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Overview

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.

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.

People

Total Population 13,224
Male Share of the Population 45.7%
Female Share of the Population 54.3%
Senior Citizens 14.8%
Employed Population 16+ 5,566
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 33.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 29.7%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $51,576
% Above Poverty Level 76.1%
% Below Poverty Level 23.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 13 minutes
% Working from Home 4.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 18.2%
% Using Public Transportation 1.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 37.8%
Median Gross Rent $603
Median House Value $91,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 20%
US/American 0%
English 11.2%
Irish 18.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

Notes:

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

Station MEADVILLE 1 S
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
Station LINESVILLE 1 S
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
Station TITUSVILLE WATER WORKS
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 331 $61,250
Cambridge Springs 2,532 $64,063
Cochranton 1,303 $58,646
Conneaut Lake 601 $50,982

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Meadville Public Libraries

Library
Meadville Public Library
848 NORTH MAIN STREET
Meadville, Pennsylvania
(814) 336-1773
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Meadville Hospitals

MEADVILLE MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
751 LIBERTY STREET
(814) 333-5000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Meadville High Schools

MEADVILLE AREA SHS
814-336-1121
Serves 1,076 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.1

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