Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania

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Slippery Rock is a borough in Butler County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 3,068 at the 2000 census. It is home to the Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania.



Slippery Rock is located at 41°3′49″N 80°3′18″W / 41.06361°N 80.055°W / 41.06361; -80.055 (41.063746, -80.055007)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.4 km²), all of it land. Since the 1960s Slippery Rock has been well served by the Interstate Highway system as Interstate 79 (North-South) and Interstate 80 (East-West) cross roughly 10 miles away. The terrain is hilly and the strip mining of coal has been a prominent commercial activity in the surrounding area, which is largely agricultural.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 3,068 people, 977 households, and 387 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,820.4 people per square mile (700.9/km²). There were 1,039 housing units at an average density of 616.5/sq mi (237.4/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 91.30% White, 3.26% African American, 0.20% Native American, 3.29% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.68% from other races, and 1.21% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.11% of the population.

There were 977 households out of which 15.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 30.8% were married couples living together, 6.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 60.3% were non-families. 27.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.71.

In the borough the population was spread out with 8.5% under the age of 18, 55.9% from 18 to 24, 15.0% from 25 to 44, 10.1% from 45 to 64, and 10.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 23 years. For every 100 females there were 77.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 74.8 males.

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