Clarion County, Pennsylvania
Clarion County is a county located in the U. S. state of Pennsylvania. As of the 2010 census, the population was 39,988, its county seat is Clarion. The county was formed on March 1839, from parts of Venango and Armstrong counties. Clarion County is defined as part of the Pittsburgh media market. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 610 square miles, of which 601 square miles is land and 9.0 square miles is water. Forest County Jefferson County Armstrong County Butler County Venango County Part of Cook Forest State Park is in Clarion County; the Clarion County Park is located in Paint Township. Clarion County Veterans Memorial Park is located near the Clarion County Courthouse in the center of the Borough of Clarion. I-80 US 322 PA 28 PA 36 PA 58 PA 66 PA 68 PA 157 PA 208 PA 338 PA 368 PA 478 PA 536 PA 861 As of the census of 2000, there were 41,765 people, 16,052 households, 10,738 families residing in the county; the population density was 69 people per square mile.
There were 19,426 housing units at an average density of 32 per square mile. The racial makeup of the county was 98.16% White, 0.79% Black or African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.34% Asian, 0.08% from other races, 0.52% from two or more races. 0.41% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 45.0 % were of 10.3 % American, 9.8 % Irish, 6.7 % Italian and 6.2 % English ancestry. There were 16,052 households out of which 28.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.90% were married couples living together, 8.40% had a female householder with no husband present, 33.10% were non-families. 26.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.30% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.95. In the county, the population was spread out with 21.60% under the age of 18, 15.40% from 18 to 24, 25.20% from 25 to 44, 22.70% from 45 to 64, 15.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years.
For every 100 females there were 93.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.40 males. Wayne Brosius. Miller, district judge Mark T. Aaron; the Pennsylvania Department of Education projects that they will continue to experience declining enrollment through 2019. A new school district composed of Clarion Area School District, Clarion-Limestone Area School District and North Clarion County School District would have a student population of 2500 with declining enrollment projected in all three former districts through 2019. A new district composed of Union School District, Keystone School District and adding Perry Township and Richland Township would have a student population under 2000 pupils. Consolidation would bring the elimination of administrator positions; this would assist the district residents with the rising school administrator and teachers' pension costs by controlling the need to raise taxes. Over the next 10 years, rural Pennsylvania school enrollment is projected to decrease 8 percent.
The most significant enrollment decline is projected to be in western Pennsylvania, where rural school districts may have a 16 percent decline. More than 40 percent of elementary schools and more than 60 percent of secondary schools in western Pennsylvania are projected to experience significant enrollment decreases; as the enrollment declines, per pupil administrative costs of the schools will continue to rise. Pennsylvania has one of the highest numbers of school districts in the nation. In Pennsylvania, 80% of the school districts serve student populations under 5,000, 40% serve less than 2,000. Less than 95 of Pennsylvania's 501 school districts have enrollment below 1250 students, in 2007; this results in not enough course diversity. In a survey of 88 superintendents of small districts, 42% of the 49 respondents stated that they thought consolidation would save money without closing any schools. Property taxes in Pennsylvania are high on a national scale. According to the Tax Foundation, Pennsylvania ranked 11th in the U.
S. in 2008 in terms of property taxes paid as a percentage of home value and 12th in the country in terms of property taxes as a percentage of income. Public school districts and private schools in the county are served by Riverview Intermediate Unit IU6 which provides special education and professional development services. Clarion County Career Center, located along State Route 66 in Marianne. Alexander Amish School - Venus Bear Run School - Knox Christs Dominion Academy - Summerville Clarion Center School - Clarion County Corner - Knox Deer View School - Mayport Immaculate Conception School - Clarion Little Bird Preschool - New Bethlehem Meadow View Amish School - Knox New Bethlehem Mennonite School - New Bethlehem Shady Nook Amish School - Sligo St Josephs School - Lucinda Zacheral Amish School -
Garrett County, Maryland
Garrett County is the westernmost county of the U. S. state of Maryland. As of the 2010 census, the population was 30,097, making it the third-least populous county in Maryland, its county seat is Oakland. The county was named for president of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. Created from Allegany County, Maryland in 1872, it was the last Maryland county to be formed. Garrett County has long been part of the media market of Pennsylvania, it is considered to be a part of Western Maryland. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is to the north; the Maryland–Pennsylvania boundary is known as the Mason–Dixon line. The eastern border with Allegany County was defined by the Bauer Report, submitted to Governor Lloyd Lowndes, Jr. on November 9, 1898. The Potomac River and State of West Virginia lie to the west. Garrett County lies in the Allegheny Mountains, which here form the western flank of the Appalachian Mountain Range. Hoye-Crest, a summit along Backbone Mountain, is the highest point in Maryland; the Eastern Continental Divide runs along portions of Backbone Mountain.
