HistoryIn 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. This is based on 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. The population declined nearly 50% between 1940 and 2000, which is attributed mostly to its central location in the .
GeographyBeaver Falls is located at (40.758865, -80.319737).
Demographicsleft, Beaver Falls Municipal Authority 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). There were 4,380 housing units at an average density of 2,067.1 per square mile (797.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 78.82% White (U.S. Census), White, 17.53% African American (U.S. Census), African American, 0.13% Native American (U.S. Census), Native American, 0.62% Asian (U.S. Census), Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander (U.S. Census), Pacific Islander, 0.50% from Race (United States Census), other races, and 2.37% from two or more races. Hispanic (U.S. Census), Hispanic or Latino (U.S. Census), Latino of any race were 1.06% of the population.
Notable people*Thomas Midgley Jr., chemist, born in Beaver Falls *Joe Namath, Hall of Fame American Football League, AFL and NFL quarterback
Sites of interest
AirThe closest airport to the city is Beaver County Airport. Though located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh International Airport is within close proximity of Beaver Falls, and is easily accessible by way of Interstate 376, I-376 (former Pennsylvania Route 60, PA 60).Highway now I-376 from Monroeville to Mercer