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Beaver Falls

City of Beaver Falls

  •   State: 
    Pennsylvania
      County: 
    Beaver County
      City: 
    Beaver Falls
      County FIPS: 
    42007
      Coordinates: 
    40°45′32″N 80°19′11″W
      Area total: 
    2.36 sq mi (6.11 km²)
      Area land: 
    2.13 sq mi (5.53 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.22 sq mi (0.58 km²)
      Established: 
    Incorporated November 9, 1868 (borough) December 3, 1928 (city)
  •   Latitude: 
    40,7665
      Longitude: 
    -80,3384
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Pittsburgh, PA
      Timezone: 
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 
    15010
      GMAP: 

    Beaver Falls, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, United States

  •   Population: 
    9,005
      Population density: 
    4,217.80 residents per square mile of area (1,628.15/km²)
      Household income: 
    $32,832
      Households: 
    3,419
      Unemployment rate: 
    8.50%
  •   Sales taxes: 
    6.00%
      Income taxes: 
    3.57%

Beaver Falls is a city in Beaver County, Pennsylvania, United States. Located 31 miles (50 km) northwest of Pittsburgh, the city lies along the Beaver River, six miles (9 km) north of its confluence with the Ohio River. The population declined nearly 50% between 1940 and 2000, which is attributed mostly to its central location in the Rust Belt. The city's charter maintains a commissioned mayor-council form of government; a mayor and four city council members constitute the commission and serve as the governing body of the city. The closest airport to the city is Beaver Falls International Airport, located in Allegheny County. The current schools serving Beaver Falls are K-5: Central Elementary School, 6-8: Middle School, and 6-9: State Route 588 (former State Route 60). The city is located at 40°4532N 80°1911W (40.758865, -80.319737). The hottest month is July with a mean temperature of 72.1 °F (22.3 °C) and the coldest month is January with amean temperature of 27.6 °F [2.4 °C] The city was named Brighton after Brighton, England, which was the hometown of the area's surveyors. In the 1870s, Beaver Falls was home to a Chinatown and had up to 225 Chinese residents, brought in to work at Beaver Falls Cutlery Company moved in to the borough by the Harmonists. On May 31, 1985, an F3 tornado hit just north of the town as it went across northern portions of Beaver County.

History

Beaver Falls is the primary city name, but also Patterson Heights, Patterson Hts, Racine are acceptable city names or spellings. The official name is City of Beaver Falls. The area of present-day Beaver Falls was first mentioned in 1770 in the journals of David Zeisberger, a Moravian Church missionary. Early settlers included Dr. Samuel and Milo Adams around the upper falls, whilst David Hoopes and Isaac Wilson developed the middle falls. The population declined nearly 50% between 1940 and 2000, which is attributed mostly to its central location in the Rust Belt. On May 31, 1985, an F3 tornado hit just north of the city as it went across northern portions of Beaver County, as part of the 1985 United States-Canadian tornado outbreak. In the 1870s, Beaver Falls had up to 225 Chinese residents, brought in to work at Beaver Falls Cutlery Company moved in to the borough by the Harmonists. The town originally formed around the middle fall area was named Brighton after Brighton, England, which was the hometown of the area's surveyors. The rapid revitalization of the community allowed it to gain borough status on November 9, 1868, and the name was officially changed to Beaver Falls in 1859. The current name of the town is Beaver Falls, and it is located on the banks of the Beaver River, which flows into the Allegheny River. The city was once home to a Chinatown, with 225 Chinese people living in the area. It was also the site of the U.S. Civil War Battle of Beaver Falls (1863-1865) and the Battle of New Brighton (1865-1870).

Geography

Beaver Falls is located at 40°4532N 80°1911W (40.758865, -80.319737) It is the largest waterfall in the state of Washington. The falls are located in the U.S. state of Wyoming. It is located near the town of Beaver Falls, which has a population of about 2,000. The waterfall was named after the Beaver River, which runs through the area. It was named for Beaver, a river that flows through the valley to the east. The Falls are located at a height of 4,000 feet (1,200 meters) and have a depth of 1,200 feet (300 meters) The falls were named after Beaver, who lived in the area from 1875 to 1883. They are located near a town called Beaver, Wyoming, which is about 40 miles (80 kilometers) from the falls. They were named for the Beaver river, which flowed through the region from 1883 to 1884. They also have a name for a nearby river, Beaver Creek, which was also named after a waterfall in that area. The fall is located in a valley that runs from 1884 to 1885. It's located at an altitude of 2,500 feet (600 meters) to the west of the falls, and is known as Beaver Falls. It has an elevation of 1.5 m (3,000 ft) to 1,600 feet (400 m) and is the world's highest waterfall.

Climate

Beaver Falls experiences a humid continental climate with cold winters and hot summers. The hottest month is July with a mean temperature of 72.1 °F (22.3 °C) and the coldest month is January with amean temperature of 27.6°F (2.4°C) The town has a population of around 2,000 people. The town is located on the Ohio River, which flows through Beaver Falls. The city is located in the Ohio Valley, which is a sub-arid region of the Great Lakes region. The river runs through the town and is crossed by the Ohio and Ohio Turnpike. It is also known as Beaver Falls because of its resemblance to the town of the same name, which was founded in 1881. The waterfalls at Beaver Falls have a water table of about 1,000 feet (300 metres) and are the largest in the state. They are also known to be the source of the town's nickname, Beaver Falls, which means "the waterfall" or "the stream" in English. They also have a river that flows through the city, which has a water level of about 2,500 feet (600 meters) and is known as the "Beaver River" The town's name is derived from the Beaver Falls River which runs through it and was once known as "The Falls of Beaver Falls" The city's name comes from the word Beaver, which translates to "beaver" and means "river". The name Beaver Falls means "a river or stream".

