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Beaver County, Pennsylvania (PA)

County population in 2017: 166,140 (74% urban, 26% rural); it was 181,412 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 31,703
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 20,632
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 54,379
Renter-occupied apartments: 19,048 (it was 18,197 in 2000)
% of renters here:

25%
State:

30%

Land area: 434 sq. mi.

Water area: 9.7 sq. mi.

Population density: 383 people per square mile   (high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Beaver County: 89.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (29.6%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (25.4%), Retail trade (10.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 71%
  • Government: 6%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 23%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Beaver County, PA (2017)
    • 149,67882.5%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 10,2475.6%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 3,8222.1%Two or more races
    • 2,6811.5%Hispanic or Latino
    • 8770.5%Asian alone
    • 2370.1%Some other race alone
    • 730.04%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 310.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

45.2 years
Pennsylvania median age:

40.8 years
Males: 79,499  (47.9%)
Females: 86,641  (52.1%)
Average household size:
Beaver County:

2.0 people
Pennsylvania:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $54,923 ($36,995 in 1999)
This county:

$54,923
Pennsylvania:

$59,195

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $526 (lower quartile is $405, upper quartile is $664)
This county:

$526
State:

$743


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $138,300 (it was $83,200 in 2000)
Beaver:

$138,300
Pennsylvania:

$181,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $83,300 - $199,800

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $161,561
Here:

$161,561
State:

$246,314

Townhouses or other attached units: $169,640
Here:

$169,640
State:

$185,143

In 2-unit structures: $90,246
Here:

$90,246
State:

$167,412

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $187,174
Here:

$187,174
State:

$239,223

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $70,201
Here:

$70,201
State:

$279,683

Mobile homes: $84,856
Here:

$84,856
State:

$63,273

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,200
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $490

Institutionalized population: 1,678

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 8
  • Burglaries: 0
  • Thefts: 5
  • Auto thefts: 0

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 9
  • Burglaries: 0
  • Thefts: 10
  • Auto thefts: 0
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 338 buildings, average cost: $111,300
  • 1998: 413 buildings, average cost: $112,900
  • 1999: 384 buildings, average cost: $107,500
  • 2000: 457 buildings, average cost: $107,200
  • 2001: 363 buildings, average cost: $115,200
  • 2002: 359 buildings, average cost: $132,500
  • 2003: 358 buildings, average cost: $142,100
  • 2004: 550 buildings, average cost: $111,600
  • 2005: 323 buildings, average cost: $176,000
  • 2006: 256 buildings, average cost: $178,000
  • 2007: 237 buildings, average cost: $179,300
  • 2008: 165 buildings, average cost: $188,400
  • 2009: 142 buildings, average cost: $192,800
  • 2010: 305 buildings, average cost: $182,100
  • 2011: 169 buildings, average cost: $192,100
  • 2012: 224 buildings, average cost: $181,100
  • 2013: 172 buildings, average cost: $205,000
  • 2014: 131 buildings, average cost: $211,200
  • 2015: 102 buildings, average cost: $226,500
  • 2016: 120 buildings, average cost: $232,000
  • 2017: 146 buildings, average cost: $194,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Beaver, PA residents
Average permit cost in Beaver, PA
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,386 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,104 (1.7%)

Distribution of median household income in Beaver, PA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Beaver, PA in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Beaver, PA in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 11.0%
Beaver County:

11.0%
Pennsylvania:

12.5%
(8.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.0% for Black residents, 12.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 21.1% for American Indian residents, 7.7% for other race residents, 23.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 45.2 years old
(Males: 44.1 years old, Females: 46.0 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46.9 years old, Black residents: 37.6 years old, American Indian residents: 62.8 years old, Asian residents: 39.8 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 35.1 years old, Other race residents: 14.6 years old)

Area name: Pittsburgh, PA HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Beaver County is $601 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $719 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $894 a month.

Cities in this county include: Aliquippa, Beaver Falls, Economy, Ambridge, New Brighton, Monaca, Beaver, Baden, Rochester, Ohioville.

