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The City of Farrell had a population of 5,088 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Farrell: South Sharon.

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Farrell, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,088
Daytime Population: Workers 2,203
Daytime Population: Residents 3,283
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,486
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.08
Population in Households 4,893
Population in Familes 3,777
Population in Group Qrtrs 195
Population Density2 2,238
Diversity Index3 58


Median Household Income $32,403
Average Household Income $43,451
Per Capita Income $19,424


Total Housing Units 2,590 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,211 (46.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 966 (37.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 413 (15.9%)
Median Home Value $64,469
Average Home Value $86,366


Total Households 2,177
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 1,302
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.06% -0.33%
Households -0.03% -0.33%
Families -0.17% -0.42%
Median Household Income   1.28%
Per Capita Income   2.68%

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, 2017 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 # 254 86th
Population Density # 617 65th
Diversity Index # 70 96th
Median Household Income # 1702 3rd
Per Capita Income # 1648 7th

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