B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$58,500
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$570
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    50%
  • Own
    50%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    392
    273
  • Murder
    35
    6
  • Rape
    12
    41
  • Robbery
    173
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    403
    525
  • Theft
    4,044
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    58
    263

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$29,031
National
$53,889
Children
23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    43%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Beaver Falls Reviews

15 reviews
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As a Beaver Falls resident –since birth–, this town has provided a comfortable living experience for a child/ young adult. The state of local businesses has deteriorated in recent years, with specialized storefronts closing down and low-budget dollar stores being established in their place. The school district provides an average-level Pennsylvania education for its students, although notable academic shortcomings have become apparent with students who transfer to other state schools. The school district's athletic program is the pivotal source of the school's pride, with athletic expenses being prioritized over academic spending.
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Beaver Falls is a 3rd class City. It has seen the best of times and the great fall of factories. Currently, it has a rough reputation, but if you don't go looking for trouble, it won't find you. There are great little places to eat out here and some really cool shops too. It will take some time, but Beaver Falls is making a comeback.
I can't completely degrade my hometown. This is where I was born and raised. However, it is turning into a hole to get stuck into and many of the people who live here are stuck. The education system is slipping but it is good and as long as you get it and leave before you get stuck you will be fine.