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Grove City, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Grove City had a population of 8,115 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Grove City: Pine Grove.

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


Total Population 8,115
Daytime Population: Workers 3,144
Daytime Population: Residents 4,459
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 7,603
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.94
Population in Households 5,580
Population in Familes 4,263
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,535
Population Density2 3,014
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $46,649
Average Household Income $56,405
Per Capita Income $24,081


Total Housing Units 2,834 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,466 (51.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,012 (35.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 356 (12.6%)
Median Home Value $122,961
Average Home Value $152,507


Total Households 2,478
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 1,446
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 -0.35% -0.4%
Households -0.61% -0.59%
Families -0.73% -0.69%
Median Household Income   1.79%
Per Capita Income   1.89%

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, 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 # 134 92nd
Population Density # 429 76th
Diversity Index # 904 48th
Median Household Income # 1126 36th
Per Capita Income # 1162 34th

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