New Brighton is a borough in Beaver County, Pennsylvania, United States, located along the Beaver River 28 miles (45 km) northwest of Pittsburgh. There are deposits of coal and clay in the vicinity. In the past, articles produced here included pottery, bricks, sewer pipe, glass, flour, twine, lead kegs, refrigerators, bath tubs, wall paper, steel castings, nails, rivets, wire, etc. In 1900, 6,820 people lived here; In 1910, 8,329; and in 1940, 9,630 people inhabited New Brighton. The population was 6,641 at the 2000 census.