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Sharpsville, Pennsylvania
Borough
First Universalist Church, a historic site in the borough
First Universalist Church, a historic site in the borough
Location of Sharpsville in Mercer County
Location of Sharpsville in Mercer County
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Mercer
Established 1874
Area
 • Total 1.4 sq mi (4 km2)
Elevation 1,000 ft (300 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 4,500
 • Density 3,210/sq mi (1,240/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-5)
Zip code 16150
Area code(s) 724
Website www.sharpsville.org

Sharpsville is a borough in Mercer County, Pennsylvania, United States, along the Shenango River. The population was 4,415 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History

The First Universalist Church of Sharpsville and Jonas J. Pierce House are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Geography

Sharpsville is located at 41°15′32″N 80°28′54″W / 41.25889°N 80.48167°W / 41.25889; -80.48167 (41.259005, -80.481791).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.6 km2), of which 1.4 square miles (3.6 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) (1.42%) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 1,824
1890 2,330 27.7%
1900 2,970 27.5%
1910 3,634 22.4%
1920 4,674 28.6%
1930 5,194 11.1%
1940 5,129 −1.3%
1950 5,414 5.6%
1960 6,061 12.0%
1970 6,126 1.1%
1980 5,375 −12.3%
1990 4,729 −12.0%
2000 4,500 −4.8%
2010 4,415 −1.9%
Est. 2015 4,271 −3.3%
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As of the census of 2000, there were 4,500 people, 1,912 households and 1,263 families residing in the borough. The population density was 3,244.3 per square mile (1,250.0/km2). There were 2,016 housing units at an average density of 1,453.4 per square mile (560.0/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 96.20% White, 2.31% African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 0.29% from other races, and 0.67% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.91% of the population.

There were 1,912 households, of which 28.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.8% were married couples living together, 12.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.9% were non-families. 30.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 17.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the borough the population was spread out, with 23.6% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 22.6% from 45 to 64, and 20.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 88.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.6 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $32,580, and the median income for a family was $39,468. Males had a median income of $31,969 versus $21,339 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $17,979. About 8.2% of families and 8.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.8% of those under age 18 and 6.8% of those age 65 or over.

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