The western part of the county, drained by the Youghiogheny River, is the only part of Maryland within the Mississippi River drainage basin. All other parts of the county are in the Chesapeake Bay basin; the National Register of Historic Places listings in Garrett County, Maryland has 20 National Register of Historic Places properties and districts, including Casselman Bridge, National Road a National Historic Landmark. Garrett County is part of Maryland's 6th congressional district; the extreme south of the county lies within the United States National Radio Quiet Zone. In the early 20th century, the railroad and tourism started to decline. Coal mining and timber production continued at a much slower pace. Today, tourism has made a dramatic rebound in the county with logging and farming making up the greatest part of the economic base. Due to a cool climate and lack of any large city, Garrett County has remained a sparsely populated rural area. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 656 square miles, of which 647 square miles is land and 8.6 square miles is water.
It is the second-largest county in Maryland by land area. Garrett County is Maryland's westernmost, bordered to the north by the Mason–Dixon line with Pennsylvania, to the south and west by West Virginia, to the east by a land border with Allegany County, Maryland; the county's northwesternmost point is 60 miles southeast of Pittsburgh and its southeasternmost point is 160 miles northwest of Baltimore, Maryland. Garrett County is located within the highland zone of the Appalachian Mountains known variously as the Allegheny Mountains, the Allegheny Plateau, the Appalachian Plateau; the county's highest elevations are located along four flat-topped ridges and range to a height of 3,360 feet at Hoye-Crest along Backbone Mountain, the highest point in the state of Maryland. As is typical in the Allegheny region, broad flats lie below the ridge crests at elevations of 500 feet. River valleys are narrow and deep, with ravines 1,000 to 1,800 feet below surrounding peaks; the county contains over 76,000 acres of parks and publicly accessible forestland.
It is drained by the Potomac and the Youghiogheny. The Savage River, a tributary of the Potomac, drains about a third of the county; the Casselman River, a tributary of the Youghiogheny, flows north from the county's central section into Pennsylvania. The Youghiogheny itself drains the westernmost area of the county and flows north into Pennsylvania, where it empties into the Monongahela River at McKeesport, just south of Pittsburgh; the Glades' 601 acres is of great scientific interest because it is an ombrotrophic system with peat layers up to 9 feet thick, is one of the oldest examples of mountain peatland in the Appalachians. On the western edge of the Savage River State Forest along Maryland Route 495 lies Bittinger, Maryland. Named after Henry Bittinger who first settled in the area, other German settlers moved in and took up the fertile farm land. On the eastern edge of Bittinger is one of the largest glades area of Garrett County. Geographically, this is an area which seems to have been affected by the last great ice sheet of North America.
Two miles southeast of Bittinger, there is a large deposit of peat moss. In the Casselman River valley, 1-mile south of Grantsville and beside Maryland Route 495, one can see remains of geological evidence about the last great ice sheet over North America. A series of low mounds can be seen in the fields on the west side of Maryland Route 495 that are "loess" material; these are the only ones still visible in the northern part of Garrett County. The mounds were formed when a glacier lake existed in the Casselman valley, the ice around the edges of the frozen lake melted. Wind blew fine grains of earth into the water around the edges where it sank to the bottom, the mounds were the result of the deposit of this wind-blown material. See these articles for information on the forests and caves of Garrett County: List of Maryland state forests List of rivers of Maryland Caves of Maryland Garrett County contains over 76,000 acres of parks and publicly accessible forestland. Popular activities in the county include camping, backpacking, rock climbing and cross county skiing, hunting, ice fishing, fly fishing, whitewater c
Ohio is a Midwestern state in the Great Lakes region of the United States. Of the fifty states, it is the 34th largest by area, the seventh most populous, the tenth most densely populated; the state's capital and largest city is Columbus. The state takes its name from the Ohio River, whose name in turn originated from the Seneca word ohiːyo', meaning "good river", "great river" or "large creek". Partitioned from the Northwest Territory, Ohio was the 17th state admitted to the Union on March 1, 1803, the first under the Northwest Ordinance. Ohio is known as the "Buckeye State" after its Ohio buckeye trees, Ohioans are known as "Buckeyes". Ohio rose from the wilderness of Ohio Country west of Appalachia in colonial times through the Northwest Indian Wars as part of the Northwest Territory in the early frontier, to become the first non-colonial free state admitted to the union, to an industrial powerhouse in the 20th century before transmogrifying to a more information and service based economy in the 21st.
