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Encyclopedia > Mercer County, Pennsylvania
Mercer County, Pennsylvania
Map
Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Mercer County
Location in the state of Pennsylvania
Map of the USA highlighting Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded March 12, 1800
Seat Mercer
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,768 km² (683 mi²)
1,740 km² (672 mi²)
28 km² (11 mi²), 1.58%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

120,293
69/km² 
Website: www.mcc.co.mercer.pa.us

Mercer County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of 2000, the population was 120,293. Its county seat is Mercer6; Sharon is its largest city. Image File history File links Map_of_Pennsylvania_highlighting_Mercer_County. ... Official language(s) English, Pennsylvania Dutch Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ... Image File history File links Map_of_USA_PA.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Pennsylvania ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Mercer is a borough in Mercer County, Pennsylvania, United States. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Counties/Parishes/Boroughs, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... Official language(s) English, Pennsylvania Dutch Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Mercer is a borough in Mercer County, Pennsylvania, United States. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... Sharon is a city in Mercer County, Pennsylvania, in the United States, 75 miles (121 km) northwest of Pittsburgh. ...


Mercer County was also known as the Sharon MSA by the U.S. Census Bureau until the 2000 census, when it was appended to the Youngstown-Warren, Ohio MSA. Sharon is a city in Mercer County, Pennsylvania, in the United States, 75 miles (121 km) northwest of Pittsburgh. ... In the United States, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has produced a formal definition of metropolitan areas, which are organized around county boundaries. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... The Youngstown Metropolitan Area is a metropolitan area centered in the American city of Youngstown, Ohio. ...

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,768 km² (683 mi²). 1,740 km² (672 mi²) of it is land and 28 km² (11 mi²) of it (1.58%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Adjacent Counties

Crawford County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Venango County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... Butler County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Lawrence County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Mahoning County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Trumbull County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ...

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 120,293 people, 46,712 households, and 32,371 families residing in the county. The population density was 69/km² (179/mi²). There were 49,859 housing units at an average density of 29/km² (74/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 93.13% White, 5.25% Black or African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.17% from other races, and 0.91% from two or more races. 0.67% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ...


There were 46,712 households out of which 29.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.80% were married couples living together, 10.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.70% were non-families. 27.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.96. This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...


In the county, the population was spread out with 23.40% under the age of 18, 8.90% from 18 to 24, 26.10% from 25 to 44, 23.50% from 45 to 64, and 18.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 94.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.80 males.


Political bellwether

Mercer County is considered a political bellwether for the state of Pennsylvania since its demographics, urban/rural ratio, and party affiliation closly mirror the state as a whole. This failed to hold true during the 2004 Presidential election however when George W. Bush won Mercer County with 51% of the vote. That year John Kerry won the state as a whole with 51% of the popular vote. By voting for Senator John F. Kerry, Pennsylvania was the only one of the three major swing states (the other two being Ohio and Florida) to choose the Democratic challenger. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States, inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... Al Gore (born December 11, 1943) is a Vietnam Veteran and the junior United States Senator from Massachusetts. ...


Municipalities

Map of Mercer County, Pennsylvania with Municipal Labels showing Cities and Boroughs (red) and Townships (white).
Map of Mercer County, Pennsylvania with Municipal Labels showing Cities and Boroughs (red) and Townships (white).

Under Pennsylvania law, there are four types of incorporated municipalities: cities, boroughs, townships, and, in at most two cases, towns. The following cities, boroughs and townships are located in Mercer County: Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... List of cities in Pennsylvania, arranged in alphabetical order. ... List of towns and boroughs in Pennsylvania, arranged in alphabetical order. ... List of towns and boroughs in Pennsylvania, arranged in alphabetical order. ...


Cities

Farrell is a city located in Mercer County, Pennsylvania. ... Hermitage is a city located in Mercer County, Pennsylvania. ... Sharon is a city in Mercer County, Pennsylvania, in the United States, 75 miles (121 km) northwest of Pittsburgh. ...

Boroughs

Clark is a borough located in Mercer County, Pennsylvania. ... Fredonia is a borough in Mercer County, Pennsylvania, United States. ... Greenville is a borough in Mercer County, Pennsylvania on the Shenango River, 85 miles (137 km) north by west of Pittsburgh. ... Grove City is a borough located in Mercer County, Pennsylvania. ... Jackson Center is a borough located in Mercer County, Pennsylvania. ... Jamestown is a borough in Mercer County, Pennsylvania, along the Shenango River. ... Mercer is a borough in Mercer County, Pennsylvania, United States. ... New Lebanon is a borough located in Mercer County, Pennsylvania. ... Sandy Lake is a borough located in Mercer County, Pennsylvania. ... Sharpsville is a borough located in Mercer County, Pennsylvania. ... Sheakleyville is a borough located in Mercer County, Pennsylvania. ... Stoneboro is a borough located in Mercer County, Pennsylvania. ... West Middlesex is a borough in Mercer County, Pennsylvania, along the Shenango River. ... Wheatland is a borough located in Mercer County, Pennsylvania. ...