Beaver County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

2018 air pollution in Beaver County:

Lead: 0.0029 µg/m3 (standard limit: 1.5 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.01 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.033 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 16.5 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 10.0 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.000 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Beaver County: American Legion Country Club (A), Blue Juniata Camp (B), Lewistown Country Club (C), Camp Juniata (D), Methodist Training Camp (E), CCC Camp (F), Junction Fire Company Station 15 (G), New Lancaster Valley Volunteer Fire Company (H), East Derry Volunteer Fire Company 2 (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Beaver County include: Valley Church (A), Locust Grove Church (B), Maitland Church (C), Maple Grove Church (D), Granville Church (E), Glenwood Church (F), Wesley Chapel (G), Wayne Church (H), Lawvers Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Belltown Cemetery (1), Birch Hill Cemetery (2), Woodlawn Cemetery (3), Mennonite Cemetery (4), Long Lane Cemetery (5), Locust Grove Cemetery (6), Hooleys Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Minehart Reservoir (A), Mount Union Reservoir (B), Laurel Creek Reservoir (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Wolf Run (A), Beaverdam Run (B), Town Run (C), Wakefield Run (D), Jacks Creek (E), Treaster Run (F), Swift Run (G), Mowry Run (H), Havice Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Beaver County include: Reeds Gap State Park (1), State Game Lands Number 107 (2), State Game Lands Number 113 (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Knox County, Illinois , Paulding County, Ohio , Saline County, Nebraska , Tazewell County, Illinois , Wayne County, Iowa .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.0%
Pennsylvania:

3.9%

Unemployment by year in Beaver, PA
County total employment by year in Beaver, PA
County average yearly wages by year in Beaver, PA

Current college students: 6,954
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 94.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 23.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 3,156 (76.6% naturalized citizens)

Beaver County:

1.9%
Whole state:

7.0%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 2232010 or later
  • 5422000 to 2009
  • 4801990 to 1999
  • 2011980 to 1989
  • 3591970 to 1979
  • 1,906Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 58.0%

Beaver County marital status for males Beaver County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 58,871
  • One, attached: 5,106
  • Two: 2,825
  • 3 or 4: 2,849
  • 5 to 9: 2,090
  • 10 to 19: 991
  • 20 to 49: 2,099
  • 50 or more: 1,381
  • Mobile homes: 3,308

Housing units in Beaver County with a mortgage: 29,199 (695 second mortgage, 4,350 home equity loan, 12 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 22,771

Here:

56.9% with mortgage
State:

60.3% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Beaver County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic46,09622
Mainline Protestant23,93086
Evangelical Protestant11,39092
Black Protestant3,11715
Orthodox2,8349
Other1,3678
None81,805-
Beaver County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 35
Beaver County:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.12 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 15
This county:

0.87 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 44
Beaver County:

2.54 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 85
This county:

4.91 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Beaver County:

10.0%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%

Adult obesity rate:
Beaver County:

29.3%
State:

27.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.1%
State:

11.5%

Agriculture in Beaver County:

Average size of farms: 97 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $16,788
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $144.80
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 10.43%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 63.85%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $18,687
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 43.05%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.73%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $37,071
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 94.26%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 14.46
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 25.70%
Corn for grain: 3450 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 896 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 716 harvested acres
Vegetables: 248 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 151 acres

Tornado activity:

Beaver County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Pennsylvania state average. It is 14654308.1 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 4 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 7/23/1952, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured 4 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Beaver County-area historical earthquake activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 55.2 miles away from Beaver County center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 76.7 miles away from the county center
On 1/26/2001 at 03:03:20, a magnitude 4.4 (3.9 MB, 4.4 LG, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 89.9 miles away from the county center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 259.3 miles away from the county center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 226.2 miles away from Beaver County center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 213.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Pennsylvania Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 26, 2012 to November 08, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3356: October 29, 2012, FEMA Id: 3356, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Pennsylvania Severe Winter Storms and Snowstorms, Incident Period: February 05, 2010 to February 11, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1898: April 16, 2010, FEMA Id: 1898, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Pennsylvania Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3235: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3235, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Pennsylvania Tropical Depression Ivan, Incident Period: September 17, 2004 to October 01, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1557: September 19, 2004, FEMA Id: 1557, Natural disaster type: Tropical Depression
  • Pennsylvania Severe Storms and Flooding associated with Tropical Depression Frances, Incident Period: September 08, 2004 to September 09, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1555: September 19, 2004, FEMA Id: 1555, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Tropical Depression
  • Pennsylvania Flooding, Severe Storms, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: May 31, 1998 to June 02, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1219: June 08, 1998, FEMA Id: 1219, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Pennsylvania Flooding, Incident Period: June 12, 1996 to June 19, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1120: June 18, 1996, FEMA Id: 1120, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Pennsylvania Flooding, Incident Period: January 19, 1996 to February 01, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1093: January 21, 1996, FEMA Id: 1093, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Pennsylvania Winter Storm, Severe Storm, Incident Period: January 04, 1994 to February 25, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1015: March 10, 1994, FEMA Id: 1015, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Storm
  • Pennsylvania Severe Snowfall and Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 13, 1993 to March 17, 1993, Emergency Declared EM-3105: March 16, 1993, FEMA Id: 3105, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snowfall
  • 3 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Beaver County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Tropical Depressions: 2, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Beaver

