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Overview

Introduction to Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania

Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, in Beaver county, is 27 miles NW of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The city is conveniently located inside the Pittsburgh metropolitan area.

Beaver Falls History

The area was originally occupied by Native Americans. In 1792, a law was passed which opened the territory to settlers. Beaver County was established in 1800 from portions of Allegheny and Washington counties. The present day territory of Beaver Falls, which was initially known as "Brighton," was chartered as the Borough of Beaver Falls in 1868. The city benefited largely from the presence of various transportation routes such as the Beaver and Erie Canal, the Pennsylvania Turnpike, and the Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad. Beaver Falls is known as the producer of plates for United States paper currency.

Beaver Falls and Nearby Attractions

  • Old Economy Village
  • Carnegie Museum of Natural History
  • Andy Warhol Museum
  • National Aviary
  • Beaver Creek State Park

Things To Do In Beaver Falls

Beaver River Trail, which runs along the former Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad, is a popular destination in the city. Old Economy Historical Site marks where an utopian village was established in 1824, and the National Aviary houses more than 500 endangered and exotic birds. Andy Warhol Museum, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Fort Pitt Museum, Frick Art & Historical Center, and Pittsburgh Center for the Arts are some of the museums near Beaver Falls. Various activities like hiking, biking, camping, picnicking, fishing, and swimming can be enjoyed at the Beaver Creek State Park, McConnells Mill State Park, Raccoon Creek State Park, and Moraine State Park.

Beaver Falls Transportation

Pittsburgh International Airport is the closest major airport.

Beaver Falls Higher Education

Geneva College is located in Beaver Falls. Other colleges nearby include the Community College of Beaver County, Penn State Beaver, and La Roche College.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,735
Male Share of the Population46.7%
Female Share of the Population53.3%
Senior Citizens15.8%
Employed Population 16+3,817
Age of the Population33

Families

% of people married27.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher17.4%
Median Earnings25+$27,000
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,314
Median Earnings With High School Degree$23,828

Wealth

Median Family Income$41,189
% Above Poverty Level72.5%
% Below Poverty Level27.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home2.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work15.7%
% Using Public Transportation2.4%

Housing

People Living Alone39.8%
Median Gross Rent$604
Median House Value$60,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)24.3%
Irish19.2%
Italian14.7%
English6.4%
Polish5.4%
Dutch3.5%
Welsh2%
Scottish1.5%
Slovak1.4%
Norwegian1.2%
French Except Basque1.1%
Croatian1.1%
Hungarian0.9%
Romanian0.8%
Russian0.8%
Arab0.5%
Czech0.4%
Greek0.4%
Swedish0.4%
African0.3%
Maltese0.3%
Syrian0.3%
US/American0.2%
Serbian0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Ethiopian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
German0.1%
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Beaver Falls Almanac

CategoryValue
County Beaver County
Standard Zip Codes15010
Phone Area Codes412,724
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.76
Approximate Longitude-80.32

Beaver Falls Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationMONTGOMERY LOCK & DAM
Distance7.8 miles
Jan Temp19 to 35 F
Apr Temp37 to 61 F
Jul Temp62 to 83 F
Oct Temp42 to 63 F
Annual Precip37.1 inches
StationNEW CASTLE 1 N
Distance18.5 miles
Jan Temp16 to 35 F
Apr Temp34 to 61 F
Jul Temp59 to 85 F
Oct Temp38 to 65 F
Annual Precip38.4 inches
StationBAKERSTOWN 3 WNW
Distance19 miles
Jan Temp17 to 36 F
Apr Temp37 to 61 F
Jul Temp60 to 83 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip39 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Beaver4,441$76,895
Freedom1,564$46,833

Beaver Falls Public Libraries

Carnegie Free Library - Beaver Falls
1301 7TH AVE
Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
(724) 846-4340

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Beaver Falls Public Schools

Blackhawk Hs
500 Blackhawk Rd
ZIP: 15010
(724) 846-9600
High
Total Enrollment 785
Highland Ms
402 Shenango Rd
ZIP: 15010
(724) 843-1700
Middle
Total Enrollment 558
Central El Sch
805 15th Street
ZIP: 15010
(724) 843-3420
Primary
Total Enrollment 539
Beaver Falls Ms
1601 8th Ave
ZIP: 15010
(724) 846-5470
Middle
Total Enrollment 363
Beaver Falls Area Shs
1701 8th Ave
ZIP: 15010
(724) 843-7470
High
Total Enrollment 441
Patterson Primary Sch
701 Darlington Rd
ZIP: 15010
(724) 843-1268
Primary
Total Enrollment 228
Blackhawk Intermediate Sch
635 Shenango Rd
ZIP: 15010
(724) 843-5050
Primary
Total Enrollment 533

Beaver Falls Private Schools

Beaver County Christian School
3601 Short St
ZIP: 15010
Elementary
Total Enrollment 135
Divine Mercy Academy
609 10th St
ZIP: 15010
Elementary
Total Enrollment 90
Beaver Co Christian School -upper
510 37th St
ZIP: 15010
Secondary
Total Enrollment 78
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