Harrisville, Pennsylvania facts for kids
Calvary Orthodox Presbyterian Church on Main Street
|• Total||0.8 sq mi (2.1 km2)|
|• Density||1,116/sq mi (430.9/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
The Seneca people used the Harrisville area for growing corn due to its fertile soil and flat growing area.
Harrisville was founded in 1826 by Ephraim Harris. Harrisville was incorporated in 1846 by joining Harrisville and Reedsville. Harrisville had its first school in 1830, and in 1856 a high school was built.
Harrisville is located near the northwestern border of Butler County at Butler, the county seat, and north 21 miles (34 km) to Franklin on the Allegheny River, while Route 58 leads east 18 miles (29 km) to Foxburg on the Allegheny River and west 4 miles (6 km) to Grove City.(41.134966, -80.009590). Pennsylvania Routes 8 and 58 intersect in the center of the borough. Route 8 leads south 21 miles (34 km) to
According to the United States Census Bureau, Harrisville has a total area of 0.81 square miles (2.1 km2), of which 0.004 square miles (0.01 km2), or 0.40%, is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 883 people, 323 households, and 231 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,079.5 people per square mile (415.8/km²). There were 346 housing units at an average density of 423.0 per square mile (162.9/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 98.19% White, 0.57% African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.79% from other races, and 0.23% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.11% of the population.
There were 323 households, out of which 28.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.4% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.2% were non-families. 24.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.92.
In the borough the population was spread out, with 20.5% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 24.7% from 25 to 44, 24.1% from 45 to 64, and 23.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 95.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.9 males.
The median income for a household in the borough was $31,964, and the median income for a family was $35,455. Males had a median income of $29,167 versus $17,500 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $12,683. About 8.8% of families and 13.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.6% of those under age 18 and 13.6% of those age 65 or over.
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