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 48,541 (80.3%)
  • Carpooled: 5,616 (9.3%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 588 (1.0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 20 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 457 (0.8%)
  • Bicycle: 15 (0.0%)
  • Walked: 1,905 (3.2%)
  • Worked at home: 3,384 (5.6%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (25%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Italy (13%)
  • Canada (7%)
  • Germany (6%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (6%)
  • England (5%)
  • Mexico (5%)
  • Philippines (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Beaver County


  • German (17%)
  • Italian (17%)
  • American (8%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • English (4%)
  • Polish (4%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Beaver County, Pennsylvania in 2000:

  • 1,640 people in nursing homes
  • 1,109 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 374 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 275 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 204 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 151 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the intellectually disabled
  • 148 people in other group homes
  • 144 people in religious group quarters
  • 114 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 98 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 78 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 29 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 21 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 17 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 5 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms

People in group quarters in Beaver County, Pennsylvania in 2010:

  • 1,297 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 1,030 people in college/university student housing
  • 309 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 261 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 159 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 100 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 78 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 73 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 33 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 24 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 18 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $59,451.

3.92% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($49,645 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.92%
Pennsylvania average:

4.58%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.79% relocated from other counties in Pennsylvania ($34,512 average AGI)
1.13% relocated from other states ($15,133 average AGI)
Beaver County:

1.13%
Pennsylvania average:

1.90%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Allegheny County, PA  1.49% ($50,004 average AGI)
from Butler County, PA  0.42% ($50,554)
from Lawrence County, PA  0.32% ($38,316)
from Washington County, PA  0.13% ($52,489)
from Columbiana County, OH  0.08% ($41,088)
from Westmoreland County, PA  0.07% ($55,792)
from Erie County, PA  0.05% ($40,361)


4.45% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($55,135 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.45%
Pennsylvania average:

4.96%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.48% relocated to other counties in Pennsylvania ($25,715 average AGI)
1.97% relocated to other states ($29,420 average AGI)
Beaver County:

1.97%
Pennsylvania average:

2.27%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Allegheny County, PA  1.29% ($45,121 average AGI)
to Butler County, PA  0.35% ($58,841)
to Lawrence County, PA  0.33% ($37,282)
to Columbiana County, OH  0.14% ($48,340)
to Washington County, PA  0.11% ($45,351)
to Tarrant County, TX  0.09% ($104,078)
to Mahoning County, OH  0.06% ($41,717)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.1
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.3

Births per 1000 population in Beaver County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Beaver County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.6

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Beaver County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 9.8%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.7%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Beaver County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Beaver County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Beaver County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Beaver County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Beaver County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Beaver County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 36,807 (31,342 aged, 5,465 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 2,003 (5%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Beaver County, Pennsylvania in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (2,954)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (2,353)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (2,163)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1,316)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (1,120)
  • Unspecified dementia (1,116)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (932)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (799)
  • Congestive heart failure (696)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (595)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 6%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.12
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 11,271
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 317
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 31,845

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 993
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,142
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 14

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 44
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 63

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 12
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 29.8. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 20.1
  • Other - 9.6

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 108.5. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 67.5
  • Suffocation - 21.7
  • Other - 19.3

Household type by relationship:

Households: 166,140
  • In family households: 130,419 (22,024 male householders, 21,857 female householders)
    32,640 spouses, 43,114 children (40,752 natural, 920 adopted, 1,442 stepchildren), 2,637 grandchildren, 629 brothers or sisters, 2,133 parents, 1,610 other relatives, 3,775 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 32,917 (13,197 male householders (10,574 living alone)), 13,927 female householders (11,886 living alone)), 5,793 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 2,804

Size of family households: 22,186 2-persons, 9,483 3-persons, 7,593 4-persons, 2,842 5-persons, 1,138 6-persons, 639 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 22,460 1-person, 4,089 2-persons, 473 3-persons, 35 4-persons, 27 5-persons, 40 6-persons.

