Sharpsville, Pennsylvania

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Coordinates: 41°15′32″N 80°28′54″W / 41.25889°N 80.48167°W / 41.25889; -80.48167
Sharpsville
Borough
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Mercer
Elevation 1,000 ft (305 m)
Coordinates 41°15′32″N 80°28′54″W / 41.25889°N 80.48167°W / 41.25889; -80.48167
Area 1.4 sq mi (4 km2)
Population 4,500 (2000)
Density 3,244.3 / sq mi (1,253 / km2)
Established 1874
Mayor Kenneth P. Robertson
Timezone EST (UTC-4)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-5)
Zip code 16150
Area code 724
Location of Sharpsville in Mercer County
Location of Sharpsville within Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States
Website: www.sharpsville.org

Sharpsville is a borough in Mercer County, Pennsylvania, along the Shenango River. The population was 4,500 at the 2000 census. It is part of the YoungstownWarrenBoardman, OH-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

The First Universalist Church of Sharpsville and Jonas J. Pierce House are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[1]

Geography[edit]

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)[2].

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[edit]

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. 2012 4,349 −1.5%
Sources:[3][4][5]

At the 2000 census[4], 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.

23.6% of the population were 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 household income was $32,580, and the median family income 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.

Broadcast media[edit]

Television[edit]

Because of Sharpsville's location near the Pennsylvania/Ohio border, it is served by WKBN-TV (CBS), WFMJ-TV (NBC), WYTV (ABC), WYFX-LD (Fox) and WBCB (CW), all broadcast from nearby Youngstown, OH.

Radio[edit]

Sharpsville is served by AM radio stations such as WPIC (790 AM) (Sharon, PA), WKBN (570 AM) (Youngstown, OH) and FM radio stations such as WYFM/"Y-103" (102.9 FM) (Sharon, PA), WLLF/"The River" (96.7 FM) (Mercer, PA), WWGY/"Froggy 95" (95.1 FM) (Grove City, PA), WMXY/"Mix 98.9" (98.9 FM) (Youngstown, OH).

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  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. 

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