Big Beaver, Pennsylvania

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Big Beaver, Pennsylvania
Borough of Big Beaver
First Primitive Methodist Church of Beaver Falls
First Primitive Methodist Church of Beaver Falls
Location in Beaver County and the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.
Location in Beaver County and the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.
Coordinates: 40°49′22″N 80°22′11″W / 40.82278°N 80.36972°W / 40.82278; -80.36972Coordinates: 40°49′22″N 80°22′11″W / 40.82278°N 80.36972°W / 40.82278; -80.36972
CountryUnited States
 • TypeBorough Council
 • Total18.03 sq mi (46.69 km2)
 • Land17.79 sq mi (46.09 km2)
 • Water0.23 sq mi (0.60 km2)
1,089 ft (332 m)
 • Total1,970
 • Estimate 
 • Density104.36/sq mi (40.29/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s)724
FIPS code42-06240

Big Beaver is a borough in Beaver County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,970 at the 2010 census. The area was originally incorporated as Big Beaver Township in 1802, and was reincorporated as a borough in 1958.[3]


Big Beaver is located at 40°49′22″N 80°22′11″W / 40.82278°N 80.36972°W / 40.82278; -80.36972 (40.822723, -80.369682).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 18.0 square miles (47 km2), of which, 17.8 square miles (46 km2) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) of it (1.00%) is water.

Big Beaver Borough is drained by tributaries to the Beaver River in the east and North Fork Little Beaver Creek in the west. Beaver River tributaries include Stockman Run, Clarks Run, and Wallace Run.


A small portion of the Pennsylvania State Game Lands Number 148 is located along the northern border of Big Beaver.[5][6]

Surrounding neighborhoods[edit]

Big Beaver has nine borders, including New Beaver in Lawrence County to the north, Koppel to the northeast, North Sewickley Township to the east, Beaver Falls to the southeast, West Mayfield to the south-southeast, Chippewa Township to the south, and Darlington Township and New Galilee to the west. The borough of Homewood is situated entirely within Big Beaver to the southeast.


Historical population
Census Pop.
2019 (est.)1,857[2]−5.7%

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 2,186 people, 869 households, and 635 families residing in the borough. The population density was 122.7 people per square mile (47.4/km²). There were 905 housing units at an average density of 50.8 per square mile (19.6/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 98.17% White, 0.69% African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.18% from other races, and 0.55% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.78% of the population.

There were 869 households, out of which 26.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.2% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.9% were non-families. 23.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the borough the population was spread out, with 20.1% under the age of 18, 5.5% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 29.5% from 45 to 64, and 18.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.3 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $37,297, and the median income for a family was $43,523. Males had a median income of $34,688 versus $23,945 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $17,228. About 7.0% of families and 9.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.2% of those under age 18 and 4.5% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 28, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ "Welcome to Big Beaver Borough". Retrieved March 2, 2019.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ The National Map, retrieved 29 September 2018
  6. ^ Pennsylvania State Game Lands Number 148, retrieved 29 September 2018
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013.
  8. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  9. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Resident Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 11, 2013. Retrieved 11 December 2013.