18,899 married couples with children.
10,380 single-parent households (3,281 men, 7,099 women).

96.6% of residents of Beaver speak English at home.
0.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (79% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).
1.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (76% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (45% speak English very well, 40% speak English well, 15% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (66% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 6% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $1,156,592,000 ($6,476 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $46,302,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $563,480,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $329,594,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $3,308,000
Federal grants: $190,895,000
Federal procurement contracts: $41,134,000 ($30,973,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $28,182,000 ($5,970,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $3,700,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $47,888,000
Federal Government insurance: $56,458,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 9,444
Here:

53 per 1000 residents
State:

61 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 11,074
Here:

62 per 1000 residents
State:

54 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +273
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -2,465
Here -14 per 1000 residents
State -2 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Beaver County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 20.90 millions of gallons per day (42% from ground, 58% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.4
State:

6.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.4

Year house built in Beaver County, Pennsylvania
  • Year house built in Beaver County, Pennsylvania
  • 6842014 or later
  • 1,5672010 to 2013
  • 4,5802000 to 2009
  • 5,4781990 to 1999
  • 6,1651980 to 1989
  • 10,0041970 to 1979
  • 9,0171960 to 1969
  • 14,6541950 to 1959
  • 7,7121940 to 1949
  • 19,6591939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Beaver County, Pennsylvania
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Beaver County, Pennsylvania
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Beaver County, Pennsylvania
  • 581 room
  • 112 rooms
  • 1,2103 rooms
  • 4,2424 rooms
  • 8,8455 rooms
  • 13,2486 rooms
  • 9,7857 rooms
  • 6,9338 rooms
  • 7,6389+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Beaver County, Pennsylvania
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Beaver County, Pennsylvania
  • 6801 room
  • 7232 rooms
  • 3,0843 rooms
  • 5,3814 rooms
  • 3,9975 rooms
  • 2,9376 rooms
  • 1,2657 rooms
  • 4288 rooms
  • 5409+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Beaver County, Pennsylvania
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Beaver County, Pennsylvania
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Beaver County, Pennsylvania
  • 69no bedroom
  • 1,5781 bedroom
  • 10,4722 bedrooms
  • 28,7033 bedrooms
  • 9,4004 bedrooms
  • 1,7485+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Beaver County, Pennsylvania
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Beaver County, Pennsylvania
  • 680no bedroom
  • 4,9191 bedroom
  • 7,6482 bedrooms
  • 4,7273 bedrooms
  • 7594 bedrooms
  • 3025+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Beaver County, Pennsylvania in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Beaver County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Beaver County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 1,474no vehicle
  • 13,4901 vehicle
  • 23,2992 vehicles
  • 10,5233 vehicles
  • 2,3354 vehicles
  • 8495+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Beaver County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Beaver County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 4,127no vehicle
  • 10,3791 vehicle
  • 3,6532 vehicles
  • 7173 vehicles
  • 1194 vehicles
  • 405+ vehicles

88.9% of Beaver County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 39% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 53% lived in Pennsylvania.

Beaver County:

88.9%
State average:

87.4%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 137,071
  • Other state: 25,188
  • Northeast: 4,891
  • Midwest: 7,697
  • South: 9,930
  • West: 2,670
Year householders moved into unit in Beaver County, PA
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Beaver County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 72.1%Utility gas
  • 11.5%Electricity
  • 10.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.6%Wood
  • 0.3%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 64.3%Utility gas
  • 26.9%Electricity
  • 3.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.5%Other fuel
  • 2.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 901
Here:

6.2%
Pennsylvania:

13.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 773
Here:

9.5%
Pennsylvania:

13.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,853
Here:

28.0%
Pennsylvania:

