Industry, Pennsylvania

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Industry, Pennsylvania
Merrill Lock No. 6 (1904)National Register of Historic Places
Merrill Lock No. 6 (1904)
National Register of Historic Places
Location in Beaver County and state of Pennsylvania
Location in Beaver County and state of Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 40°39′22″N 80°24′34″W / 40.65611°N 80.40944°W / 40.65611; -80.40944Coordinates: 40°39′22″N 80°24′34″W / 40.65611°N 80.40944°W / 40.65611; -80.40944
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Beaver
Settled 1836
Incorporated as borough 1960
 • Type Borough Council
 • Total 11.0 sq mi (28.4 km2)
 • Land 10.1 sq mi (26.2 km2)
 • Water 0.8 sq mi (2.2 km2)
Elevation 1,040 ft (320 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,835
 • Density 181/sq mi (69.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Zip code 15052
Area code(s) 724

Industry is a borough in Beaver County, Pennsylvania, along the Ohio River. As of the 2010 census, the borough population was 1,835.[1]


The borough was organized as the Township of Industry in 1856 from an electoral district named Industry that comprised portions of Ohio Township and Brighton Township.[2] The township incorporated as a borough in 1960.

The village of Industry was a settlement in the township laid out in 1836 by William McCallister, though a post office had been established in 1833.[3]

Industry was once the home to the first general store along the banks of the Ohio River between Pittsburgh and Cincinnati.[citation needed]

Industry was home to an archaeological dig in the 1960s along the Ohio River between Barclay's Crossing Bridge and Merrill. Native American remains were found. There is debate as to whether these constitute an Indian burial ground.[citation needed]


Industry is located at 40°39′22″N 80°24′34″W / 40.65611°N 80.40944°W / 40.65611; -80.40944 (40.656017, -80.409538).[4] It is bordered to the west by Midland, to the northwest by Ohioville, to the north by Brighton Township, and to the northeast by Vanport Township. The southern boundary of Industry is the Ohio River. To the southeast across the river is Potter Township, to the south is a small portion of Raccoon Township, and to the southwest is Shippingport.

Pennsylvania Route 68 (Midland Beaver Road) is the main road through the borough, leading west into Midland and east to Beaver.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Industry has a total area of 11.0 square miles (28.4 km2), of which 10.1 square miles (26.2 km2) is land and 0.85 square miles (2.2 km2), or 7.68%, is water.[1]

The community of Merrill was located in the southeastern part of the borough, along the Ohio River.[5] No one has lived in Merrill since the 1960s at the latest (probably much earlier).


Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 499
1910 764
1920 834 9.2%
1930 996 19.4%
1940 1,208 21.3%
1950 1,788 48.0%
1960 2,338 30.8%
1970 2,442 4.4%
1980 2,417 −1.0%
1990 2,124 −12.1%
2000 1,921 −9.6%
2010 1,835 −4.5%
Est. {{{estyear}}} 1,800 [6] −1.9%

As of the census[8] of 2000, there are 1,921 people, 772 households, and 581 families residing in the borough. The population density is 195.2 people per square mile (75.4/km²). There are 816 housing units at an average density of 82.9 per square mile (32.0/km²). The racial makeup of the borough is 96.88% White, 1.93% African American, 0.05% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.57% from other races, and 0.42% from two or more races. 1.41% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 772 households, out of which 28.9% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.0% are married couples living together, 9.5% have a female householder with no husband present, and 24.7% are non-families. 22.0% of all households are made up of individuals, and 11.0% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.47 and the average family size is 2.85.

In the borough the population is spread out, with 21.3% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 26.1% from 25 to 44, 27.7% from 45 to 64, and 18.0% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 43 years. For every 100 females there are 98.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 94.2 males.

The median income for a household in the borough is $38,125, and the median income for a family is $43,571. Males have a median income of $34,667 versus $22,731 for females. The per capita income for the borough is $18,337. 8.1% of the population and 6.9% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 14.0% of those under the age of 18 and none of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.


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  1. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Industry borough, Beaver County, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved February 24, 2014. 
  2. ^ Bausman, Joseph Henderson; Duss, John Samuel (1904). "History of the Formation of the Townships". History of Beaver County, Pennsylvania: and its centennial celebration, Volume 2. New York: The Knickerbocker Press. pp. 889–890. Retrieved 2011-09-04. 
  3. ^ Bausman, Joseph Henderson; Duss, John Samuel (1904). "Townships North of the Ohio and West of the Big Beaver". History of Beaver County, Pennsylvania: and its centennial celebration, Volume 2. New York: The Knickerbocker Press. pp. 946–949. Retrieved 2011-09-04. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Merrill, Pennsylvania and USGS topographical maps derived therefrom
  6. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  8. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  9. ^ "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.