The government of Ohio is composed of the executive branch, led by the Governor. Ohio occupies 16 seats in the United States House of Representatives. Ohio is known for its status as both a bellwether in national elections. Six Presidents of the United States have been elected. Ohio is an industrial state, ranking 8th out of 50 states in GDP, is the second largest producer of automobiles behind Michigan. Ohio's geographic location has proven to be an asset for economic expansion; because Ohio links the Northeast to the Midwest, much cargo and business traffic passes through its borders along its well-developed highways. Ohio has the nation's 10th largest highway network and is within a one-day drive of 50% of North America's population and 70% of North America's manufacturing capacity. To the north, Lake Erie gives Ohio 312 miles of coastline. Ohio's southern border is defined by the Ohio River, much of the northern border is defined by Lake Erie. Ohio's neighbors are Pennsylvania to the east, Michigan to the northwest, Lake Erie to the north, Indiana to the west, Kentucky on the south, West Virginia on the southeast.
Ohio's borders were defined by metes and bounds in the Enabling Act of 1802 as follows: Bounded on the east by the Pennsylvania line, on the south by the Ohio River, to the mouth of the Great Miami River, on the west by the line drawn due north from the mouth of the Great Miami aforesaid, on the north by an east and west line drawn through the southerly extreme of Lake Michigan, running east after intersecting the due north line aforesaid, from the mouth of the Great Miami until it shall intersect Lake Erie or the territorial line, thence with the same through Lake Erie to the Pennsylvania line aforesaid. Ohio is bounded by the Ohio River, but nearly all of the river itself belongs to Kentucky and West Virginia. In 1980, the U. S. Supreme Court held that, based on the wording of the cessation of territory by Virginia, the boundary between Ohio and Kentucky is the northern low-water mark of the river as it existed in 1792. Ohio has only that portion of the river between the river's 1792 low-water mark and the present high-water mark.
The border with Michigan has changed, as a result of the Toledo War, to angle northeast to the north shore of the mouth of the Maumee River. Much of Ohio features glaciated till plains, with an exceptionally flat area in the northwest being known as the Great Black Swamp; this glaciated region in the northwest and central state is bordered to the east and southeast first by a belt known as the glaciated Allegheny Plateau, by another belt known as the unglaciated Allegheny Plateau. Most of Ohio is of low relief, but the unglaciated Allegheny Plateau features rugged hills and forests; the rugged southeastern quadrant of Ohio, stretching in an outward bow-like arc along the Ohio River from the West Virginia Panhandle to the outskirts of Cincinnati, forms a distinct socio-economic unit. Geologically similar to parts of West Virginia and southwestern Pennsylvania, this area's coal mining legacy, dependence on small pockets of old manufacturing establishments, distinctive regional dialect set this section off from the rest of the state.
In 1965 the United States Congress passed the Appalachian Regional Development Act, an attempt to "address the persistent poverty and growing economic despair of the Appalachian Region." This act defines 29 Ohio counties as part of Appalachia. While 1/3 of Ohio's land mass is part of the federally defined Appalachian region, only 12.8% of Ohioans live there Significant rivers within the state include the Cuyahoga River, Great Miami River, Maumee River, Muskingum River, Scioto River. The rivers in the northern part of the state drain into the northern Atlantic Ocean via Lake Erie and the St. Lawrence River, the rivers in the southern part of the state drain into the Gulf of Mexico via the Ohio River and the Mississippi; the worst weather disaster in Ohio history occurred along the Great Miami River in 1913. Known as the Great Dayton Flood, the entire Miami River watershed flooded, including the downtown business district of Dayton; as a result, the Miami Conservancy District was created as the first major flood plain engineering project in Ohio and the United States.
