Grove City, Pennsylvania

Grove City is a borough in Mercer County, Pennsylvania, United States, located approximately 60 miles (97 km) north of Pittsburgh and 75 miles (121 km) south of Erie. It is the home of Grove City College, a private conservative Christian liberal arts college; General Electric; Instron; 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 boys from troubled backgrounds. Historically a traditional industrial center, Grove City has manufactured locomotive engines, carriages, gas engines, foundry products, and motor trucks. The nearby Grove City Premium Outlets take their name from Grove City.

Grove City
South Broad Street
Crossroads of the East
Location of Grove City in Mercer County, Pennsylvania.
Grove City
Location of Grove City within Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 41°9′37″N 80°5′13″W
CountryUnited States
  MayorRandy L Riddle[1]
  Total2.70 sq mi (7.00 km2)
  Land2.70 sq mi (6.98 km2)
  Water0.01 sq mi (0.01 km2)
[3] (center of downtown)
1,256 ft (383 m)
Highest elevation
[3] (northeast and eastern border)
1,340 ft (410 m)
Lowest elevation1,220 ft (370 m)
  Density2,971.44/sq mi (1,147.38/km2)
Time zoneUTC-4 (EST)
  Summer (DST)UTC-5 (EDT)
Zip code
Area code(s)724

At the 2010 census, the population was 8,322. Grove City is part of the Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Historical population
Est. 20187,892[4]−5.2%

As of the census[6] 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 per square mile (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.

There were 2,575 households, out of which 26.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.6% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.4% were non-families. 35.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 18.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the borough the population was spread out, with 16.7% under the age of 18, 31.8% from 18 to 24, 20.2% from 25 to 44, 14.6% from 45 to 64, and 16.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 27 years. For every 100 females there were 90.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.8 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $34,598, and the median income for a family was $46,676. Males had a median income of $36,467 versus $21,934 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $16,365. About 4.8% of families and 8.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.1% of those under age 18 and 6.4% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people


Grove City is home to two locomotive engine production plants for GE Transportation, which was recently purchased by WABTEC. [9]


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  2. "2017 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Mar 24, 2019.
  3. "Grove City Topo Map, Mercer County PA (Grove City Area)". TopoZone. Locality, LLC. Retrieved 7 September 2019.
  4. "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved August 25, 2019.
  5. "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 26 April 2015. Retrieved 11 December 2013.
  6. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  7. "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Resident Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 11 June 2013. Retrieved 11 December 2013.
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