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Elk County, Pennsylvania (PA)

County population in 2014: 31,194 (44% urban, 56% rural); it was 35,112 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 5,563
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 5,187
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 11,211
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,943 (it was 2,913 in 2000)
% of renters here:

21%
State:

30%

Land area: 829 sq. mi.

Water area: 3.6 sq. mi.

Population density: 38 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Elk County: 91.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (26.1%), Manufacturing (15.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 67%
  • Government: 6%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 26%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Elk County, Pennsylvania:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (98.1%)
  • Two or more races (0.6%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (0.6%)
Median resident age:  45.0 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.0 years
Males: 15,498  (49.7%)
Females: 15,696  (50.3%)
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Elk County,PA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Elk County:

2.0 people
Pennsylvania:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $46,962 ($37,550 in 1999)

This county:

$46962
Pennsylvania:

$52007

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $411 (lower quartile is $336, upper quartile is $521)
This county:

$411
State:

$675


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $91,820 (it was $77,400 in 2000)
Elk:

$91,820
Pennsylvania:

$164,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $59,754 - $154,065
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $921
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $369

Institutionalized population: 298

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 0
  • Burglaries: 0
  • Thefts: 0
  • Auto thefts: 0

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 0
  • Burglaries: 0
  • Thefts: 0
  • Auto thefts: 0
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 58 buildings, average cost: $104,700
  • 2008: 44 buildings, average cost: $121,600
  • 2009: 27 buildings, average cost: $158,800
  • 2010: 36 buildings, average cost: $155,000
  • 2011: 20 buildings, average cost: $161,500
  • 2012: 28 buildings, average cost: $187,700
  • 2013: 34 buildings, average cost: $114,900
  • 2014: 35 buildings, average cost: $160,600

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,516 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,391 (1.6%)

Elk County household income distribution in 2009 Elk County home values distribution Elk County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 8.2%
(7.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 23.4% for Black residents, 14.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 11.5% for other race residents, 18.8% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 8.1%
Elk County:

8.1%
Pennsylvania:

13.7%
(7.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.4% for Black residents, 14.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 10.8% for other race residents, 17.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 46 years old
(Males: 45 years old, Females: 47 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46 years old, Black residents: 61 years old, American Indian residents: 39 years old, Asian residents: 56 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 20 years old, Other race residents: 55 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Elk County is $427 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $491 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $636 a month.

Cities in this county include: St. Marys, Ridgway, Johnsonburg, Kersey, Weedville, Byrnedale, Wilcox, James City, Force.

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

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Elk County: Blue Jay Spring Recreation Area (A), Deadman Corners (B), Seldom Seen Corners (C), Newtown (D), Bowmanville (E), Greeley Farm (F), Hickory Center (G), Marienville District Ranger Station (H), Watson Farm (I), Marienville Rod and Gun Club (J), Beaver Meadows Recreation Site (K), Ross Run Junction (L), Gilfoyle Station (M), Tionesta Station (N), Camp Tionesta (O), Kelly Pines Recreation Area (P), Taylor (Q), Endeavor Community Center (R), East Hickory Fire Hall (S), East Hickory Substation (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Elk County include: Redclyffe Church (A), Kiffer Hill Church (B), Mount Zion Church (C), Town Line Church (D), White Church (E), Zuendel Church (F), Church Hill Church (G), Greenwood Church (H), West Hickory Methodist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Whig Hill Cemetery (1), Blue Ridge Cemetery (2), Roses Cemetery (3), Mount Collins Cemetery (4), Cook Forest Cemetery (5), Holeman Cemetery (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Tionesta Lake (A), Beaver Meadows Lake (B), Tionesta Lake (C), Buzzard Swamp (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Dry Run (A), Raven Run (B), Glasner Run (C), Piney Run (D), Johns Run (E), Peters Run (F), Kemp Run (G), North Branch Hemlock Creek (H), Tionesta Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Elk County include: Minister Creek Recreation Area (1), State Game Lands Number 24 (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Cache County, Utah , Humboldt County, Nevada , Nantucket County, Massachusetts , Cuyahoga County, Ohio , Forest County , Kosciusko County, Indiana .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.6%
Pennsylvania:

