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Grove City, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Grove City had a population of 8,257 as of July 1, 2016. Grove City ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Grove City is located at latitude 41.1571 and longitude -80.0886 in Mercer County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Grove City (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.69 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Mercer County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,270 feet.

The Borough of Grove City (GNIS ID: 1215440) 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 Grove City 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 Grove City: Pine Grove.

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


Total Population 8,257
Population in Households 5,723
Population in Familes 4,380
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,534
Population Density1 3,067
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 2,546
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 1,486
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,836 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,500 (52.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,046 (36.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 290 (10.2%)
Median Home Value $119,690
Average Home Value $152,000


Median Household Income $44,366
Average Household Income $53,748
Per Capita Income $23,299
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.13% -0.19%
Households -0.27% -0.28%
Families -0.41% -0.37%
Median Household Income   0.48%
Per Capita Income   0.9%
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.

Grove City, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Grove City 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 # 129 93rd
Population Density1 # 409 77th
Diversity Index2 # 899 49th
Median Household Income # 1142 35th
Per Capita Income # 1129 36th

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