37.8%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Beaver County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $55,997,000
    Housing and Community Development: $24,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $6,864,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare Institutions: $53,148,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $36,087,000
    Health - Other: $26,161,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $20,469,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $13,215,000
    Correctional Institutions: $7,736,000
    Central Staff Services: $7,305,000
    Housing and Community Development: $6,282,000
    Corrections - Other: $4,214,000
    Police Protection: $3,774,000
    Regular Highways: $3,500,000
    Financial Administration: $2,207,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,678,000
    Libraries: $1,419,000
    General Public Buildings: $742,000
    General - Other: $671,000
    Solid Waste Management: $407,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $5,570,000
    Health and Hospitals: $4,273,000
    Public Welfare: $2,570,000
    General Local Government Support: $947,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $5,363,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $100,000
    General Local Government Support: $22,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $103,945,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $90,605,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,340,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,606,000
    General Revenue - Other: $1,447,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $20,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $474,000
    General - Other: $149,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $140,000
    Health - Other: $130,000
    Parks and Recreation: $5,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $32,279,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $46,757,000
    Health and Hospitals: $12,335,000
    Other: $8,292,000
    Highways: $7,378,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,800,000
    Housing and Community Development: $129,000
  • Tax - Property: $48,470,000
    Other Selective Sales: $274,000
    Other License: $145,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $33,187,000

Beaver County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $55,997,000
    Housing and Community Development: $24,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $6,864,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare Institutions: $53,148,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $36,087,000
    Health - Other: $26,161,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $20,469,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $13,215,000
    Correctional Institutions: $7,736,000
    Central Staff Services: $7,305,000
    Housing and Community Development: $6,282,000
    Corrections - Other: $4,214,000
    Police Protection: $3,774,000
    Regular Highways: $3,500,000
    Financial Administration: $2,207,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,678,000
    Libraries: $1,419,000
    General Public Buildings: $742,000
    General - Other: $671,000
    Solid Waste Management: $407,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $5,570,000
    Health and Hospitals: $4,273,000
    Public Welfare: $2,570,000
    General Local Government Support: $947,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $5,363,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $100,000
    General Local Government Support: $22,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $103,945,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $90,605,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,340,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,606,000
    General Revenue - Other: $1,447,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $20,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $474,000
    General - Other: $149,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $140,000
    Health - Other: $130,000
    Parks and Recreation: $5,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $32,279,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $46,757,000
    Health and Hospitals: $12,335,000
    Other: $8,292,000
    Highways: $7,378,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,800,000
    Housing and Community Development: $129,000
  • Tax - Property: $48,470,000
    Other Selective Sales: $274,000
    Other License: $145,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $33,187,000

Beaver County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $55,997,000
    Housing and Community Development: $24,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $6,864,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare Institutions: $53,148,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $36,087,000
    Health - Other: $26,161,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $20,469,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $13,215,000
    Correctional Institutions: $7,736,000
    Central Staff Services: $7,305,000
    Housing and Community Development: $6,282,000
    Corrections - Other: $4,214,000
    Police Protection: $3,774,000
    Regular Highways: $3,500,000
    Financial Administration: $2,207,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,678,000
    Libraries: $1,419,000
    General Public Buildings: $742,000
    General - Other: $671,000
    Solid Waste Management: $407,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $5,570,000
    Health and Hospitals: $4,273,000
    Public Welfare: $2,570,000
    General Local Government Support: $947,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $5,363,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $100,000
    General Local Government Support: $22,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $103,945,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $90,605,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,340,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,606,000
    General Revenue - Other: $1,447,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $20,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $474,000
    General - Other: $149,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $140,000
    Health - Other: $130,000
    Parks and Recreation: $5,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $32,279,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $46,757,000
    Health and Hospitals: $12,335,000
    Other: $8,292,000
    Highways: $7,378,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,800,000
    Housing and Community Development: $129,000
  • Tax - Property: $48,470,000
    Other Selective Sales: $274,000
    Other License: $145,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $33,187,000

