Introduction to Hermitage, Pennsylvania

Hermitage, Pennsylvania, in Mercer county, is 14 miles NE of Youngstown, Ohio (center to center) and 59 miles NW of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The city, which is conveniently located inside the Sharon metropolitan area, has an estimated 16,157 residents.

Hermitage History

The area, which was initially known as "Hickory", was settled in 1796, and incorporated as the Township of Hickory in 1833. The township was created from portions of the Pymatuning and Shenango townships. Later, the communities of Sharon, Farrell, Wheatland, and Sharpsville were incorporated. The remainder of the Hickory Township was subsequently organized as a First Class Township. On November 4th, 1975, it was renamed "Hermitage" and was reclassified as a city on December 22, 1983.

Hermitage and Nearby Attractions

  • Magoffin House Museum
  • National McKinley Birthplace Memorial
  • Wm. McKinley Presidential Library & Museum
  • Moraine State Park

Things To Do In Hermitage

The city of Hermitage offers easy access to several art museums like the Akron Art Museum, Erie Art Museum, Butler Institute of American Art, and Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts. The Wm. McKinley Presidential Library & Museum, Arms Family Museum of Local History, and Magoffin House Museum showcase artifacts which convey the history of the area. Buhl Farm Park Golf Course, Avalon Country Club at Buhl Park, Hickory VFW Golf Course, and Tam O' Shanter Golf Course are also located in the city. Erie Mall, Millcreek Mall, and Shenango Valley Mall are some of the popular shopping centers in the area. Hermitage also hosts annual events like the Hermitage Arts Festival, Family Steak Fry & Gun Raffle, and the Father's Day Car Show.

Hermitage Transportation

Air transportation is available from the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport.

Hermitage Higher Education

Nearby colleges are Penn State Shenango, Grove City College, Westminster College, and Youngstown State University.


Total Population 16,237
Male Share of the Population 47.2%
Female Share of the Population 52.8%
Senior Citizens 24.6%
Employed Population 16+ 7,710
Age of the Population 49


% of people married 55.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 30.8%
Median Earnings25+ $34,632
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $15,350
Median Earnings With High School Degree $28,856


Median Family Income $69,823
% Above Poverty Level 93%
% Below Poverty Level 7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 3.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.9%
% Using Public Transportation 0.7%


People Living Alone 32.3%
Median Gross Rent $745
Median House Value $125,300


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.8%
US/American 0%
English 9.8%
Irish 19.9%

Hermitage Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 14 miles NE of Youngstown, Ohio (center to center)
Nearest Large City 59 miles NW of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
County Mercer
Metro Area Sharon
Standard Zip Codes 16148
Phone Area Codes 724
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.233
Longitude -80.448

Hermitage Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Station MERCER
Distance 11.3 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
Distance 18.5 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 33 F
Apr Temp 34 to 58 F
Jul Temp 58 to 82 F
Oct Temp 39 to 62 F
Annual Precip 41.2 inches
Station WARREN 3 S
Distance 19.3 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Clark 629 $75,729
Farrell 4,883 $41,380
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Serves 799 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17

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