Beaver Falls is a somewhat small city located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 8,661 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Beaver Falls is the 131st largest community in Pennsylvania. Beaver Falls has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.
Unlike some cities, Beaver Falls isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Beaver Falls are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Beaver Falls is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Beaver Falls who work in office and administrative support (12.00%), food service (10.89%), and sales jobs (10.83%).
Because there are quite a few people attending college in Beaver Falls, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Beaver Falls provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Beaver Falls rank slightly lower than the national average. 14.64% of adults 25 and older in Beaver Falls have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Beaver Falls in 2010 was $18,512, which is low income relative to Pennsylvania, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $74,048 for a family of four. Beaver Falls also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 31.04% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Beaver Falls is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Beaver Falls home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Beaver Falls residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Beaver Falls include Italian, Irish, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Beaver Falls is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.