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 9,920 people, 3,798 households, and 2,259 families residing in the city. The population density was 4,681.6 people per square mile (1,806.7/km²) The racial makeup of the city was 78.82% White, 17.53% African American, 0.13% Native American,0.62% Asian, 0,02% Pacific Islander, and2.37% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.06% of the population. The city is located on the Ohio River, which runs through the center of the town. The Ohio River flows through the city, which was once known as the Ohio Turnpike. It was named after the town's founder, William "Bill" Turnpikes, who was born in the town in 1881. The town is located in the Ohio Valley, one of the few places in the U.S. that has been called the "Ohio River Valley" since the turn of the 20th century. It is also the only city in the state to have been named after a river or river, as it is the only place in the United States that does not have a river running through the middle of its city. It has a population of about 9,000 people, with 4,380 housing units at an average density of 2,067.1 per squaremile (797.7 /km²).

Government

Beaver Falls had been a third class city under the Pennsylvania local government structure until a home rule charter went into effect on January 3, 2022. The city's charter maintains a commissioned mayor-council form of government; a mayor and four city council members constitute the commission and serve as the governing body of the city. Since the 2021 election cycle, the mayor has been Dr. Kenya Johns, and the council members Leonard Chiappetta, Peggy Evans, Vanessa Ford-Taylor, and John Kirkland. A city manager is employed to oversee day to day operations and oversight of the the citys main departments: Administration, Department of Finance & Taxation, Department of Public Works, Fire Department, Police Department, and Community Development. The current city manager has been Charles Jones Jr. for the past three years. The mayor's office has been in charge of running the city's day-to-day operations since the 2011 election cycle. It has been under the control of the mayor since the 2012 election cycle; the current mayor is Dr. Ken Johns. The council members have been in office since the 2013 election cycle and serve until the 2018 election cycle as well as the 2015 election cycle for a two-year term. The City of Beaver Falls has a population of 2,000. It is located on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, which is one of the busiest highways in the state. It also has the largest number of privately-owned homes in Pennsylvania, with more than 10,000 residences.

Transportation

The closest airport to the city is Beaver County Airport. Pittsburgh International Airport is within close proximity of Beaver Falls, and is easily accessible by way of I-376 (former PA 60) The following highways pass through Beaver Falls: State Route 18, State Route 588, and State Route 6. The city is located in Allegheny County, but is part of the Pittsburgh metropolitan area. Beaver Falls is home to the Beaver Falls High School football team, which has been in existence since the 1970s. The school is located on the banks of the Beaver River, which runs through the city. The high school's football team is known as the "Beaver Falls Redskins" The football team has won several state championships, including the 1999 Penn State Penn State championship. The team also won the Pennsylvania State Fair in 1999 and the Pennsylvania state championship in 2000. The Beaver Falls high school football team won the state title in 2000 and 2001. The town has a population of 2,000 people, making it one of the smallest towns in the state of Pennsylvania. It is also home to a number of non-profit organizations, such as Beaver Falls Memorial Hospital and Beaver Falls Elementary School, which provides free health care to its students and staff. It also has a library, which is open to the public for the duration of the school year. The community also has several businesses, including Beaver Falls Post Office, Beaver Falls Pharmacy, and Beaver County Air and Seaplane Airport, which are located in Beaver Falls.

Education

Children in Beaver Falls are served by the Big Beaver Falls Area School District. The city has a public library, the Carnegie Free Library of Beaver Falls, which was the first dedicated library building in Beaver County. It was a financed Carnegie library, opening in 1899. The current schools are:Central Elementary School, grades K-5, and Beaver Falls Middle School,grades 6-8, and high school, grades 9-12.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Beaver Falls, Beaver County, Pennsylvania = 21.8. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 34. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 80. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Beaver Falls = 3.7 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO (www.who.int/news-room/questions-and-answers/item/radiation-the-ultraviolet-(uv)-index) and is uniform worldwide.

Employed

The most recent city population of 9,005 individuals with a median age of 36.1 age the population dropped by -9.41% in Beaver Falls, Beaver County, Pennsylvania population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 4,217.80 residents per square mile of area (1,628.15/km²). There are average 2.29 people per household in the 3,419 households with an average household income of $32,832 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 8.50% of the available work force and has dropped -4.28% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 22.94%. The number of physicians in Beaver Falls per 100,000 population = 120.7.

Weather

The annual rainfall in Beaver Falls = 36.3 inches and the annual snowfall = 25.2 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 141. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 163. 84 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 20.6 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 49, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Beaver Falls, Beaver County, Pennsylvania which are owned by the occupant = 42.19%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 33.3 years with median home cost = $57,820 and home appreciation of 1.23%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $17.54 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.

Study

The local school district spends $5,750 per student. There are 14.4 students for each teacher in the school, 645 students for each Librarian and 347 students for each Counselor. 6.18% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 9.93% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 3.29% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Beaver Falls's population in Beaver County, Pennsylvania of 10,054 residents in 1930 has dropped 0,9-fold to 9,005 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 53.84% female residents and 46.16% male residents live in Beaver Falls, Beaver County, Pennsylvania.

    As of 2020 in Beaver Falls, Beaver County, Pennsylvania are married and the remaining 56.28% are single population.

  • 22 minutes is the average time that residents in Beaver Falls require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    67.71% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 11.16% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 1.69% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 1.55% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Beaver Falls, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, 42.19% are owner-occupied homes, another 37.00% are rented apartments, and the remaining 20.82% are vacant.

  • The 59.23% of the population in Beaver Falls, Beaver County, Pennsylvania who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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