Portersville, Pennsylvania

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Portersville is a borough in Butler County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 268 at the 2000 census.



Portersville is located at 40°55′31″N 80°8′39″W / 40.92528°N 80.14417°W / 40.92528; -80.14417 (40.925285, -80.144229)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.1 km²), all of it land. Portersville lies on the Butler and Lawrence County lines and is midway between the cites of Butler and New Castle.

Emergency services

Portersville has a small police force, an ambulance service, and a volunteer fire department. The Ambulance Service, Portersville EMS, and the Volunteer Fire Department, Portersville/Muddy Creek Township Volunteer Fire Department cover the Portersville area to include Muddy Creek Township, parts of Perry Township in Lawrence County, parts of Slippery Rock Township in Lawrence County, as well as Parts of Franklin Township in Butler County.


Portersville has several events each year in the immediate and surrounding areas. The Portersville Steam Show occurs three times a year (May, August, and October). This event displays older steam engines and farm machinery to the public. The Moraine/Lake Arthur Regatta (in August each year)which has water related activities for the entire family. SCA's Pennsic (occurring each August)which is a members only medieval re-enactment of the medieval time period. And McConnell's Mills Hertitage Days.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 268 people, 103 households, and 79 families residing in the borough. The population density was 328.4 people per square mile (126.2/km²). There were 109 housing units at an average density of 133.6/sq mi (51.3/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 99.63% White, and 0.37% from two or more races.

There were 103 households out of which 36.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.1% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.3% were non-families. 20.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the borough the population was spread out with 26.5% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 34.3% from 25 to 44, 25.0% from 45 to 64, and 8.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 98.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.1 males.

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