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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.

People

Total Population 8,768
Male Share of the Population 45.8%
Female Share of the Population 54.2%
Senior Citizens 14.9%
Employed Population 16+ 3,698
Age of the Population 32

Families

% of people married 28.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 14.4%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $40,986
% Above Poverty Level 68.6%
% Below Poverty Level 31.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 2.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 15%
% Using Public Transportation 2.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 39.1%
Median Gross Rent $570
Median House Value $58,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 24.9%
US/American 0.1%
English 5.8%
Irish 19.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Beaver Falls Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 27 miles NW of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
County Beaver
Metro Area Pittsburgh
Standard Zip Codes 15010
Phone Area Codes 724
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.751
Longitude -80.319

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)

Station MONTGOMERY LOCK & DAM
Distance 7.8 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
Station NEW CASTLE 1 N
Distance 18.5 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
Station BAKERSTOWN 3 WNW
Distance 19 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Racine (15010)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Beaver 4,467 $76,615
Freedom 1,621 $42,955

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Beaver Falls Public Libraries

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

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Beaver Falls High Schools

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BLACKHAWK HS
724-846-9600
Serves 1,168 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.8

BEAVER FALLS AREA SHS
724-843-7470
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 626 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13

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