Valencia, Pennsylvania

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Valencia, Pennsylvania
Borough of Valencia
Valencia Presbyterian Church
Valencia Presbyterian Church
Location of Valencia in Butler County, Pennsylvania.
Location of Valencia in Butler County, Pennsylvania.
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States
Coordinates: 40°40′30″N 79°59′19″W / 40.67500°N 79.98861°W / 40.67500; -79.98861Coordinates: 40°40′30″N 79°59′19″W / 40.67500°N 79.98861°W / 40.67500; -79.98861
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Butler County
Township Adams Township
Settled 1897
 • Total 0.33 sq mi (0.87 km2)
 • Land 0.33 sq mi (0.87 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 551
 • Estimate (2016)[2] 890
 • Density 2,664.67/sq mi (1,028.87/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 724
FIPS code 42-79504
School District Mars Area School District

Valencia is a borough in Butler County, Pennsylvania, United States. The original name of the town was Sunnyside, but was changed for the railroad due to an existing stop with the same name in Lancaster, Pa. It is unknown how the name Valencia was chosen. The population was 551 at the 2010 census.[3]


Valencia is located along the southern border of Butler County at 40°40′30″N 79°59′19″W / 40.67500°N 79.98861°W / 40.67500; -79.98861 (40.674906, -79.988493),[4] in the valley of Breakneck Creek near its source. It is bordered to the north, east, and west by Adams Township and to the south by Richland and Pine townships in Allegheny County.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Valencia has a total area of 0.34 square miles (0.87 km2), all of it land.[3]


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 2016890[2]61.5%

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 384 people, 100 households, and 75 families residing in the borough. The population density was 996.2 people per square mile (380.2/km²). There were 106 housing units at an average density of 275.0 per square mile (104.9/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 98.18% White, 0.52% African American, 0.78% Pacific Islander, and 0.52% from two or more races.

There were 100 households, out of which 35.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.0% were married couples living together, 13.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.0% were non-families. 23.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 18.61 and the average family size was 24.09. In the borough the population was spread out, with 20.1% under the age of 18, 3.6% from 18 to 24, 19.8% from 25 to 44, 15.4% from 45 to 64, and 41.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 51 years. For every 100 females there were 70.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 60.7 males. The median income for a household in the borough was $37,500, and the median income for a family was $38,333. Males had a median income of $25,750 versus $26,875 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $16,501. About 7.7% of families and 13.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.4% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.


Valencia is within the Mars Area School District. The district consists of Mars Area Primary Center, Mars Area Elementary School, Mars Area Centennial School, Mars Area Middle School, and Mars Area High School.


  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Aug 13, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Valencia borough, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved March 27, 2014. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  7. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Resident Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 17 June 2013. Retrieved 11 December 2013.