Harrisville, Pennsylvania

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Harrisville, Pennsylvania
Borough
Calvary Orthodox Presbyterian Church on Main Street
Harrisville is located in Pennsylvania
Harrisville
Harrisville
Coordinates: 41°08′06″N 80°00′35″W / 41.13500°N 80.00972°W / 41.13500; -80.00972Coordinates: 41°08′06″N 80°00′35″W / 41.13500°N 80.00972°W / 41.13500; -80.00972
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Butler
Settled 1826
Incorporated 1846
Government
 • Type Borough Council
Area
 • Total 0.8 sq mi (2.1 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 897
 • Density 1,116/sq mi (430.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Zip code 16038
Area code(s) 724

Harrisville is a borough in Butler County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 897 at the 2010 census.[1]

History[edit]

The Seneca people used the Harrisville area for growing corn due to its fertile soil and flat growing area.

Col. Robert Reed built a tavern and a distillery just south of present day Harrisville in 1797. This was the first tavern between Pittsburgh and Franklin, Pennsylvania.

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.

Geography[edit]

Harrisville is located near the northwestern border of Butler County at 41°8′6″N 80°0′35″W / 41.13500°N 80.00972°W / 41.13500; -80.00972 (41.134966, -80.009590).[2] Pennsylvania Routes 8 and 58 intersect in the center of the borough. Route 8 leads south 21 miles (34 km) to 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.

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.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 235
1860 357 51.9%
1870 352 −1.4%
1880 352 0.0%
1890 386 9.7%
1900 319 −17.4%
1910 352 10.3%
1920 359 2.0%
1930 583 62.4%
1940 626 7.4%
1950 780 24.6%
1960 896 14.9%
1970 944 5.4%
1980 1,033 9.4%
1990 862 −16.6%
2000 883 2.4%
2010 897 1.6%
Est. 2012 899 0.2%
Sources:[3][4][5]

As of the census[4] 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Harrisville borough, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved March 25, 2014. 
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Resident Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013.