4.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 882
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 82.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 12.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 385 (69% naturalized citizens)

Elk County:

1.1%
Whole state:

4.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 41
  • 1990 to 1994: 86
  • 1985 to 1989: 47
  • 1980 to 1984: 5
  • 1975 to 1979: 7
  • 1970 to 1974: 15
  • 1970 to 1974: 26
  • 1965 to 1969: 158

Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 89.6%

Elk County marital status for males Elk County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 14,298
  • One, attached: 98
  • Two: 907
  • 3 or 4: 560
  • 5 to 9: 212
  • 10 to 19: 37
  • 20 or more: 331
  • Mobile homes: 1,637
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 35

Housing units in Elk County with a mortgage: 4,827 (476 second mortgage, 869 home equity loan, 22 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 4,486

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

62.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Elk County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic22,4768
Mainline Protestant4,74126
Evangelical Protestant90510
Other2292
None3,595-
Elk County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 8
Elk County:

2.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
This county:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 17
Elk County:

5.22 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 22
This county:

6.75 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Elk County:

8.8%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%

Adult obesity rate:
Elk County:

27.5%
State:

27.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

6.7%
State:

11.5%

Agriculture in Elk County:

Average size of farms: 98 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $12,757
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $125.00
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 16.22%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 63.72%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $16,048
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 37.75%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.19%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $55,219
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 92.48%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 11.08
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 21.79%
Corn for grain: 524 harvested acres
Vegetables: 70 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 15 acres

Tornado activity:

Elk County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Pennsylvania state average. It is 27473872.4 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Elk County-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 90.4 miles away from Elk County center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 130.3 miles away from the county center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 280.5 miles away from the county center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 156.4 miles away from the county 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) earthquake occurred 116.6 miles away from Elk County center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 327.6 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • PennsylvaniaHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3235): September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3235, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • PennsylvaniaTropical Depression Ivan, Incident Period: September 17, 2004 to October 1, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1557): September 19, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1557, Natural disaster type: Tropical Depression
  • PennsylvaniaFlooding, Incident Period: January 19, 1996 to February 1, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1093): January 21, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1093, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • PennsylvaniaSevere Snowfall and Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 13, 1993 to March 17, 1993, Emergency Declared (EM-3105): March 16, 1993, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3105, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snowfall
  • PennsylvaniaTropical Storm Agnes, Incident Period: June 23, 1972, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-340): June 23, 1972, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-340, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm

The number of natural disasters in Elk County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (23%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
  • Manufacturing (26%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (25%)
  • Material moving occupations (16%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Production occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (5%)
  • Material moving occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Italy (25%)
  • Vietnam (18%)
  • India (8%)
  • Philippines (8%)
  • Germany (7%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (4%)
  • Other Western Asia (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Elk County (%):

  • German (43%)
  • Italian (18%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • Swedish (5%)
  • Polish (5%)
  • United States or American (5%)
  • English (4%)

Elk County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 13,873 (84%)
  • Carpooled: 1,665 (10%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 57 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 10 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 2 (0%)
  • Walked: 500 (3%)
  • Other means: 33 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 346 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Elk County, Pennsylvania in 2000:

  • 280 people in nursing homes
  • 60 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 58 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 42 people in religious group quarters
  • 25 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

People in group quarters in Elk County, Pennsylvania in 2010:

  • 247 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 51 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 29 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 21 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 6 people in residential treatment centers for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $49,953.

