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Overview

Introduction to Farrell, Pennsylvania

Farrell, Pennsylvania, in Mercer county, is 11 miles NE of Youngstown, Ohio (center to center) and 59 miles NW of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The city is considered part of the Sharon metropolitan area.

Farrell History

In 1901, when a steel mill was constructed in the area bordering the Shenango River, a community grew almost overnight which caused the place to be nicknamed "The Magic City." In 1916, the community was incorporated as the Borough of South Sharon. In 1932, following an increase in population, it was reincorporated as a city. At this time, the area was renamed "Farrell" in honor of the industrialist, James A. Farrell. The mill, which later came to be known as the Roemer Works of Sharon Steel Corporation, was a major contributor to the city's economy till 1992, when it was liquidated. The assets were purchased by Swiss steelmaker Duferco, and it continued the operations of the plant. In 1987, the State of Pennsylvania declared Farrell to be a financially distressed municipality. However, in recent years, the economy of Farrell has been revived due to new industrial investments.

Farrell and Nearby Attractions

  • Magoffin House Museum
  • National McKinley Birthplace Memorial
  • Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts
  • Maurice K. Goddard State Park
  • Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
  • National Aviary

Things To Do In Farrell

The Magoffin House Museum features exhibits of historical importance. Youngstown Historical Center of Industry & Labor showcases artifacts depicting the impact of iron and steel industries on the Mahoning Valley. Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts has a fine arts library, art galleries, classrooms, and studios. Maurice K. Goddard State Park, Moraine State Park, and McConnells Mill State Park offer opportunities for fishing, camping, swimming, boating, mountain biking, hiking, and picnicking. National Aviary, Six Flags Worlds of Adventure, Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, and Cleveland Botanical Garden are some of the other popular places to visit in the region.

Farrell Transportation

Pittsburgh International Airport is the nearest major airport.

Farrell Higher Education

Nearby colleges include the Penn State Shenango, Thiel College, Westminster College, and Youngstown State University.

Demographics

People

Total Population4,819
Male Share of the Population47.2%
Female Share of the Population52.8%
Senior Citizens18.8%
Employed Population 16+1,564
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married40.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher14.9%
Median Earnings25+$24,468
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$30,694
Median Earnings With High School Degree$20,595

Wealth

Median Family Income$40,562
% Above Poverty Level76.3%
% Below Poverty Level23.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time17 minutes
% Working from Home2.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.5%
% Using Public Transportation0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone35.6%
Median Gross Rent$695
Median House Value$60,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)50.9%
Italian18%
Irish11.1%
German7.9%
English4.6%
Polish3.9%
Slovak2.6%
African1.7%
Croatian1.5%
Welsh1.3%
Hungarian1.1%
Dutch1.1%
Serbian1%
French Except Basque0.9%
Swiss0.5%
Romanian0.5%
Austrian0.4%
Lithuanian0.4%
Jamaican0.3%
West Indian0.3%
Czech0.2%
Arab0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Greek0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
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Farrell Almanac

CategoryValue
County Mercer County
Standard Zip Codes16121
Phone Area Codes724
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.21
Approximate Longitude-80.5

Farrell Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationYOUNGSTOWN MUNICIPAL AP
Distance9.2 miles
Jan Temp17 to 32 F
Apr Temp37 to 58 F
Jul Temp59 to 81 F
Oct Temp41 to 61 F
Annual Precip38 inches
StationMERCER
Distance13.7 miles
Jan Temp17 to 35 F
Apr Temp35 to 61 F
Jul Temp58 to 82 F
Oct Temp39 to 63 F
Annual Precip42.7 inches
StationWARREN 3 S
Distance16.7 miles
Jan Temp15 to 33 F
Apr Temp33 to 59 F
Jul Temp58 to 82 F
Oct Temp38 to 62 F
Annual Precip37.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Hermitage16,077$71,298
New Wilmington2,340$71,250
Sharon13,659$42,364
Sharpsville4,304$53,186
West Middlesex843$50,781
Wheatland844$40,250

Farrell Hospitals

Upmc Horizon-shenango Valley-er
2200 Memorial Dr
(724) 981-3500

Farrell Public Schools

Farrell Area Es/lms
1600 Roemer Blvd
ZIP: 16121
(724) 346-6585
Primary
Total Enrollment 407
Farrell Area Hs/ums
1700 Roemer Blvd
ZIP: 16121
(724) 346-6585
High
Total Enrollment 318

Farrell Private Schools

Msgr Geno J Monti School
1225 Union St
ZIP: 16121
Elementary
Total Enrollment 24
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