West Middlesex, Pennsylvania

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West Middlesex, Pennsylvania

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High Points

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

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Short Commute Times
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Top 6% West Middlesex Short Commute Times
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% West Middlesex Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of West Middlesex, Pennsylvania

Comparing West Middlesex 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
Female Share of the Population 9 9
Age of the Population 7 6
Senior Citizens 7 5
Well-Paid Single Women 6 4
Well-Paid Single Men 4 2
Racial Diversity 4 4
Male Share of the Population 2 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 9
Average Household Size 6 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 9
People in Middle Class or Better 7 7
College Educated Adults 5 4
Median Family Income 5 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 10
Working at Home 9 10
Walking and Biking to Work 7 6
Public Transportation Use 5 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 5 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 3
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 7
People Living Alone 4 2
Housing Recently Built 2 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 2

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West Middlesex Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 11 miles NE of Youngstown, Ohio (center to center)
Nearest Large City 56 miles NW of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
County Mercer
Metro Area Sharon
Standard Zip Codes 16159
Phone Area Codes 724
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.174
Longitude -80.453

West Middlesex Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station NEW CASTLE 1 N
Distance 11.8 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 35 F
Apr Temp 34 to 61 F
Jul Temp 59 to 85 F
Oct Temp 38 to 65 F
Annual Precip 38.4 inches
Station MERCER
Distance 11.8 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 19 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
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West Middlesex Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 929 100%
Male 428 46.1%
Female 501 53.9%
Under 18 215 23.1%
18+ 714 76.9%
65+ 166 17.9%
Median Age 40
Average Family Size 2.91
White 911 98.1%
African-American 3 0.3%
Asian 9 1%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 3 0.3%
Mixed Race 2 0.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 3 0.3%

Estimated West Middlesex Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 884
Growth -45
Growth % -4.8%

West Middlesex 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 22.2%
English 14.3%
Italian 11.9%
Irish 9.7%
Slovak 6.3%
Polish 5.3%
US/American 5.2%
Scottish 4.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.6%
Scotch-Irish 4.4%
Welsh 2.1%
Romanian 1.4%
Slavic 1.2%
Dutch 1%
Guyanese 1%
French (except Basque) 0.8%
Hungarian 0.5%
Czechoslovakian 0.4%
Serbian 0.4%
Czech 0.4%
Pennsylvania German 0.4%
Syrian 0.4%
Swedish 0.3%
French Canadian 0.3%
Swiss 0.3%
Macedonian 0.3%
Canadian 0.3%
British 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
West Middlesex 929 $38,906
Farrell 6,050 $28,935
Hermitage 16,157 $46,994
New Wilmington 2,452 $56,736
Sharon 16,328 $34,581
Sharpsville 4,500 $39,468
Wheatland 748 $34,250
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West Middlesex High Schools (2004)

Serves 625 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.9

West Middlesex Colleges

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