The 2000 Census shows the Borough of Ellwood
City to have 8,688 residents, including over 3,500 home owners and 2,300
families. The borough resides in the southern most portion of Lawrence
County and accounts for approximately nine percent of the county's 94,000
plus population. Factoring in adjacent boroughs and townships within a
ten mile radius, Ellwood City and its surrounding communities comprise a
population over 36,000, nearly forty percent of the Lawrence County
Ellwood City and its ten mile community radius
population exceeds the population of Lawrence County's largest municipality,
New Castle (26,309 pop.), an approximately
8 square mile large city located twenty miles north of Ellwood City.
The Borough of Ellwood City has seen its
business scene transpire from the booming industrial tubing mills of the early
20th Century, to the popular steel milling industries during the middle of
the century to a more modern industrial scene in the 21st Century.
Ellwood City still has manufacturers and industrial mills operating today, but
more white-collar businesses have planted deep roots in the city for many
years to come.
Recognizable Employers in Ellwood City in 2007:
Operating on the original site, Ellwood City
Forge has grown into a 340,000 sq. ft. facility housing world-class forging,
heat treating, and machining operations. Known worldwide as an industry
leader in the open-die forging industry, Ellwood City Forge manufactures
concentric and eccentric contoured forgings and single cross-section
products from carbon, alloy, stainless and tool steels in weights up to
80,000 lbs., lengths up to 50' and diameters to 90". Ellwood City Forge operates two production
plants are located in Ellwood City and the other in New Castle Pennsylvania.
Ellwood Savings Bank (ESB):
Ellwood Savings Bank (ESB) corporate offices
and bank are located in downtown Ellwood City on Lawrence Avenue. The rapidly growing
bank has opened branch offices all over Western Pennsylvania.
The Eric Ryan
Corporation is one of the nation's largest and well recognized utility and
telecommunications auditing firms. Corporate offices are located on
Early Street with over 50 full-time employees. Eric Ryan has been
in business since 1990.
The world´s leading
supplier of expendable and semi-continuous measuring probes and
instrumentation for molten metal control, Heraeus Electro-Nite has
established an unrivalled reputation for quality and innovation.
Heraeus Electro-Nite currently employs more than 2,000 people in over 20
subsidiaries and affiliates. Headquarters are in Houthalen, Belgium.
L&N Metallurgical Product Co. manufactures and sells expendable process
control sensors for steel mills and foundries.
INMETCO is the leading recycler
of metal bearing wastes in North America. Every year thousands of tons of
nickel, chromium, iron, molybdenum, and cadmium bearing wastes are recycled
Nalco Company is the leading global provider of integrated water treatment
and process improvement services, chemicals, and equipment programs for a
variety of industrial and institutional customers. The products and services
are used in water treatment applications to prevent corrosion, contamination,
and the buildup of harmful deposits, or in production processes to enhance
process efficiency and improve customers’ end products.
With close-by Cranberry Township growing as
one of the fastest townships in the entire country, Ellwood City offers a
small town residential community for potential commuters. An estimated median
house/condo value for Ellwood City in 2005 was $94,500, an increase from
$74,900 in 2000, easily more affordable than the six-figure housing rates of
larger neighboring communities such as Cranberry Township. With easy
access to major state and interstate roads, Ellwood City is working towards
becoming a bedroom community for surrounding areas.
Notable condo housing communities:
Nottingham is a Carriage Home & Townhouse Condominium Community
located in North Sewickley Township, Ellwood City Pa. Nottingham offers
table top level property, partially wooded private walking trials, and a
clubhouse. 1/2 mile from Riverside School, 3/4 mile from Olde Stonewall Golf
Course and Connoquenessing Country Club, 1 mile from Franklin Plaza, and
ONLY 40 home sites.
view map of Nottingham
The development off Mercer Road and Route 288 features 76 condominium units
costing just under $150,000 each. In addition to the 76 condos, the development features a
two-story clubhouse where members of the homeowners association can meet,
entertain guests, exercise, or just relax.