2.89% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,619 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

2.89%
Pennsylvania average:

4.35%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
1.82% relocated from other counties in Pennsylvania ($19,546 average AGI)
1.07% relocated from other states ($15,073 average AGI)
Elk County:

1.07%
Pennsylvania average:

1.90%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Clearfield County, PA  0.37% ($24,784 average AGI)
from Jefferson County, PA  0.29% ($34,025)
from McKean County, PA  0.17% ($27,458)
from Allegheny County, PA  0.15% ($29,762)
from Cameron County, PA  0.12% ($33,375)


2.92% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,752 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

2.92%
Pennsylvania average:

4.54%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
1.84% relocated to other counties in Pennsylvania ($22,295 average AGI)
1.08% relocated to other states ($13,457 average AGI)
Elk County:

1.08%
Pennsylvania average:

2.07%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Allegheny County, PA  0.29% ($26,975 average AGI)
to Clearfield County, PA  0.25% ($31,618)
to Jefferson County, PA  0.23% ($25,313)
to McKean County, PA  0.20% ($29,714)
to Erie County, PA  0.15% ($23,143)
to Centre County, PA  0.08% ($86,000)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.8

Births per 1000 population in Elk County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.8

Deaths per 1000 population in Elk County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.9

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Elk County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 9.6%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.1%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Elk County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Elk County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 7,073 (6,018 aged, 1,055 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 331 (5%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Elk County, Pennsylvania in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (517)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (387)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (381)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (290)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (234)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (233)
  • Congestive heart failure (207)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (126)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (119)
  • Unspecified renal failure (106)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 6%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 5%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.94
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 9728.750
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 648.780
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 55119.77

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 956.010
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1081.100
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 23.83

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 26.06
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 62.54

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 8.93

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 88.2. This is less than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 31,591
  • In family households: 26,256 (7,106 male householders, 1,942 female householders)
    7,142 spouses, 8,502 children (7,896 natural, 188 adopted, 418 stepchildren), 398 grandchildren, 152 brothers or sisters, 214 parents, 125 other relatives, 590 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 5,335 (2,271 male householders (1,920 living alone)), 2,374 female householders (2,158 living alone)), 690 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 355 (298 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 4,642 2-persons, 1,966 3-persons, 1,540 4-persons, 632 5-persons, 182 6-persons, 86 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 4,078 1-person, 484 2-persons, 53 3-persons, 22 4-persons, 6 5-persons, 2 6-persons.

6,408 married couples with children.
1,558 single-parent households (429 men, 1,129 women).

96.4% of residents of Elk County speak English at home.
1.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (64% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 19% speak English not well).
1.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (79% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (57% speak English very well, 30% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $181,812,000 ($5337 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $3,788,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $97,296,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $51,388,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $579,000
Federal grants: $23,377,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,764,000 ($306,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $7,409,000 ($1,849,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,807,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $2,361,000
Federal Government insurance: $15,713,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 1,769
Here:

53 per 1000 residents
State:

61 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,963
Here:

58 per 1000 residents
State:

54 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +33
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -1,314
Here -39 per 1000 residents
State -2 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Elk County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 5.58 millions of gallons per day (3% from ground, 97% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 248
  • 2000 to 2004: 968
  • 1990 to 1999: 2,058
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,818
  • 1970 to 1979: 2,399
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,097
  • 1950 to 1959: 2,150
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,515
  • 1939 or earlier: 5,281
Rooms in houses/apartments in Elk County, Pennsylvania
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 2
  • 2 rooms: 30
  • 3 rooms: 83
  • 4 rooms: 692
  • 5 rooms: 2,732
  • 6 rooms: 3,545
  • 7 rooms: 2,004
  • 8 rooms: 1,252
  • 9+ rooms: 871
  • 1 room: 146
  • 2 rooms: 149
  • 3 rooms: 386
  • 4 rooms: 704
  • 5 rooms: 667
  • 6 rooms: 406
  • 7 rooms: 216
  • 8 rooms: 159
  • 9+ rooms: 80
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Elk County, Pennsylvania
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 2
  • 1 bedroom: 266
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,055
  • 3 bedrooms: 6,879
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,729
  • 5+ bedrooms: 280
  • no bedroom: 151
  • 1 bedroom: 658
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,083
  • 3 bedrooms: 857
  • 4 bedrooms: 139
  • 5+ bedrooms: 25
Cars and other vehicles available in Elk County, Pennsylvania in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 479
  • 1 vehicle: 3,436
  • 2 vehicles: 5,457
  • 3 vehicles: 1,317
  • 4 vehicles: 398
  • 5+ vehicles: 124
  • no vehicle: 613
  • 1 vehicle: 1,413
  • 2 vehicles: 774
  • 3 vehicles: 85
  • 4 vehicles: 11
  • 5+ vehicles: 17

75% of Elk County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 73% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 69% lived in Pennsylvania.

