Sharpsville, Pennsylvania

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Sharpsville is a borough in Mercer County, Pennsylvania, along the Shenango River. The population was 4,500 at the 2000 census. It is part of the YoungstownWarrenBoardman, OH-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Sharpsville is located at 41°15′32″N 80°28′54″W / 41.25889°N 80.48167°W / 41.25889; -80.48167 (41.259005, -80.481791)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.7 km²), of which, 1.4 square miles (3.6 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (1.42%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 4,500 people, 1,912 households, and 1,263 families residing in the borough. The population density was 3,244.3 people per square mile (1,250.0/km²). There were 2,016 housing units at an average density of 1,453.4/sq mi (560.0/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 96.20% White, 2.31% African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 0.29% from other races, and 0.67% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.91% of the population.

There were 1,912 households out of which 28.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.8% were married couples living together, 12.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.9% were non-families. 30.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the borough the population was spread out with 23.6% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 22.6% from 45 to 64, and 20.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 88.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.6 males.

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