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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.
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Beaver
Settled 1802
Incorporated 1858
 • Type Borough Council
 • Total 18.03 sq mi (46.69 km2)
 • Land 17.79 sq mi (46.09 km2)
 • Water 0.23 sq mi (0.60 km2)
1,089 ft (332 m)
 • Total 1,970
 • Estimate 
 • Density 104.36/sq mi (40.29/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s) 724
FIPS code 42-06240

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.


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).

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.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 2,381
1970 2,739 15.0%
1980 2,815 2.8%
1990 2,298 −18.4%
2000 2,186 −4.9%
2010 1,970 −9.9%
2019 (est.) 1,857 −5.7%

As of the census 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.


The Pennsylvania Turnpike passes east-west through the borough. It leads west to Youngstown, Ohio and east to Pittsburgh and Harrisburg. It has two interchanges within the town limits: Exit 10 (I-376 and PA 351) and Exit 13 (PA 18). Both PA 18 and I-376 follow north-south routing (though I-376 is signed east-west) leading north to New Castle and Erie. PA 18 leads south to Washington, whereas I-376 runs south (east) to Pittsburgh.

PA 168, PA 351, and PA 551 also pass through the borough. PA 168 passes north-south through the western areas of the borough. PA 351 passes east-west right through the center of the borough and collects an interchange via Shenango Road to I-376 and I-76. PA 551 terminates at PA 18 just south of the borough limits before passing through the southern edge of the borough.

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