Grove City, Pennsylvania

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Grove City is a borough in Mercer County, Pennsylvania, approximately 50 miles north of Pittsburgh. It is the home of Grove City College, a private conservative Christian liberal arts college; General Electric; Instron; USIS; George G. Howe Co.; and a number of small businesses. It is also the home to George Junior Republic, an all-boys institution. GJR serves to house, school, and treat 400 high school-aged boys from troubled backgrounds. Historically a traditional industrial center, Grove City has manufactured locomotive engines, carriages, gas engines, foundry products, and motor trucks. Over the years, Grove City has maintained a small town atmosphere appealing to family life. Recreational facilities and medical facilities are readily available.

Grove City has recently completed a revitalization of the downtown district designed to foster economic development. This involved a lengthy beautification initiative targeting the business district, which included the installation of two large community-based murals. The downtown area is composed mainly of small businesses, specialty shops, banking institutions and other service providers.

In 1900, the population numbered 1,599; in 1910, 3,674 people lived there; and in 1940, 6,296 people lived there. At the 2000 census, the population was 8,024. Grove City is part of the YoungstownWarrenBoardman, OH-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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Geography

Grove City is located at 41°9′37″N 80°5′13″W / 41.16028°N 80.08694°W / 41.16028; -80.08694 (41.160290, -80.086911)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 2.7 square miles (6.9 km²), of which, 2.7 square miles (6.9 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.75%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 8,024 people, 2,575 households, and 1,560 families residing in the borough. The population density was 3,025.7 people per square mile (1,169.1/km²). There were 2,745 housing units at an average density of 1,035.1/sq mi (399.9/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 97.32% White, 0.64% African American, 0.06% Native American, 1.08% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander,0.14% from other races, and 0.74% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.54% of the population.

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