Mars, Pennsylvania

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Mars, Pennsylvania

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High Points

Mars strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Pennsylvania):

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Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Mars Well-Paid Single Women
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Mars College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Mars, Pennsylvania

Comparing Mars to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Pennsylvania (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 10 10
Age of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Women 10 9
Well-Paid Single Men 6 5
Racial Diversity 3 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2
Male Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 3 4
Average Household Size 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 9 8
Median Family Income 7 7
People in Middle Class or Better 7 6
People Above Poverty 6 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 7
Working at Home 6 8
Short Commute Times 5 5
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 10
People Living Alone 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 7
Affordability of Rents 4 5
Housing Recently Built 3 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 5

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Mars Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 17 miles N of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
County Butler
Metro Area Pittsburgh
Standard Zip Codes 16046
Phone Area Codes 724
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.695
Longitude -80.011

Mars Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 3.5 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 36 F
Apr Temp 37 to 61 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 39 inches
Distance 19.7 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 35 F
Apr Temp 37 to 61 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 42 to 63 F
Annual Precip 37.1 inches
Distance 26.2 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 37 F
Apr Temp 38 to 62 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 37.7 inches
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Mars Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,746 100%
Male 719 41.2%
Female 1,027 58.8%
Under 18 324 18.6%
18+ 1,422 81.4%
65+ 579 33.2%
Median Age 45.7
Average Family Size 2.89
White 1,723 98.7%
African-American 8 0.5%
Asian 7 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 2 0.1%
Mixed Race 4 0.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 7 0.4%

Estimated Mars Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,707
Growth -39
Growth % -2.2%

Mars Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 29.8%
US/American 11.7%
Irish 10.5%
English 9.5%
Scotch-Irish 7.8%
Italian 7.6%
Polish 2.8%
Swedish 2.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.4%
Scottish 2.3%
French (except Basque) 2.2%
European 1.7%
Welsh 1.4%
Slovak 1.2%
Russian 1%
Dutch 0.9%
Hungarian 0.7%
Czechoslovakian 0.6%
Czech 0.5%
British 0.5%
Finnish 0.4%
Norwegian 0.4%
Canadian 0.3%
Croatian 0.3%
Lebanese 0.3%
Pennsylvania German 0.2%
Belgian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Mars 1,746 $46,136
Bradfordwoods 1,149 $100,329
Callery 444 $44,091
Connoquenessing 564 $48,000
Evans City 2,009 $50,469
Seven Fields 1,986 $76,646
Valencia 384 $38,333

Mars Public Libraries

Mars Area Public Library
Mars, Pennsylvania
(724) 625-9048
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Mars High Schools (2004)

Serves 872 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.8

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