Elk County:

74.6%
State average:

64.4%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 32189
  • Northeast: 897
  • Midwest: 562
  • South: 856
  • West: 178

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $44,000


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 8%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 7%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Elk County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (72.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (8.5%)
  • Electricity (6.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5.7%)
  • Wood (3.6%)
  • Coal or coke (2.7%)
  • Utility gas (73.2%)
  • Electricity (16.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3.6%)
  • Wood (1.5%)
  • No fuel used (0.8%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 923
Here:

23.2%
Pennsylvania:

16.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 297
Here:

14.1%
Pennsylvania:

13.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 115
Here:

15.5%
Pennsylvania:

37.3%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

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Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Elk County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - Housing & Community Development: $543,000
    General: $253,000
    Regular Highways: $4,000
  • Current Operations - Welfare - Other: $2,180,000
    Corrections - Other: $2,144,000
    General - Other: $1,476,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,370,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,323,000
    Financial Administration: $852,000
    Regular Highways: $468,000
    Housing & Community Development: $321,000
    Solid Waste Management: $254,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $14,000
  • Employee Retirement - Securities - Corporate Bonds (market): $4,400,000
    Securities - Corporate Bonds (market): $1,435,000
    Benefit Payments: $196,000
    Withdrawals: $109,000
    Total Cash & Deposits: $55,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $209,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Fire Protection: $368,000
    Regular Highways: $368,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $388,000
    Welfare - Other: $25,000
    Corrections - Other: $23,000
    Solid Waste Management: $5,000
    Regular Highways: $1,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,852,000

Elk County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $1,745,000
  • Employee Retirement - Interest Revenue: $427,000
    Local Employee Contribution: $268,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $534,000
    General Support: $40,000
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $576,000
    Interest Earnings: $145,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $23,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $2,042,000
    All Other: $786,000
    Highways: $240,000
    General Support: $176,000
  • Tax - Property: $4,582,000
    NEC: $27,000

Elk County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $4,512,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $3,695,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $370,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $447,000

Elk County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $291,000
  • Employee Retirement - Total Federal Securities: $1,823,000
    Total Other Securities: $747,000
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $3,207,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $72,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 680
  • Number of aged recipients: 26
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 654
  • Number of recipients under 18: 154
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 458
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 68
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 212
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 298
Elk County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Elk County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Elk County, PA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John30774.8 years
Mary29978.8 years
Joseph21575.9 years
William21074.2 years
James20171.3 years
Robert17172.2 years
Margaret14979.9 years
George13975.6 years
Edward13577.4 years
Helen13479.4 years
Most common last names in Elk County, PA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson9779.2 years
Smith8277.6 years
Anderson8177.3 years
Nelson5679.1 years
Herzing5578.7 years
Miller5276.8 years
Bauer4976.2 years
Young4970.5 years
Hoffman4775.1 years
Eckert4376.6 years
Businesses in Elk County, PA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1La-Z-Boy1
Ace Hardware1Lane Furniture2
Advance Auto Parts1MasterBrand Cabinets5
AutoZone1McDonald's1
Best Western1Nike2
CVS1Pizza Hut1
Chevrolet1RadioShack1
Comfort Inn1Rite Aid2
Curves1Sears1
Dairy Queen1Subway4
Domino's Pizza1True Value1
Fashion Bug1U-Haul3
FedEx2UPS3
Ford1Walmart1
GNC1Wendy's1
Goodwill1YMCA1
H&R Block2

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  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
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