Grand Lake St. Marys in the west-central part of the state was constructed as a supply of water for ca
Venango County, Pennsylvania
Venango County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. As of the 2010 census, the population was 54,984, its county seat is Franklin. The county was created in 1800 and organized in 1805. Venango County comprises PA Micropolitan Statistical Area, it is defined as part of the Pittsburgh media market. Venango County was created on March 1800 from parts of Allegheny and Lycoming Counties; the name "Venango" comes from the Native American name of the region, meaning Otter. This was corrupted in English as the Venango River; the settlement at its mouth was called Venango, is the site of present-day South Side of Oil City, Pennsylvania. Venango County was home to an oil boom in the years following discovery of natural oil in the mid-1850s. George Bissell, a Yale University Chemistry professor, Edwin L. Drake, a former railroad conductor, made the first successful use of a drilling rig on August 28, 1859 near Titusville, Pennsylvania; this single well soon exceeded the entire cumulative oil output of Europe since the 1650s.
Within weeks oil derricks were erected all over the area. Other oil boom towns located in Venango County included Franklin, Oil City, the now defunct Pithole City; the principal product of the oil was kerosene. McClintocksville was a small community in Cornplanter Township in Venango County. In 1861, it was the location of Wamsutta Oil Refinery, the first business venture of Henry Huttleston Rogers, who became a leading United States capitalist, industrialist and philanthropist. Rogers and his young wife Abbie Palmer Gifford Rogers lived in a one-room shack there along Oil Creek for several years beginning in 1862. Shortly Rogers met oil pioneer Charles Pratt who purchased the entire output of the tiny Wamsutta Oil Refinery. In 1867, Rogers joined Pratt in forming Charles Pratt and Company, purchased by Standard Oil in 1874. Rogers became one of the key men in John D. Rockefeller’s Standard Oil Trust. After joining Standard Oil, Rogers invested in various industries, including copper, steel and railways.
The Virginian Railway is considered his final life's achievement. Rogers amassed a great fortune, estimated at over $100 million, became one of the wealthiest men in the United States, he was a generous philanthropist, providing many public works for his hometown of Fairhaven and financially assisting helping such notables as Mark Twain, Helen Keller, Dr. Booker T. Washington. In one of history's ironies, another resident of Venango County about the same time as Henry and Abbie Rogers was a little girl named Ida M. Tarbell, whose father was an independent producer whose small business was ruined by the South Improvement Company scheme of 1871 and the conglomerate which became Standard Oil. Introduced to each other in 1902 by their mutual friend Mark Twain, Tarbell who had become an investigative journalist and Rogers, who knew of her work, shared meetings and information over a two-year period which led to her epoch work, The History of the Standard Oil Company, published in 1904, which many historians feel helped fuel public sentiment against the giant company and helped lead to the court-ordered break-up of it in 1911.
The oil heritage of Venanago County is remembered by a Pennsylvania State Park and many heritage sites which help tell the story and memorialize the people of the oil boom of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 683 square miles, of which 674 square miles is land and 8.6 square miles is water. French Creek is formed near French Creek, New York and extends for a length of 117 miles with a drainage area of 1,270 square miles, it joins the Allegheny River near Pennsylvania. The watershed area includes parts of Erie, Crawford and Mercer Counties in Pennsylvania as well as Chautauqua County, New York. Crawford County Warren County Forest County Clarion County Butler County Mercer County As of the census of 2000, there were 57,565 people, 22,747 households, 15,922 families residing in the county; the population density was 85 people per square mile. There were 26,904 housing units at an average density of 40 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 97.64% White, 1.09% Black or African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.17% from other races, 0.67% from two or more races.
0.52% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 33.0% were of German, 12.7% Irish, 12.2% American, 8.6% English, 5.7% Polish and 5.3% Italian ancestry. There were 22,747 households out of which 30.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.80% were married couples living together, 9.90% had a female householder with no husband present, 30.00% were non-families. 26.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.50% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.93. In the county, the population was spread out with 24.20% under the age of 18, 7.20% from 18 to 24, 26.70% from 25 to 44, 25.10% from 45 to 64, 16.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 95.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.10 males. In the 2004 United States presidential election, voters registered in Venango County cast 9,024 ballots for Kerry, 14,472 for Bush, 163 for "other".
