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Time Zone: Beaver County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Beaver is the Seat for Beaver County.

Beaver County was founded March 12, 1800. Beaver was created by taking area from Allegheny and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Beaver had a population of 171,673 people. This is a decrease of 5.37% since the last Census (which gave a population of 181,412 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Beaver represented 1.48% of the total population of Pennsylvania, making it the state's 19th most populous county (out of 67 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010170,539-5.99%-0.66% since 2009
2009171,673-5.37%-0.42% since 2008
2008172,396-4.97%-0.36% since 2007
2007173,015-4.63% 
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2000181,412The Last Census

More information can be found on the Beaver County Census Page for Beaver County.

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Below are some of the communities located in Beaver County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Beaver County):

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Aliquippa   10,54811,73410.11% decrease  
Economy   9,1279,3632.52% decrease  
Beaver Falls   8,9699,9209.59% decrease  
Ambridge   6,9857,76910.09% decrease  
New Brighton   6,0266,6419.26% decrease  

Websites for Beaver County

Official Website:   www.co.beaver.pa.us/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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