Elk County, Pennsylvania Population 2019

Elk County, Pennsylvania's estimated population is 30,290 with a growth rate of -0.70% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Elk County, Pennsylvania is the 59th largest county in Pennsylvania.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201830,169-121-0.40%
201730,290-214-0.70%
201630,504-388-1.26%
201530,892-292-0.94%
201431,184-277-0.88%
201331,461-155-0.49%
201231,616-179-0.56%
201131,795-66-0.21%
201031,861-3,017-8.65%
199034,878-3,460-9.02%
198038,3385681.50%
197037,7704421.18%
196037,3282,8258.19%
195034,503600.17%
194034,4431,0123.03%
193033,431-1,550-4.43%
192034,981-890-2.48%
191035,8712,9689.02%
190032,90310,66447.95%
189022,2399,43973.74%
188012,8004,31250.80%
18708,4882,57343.50%
18605,9152,38467.52%
18503,5310.00%

How Many People Live in Elk County, Pennsylvania?

30,290

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White30,23098.21%
Two or More Races1740.57%
Black or African American1570.51%
Asian1370.45%
American Indian and Alaska Native720.23%
Some Other Race110.04%

Elk County, Pennsylvania Population Pyramid 2019

Elk County, Pennsylvania Median Age

46.7


Total

45.9


Male

47.7


Female

Elk County, Pennsylvania Adults

There are 24,707 adults, (6,385 of whom are seniors) in Elk County, Pennsylvania.

Elk County, Pennsylvania Age Dependency

68

Age Dependency Ratio

34.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Elk County, Pennsylvania Sex Ratio

Female

15,346

49.86%

Male

15,435

50.14%

Elk County, Pennsylvania Households and Families

Elk County, Pennsylvania Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Elk County, Pennsylvania Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married93.9%6.1%
All78.8%21.2%
Male65.6%34.4%
Non Family64.5%35.5%
Female60%40%

78.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All13,4472.2678.8
Married6,7062.993.9
Non Family4,8451.1264.5
Female1,1722.8560
Male7242.9565.6

2.82

Average Family Size

2.26

Average Household Size

5.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Elk County, Pennsylvania Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5432.41%
9th to 12th Grade1,2645.61%
High School Graduate10,87148.26%
Some College3,10113.77%
Associates Degree2,57111.41%
Bachelors Degree2,83312.58%
Graduate Degree1,3445.97%

Elk County, Pennsylvania Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White22,08720,3104,098
Black1141074
Hispanic1078831
Multiple Races96961
Asian888132
Native American565611
Other Race1111

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 36.36%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,025$44,135$27,146
Less Than High School$23,095$35,000$17,756
High School Grad$33,022$40,916$21,904
Some College$34,396$44,497$25,467
Bachelors Degree$45,685$60,893$34,292
Graduate Degree$50,909$53,750$50,642

$36,025

Average Earnings

$44,135

Average Male

$27,146

Average Female

Elk County, Pennsylvania Language

Elk County, Pennsylvania Language by Age

Elk County, Pennsylvania Language

98.69% of Elk County, Pennsylvania residents speak only English, while 1.31% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.79% of the population.

Elk County, Pennsylvania Poverty

Elk County, Pennsylvania Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White29,6202,6108.81%
Black1388460.87%
Multiple1747442.53%
Hispanic2273214.10%
Asian1373223.36%
Native721419.44%
Other88100.00%

9.38%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.22%

Male Poverty Rate

10.54%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Elk County, Pennsylvania

The race most likely to be in poverty in Elk County, Pennsylvania is Other, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Elk County, Pennsylvania is White, with 8.81% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.61%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.19%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.16%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School13.22%
High School7.88%
Some College6.85%
Bachelors or Greater4.08%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed34.18%
Female Unemployed33.22%
Female Employed6.12%
Male Employed2.83%

Elk County, Pennsylvania Income

Elk County, Pennsylvania Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$49,876$61,713
Families$62,955$74,534
Married Families$71,517-
Non Families$28,641$35,533

Elk County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

Elk County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

Marriage Rates

53.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.5%

Male Marriage Rate

54.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Elk County, Pennsylvania Married by Age and Sex

Elk County, Pennsylvania Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Elk County, Pennsylvania Marital Status by Race

Elk County, Pennsylvania Veterans

2,726

Number of Veterans

2,517

Male Veterans

209

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam953
First Gulf War365
Korea320
Second Gulf War312
World War II206

Elk County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White2,69011.06%
Black1712.88%
Indian1425.00%
2 or More54.67%

Elk County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Education

7.37%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.00%

Veteran Disability Rate

Elk County, Pennsylvania Employment Status

62.6%

Labor Force Participation

59.6%

Employment Rate

4.8%

Unemployment Rate

Elk County, Pennsylvania Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

90.86%

Born in Pennsylvania

99.26%

Native Born

0.74%

Foreign Born

0.25%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

99.26% of Elk County, Pennsylvania residents were born in the United States, with 90.86% having been born in Pennsylvania. 0.25% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Population of Cities in Elk County, Pennsylvania

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
St. Marys1307012499-571-4.37%
Ridgway40783836-242-5.93%
Johnsonburg24832335-148-5.96%
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990