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Welcome to Mars ...

Mars is located in Butler County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Mars has a population of 1,612 people<2> (see below for details).

Mars was settled in 1873 and was incorporated March 6, 1895.

The community of Mars was previously named Overbrook. Going back to its beginning, Mars was originally named Overbrook. For more information about the names of Mars, see The Names of Mars on our Genealogy Page.

Mars is 1,090 feet [332 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Mars lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Mars: (724) and (874)<4>

The ZIP code for Mars: 16046<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Mars had an population of 1,612 people. This is a decrease of 5.12% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 7.67% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Mars had a population of 1,699 people. This makes Mars the county's 6th most populous community.

The population of Mars represents 0.01% of the population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 475th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,699 people, the population of Mars decreased 2.69% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,746 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Mars.

Adding Mars to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Mars in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Mars elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Mars on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Mars ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 10 communities that are also named Mars - they are located in California, Florida (2), Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Manitoba, Michigan, Nebraska and Texas.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Mars.

Communities near Mars ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Mars.

  • Pittsburgh [Allegheny County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pittsburgh
    • Pittsburgh [Allegheny County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the south of Mars
    • Estimated population in 2019: 300,286 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pittsburgh
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pittsburgh<7>
  • Plum [Allegheny County]
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    • Plum [Allegheny County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southeast of Mars
    • Estimated population in 2019: 27,087 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plum have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plum
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plum<7>
  • Wilkinsburg [Allegheny County]
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    • Wilkinsburg [Allegheny County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southeast of Mars
    • Estimated population in 2019: 15,292 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilkinsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilkinsburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wilkinsburg<7>
  • Franklin Park [Allegheny County]
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    • Franklin Park [Allegheny County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the southwest of Mars
    • Estimated population in 2019: 14,885 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Franklin Park have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin Park
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Butler [Butler County]
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      • Butler [Butler County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northeast of Mars
      • Estimated population in 2019: 12,885 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Butler
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Butler<7>
    • New Kensington [Westmoreland County]
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      • New Kensington [Westmoreland County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Mars
      • Estimated population in 2019: 12,292 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Kensington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Kensington<7>
    • Lower Burrell [Westmoreland County]
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      • Lower Burrell [Westmoreland County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southeast of Mars
      • Estimated population in 2019: 11,078 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lower Burrell have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lower Burrell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lower Burrell<7>
    • Economy [Beaver County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Economy
      • Economy [Beaver County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the west of Mars
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9,098 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Economy have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Economy
    • Aliquippa [Beaver County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aliquippa
      • Aliquippa [Beaver County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Mars
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,844 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aliquippa have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aliquippa
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Aliquippa<7>
    • Beaver Falls [Beaver County]

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Mars. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Mars.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Mars. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Mars.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Mars. See our Newspapers Page for Mars.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Mars ...

Looking for more information about Mars? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Mars, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Mars.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Mars. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Butler County: www.co.butler.pa.us/

The official website for State of Pennsylvania: https://www.pa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Pennsylvania's counties, including Butler, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Mars.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Mars - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (874) is an overlay for area code (724).
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Mars). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Mars or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Mars) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Mars. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Mars

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mars. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.6968, Longitude: -80.0138    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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