Elk County, Pennsylvania Population 2018

Elk County, Pennsylvania's estimated population is 30,197 with a growth rate of -2.94% 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
201730,197-914-2.94%
201631,1116882.26%
201630,423-365-1.19%
201530,788-306-0.98%
201431,094-307-0.98%
201331,401-177-0.56%
201231,578-179-0.56%
201131,757-89-0.28%
201031,846-3,032-8.69%
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%

Elk County, Pennsylvania Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White30,499
Two or More Races164
Black or African American155
Asian141
Some Other Race83
American Indian and Alaska Native69

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Elk County, Pennsylvania Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8%10% Male Population0%2%4%6%8%10% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Elk County, Pennsylvania Median Age

46.6


Total

45.9


Male

47.4


Female

Elk County, Pennsylvania Adults

There are 24,951 adults, (6,378 of which are seniors) in Elk County, Pennsylvania.

Elk County, Pennsylvania Age Dependency

67.6

Age Dependency Ratio

34.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Elk County, Pennsylvania Sex Ratio

Female

15,570

50.05%

Male

15,541

49.95%

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%7%
All78.6%21.4%
Male67.8%32.2%
Non Family65.2%34.8%
Female58.3%41.7%

78.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Elk County, Pennsylvania Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All13,3622.378.6
Married6,6952.9393
Non Family4,8241.1365.2
Female1,2102.9558.3
Male6333.2667.8

2.89

Average Family Size

2.3

Average Household Size

4.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Elk County, Pennsylvania Households

Elk County, Pennsylvania Education

Elk County, Pennsylvania Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5482.41%
9th to 12th Grade1,3776.05%
High School Graduate11,10548.78%
Some College3,07313.50%
Associates Degree2,61511.49%
Bachelors Degree2,77712.20%
Graduate Degree1,2695.57%

Elk County, Pennsylvania Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White22,30520,4083,977
Black103999
Asian927826
Multiple Races86862
Hispanic837324
Other Race6262
Native American55558

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 native american people with a rate of 28.92%.

Elk County, Pennsylvania Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,782$42,578$25,369
Less Than High School$21,280$32,461$12,500
High School Grad$32,240$40,693$21,418
Some College$33,493$44,318$25,568
Bachelors Degree$42,887$55,847$31,776
Graduate Degree$47,261$51,250$46,639

$34,782

Average Earnings

$42,578

Average Male

$25,369

Average Female

Elk County, Pennsylvania Language

Elk County, Pennsylvania Language by Age

Elk County, Pennsylvania Language

98.63% of Elk County, Pennsylvania residents speak only English, while 1.37% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is OtherIndoEuro, which is spoken by 0.96% of the population.

Elk County, Pennsylvania Poverty

Elk County, Pennsylvania Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White29,9082,5078.38%
Multiple1648753.05%
Black1283930.47%
Asian1412316.31%
Hispanic220209.09%
Native691217.39%
Other8078.75%

8.77%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.61%

Male Poverty Rate

9.93%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Elk County, Pennsylvania

The race most likely to be in poverty in Elk County, Pennsylvania is Multiple, with 53.05% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Elk County, Pennsylvania is White, with 8.38% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.39%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.81%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.59%.

Elk County, Pennsylvania Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School14.45%
Some College7.56%
High School6.45%
Bachelors or Greater3.49%

Elk County, Pennsylvania Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed34.41%
Male Unemployed15.27%
Female Employed4.45%
Male Employed2.73%

Elk County, Pennsylvania Income

Elk County, Pennsylvania Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$47,917$59,070
Families$61,195$71,652
Married Families$69,092$
Non Families$28,929$34,170

Elk County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

Elk County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

Marriage Rates

53.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.9%

Male Marriage Rate

53.5%

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 55To64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45To54.

Elk County, Pennsylvania Marital Status by Race

Elk County, Pennsylvania Veterans

Elk County, Pennsylvania Veterans by War

2,823

Number of Veterans

2,591

Male Veterans

232

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam932
Second Gulf War347
First Gulf War342
Korea313
World War II241

Elk County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 74809
75+781
35 to 54576
55 to 64421
18 to 34236

Elk County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White2,77411.32%
Black3326.83%
Indian1221.82%
2 or More44.04%

Elk County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Education

8.03%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.71%

Veteran Disability Rate

Elk County, Pennsylvania Employment Status

Elk County, Pennsylvania Employment by Age

61.5%

Labor Force Participation

58.4%

Employment Rate

5.1%

Unemployment Rate

Elk County, Pennsylvania Employment by Race

Elk County, Pennsylvania Employment by Education

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%
Data Sources
  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