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Beaver County, Pennsylvania
Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Beaver County
Location in the state of Pennsylvania
Map of the U.S. highlighting Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania's location in the U.S.
Seat Beaver
Largest city Aliquippa
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

444 sq mi (1,150 km²)
434 sq mi (1,124 km²)
10 sq mi (26 km²), 2.18%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

181,412
417/sq mi (161/km²)
Founded March 12, 1800
Beaver County Courthouse, Pennsylvania.jpg
Beaver County Courthouse
Website www.co.beaver.pa.us

Beaver County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of the 2000 census, the population was 181,412.

Beaver County was created on March 12, 1800, from parts of Allegheny and Washington Counties. Its county seat is Beaver[1].

Beaver County is part of the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 444 square miles (1,150 km²), of which, 434 square miles (1,125 km²) of it is land and 10 square miles (25 km²) of it (2.18%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 56,432
1910 78,253 38.7%
1920 111,621 42.6%
1930 149,062 33.5%
1940 156,754 5.2%
1950 175,192 11.8%
1960 206,948 18.1%
1970 208,418 0.7%
1980 204,441 −1.9%
1990 186,093 −9.0%
2000 181,412 −2.5%
Est. 2008 180,476 −0.5%


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 181,412 people, 72,576 households, and 50,512 families residing in the county. The population density was 418 people per square mile (161/km²). There were 77,765 housing units at an average density of 179 per square mile (69/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 92.55% White, 5.96% Black or African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.20% from other races, and 0.92% from two or more races. 0.72% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 23.0% were of German, 17.4% Italian, 9.9% Irish, 6.5% English, 6.4% Polish and 5.8% American ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 72,576 households out of which 28.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.50% were married couples living together, 11.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.40% were non-families. 26.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the county, the population was spread out with 22.60% under the age of 18, 7.40% from 18 to 24, 27.30% from 25 to 44, 24.20% from 45 to 64, and 18.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 91.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.20 males.

Municipalities

Map of Beaver County, Pennsylvania with Municipal Labels showing Cities and Boroughs (red), Townships (white), and Census-designated places (blue).

Under Pennsylvania law, there are four types of incorporated municipalities: cities, boroughs, townships, and, in at most two cases, towns. The following cities, boroughs and townships are located in Beaver County:

Cities

Boroughs

Townships

Unincorporated communities

Transportation

Major highways

‎ Airports

Education

Colleges and universities

Community, junior, and technical colleges

Map of Beaver County, Pennsylvania Public School Districts

Public school districts

The 498 school districts of Pennsylvania, that have high schools, were ranked for student academic achievement as demonstrated by three years of math and reading PSSA results by the Pittsburgh Business Times in 2008.

High schools

Former School Districts

In 2009, Center Area School District and Monaca School District merged to form Central Valley School District.

Law and government/Politics

As of November 2008, there are 118,269 registered voters in Beaver County [1].

Beaver County used to be a Democratic stronghold and the Democrats continue to hold the commissioner majority and all county row offices, but in recent years it has been shifting heavily Republican. Multiple Democratic seats in both houses of the Pennsylvania Legislature have been lost to Republicans over the past few years. In statewide and federal elections it has been moving rightward as well. In 2004 Democrat John Kerry won Beaver County over Republican George Bush 51% to 48%. In 2008 Republican John McCain defeated Democrat Barack Obama 50% to 47%, becoming the first republican to win there since 1972. Each of the three state row office winners carried Beaver.

County commissioners

  • Tony Amadio, Chairman, Democrat
  • Joe Spanik, Democrat
  • Charles A. Camp, Republican

Other county offices

  • Clerk of Courts, Judy Enslen, Democrat
  • Controller, David A. Rossi, Democrat
  • Coroner, Teri Tatalovich-Rossi, Democrat
  • District Attorney, Anthony Berosh, Democrat
  • Prothonotary, Nancy Werme, Democrat
  • Recorder of Deeds, Janice Jeschke Beall, Democrat
  • Register of Wills, Carol Fiorucci, Democrat
  • Sheriff, George David, Democrat
  • Treasurer, Connie Javens, Democrat

Pennsylvania State Senate

Pennsylvania House of Representatives

  • Christopher Sainato, Democrat, Pennsylvania's 9th Representative District
  • Jaret Gibbons, Democrat, Pennsylvania's 10th Representative District
  • Jim Marshall, Republican, Pennsylvania's 14th Representative District
  • Jim Christiana, Republican, Pennsylvania's 15th Representative District
  • Robert F. Matzie, Democrat, Pennsylvania's 16th Representative District
  • Jesse White, Democrat, Pennsylvania's 46th Representative District

United States House of Representatives

Protected areas

See also

References

External links

Coordinates: 40°41′N 80°21′W / 40.69°N 80.35°W / 40.69; -80.35


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Beaver County, Pennsylvania
Map
File:Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Beaver County.png
Location in the state of Pennsylvania
Map of the USA highlighting Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded March 12, 1800
Seat Beaver
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 2.18%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

181412
Website: www.co.beaver.pa.us

Beaver County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of the 2000 census, the population was 181,412.

Beaver County was created on March 12, 1800 from parts of Allegheny and Washington Counties. On May 31 1985, an F3 tornado hit northern portions of the county, as part of the eastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania tornado outbreak. Its county seat is Beaver6.

Beaver County is part of the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,150 km² (444 sq mi). 1,125 km² (434 sq mi) of it is land and 25 km² (10 sq mi) of it (2.18%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 181,412 people, 72,576 households, and 50,512 families residing in the county. The population density was 161/km² (418/sq mi). There were 77,765 housing units at an average density of 69/km² (179/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 92.55% White, 5.96% Black or African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.20% from other races, and 0.92% from two or more races. 0.72% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 72,576 households out of which 28.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.50% were married couples]] living together, 11.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.40% were non-families. 26.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the county, the population was spread out with 22.60% under the age of 18, 7.40% from 18 to 24, 27.30% from 25 to 44, 24.20% from 45 to 64, and 18.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 91.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.20 males.

Sports

  • Aliquippa Quips
  • Ambridge Bridgers
  • Beaver Bobcats
  • Beaver Falls Tigers
  • Blackhawk Cougars
  • Center Trojans
  • Freedom Bulldogs
  • Hopewell Vikings
  • Midland Leopards
  • Monaca Indians
  • New Brighton Lions
  • Rochester Ram
  • South Side Rams
  • Western Beaver Golden Beavers

Municipalities

Map of Beaver County, Pennsylvania with Municipal Labels showing Cities and Boroughs (red), Townships (white), and Census-designated places (blue).

Under Pennsylvania law, there are four types of incorporated municipalities: cities, boroughs, townships, and, in at most two cases, towns. The following cities, boroughs and townships are located in Beaver County:

Cities

Boroughs

Townships

Education

Colleges and universities

Community, junior, and technical colleges

Map of Beaver County, Pennsylvania Public School Districts

Public school districts

High schools

Law and government

Pennsylvania State Senate

Pennsylvania House of Representatives

United States House of Representatives

Parks

External links

Coordinates: 40°41′N 80°21′W / 40.69, -80.35

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