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Overview

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 is conveniently located inside the Sharon metropolitan area.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population15,901
Male Share of the Population47.7%
Female Share of the Population52.3%
Senior Citizens26.8%
Employed Population 16+7,686
Age of the Population49

Families

% of people married53.2%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher29.9%
Median Earnings25+$36,923
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$12,964
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,635

Wealth

Median Family Income$71,889
% Above Poverty Level91.6%
% Below Poverty Level8.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home3.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.3%
% Using Public Transportation0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone31.4%
Median Gross Rent$802
Median House Value$140,700

Ancestry

Italian19.2%
Irish16.5%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)11.6%
English9.1%
Slovak6.6%
Polish6.5%
Hungarian3.9%
Croatian3.1%
Welsh2.7%
Russian1.5%
French Except Basque1.5%
Dutch1.4%
Greek1.3%
Swedish1.3%
Scottish1.2%
Romanian1%
Arab0.4%
Norwegian0.4%
German0.4%
Serbian0.3%
Slovene0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Czech0.3%
African0.3%
Swiss0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Syrian0.2%
Lebanese0.1%
West Indian0.1%
British0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Macedonian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
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Hermitage Almanac

CategoryValue
County Mercer County
Standard Zip Codes16148
Phone Area Codes878,724
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.22
Approximate Longitude-80.44

Hermitage Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationMERCER
Distance11.3 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
StationJAMESTOWN 2 NW
Distance18.5 miles
Jan Temp15 to 33 F
Apr Temp34 to 58 F
Jul Temp58 to 82 F
Oct Temp39 to 62 F
Annual Precip41.2 inches
StationWARREN 3 S
Distance19.3 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
Clark619$75,893
Farrell4,786$38,667
Sharon13,505$47,702
Sharpsville4,253$55,321
West Middlesex871$50,250
Wheatland734$40,000

Hermitage Public Schools

Artman El Sch
343 N Hermitage Rd
ZIP: 16148
(724) 981-8750
Primary
Total Enrollment 619
Delahunty Ms
419 N Hermitage Rd
ZIP: 16148
(724) 981-8750
Middle
Total Enrollment 298
Hickory Hs
640 N. Hermitage Road
ZIP: 16148
(724) 981-8750
High
Total Enrollment 814
Karen A. Ionta El Sch
375 N Hermitage Road
ZIP: 16148
(724) 981-8750
Middle
Total Enrollment 326

Hermitage Private Schools

Blessed John Paul Ii Elementary School
2335 Highland Rd
ZIP: 16148
Elementary
Total Enrollment 165
Kennedy Catholic High School
2120 Shenango Valley Fwy
ZIP: 16148
Secondary
Total Enrollment 300
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