Elk County, Pennsylvania Population 2020

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

Elk County, Pennsylvania Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White30,00098.01%
Two or More Races1790.58%
Black or African American1670.55%
Asian1600.52%
American Indian and Alaska Native760.25%
Some Other Race260.08%

Elk County, Pennsylvania Population Pyramid 2020

Elk County, Pennsylvania Median Age

46.9


Total

46


Male

48


Female

Elk County, Pennsylvania Adults

There are 24,601 adults, (6,452 of whom are seniors) in Elk County, Pennsylvania.

Elk County, Pennsylvania Age Dependency

68.6

Age Dependency Ratio

35.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Elk County, Pennsylvania Sex Ratio

Female

15,185

49.61%

Male

15,423

50.39%

Elk County, Pennsylvania Households and Families

Elk County, Pennsylvania Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Elk County, Pennsylvania Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married93.4%6.6%
All77.5%22.5%
Male66.6%33.4%
Non Family61.9%38.1%
Female59%41%

77.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All13,7272.277.5
Married6,7372.893.4
Non Family5,0081.1361.9
Female1,0672.8159
Male9152.9466.6

2.73

Average Family Size

2.2

Average Household Size

6.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Elk County, Pennsylvania Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5082.27%
9th to 12th Grade1,2135.42%
High School Graduate10,84748.49%
Some College2,96113.24%
Associates Degree2,67411.95%
Bachelors Degree2,92313.07%
Graduate Degree1,2445.56%

Elk County, Pennsylvania Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White21,93520,2494,049
Hispanic14613949
Asian1149343
Multiple Races77772
Native American646420
Black63494
Other Race1919

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 37.72%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,400$44,942$30,098
Less Than High School$24,883$32,818$18,631
High School Grad$35,141$42,189$23,524
Some College$35,719$42,347$28,911
Bachelors Degree$50,477$65,317$39,063
Graduate Degree$53,505$62,222$52,921

$37,400

Average Earnings

$44,942

Average Male

$30,098

Average Female

Elk County, Pennsylvania Language

Elk County, Pennsylvania Language by Age

Elk County, Pennsylvania Language

98.71% of Elk County, Pennsylvania residents speak only English, while 1.29% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.90% of the population.

Elk County, Pennsylvania Poverty

Elk County, Pennsylvania Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White29,4072,7329.29%
Black13511383.70%
Multiple1799452.51%
Hispanic219219.59%
Native761519.74%
Other11872.73%

9.83%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.38%

Male Poverty Rate

10.29%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Elk County, Pennsylvania

The race most likely to be in poverty in Elk County, Pennsylvania is Black, with 83.70% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Elk County, Pennsylvania is White, with 9.29% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.01%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.98%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.96%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School14.61%
High School8.14%
Some College6.79%
Bachelors or Greater3.84%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed42.01%
Male Unemployed22.69%
Female Employed6.78%
Male Employed3.49%

Elk County, Pennsylvania Income

Elk County, Pennsylvania Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$51,112$64,048
Families$66,761$77,868
Married Families$75,861-
Non Families$28,627$36,247

Elk County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

Elk County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

Marriage Rates

54.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.9%

Male Marriage Rate

54.6%

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

Elk County, Pennsylvania Marital Status by Race

Elk County, Pennsylvania Veterans

2,500

Number of Veterans

2,303

Male Veterans

197

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam965
First Gulf War313
Second Gulf War311
Korea260
World War II212
Name Veterans % of Total
White2,45810.17%
Black2416.55%
Indian1218.75%
2 or More66.67%

$Elk County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Education

7.65%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.85%

Veteran Disability Rate

Elk County, Pennsylvania Employment Status

62.7%

Labor Force Participation

60.3%

Employment Rate

3.8%

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

90.71%

Born in Pennsylvania

99.15%

Native Born

0.85%

Foreign Born

0.31%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

99.15% of Elk County, Pennsylvania residents were born in the United States, with 90.71% having been born in Pennsylvania. 0.31% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

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