Townships

Coolspring Township is a township located in Mercer County, Pennsylvania. ... Deer Creek Township is a township located in Mercer County, Pennsylvania. ... Delaware Township is a township located in Mercer County, Pennsylvania. ... East Lackawannock Township is a township located in Mercer County, Pennsylvania. ... Fairview Township is a township located in Mercer County, Pennsylvania. ... Findley Township is a township located in Mercer County, Pennsylvania. ... French Creek Township is a township located in Mercer County, Pennsylvania. ... Greene Township is a township located in Mercer County, Pennsylvania. ... Hempfield Township is a township in Mercer County, Pennsylvania, United States. ... Jackson Township is a township located in Mercer County, Pennsylvania. ... Jefferson Township is a township located in Mercer County, Pennsylvania. ... Lackawannock Township is a township located in Mercer County, Pennsylvania. ... Lake Township is a township located in Mercer County, Pennsylvania. ... Liberty Township is a township located in Mercer County, Pennsylvania. ... Mill Creek Township is a township located in Mercer County, Pennsylvania. ... New Vernon Township is a township located in Mercer County, Pennsylvania. ... Otter Creek Township is a township in Mercer County, Pennsylvania, United States. ... Perry Township is a township located in Mercer County, Pennsylvania. ... Pine Township is a township located in Mercer County, Pennsylvania. ... Pymatuning Township is a township located in Mercer County, Pennsylvania. ... Salem Township is a township located in Mercer County, Pennsylvania. ... Sandy Creek Township is a township located in Mercer County, Pennsylvania. ... Sandy Lake Township is a township located in Mercer County, Pennsylvania. ... Shenango Township is a township located in Mercer County, Pennsylvania. ... South Pymatuning Township is a township located in Mercer County, Pennsylvania. ... Springfield Township is a township located in Mercer County, Pennsylvania. ... Sugar Grove Township is a township in Mercer County, Pennsylvania. ... West Salem Township is a township located in Mercer County, Pennsylvania. ... For other places called Wilmington, see Wilmington Wilmington Township is a township located in Mercer County, Pennsylvania. ... Wolf Creek Township is a township located in Mercer County, Pennsylvania. ... Worth Township is a township located in Mercer County, Pennsylvania. ...

Education

Higher Education

Grove City College is a very selective, private liberal arts college in Grove City, Pennsylvania, with a population of about 2,500 undergraduate students. ... Thiel College is a liberal arts college associated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America located in Greenville, Pennsylvania. ... The Pennsylvania State University (commonly known as Penn State) is a state-related, land-grant university. ...

Career-Based Education

  • Business Institute of Pennsylvania, Sharon
  • Mercer County Career and Technical Center, Mercer
  • Penn State Cosmetology Academy, Hermitage
  • Sharon Regional Health System Schools of Nursing and Radiology, Sharon
  • Winner Institute of Arts and Sciences, Transfer
Map of Mercer County, Pennsylvania Public School Districts
Map of Mercer County, Pennsylvania Public School Districts

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Public School Districts

  • Commodore Perry School District
  • Farrell Area School District
  • Greenville Area School District
  • Grove City Area School District
  • Hermitage School District
  • Jamestown Area School District
  • Lakeview School District
  • Mercer Area School District
  • Reynolds School District
  • Sharon City School District
  • Sharpsville Area School District
  • West Middlesex Area School District

Recreation

There is one Pennsylvania State Park in Mercer County. Maurice K. Goddard State Park, named for Maurice K. Goddard, former Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources, located on the western side of exit 130 off Interstate 79 on Pennsylvania Route 358 near Stoneboro. This is a list of state parks in Pennsylvania. ... Maurice K. Goddard State Park, located in Northeastern Mercer County, Pennsylvania, encompasses 2,856 acres (12 km²) of natural beauty, wildlife, waterways and public recreational facilities. ... Maurice K. Goddard (1912-1995) was the driving force behind the creation of 45 Pennsylvania state parks during his 24 years as a cabinet officer for six governors of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the United States. ... Interstate 79 (abbreviated I-79) is an interstate highway in the eastern United States. ... Pennsylvania Route 358 is located in Western Pennsylvania, running from the Ohio state line 7 miles west of Greenville to Sandy Lake in Mercer County. ... Stoneboro is a borough located in Mercer County, Pennsylvania. ...


  Results from FactBites:
 
Mercer County, Pennsylvania - Treasurer (248 words)
The Mercer County Treasurer is elected to a four-year term and serves as custodian of all county funds.
The County Treasurer is responsible for investing County funds in short or intermediate term investments until such funds are needed for disbursement.
Mercer County has over 100 different bank accounts, these accounts are balanced on a daily basis and reconciled monthly by the Treasurer's Office.
Mercer County, Pennsylvania - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (309 words)
Mercer County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania.
Mercer County was also known as the Sharon MSA by the U.S. Census Bureau until the 2000 census, when it was appended to the Youngstown-Warren MSA.
In the county, the population is spread out with 23.40% under the age of 18, 8.90% from 18 to 24, 26.10% from 25 to 44, 23.50% from 45 to 64, and 18.10% who are 65 years of age or older.
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