Introduction to Greenville, Pennsylvania

Greenville, Pennsylvania, in Mercer county, is 25 miles NE of Youngstown, Ohio (center to center) and 67 miles E of Cleveland, Ohio. Located within the Sharon metropolitan area, Greenville has a population of 6,380.

Greenville History

The town, which was named after Gen. Nathaniel Greene, developed as a manufacturing town early on. It housed a cement-block plant, flour mills, a railroad manufacturer, an automobile factory, saw and planning mills, foundries, machine shops, bridge works, steelworks, and gristmills. The nearby Shenango River provided the water power required by these industrial units. The population boomed during the 1940s, however, it subsequently decreased. In 2002, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania designated Greenville as a financially distressed municipality.

Greenville and Nearby Attractions

  • Baldwin-Reynolds House Museum
  • Magoffin House Museum
  • National McKinley Birthplace Memorial
  • Mosquito Lake State Park
  • Akron Zoo
  • Waldameer Park & Water World

Things To Do In Greenville

The Baldwin-Reynolds House Museum was the home of Supreme Court Justice Henry Baldwin. Its grounds include a tannery, an ice house and gardens. The Magoffin House Museum features exhibits related to local history. The mansion that Col. William Henry Morgan built during 1904/5 is near Greenville. The 1867 Mabel Hartzell Home is also nearby. Boating, fishing, hiking, camping, swimming, horseback riding, and picnicking opportunities are available at the Mosquito Lake State Park.

Greenville Transportation

Flights are available at Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport.

Greenville Higher Education

Thiel College is located in Greenville. While Grove City College and Penn State Shenango are located close to the town.


Total Population 5,892
Male Share of the Population 51%
Female Share of the Population 49%
Senior Citizens 12.7%
Employed Population 16+ 2,318
Age of the Population 30


% of people married 37.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 15.7%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $43,956
% Above Poverty Level 76.1%
% Below Poverty Level 23.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 5.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 10.1%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 34.2%
Median Gross Rent $580
Median House Value $78,500


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.5%
US/American 0%
English 7.3%
Irish 14.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Greenville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 25 miles NE of Youngstown, Ohio (center to center)
Nearest Large City 67 miles E of Cleveland, Ohio
County Mercer
Metro Area Sharon
Standard Zip Codes 16125
Phone Area Codes 724
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.404
Longitude -80.391

Greenville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 1.5 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 34 F
Apr Temp 34 to 59 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 39.3 inches
Station MERCER
Distance 15.4 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 35 F
Apr Temp 35 to 61 F
Jul Temp 58 to 82 F
Oct Temp 39 to 63 F
Annual Precip 42.7 inches
Station WARREN 3 S
Distance 26.2 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 33 F
Apr Temp 33 to 59 F
Jul Temp 58 to 82 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 37.8 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Greenville, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Shenango (16125)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Clark 535 $68,542
Fredonia 526 $51,406
Hermitage 16,185 $71,393
Jamestown 602 $49,318

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Greenville Public Libraries

Greenville Area Public Library
Greenville, Pennsylvania
(724) 588-5490

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Greenville Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(724) 588-2289
Emergency Service: Yes

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Student/teacher ratio: 20.4

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Student/teacher ratio: 9.5

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