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Slippery Rock is a township in Lawrence County, in the New Castle metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Pennsylvania named Slippery Rock. For links to other places called Slippery Rock, PA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Slippery Rock is 40.966N. The longitude is -80.258W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,299 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 3,179.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Slippery Rock demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Lawrence County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 16117 ZIP code.
30% of Slippery Rock residents report German ancestry, and 19% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Slippery Rock ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Slippery Rock was $16,160, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% of Slippery Rock residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Slippery Rock, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $315. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $754.
Lawrence County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Slippery Rock political report.
The average commute time for Slippery Rock workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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