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City of Meadville

  •   State: 
    Crawford County
      County FIPS: 
    41°39′N 80°9′W
      Area total: 
    4.37 sq mi (11.31 km²)
      Area land: 
    4.36 sq mi (11.30 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.00 sq mi (0.01 km²)
    1,400 ft (400 m)
    Settled May 12, 1788; 235 years ago ( 1788-05-12 )
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Meadville, PA
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Meadville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    2,991.75 residents per square mile of area (1,155.16/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
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Meadville was settled on May 12, 1788, by a party of settlers led by David Mead. The Talon Corporation, headquartered in Meadville, played a major role in the development of the zipper. Meadville became an important transportation center after the construction of the French Creek Feeder Canal in 1837 and of the Beaver and Erie Canal it connected to at Conneaut Lake. In the late 18th and early 19th centuries, Meadville played a small part in the Underground Railroad helping escaping slaves to freedom. In September 1880, an event in September 1880 led to the end of segregation by race in the state's public schools. In 1886, a blacksmith from Evansburg, Pennsylvania, George B. DeArment, began hand-forging farrier's tools and selling them from town to town out of the back of a wagon. In 1923, the company moved to a 33,000-square-foot (3,100 m2) facility at its current location. The company was changed to the ChampionDeArment Tool Company. During World War II, the nearby Keystone Ordnance plant brought additional jobs to the area. During the Great Depression, the community saw a population boom at that time. The city is within 40 miles (64 km) of Erie and within 90 miles (140km) of Pittsburgh. The population was 13,388 at the 2010 census. It was the first permanent settlement in Northwestern Pennsylvania. It lies at the confluence of Cussewago Creek and French Creek.


Meadville was settled on May 12, 1788, by a party of settlers led by David Mead. Meadville became an important transportation center after the construction of the French Creek Feeder Canal in 1837. In the late 18th and early 19th centuries, Meadville played a small part in the Underground Railroad helping escaping slaves to freedom. The Talon Corporation, headquartered in Meadville, played a major role in the development of the zipper. During World War II, the nearby Keystone Ordnance plant brought additional jobs to the area. The area has seen growth in the 1990s and the first decade of the 21st century. The song "Bitish Motters" by Vermont band Motters Motters was written about Meadville and was recorded in the town in the early 1990s. The town is located at the confluence of Cussewago Creek and French Creek, and was only a day's travel by boat to the safety of Fort Franklin. It is located in western Pennsylvania's history in George Washington's journal of 1754. The name of Meadville first appeared in the journal of George Washington in 1754, when Washington arrived in the village of Venango (Fort Machault) and was in charge of the wampum of his nation. It was a message that was sent to the Six Nations if the French refused to leave the land. Around 1800, many of the settlers to the Meadville area came after receiving land bounties for service in the Revolutionary War. The threat of their attacks caused the settlement to be evacuated for a time in 1791.


A replica of David Mead's log cabin, the first permanent settlement in northwestern Pennsylvania, is located at Bicentennial Park along the banks of French Creek. Diamond Park is Meadville's central park and has been used for a variety of different purposes for over two centuries. The Market House is the oldest continuously run market structure in the state of Pennsylvania, and still serves as a hub for local farmers. The Baldwin-Reynolds House is a museum of history, the arts and cultural experiences in northwest Pennsylvania. The replica of Mead's cabin is used as an educational resource for school tours and the general public. The market house is a prominent historical building located in downtown Meadville and still holds farmers markets on Saturdays. The Meadville Market House offers free tours in the summer and is located in the heart of the town's historic downtown area. It is located on the second floor of a building that was built in 1843 by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Henry Baldwin. The house was originally a girls school for three years until it was sold to a local businessman, William Reynolds. It now serves as the home of the Baldwin- reynold House and is open to the public for free tours during the summer. It also offers tours of Diamond Park, which was used as militia drill grounds leading up to and during the Civil War and is now used as a recreational park for the community.


