Elk County, Pennsylvania Population 2024

29,889

Elk County, Pennsylvania's estimated 2024 population is 29,889 with a growth rate of -0.97% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Elk County, Pennsylvania is the 59th largest county in Pennsylvania. The 2010 population was 31,862 and has seen a growth of -6.19% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202928,419-294-1.02%
202828,713-294-1.01%
202729,007-294-1%
202629,301-294-0.99%
202529,595-294-0.98%
202429,889-294-0.97%
202330,183-294-0.96%
202230,477-294-0.96%
202130,771-155-0.5%
202030,9261,0323.45%
201929,894-202-0.67%
201830,096-178-0.59%
201730,274-242-0.79%
201630,516-382-1.24%
201530,898-289-0.93%
201431,187-275-0.87%
201331,462-157-0.5%
201231,619-179-0.56%
201131,798-64-0.2%
201031,862
199034,878-3,460-9.02%
198038,3385681.5%
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%
188012,8004,31250.8%
18708,4882,57343.5%
18605,9152,38467.52%
18503,531-24,888-87.58%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.97% (-294)
County Website
Elk County
County Seat
2010 Population
31,862
Area
827 mi²
Density
36 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-6.19% (-1,973)
Founded
April 18, 1843

Elk County, Pennsylvania Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White29,65396.01%
Two or more races8262.67%
Black or African American2200.71%
Asian1280.41%
Other race420.14%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander90.03%
Native American80.03%
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White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Other race

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Native American

Elk County, Pennsylvania Population by Race

Elk County, Pennsylvania Population Pyramid 2024

Elk County, Pennsylvania Median Age

48.2

Total

46.7

Male

49.2

Female

Elk County, Pennsylvania Adults

There are 24,957 adults, (7,028 of whom are seniors) in Elk County, Pennsylvania.

Elk County, Pennsylvania Age Dependency

72.3

Age Dependency Ratio

39.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Elk County, Pennsylvania Sex Ratio

Female15,11348.93%
Male15,77351.07%

Elk County, Pennsylvania Population by Age

Elk County, Pennsylvania Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All13,4852.2679.120.9
Married6,3382.8994.95.1
Non Family5,3561.1562.137.9
Female1,1153.3770.329.7
Male6763.3579.420.6
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2.91

Average Family Size

2.26

Average Household Size

79.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Elk County, Pennsylvania Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

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

Elk County, Pennsylvania Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 26.58%.

Elk County, Pennsylvania Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$41,459

Average Earnings

$48,170

Average Male

$35,200

Average Female

Elk County, Pennsylvania Earnings by Educational Attainment

Elk County, Pennsylvania Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Elk County, Pennsylvania Language

98.58% of Elk County, Pennsylvania residents speak only English, while 1.42% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.78% of the population.

Elk County, Pennsylvania Language

Elk County, Pennsylvania Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White29,1882,4518.4%
Black19114676.44%
Multiple817728.81%
Hispanic2444418.03%
Asian1283829.69%
Other271866.67%
Native88100%
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8.96%

Overall Poverty Rate

8%

Male Poverty Rate

9.96%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Elk County, Pennsylvania

The race most likely to be in poverty in Elk County, Pennsylvania is Native, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Elk County, Pennsylvania is White, with 8.4% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.13%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.79%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.54%.

Elk County, Pennsylvania Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade19.99%
High School8.73%
Some College5.67%
Bachelors or Greater2.67%
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Elk County, Pennsylvania Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed32.69%
Male Unemployed15.91%
Female Employed6.57%
Male Employed2.36%
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Elk County, Pennsylvania Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Elk County, Pennsylvania Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Elk County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

50.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.8%

Male Marriage Rate

50.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Elk County, Pennsylvania Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Elk County, Pennsylvania Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Elk County, Pennsylvania Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Elk County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

2,066

Number of Veterans

1,997

Male Veterans

69

Female Veterans

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Elk County, Pennsylvania Veterans by War

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Elk County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Age

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Elk County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Race

Elk County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4.55%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.58%

Veteran Disability Rate

Elk County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

62.3%

Labor Force Participation

58.2%

Employment Rate

6.5%

Unemployment Rate

Elk County, Pennsylvania Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Elk County, Pennsylvania Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Elk County, Pennsylvania Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

90.49%

Born in Elk County, Pennsylvania

99.09%

Native Born

0.91%

Foreign Born

0.27%

Non Citizen

0.64%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.09% of Elk County, Pennsylvania residents were born in the United States, with 90.49% having been born in Pennsylvania. 0.27% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Elk County, Pennsylvania Place of Birth

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