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

Beaver County was created on March 12, 1800, from parts of Alleghenymarker and Washingtonmarker Counties. Its county seat is Beavermarker .

Beaver County is part of the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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

As of the census 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% Americanmarker 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:

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Education

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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 [13844].



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 win 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



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