85 F
Oct Temp 38 to 65 F
Annual Precip 38.4 inches
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Beaver Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 4,775 100%
Male 2,280 47.7%
Female 2,495 52.3%
Under 18 917 19.2%
18+ 3,858 80.8%
65+ 1,054 22.1%
Median Age 43.3
Average Family Size 2.83
White 4,605 96.4%
African-American 126 2.6%
Asian 13 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 6 0.1%
Other 13 0.3%
Mixed Race 12 0.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 42 0.9%

Estimated Beaver Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 4,550
Growth -225
Growth % -4.7%

Beaver Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 26.1%
Italian 16.7%
Irish 9%
English 8.9%
Scotch-Irish 5%
US/American 4.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.8%
Polish 3.5%
Croatian 2.4%
European 2.2%
Greek 2.2%
Ukrainian 1.7%
Slovak 1.6%
Scottish 1.6%
Serbian 1.2%
Welsh 1.1%
British 0.9%
Czechoslovakian 0.8%
French Canadian 0.7%
French (except Basque) 0.5%
Armenian 0.5%
Hungarian 0.5%
Romanian 0.5%
Czech 0.4%
Canadian 0.4%
Russian 0.4%
Austrian 0.4%
Slavic 0.3%
African 0.3%
Syrian 0.3%
Norwegian 0.2%
Danish 0.2%
Slovene 0.2%
Alsatian 0.2%
Yugoslavian 0.2%
Swedish 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Beaver, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Vanport (15009)
West Bridgewater (15009)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Beaver 4,775 $57,208
Beaver Falls 9,920 $30,405
Freedom 1,763 $38,000
Monaca 6,286 $45,046
New Brighton 6,641 $31,538
Patterson Heights 670 $52,411
Rochester 4,014 $39,805

Beaver Public Libraries

Beaver Area Memorial Library
Beaver, Pennsylvania
(724) 775-1132

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Beaver Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(412) 728-7000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Student/teacher ratio: 15.2

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