Allegheny College is a liberal arts college with approximately 1,700 students. Allegheny was founded in April 1815 by the Reverend Timothy Alden, a graduate of Harvard's School of Divinity. The college was historically affiliated with the United Methodist Church after 1833, although it is currently non-sectarian. The first building erected, the library, was designed by Alden himself, and is a notable example of early American architecture. Bentley Hall is named in honor of Dr. William Bentley, who donated his private library to the college, a collection of considerable value and significance. Thomas Jefferson wrote to Alden in 1824, expressing the hope that his University of Virginia could someday possess the richness of Allegheny's library.Meadville Theological School was established in 1844 by a wealthy businessman and Unitarian named Harm Jan Huidekoper. It moved to Chicago in 1926 and is now a private college with about 1,000 students. The school was founded by a Unitarian minister and businessman. It was established by Harm JanHuidkoper and moved from Meadville to Chicago. It is currently a private, non-profit college with more than 1,200 students. It has a library that is of considerable importance and significance to the school. The library is named after Dr.William Bentley, whose private library was donated by the college in 1816. Ruter Hall was built in 1853, and Bentley Hall was completed in 1856. The university's first class of four male students began their studies on July 4, 1816, without any formal academic buildings.


Meadville is located at 41°39N 80°9W (41.642, 80.147).According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.4 square miles (11 km²), all land. The city is located on the Mississippi River, which runs through the center of the city. The town has a population of about 2,000. It is located in the eastern part of the state, near the state line with Arkansas. It has an elevation of 41.4 feet (12.7 meters) and a population density of 1,077.7. It was founded in 1881. The U.N. World Heritage Site is located near the city, at 41.39°N 80.9°W, and covers an area of 2,074 acres (4.4 km²) The city's name is derived from the word "mead", which means "marsh" or "mound" in English. It also means "hill" in French. The name "Mead" means "millions of years" in Spanish. It means "meadow" in the local Spanish language. In English, it means "more than one place" and means "a place where many people live". It is also known as "the town of the same name" and "the village of Meadville" by some residents. The community's name was first used in the 18th century as a place of settlement.


As of the census of 2017, there were 12,973 people, 5,376 households, and 2,891 families residing in the city. The racial makeup of the city was 87.5% (11,487) White, 5.28% African American, 0.18% Native American, 2.4% (320) Asian,0.04% Pacific Islander, and 3.2% (420) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2. 4% (5) of the population. There are currently 6,171 males (46.6%) while there are currently 7,067 females (53.4%). The median income for a household in theCity was $33,848, and the median income. for a family was $54,069. The per capita income for the city is $17,290. About 13.7% of families and 22.7%. of the residents were below the poverty line, including 25.3% of those under age 18 and 13.3%. of those age 65 or over. The city is located on the U.S.-Mexico border. It is one of the largest cities in the state, with a population of 11,487. It has a population density of 3,060.1 people per square mile (1,214.7/km²). There are 5,985 housing units at an average density of 1,375.5 per squaremile (531.2/ km²).

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Meadville, Clarion County, Pennsylvania = 85. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 83. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 81. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Meadville = 3.4 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 5,582 individuals with a median age of 36 age the population dropped by -2.19% in Meadville, Clarion County, Pennsylvania population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 2,991.75 residents per square mile of area (1,155.16/km²). There are average 2.16 people per household in the 5,193 households with an average household income of $26,921 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is of the available work force and has dropped -1.89% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 26.32%. The number of physicians in Meadville per 100,000 population = 166.1.


The annual rainfall in Meadville = 43.7 inches and the annual snowfall = 106.2 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 166. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 160. 81 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 15.7 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 49, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Meadville, Clarion County, Pennsylvania which are owned by the occupant = 41.44%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 67 years with median home cost = $84,250 and home appreciation of -1.71%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $16.51 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $6,045 per student. There are 13.3 students for each teacher in the school, 588 students for each Librarian and 294 students for each Counselor. 4.68% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 14.72% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 9.30% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Meadville's population in Crawford County, Pennsylvania of 10,291 residents in 1930 has dropped 0,54-fold to 5,582 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 54.87% female residents and 45.13% male residents live in Meadville, Clarion County, Pennsylvania.

    As of 2020 in Meadville, Clarion County, Pennsylvania are married and the remaining 56.98% are single population.

  • 15.9 minutes is the average time that residents in Meadville require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    68.26% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 10.11% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 1.43% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 2.92% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Meadville, Clarion County, Pennsylvania, 41.44% are owner-occupied homes, another 48.40% are rented apartments, and the remaining 10.16% are vacant.

  • The 38.69% of the population in Meadville, Clarion County, Pennsylvania who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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