Community Profile

Location

Nestled in western Pennsylvania midway between Pittsburgh, Erie, Chicago and New York City at the junction of Interstates 79 and 80, Mercer County offers unique locational advantages for business and industrial development and is indeed a great place to visit, live, work and invest.

Unique outdoor recreational opportunities abound with hunting, fishing, and boating are in abundance in the area. A one-hour drive to Pittsburgh and Cleveland further affords residents and businesses alike access to major league sporting events, cultural, and entertainment opportunities. Small town living with an ease of access to major metropolitan areas, Mercer County truly offers the best of both worlds.

Whether you are seeking new business locations or simply visiting the area, our team of development professionals is eager to serve your every need.



Community Statistics

Population: 116,638
Median Age: 42.8 years
Under 18 years: 21.6%
Age 65 and over: 18.5%
Median Family Income: $54,160
Bachelors degree or higher:23.5%
High School degree or higher:82.3%

Source: 2010 U.S. Census

Economic Centers Population

Greenville Area: 27,597
Grove City Area: 15,718
Lakeview Area: 8,610
Mercer Area: 16,810
Shenango Valley: 47,903

(Including the cities of Sharon, Farrell and Hermitage)


Regional Utilities

Aqua America
Dominion Peoples
National Fuel Gas
Penn Power (A First Energy Co.)
Verizon
Time Warner
Windstream
Armstrong
Pymatuning Telephone


Transportation

Interstate Highways
Junction I-79, I-80 and I-376
I-79 Exits: 113, 116, 121 and 130
I-80 Exits: 4, 15 and 24
I-376 Exits: 1 and 2

Commercial Air:

Rail

CN Railway/Bessemer & Lake Erie
Norfolk & Southern


Top 20 Employers (2nd quarter 2016)


General Electric Co.
Sharon Regional Health System
UPMC Horizon
Wal-Mart Associates Inc.
State Government
First National Bank of Pennsylvania
George Junior Republic Inc.
NLMK Pennsylvania/Duferco
John Maneely Co.
St. Paul’s
Grove City College
Mercer County
Estes Express Lines
Joy Cone Company
Grove City Medical Center
Grove City Area School District
UPMC Community Medicine
Sharon City School District
Mercer County Association for the Retarded
Primary Health Network Inc.


 


Financial Institutions

Citizens Bank
First National Bank of PA
Greenville Savings Bank
Huntington Bank
Mercer County State Bank
PNC Bank



Education/Training, Employer Recruitment

12 Secondary School Systems
5 Parochial Schools
4 Career and Training Centers

Colleges & Universities:

Butler County Community College
Grove City College
Pennsylvania State University
Slippery Rock University
Thiel College
Westminster College
Youngstown State University

 


Labor Characteristics