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The City of Farrell had a population of 5,146 as of July 1, 2016. Farrell ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Farrell is located at latitude 41.2113 and longitude -80.4971 in Mercer County. The formal boundaries for the City of Farrell (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.27 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Mercer County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 968 feet.

The City of Farrell (GNIS ID: 1215437) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Farrell population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Farrell: South Sharon.

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Farrell, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 5,146
Population in Households 4,951
Population in Familes 3,825
Population in Group Qrtrs 195
Population Density1 2,264
Diversity Index2 58


Total Households 2,205
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 1,318
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,606 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,225 (47.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 980 (37.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 401 (15.4%)
Median Home Value $61,002
Average Home Value $81,347


Median Household Income $31,201
Average Household Income $41,861
Per Capita Income $18,761
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.11% -0.11%
Households 0.18% -0.06%
Families 0.0% -0.14%
Median Household Income   -1.05%
Per Capita Income   0.69%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Farrell, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Farrell to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 248 86th
Population Density1 # 612 65th
Diversity Index2 # 63 96th
Median Household Income # 1703 3rd
Per Capita Income # 1636 7th

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