Elgin, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2014: 215 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -8.9%
 
Males: 99  (46.4%)
Females: 116  (53.6%)
Median resident age:  36.2 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.6 years

Zip codes: 16407.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $67,581 (it was $37,083 in 2000)
Elgin:

$67,581
PA:

$56,907

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $22,350 (it was $15,611 in 2000)

Elgin borough income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $97,488 (it was $68,100 in 2000)
Elgin:

$97,488
PA:

$174,100

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $119,596; Detached houses: $119,603

Median gross rent in 2016: $832.

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  • Races in Elgin, PA (2010)

    Elgin races chart
    • 21799.5%White alone
    • 10.5%Black alone

Races in Elgin detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Elgin: 92.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (32.1%), German (18.9%), Irish (18.9%), Scotch-Irish (7.5%), Dutch (3.8%), English (3.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 02/08/1976

Elevation: 1388 feet

Land area: 1.56 square miles.

Population density: 137 people per square mile   (very low).

Elgin,PA real estate house value index trend

Elgin, Pennsylvania map

For population 25 years and over in Elgin:

  • High school or higher: 92.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.3%
  • Unemployed: 5.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Elgin borough:

  • Never married: 25.0%
  • Now married: 61.6%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 5.8%
  • Divorced: 5.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,643 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,386 (1.4%)

Elgin satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Erie, PA (22.5 miles , pop. 103,717).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Buffalo, NY (83.1 miles , pop. 292,648).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (274.0 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Union City borough, PA (2.3 miles ), Corry, PA (2.4 miles ), Spartansburg borough, PA (2.5 miles ), Canadohta Lake, PA (2.8 miles ), Wattsburg borough, PA (2.8 miles ), Columbus, PA (3.0 miles ), Lincolnville, PA (3.0 miles) , Riceville, PA (3.0 miles) .

Latitude: 41.90 N, Longitude: 79.74 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 814

Elgin household income distribution Elgin home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.8%
Pennsylvania:

4.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +12 (+5.4%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (38%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (11%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (2%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Retail trade (24%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (2%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (36%)
  • Transportation occupations (16%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Material moving occupations (4%)
  • Sales and related occupations (2%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (2%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (2%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (4%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)

Work and jobs in Elgin: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Elgin, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Elgin-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Pennsylvania state average. It is 27% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/31/1985, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 10.7 miles away from the Elgin borough center .

On 5/31/1985, a category F4 tornado 25.2 miles away from the borough center killed 7 people and injured 30 people.

Earthquake activity:

Elgin-area historical earthquake activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 44.0 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 75.9 miles away from Elgin center
On 1/26/2001 at 03:03:20, a magnitude 4.4 (3.9 MB, 4.4 LG, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 54.5 miles away from the city center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 308.1 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 221.7 miles away from Elgin center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 338.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Erie County (8) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Storms: 2, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Elgin topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Elgin:

  • DAVITA - CORRY DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 5 miles away; CORRY, PA)
  • UNION CITY MEM HOSP (Hospital, about 6 miles away; UNION CITY, PA)
  • CORRY MANOR (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; CORRY, PA)
  • CORRY REGIONAL HOSPICE (Hospital, about 6 miles away; CORRY, PA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Elgin:

  • Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College (about 20 miles; Erie, PA; Full-time enrollment: 4,025)
  • Edinboro University of Pennsylvania (about 20 miles; Edinboro, PA; FT enrollment: 6,746)
  • Mercyhurst University (about 22 miles; Erie, PA; FT enrollment: 2,888)
  • Gannon University (about 24 miles; Erie, PA; FT enrollment: 3,760)
  • Allegheny College (about 28 miles; Meadville, PA; FT enrollment: 2,249)
  • Jamestown Community College (about 31 miles; Jamestown, NY; FT enrollment: 3,384)
  • SUNY at Fredonia (about 44 miles; Fredonia, NY; FT enrollment: 5,523)

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Notable locations in Elgin: Horizon Hill Ranch (A), Elgin - Beaverdam Hose Company Station 1-66 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Concord Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Erie County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 78.9. This is about average.