Beaver County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $55,997,000
    Housing and Community Development: $24,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $6,864,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare Institutions: $53,148,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $36,087,000
    Health - Other: $26,161,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $20,469,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $13,215,000
    Correctional Institutions: $7,736,000
    Central Staff Services: $7,305,000
    Housing and Community Development: $6,282,000
    Corrections - Other: $4,214,000
    Police Protection: $3,774,000
    Regular Highways: $3,500,000
    Financial Administration: $2,207,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,678,000
    Libraries: $1,419,000
    General Public Buildings: $742,000
    General - Other: $671,000
    Solid Waste Management: $407,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $5,570,000
    Health and Hospitals: $4,273,000
    Public Welfare: $2,570,000
    General Local Government Support: $947,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $5,363,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $100,000
    General Local Government Support: $22,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $103,945,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $90,605,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,340,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,606,000
    General Revenue - Other: $1,447,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $20,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $474,000
    General - Other: $149,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $140,000
    Health - Other: $130,000
    Parks and Recreation: $5,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $32,279,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $46,757,000
    Health and Hospitals: $12,335,000
    Other: $8,292,000
    Highways: $7,378,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,800,000
    Housing and Community Development: $129,000
  • Tax - Property: $48,470,000
    Other Selective Sales: $274,000
    Other License: $145,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $33,187,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 4,332
  • Number of aged recipients: 218
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 4,114
  • Number of recipients under 18: 799
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 2,996
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 537
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,288
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 2,163
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 59 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED653$109,391630$121,1022,356$126,591386$44,24411$748,36496$91,88544$90,841
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED23$108,21757$118,807258$118,96137$39,8110$010$62,2009$77,556
APPLICATIONS DENIED85$95,459117$87,5731,214$120,703265$30,0570$065$92,90841$64,024
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN55$112,92759$114,458622$125,94160$51,3330$022$78,90914$72,500
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS14$98,0009$65,444148$114,8927$48,5710$08$80,3754$51,750
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 50 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED159$122,74862$176,2422$87,0000$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED50$128,68031$163,2902$63,0001$54,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED17$127,82411$160,9090$01$108,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$55,00010$146,4001$77,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$42,0001$68,0002$54,0000$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Beaver, PA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Beaver, PA - Value
Most common first names in Beaver County, PA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2,72874.8 years
Mary2,51580.2 years
William1,62873.3 years
Joseph1,33775.2 years
James1,21872.1 years
George1,21674.4 years
Anna1,13182.2 years
Charles1,07073.6 years
Robert1,05369.8 years
Helen1,03779.4 years
Most common last names in Beaver County, PA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith48875.0 years
Miller34475.6 years
Davis23474.3 years
Brown21475.9 years
Anderson19375.1 years
Young18776.2 years
Thomas18075.8 years
Johnson17872.8 years
Wilson17476.3 years
Jones17075.6 years
Businesses in Beaver County, PA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven2La-Z-Boy2
ALDI1Lane Furniture3
AT&T1Little Caesars Pizza2
Ace Hardware1Long John Silver's1
Advance Auto Parts6Lowe's1
Aeropostale1Macy's1
American Eagle Outfitters1Marshalls1
Applebee's2MasterBrand Cabinets17
Arby's3McDonald's8
AutoZone3Motherhood Maternity2
Avenue1New Balance4
Bath & Body Works1Nike10
Burger King4Nissan1
CVS6Pac Sun1
Chevrolet5Panera Bread1
Chick-Fil-A1Papa John's Pizza3
Circle K4Payless2
Comfort Suites1Penske3
Cricket Wireless5PetSmart1
Curves5Pier 1 Imports1
Dairy Queen4Pizza Hut4
Deb1RadioShack3
Decora Cabinetry2Rite Aid8
Domino's Pizza1SAS Shoes1
Dunkin Donuts1Sears3
Famous Footwear1Spencer Gifts1
Fashion Bug1Sprint Nextel1
FedEx14Staples1
Foot Locker1Starbucks3
GNC5Steak 'n Shake1
GameStop3Subway16
Goodwill2Super 81
Gymboree1T-Mobile4
H&R Block7Taco Bell2
Hilton1Target1
Holiday Inn2Toys"R"Us1
Home Depot1True Value1
Hot Topic1U-Haul14
Hyundai1UPS18
JCPenney1Vans1
Jimmy John's5Verizon Wireless2
Jones New York8Victoria's Secret1
Journeys1Walgreens2
Justice1Walmart2
KFC3Wendy's5
Kmart2YMCA1
Kohl's1

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  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
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  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
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