Introduction to Meadville, Pennsylvania

Meadville, Pennsylvania, in Crawford county, is 33 miles S of Erie, Pennsylvania (center to center) and 80 miles E of Cleveland, Ohio. There are an estimated 13,685 people in the city.

Meadville History

Meadville was established on the 12th of May, 1788 by David Mead and a group of settlers he led. The name of the town was kept to honor David Mead. Iroquois and Lenape tribes from the nearby areas moved to the area, but threats of attacks by their foes including the Wyandots caused them to leave for a period of time. By the 19th century, the economy of Meadville was influenced by agriculture, logging, and iron production.

Meadville and Nearby Attractions

  • National McKinley Birthplace Memorial
  • Erie National Wildlife Refuge
  • Cora Clark Park
  • Union City Area Historical Museum
  • Waldameer Park & Water World
  • Erie Zoo

Things To Do In Meadville

Several museums in the area are the Baldwin-Reynolds House Museum and Union City Area Historical Museum. For recreation, parks like Bicentennial Park, Cora Clark Park, and Huidekoper Park may be visited. Boating, camping, hiking, and picnicking may be enjoyed at Mosquito Lake State Park and Pymatuning State Park. Opportunities to play golf are available at Hailwood Golf Course. Local celebrations include the Penn-Ohio Morgan Horse Show and the Crawford County Fair. Several other museums are the Sutton-Ditz House Museum, Hazel Kibler Museum, Drake Well Museum, and the Battles Museums of Rural Life.

Meadville Transportation

Air transportation is available from Erie International Airport.

Meadville Higher Education

Colleges near the city include Allegheny College, University of Pittsburgh - Titusville campus, DeSales University, and Thiel College.


Total Population 13,307
Male Share of the Population 46.8%
Female Share of the Population 53.2%
Senior Citizens 15%
Employed Population 16+ 5,513
Age of the Population 36


% of people married 34.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 30.1%
Median Earnings25+ $25,214
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $13,476
Median Earnings With High School Degree $20,285


Median Family Income $48,771
% Above Poverty Level 73.9%
% Below Poverty Level 26.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 14 minutes
% Working from Home 3.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 18.4%
% Using Public Transportation 0.6%


People Living Alone 37.7%
Median Gross Rent $614
Median House Value $93,900


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 18.4%
US/American 0%
English 10.7%
Irish 19.7%

Meadville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 33 miles S of Erie, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City 80 miles E of Cleveland, Ohio
County Crawford
Standard Zip Codes 16335
Company Zip Codes 16388
Phone Area Codes 814
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.641
Longitude -80.151

Meadville 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 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 32 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 58 to 81 F
Oct Temp 40 to 61 F
Annual Precip 44.3 inches
Distance 14.6 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 31 F
Apr Temp 35 to 56 F
Jul Temp 60 to 80 F
Oct Temp 40 to 60 F
Annual Precip 38.5 inches
Distance 23.4 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 32 F
Apr Temp 32 to 56 F
Jul Temp 56 to 81 F
Oct Temp 36 to 61 F
Annual Precip 44.5 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Kerrtown (16335)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Blooming Valley 373 $69,750
Cambridge Springs 2,530 $63,229
Cochranton 1,265 $57,946
Conneaut Lake 563 $48,942

Meadville Public Libraries

Meadville Public Library
Meadville, Pennsylvania
(814) 336-1773
Library Web Site

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Meadville Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(814) 333-5000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Student/teacher ratio: 17.1

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