Allegheny HYP Club
The Allegheny HYP Club is a private social club in downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Located at 617-619 William Penn Place, it was built in 1894 and was added to the List of Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation Historic Landmarks in 2002. On July 1, 1997 the club absorbed assets; the Pittsburgh Harvard-Yale-Princeton Club was formally founded on November 7, 1930. The club merged with the Three Rivers Stadium based Allegheny Club in 2002 after Allegheny had filed for bankruptcy protection. List of American gentlemen's clubs Duquesne Club Economic Club of Pittsburgh Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce Official Site
Indiana County, Pennsylvania
Indiana County is a county located in the central west part of the U. S. state of Pennsylvania. As of the 2010 census, the population was 88,880, its county seat is Indiana. Indiana County compromises the Indiana, PA Micropolitan Statistical Area, included in the Pittsburgh-New Castle-Weirton, PA-WV-OH Combined Statistical Area. Prior to the American Revolutionary War, some settlers proposed this as part of a larger, separate colony to be known as Vandalia, but opposing interests and the war intervened. Afterward, claims to the territory by both the states of Virginia and Pennsylvania had to be reconciled. After this land was assigned to Pennsylvania by the federal government according to the Mason–Dixon line, Indiana County was created on March 30, 1803, from parts of Westmoreland and Clearfield counties and was formally organized in 1806. Indiana County derives its name from the so-called "Indiana Grant of 1768" that the Iroquois Six Nations were forced to make to "suffering traders" under the Fort Stanwix Treaty of 1768.
The Iroquois had controlled much of the Ohio River valley as their hunting grounds since the 17th century, Anglo-American colonists were moving into the area and wanted to develop it. Traders arranged to force the Iroquois to grant land under the treaty in relations to losses due to Pontiac's Rebellion; some of the grantees joined forces with the Ohio Company, forming a larger development company based on enlarging their grant of land. They proposed that the entire large area would become a new British colony to be called Pittsylvania or Vandalia, it was to be bordered on the north and west by the Ohio River, made up of what are now parts of eastern Kentucky, northern West Virginia, western Pennsylvania. Anglo-European colonists from Virginia and Pennsylvania had started to move into the area, identified by these various names as Indiana and the other above names on some maps of the late 1700s. Opposition from other interest groups and the American Revolutionary War intervened before Britain approved such a colony.
Afterward, some United States speculators proposed setting up a state in this area to be called Vandalia, or Westsylvania, as appears on some maps of the period. But both the states of Virginia and Pennsylvania claimed the land based on their colonial charters. In establishing the Mason–Dixon line, the federal government assigned the Indiana Grant to Pennsylvania; as population increased after the war, this county was made up in 1803 of territory from Westmoreland and Clearfield counties. Kentucky and West Virginia continued to be associated with Virginia for some time, being separately admitted as states in the early 19th century and during the American Civil War, respectively; the area in Pennsylvania was unrelated to and was physically separated from the named Indiana Territory established north of the Ohio River in 1800 by the new United States. In the 21st century, Indiana County comprises PA Micropolitan Statistical Area; this is included in PA-WV-OH Combined Statistical Area. It is in the defined region of the Pittsburgh media market.
Indiana County is served by three different area codes: 724, 814, 582. The county proclaims itself the "Christmas Tree Capital of the World", shipping over one million trees annually. Agriculture is a major part of its economy. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 834 square miles, of which 827 square miles is land and 7.3 square miles is water. Located in the county is the Buttermilk Falls Natural Area. Jefferson County Clearfield County Cambria County Westmoreland County Armstrong County As of the census of 2000, there were 89,605 people, 34,123 households, 22,521 families residing in the county; the population density was 108 people per square mile. There were 37,250 housing units at an average density of 45 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 96.87% White, 1.57% Black or African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.74% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.16% from other races, 0.58% from two or more races. 0.51% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
25.9% were of German, 11.6% Italian, 10.7% Irish, 8.6% American, 7.1% English and 6.8% Polish ancestry. There were 34,123 households out of which 27.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.30% were married couples living together, 8.20% had a female householder with no husband present, 34.00% were non-families. 26.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.80% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.99. In the county, the population was spread out with 21.10% under the age of 18, 16.60% from 18 to 24, 24.80% from 25 to 44, 22.70% from 45 to 64, 14.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.60 males. The United States Office of Management and Budget has designated Indiana County as the Indiana, PA Micropolitan Statistical Area; as of the 2010 U. S. Census the micropolitan area ranked 4th most populous in the State of Pennsylvania and the 50th most populous in the United States with a population of 88,880.
