Sharpsville, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Sharpsville, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

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The Borough of Sharpsville had a population of 4,333 as of July 1, 2015. Sharpsville 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 Sharpsville is located at latitude 41.259 and longitude -80.4818 in Mercer County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Sharpsville (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.39 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Mercer County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,024 feet.

The Borough of Sharpsville (GNIS ID: 1215448) 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 Sharpsville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Sharpsville, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 4,333
Population in Households 4,329
Population in Familes 3,419
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density1 3,115
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 1,854
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 1,180
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,017 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,182 (58.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 672 (33.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 163 ( 8.1%)
Median Home Value $89,134
Average Home Value $99,767


Median Household Income $42,748
Average Household Income $56,072
Per Capita Income $23,997
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.36% -0.36%
Households -0.26% -0.33%
Families -0.46% -0.44%
Median Household Income   2.73%
Per Capita Income   2.39%
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.


Sharpsville, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sharpsville to the other 1,764 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 309 83rd
Population Density1 # 402 77th
Diversity Index2 # 850 52nd
Median Household Income # 1220 31st
Per Capita Income # 949 46th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Pennsylvania Census Data Comparison Tool.