City:

78.9
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.210. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 22.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.210
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 6.37. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.37
U.S.:

6.40

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 31.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 12.0. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 22.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.0
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 12.2. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 22.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.2
U.S.:

9.4
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 2.2%
Average household size:
This borough:  2.8 people
Pennsylvania:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This borough:  80.8%
Whole state:  65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This borough:  6.4%
Whole state:  6.6%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

4.8
Pennsylvania average:

11.4

Elgin travel time to work - commute Elgin mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Elgin borough (based on Erie County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic93,99840
Mainline Protestant32,928111
Evangelical Protestant23,687110
Other4,42928
Black Protestant2,42316
Orthodox8157
None122,286-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 46
Erie County:

1.65 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 26
Erie County:

0.93 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 81
Erie County:

2.90 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 195
Here:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.2%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Erie County:

29.8%
Pennsylvania:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.7%
State:

11.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Elgin:

49.4%
Pennsylvania:

49.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Elgin:

46.2%
State:

46.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

31.0
Pennsylvania:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Elgin:

22.5%
Pennsylvania:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Elgin:

20.3%
Pennsylvania:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Elgin:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Elgin:

46.6%
State:

34.2%

General health condition:
This city:

53.4%
Pennsylvania:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

77.3%
Pennsylvania:

78.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Elgin, PA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 2$400
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$60
Totals for Government 0$0 8$460

Elgin government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General Public Buildings: $17,000 ($79.07)
    Parks & Recreation: $7,000 ($32.56)
    Central Staff Services: $7,000 ($32.56)
    General - Other: $5,000 ($23.26)
    Regular Highways: $5,000 ($23.26)
    Fire Protection: $3,000 ($13.95)
    Housing & Community Development: $1,000 ($4.65)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($4.65)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $5,000 ($23.26)

Elgin government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($4.65)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $6,000 ($27.91)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($13.95)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,000 ($18.60)
  • Tax - Individual Income: $24,000 ($111.63)
    Property: $4,000 ($18.60)
    NEC: $1,000 ($4.65)

Elgin government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $430,000 ($2000.00)

3.00% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($42,081 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.00%
Pennsylvania average:

4.35%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($244 average AGI)
Erie County:

0.03%
Pennsylvania average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Crawford County, PA  0.27% ($29,330 average AGI)
from Allegheny County, PA  0.19% ($41,923)
from Chautauqua County, NY  0.11% ($41,850)


3.55% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,273 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.55%
Pennsylvania average:

4.54%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($406 average AGI)
Erie County:

0.04%
Pennsylvania average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Allegheny County, PA  0.30% ($29,397 average AGI)
to Crawford County, PA  0.25% ($29,060)
to Gwinnett County, GA  0.13% ($16,079)

Strongest AM radio stations in Elgin:

  • WWCB (1370 AM; 1 kW; CORRY, PA; Owner: CORRY COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WFNN (1330 AM; 5 kW; ERIE, PA; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WRIE (1260 AM; 5 kW; ERIE, PA; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF ERIE, INC.)
  • WWKB (1520 AM; 50 kW; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • KDKA (1020 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WKNR (850 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNAE (1310 AM; 5 kW; WARREN, PA; Owner: KINZUA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WTAM (1100 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHK (1220 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHAM (1180 AM; 50 kW; ROCHESTER, NY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WWVA (1170 AM; 53 kW; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWOW (1360 AM; 5 kW; CONNEAUT, OH; Owner: WWOW BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTIV (1230 AM; 1 kW; TITUSVILLE, PA; Owner: FOREVER BROADCASTING, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Elgin:

  • WCTL (106.3 FM; UNION CITY, PA; Owner: INSPIRATION TIME, INC.)
  • WRKT (100.9 FM; NORTH EAST, PA; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WFGO (94.7 FM; ERIE, PA; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WQHZ (102.3 FM; ERIE, PA; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF ERIE, INC.)
  • WRTS (103.7 FM; ERIE, PA; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WMCE (88.5 FM; ERIE, PA; Owner: MERCYHURST COLLEGE)
  • WXKC (99.9 FM; ERIE, PA; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF ERIE, INC.)
  • WXXO (104.5 FM; CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS, PA; Owner: FOREVER BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WKZA (106.9 FM; LAKEWOOD, NY; Owner: CROSS COUNTRY COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WQLN-FM (91.3 FM; ERIE, PA; Owner: PUBLIC B/C OF NW PENN. INC.)
  • WXTA (97.9 FM; EDINBORO, PA; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF ERIE, INC.)
  • WEFR (88.1 FM; ERIE, PA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WWSE (93.3 FM; JAMESTOWN, NY; Owner: MEDIA ONE GROUP, LLC)
  • WNJA (89.7 FM; JAMESTOWN, NY; Owner: WESTERN NEW YORK PUBLIC B/CING ASSOC)
  • WGYY (100.3 FM; MEADVILLE, PA; Owner: FOREVER BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WUBJ (88.1 FM; JAMESTOWN, NY; Owner: STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK)
  • WHUZ (94.3 FM; SAEGERTOWN, PA; Owner: FOREVER BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WERG (89.9 FM; ERIE, PA; Owner: GANNON UNIVERSITY)
  • WCOT (90.9 FM; JAMESTOWN, NY; Owner: FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • W205BA (88.9 FM; JAMESTOWN, NY; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Elgin:

  • WICU-TV (Channel 12; ERIE, PA; Owner: SJL OF PENNSYLVANIA, INC.)
  • WJET-TV (Channel 24; ERIE, PA; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF ERIE, L.L.C.)
  • WSEE-TV (Channel 35; ERIE, PA; Owner: INITIAL BROADCASTING OF PENNSYLVANIA LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • WQLN (Channel 54; ERIE, PA; Owner: PUBLIC B/C OF NW PENN. INC.)
  • WFXP (Channel 66; ERIE, PA; Owner: MISSION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W48CH (Channel 48; ERIE, PA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WNYB (Channel 26; JAMESTOWN, NY; Owner: FAITH BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • W46BA (Channel 46; JAMESTOWN, NY; Owner: WESTERN NEW YORK PUBLIC B/CING.ASSN.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 34Number of bridges
  • 64m210ftTotal length
  • $4,000Total costs
  • 267,581Total average daily traffic
  • 28,806Total average daily truck traffic
  • 275,976Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 11900-1909
  • 31920-1929
  • 51930-1939
  • 21940-1949
  • 21950-1959
  • 101960-1969
  • 51970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 22010-2015
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Elgin, PA

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: N3AXK, Licensee ID: L00248206, Grant Date: 03/04/2014, Expiration Date: 05/01/2024, Certifier: Anthony T Franczkowski, Registrant: Anthony T Franczkowski, 18345 S Main Street, Elgin, PA 16413
  • Call Sign: W3BZJ, Licensee ID: L00610864, Grant Date: 12/20/2002, Expiration Date: 02/16/2013, Cancellation Date: 02/18/2015, Certifier: Francis L Mc Cray, Registrant: Francis L Mc Cray, 11558 E Pleasant St, Elgin, PA 16413
  • Call Sign: KB3EWZ, Licensee ID: L00234008, Grant Date: 04/21/2010, Expiration Date: 04/29/2020, Certifier: Albert L Irwin, Registrant: Albert L Irwin, 11200 W Pleasant St, Elgin, PA 16413
  • Call Sign: KB3EYE, Licensee ID: L00237682, Grant Date: 04/21/2010, Expiration Date: 05/11/2020, Certifier: Mary E Irwin, Registrant: Mary E Irwin, 11200 West Pleasant St, Elgin, PA 16413

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$74,170
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$59,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0118.02

HMDA - Conventional Home Purchase Loans

HMDA - Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (69%)
  • Wood (15%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)
  • Other fuel (4%)

Elgin compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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