Indiana County is a part of the Pittsburgh-New Castle-Weirton, PA-OH-WV Combined Statistical Area, which combines the population of Indiana, as well as the Allegheny, Beaver, Fayette, Lawrence and Westmorelan
Beaver County, Pennsylvania
Beaver County is a county in the U. S. state of Pennsylvania. As of the 2010 census, the population was 170,539, its county seat is Beaver. The county was created on March 1800, from parts of Allegheny and Washington Counties, it took its name from the Beaver River. Beaver County is part of PA Metropolitan Statistical Area; the original townships at the date of the erection of Beaver County were North Beaver and west of the Big Beaver Creek. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 444 square miles, of which 435 square miles is land and 9.3 square miles is water. The Ohio River flows north through Beaver County from a point near Ambridge turns west near Beaver and on to the Ohio and West Virginia borders, it divides the southern third of the county from the northern two-thirds. The Beaver River flows south from Lawrence County entering Beaver County near Koppel and continuing south to its confluence with the Ohio near Beaver. Lawrence County Butler County Allegheny County Washington County Hancock County, West Virginia Columbiana County, Ohio Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge Raccoon Creek State Park, a Pennsylvania state park Bradys Run Park Brush Creek Park Old Economy Park As of the census of 2000, there were 181,412 people, 72,576 households, 50,512 families residing in the county.
The population density was 418 people per square mile. There were 77,765 housing units at an average density of 179 per square mile; 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, 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% American ancestry. 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, 30.40% were non-families. 26.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.10% had someone living alone, 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 age distribution of the population shows 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, 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. Birth rate Beaver County's live birth rate was 2,437 births in 1990. Beaver County's live birth rate in 2000 was 1,891 births, while in 2011 it had declined to 1,690 babies. Over the past 50 years, rural Pennsylvania saw a steady decline in both the number and proportion of residents under 18 years old. In 1960, 1.06 million rural residents, or 35 percent of the rural population, were children. Teen Pregnancy rateBeaver County reported 1,069 babies born to teens in 2011. In 2015, the number of teen births in Beaver County was 1,025. County poverty demographicsAccording to research by The Center for Rural Pennsylvania, a legislative Agency of the Pennsylvania General Assembly, the poverty rate for Beaver County was 11.7% in 2014. The statewide poverty rate was 13.6% in 2014. The 2012 childhood poverty rate by school district was: Ambridge Area School District – 40.6% living at 185% or below than the Federal Poverty Level, Aliquippa School District – 82.7%, Beaver Area School District – 17.4%, Big Beaver Falls Area School District – 71.3%, Blackhawk School District – 27.9%, Central Valley School District – 30.8%, Freedom Area School District – 40.8%, Hopewell Area School District – 24.9%, Midland Borough School District – 64.9%, New Brighton Area School District – 54.4%, Riverside Beaver County School District – 31.9%, Rochester Area High School – 66.3%, South Side Area School District – 31.5%, Western Beaver County School District – 36.5%.
The child poverty rate is collected by the school districts as part of the federal free school lunch program. In November 2008, there were 118,269 registered voters in Beaver County. Democratic: 70,819 Republican: 36,239 Other Parties/Non-partisan: 11,211 By April 2016, there were 109,091 registered voters, a decrease of 7.7% since 2008. The county is divided into 129 precincts. Democratic: 58,828 Republican: 38,015 Other Parties/Non-partisan: 12,248 As of November 7th 2017 there was 108,931 registered voters in the county. Democrats have a majority of the voters. There was 55,600 registered Democrats, 40,101 registered Republicans, 12,581 voters registered to other parties, 568 to the Libertarian Party and 81 voters registered to the Green Party. Beaver County used to be a Democratic stronghold, still has a large Democratic edge in registration. In 2015, the GOP took majority status in the Commissioners' Office for the first time since 1955. 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 there since 1972 and only the third since 1928; each of the three state row office winners carried Beaver. In 2010 Republican Governo