Elk County, PA

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2020 Population
30,077
0.867% 1-year decline
US Senator
Bob Casey Jr.
Democratic Party
US Senator
Pat Toomey
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
47.9
1.05% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
9.93%
4.81% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$54,961
2.85% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$103,100
0.0969% 1-year decline

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In 2020, Elk County, PA had a population of 30.1k people with a median age of 47.9 and a median household income of $54,961. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Elk County, PA declined from 30,340 to 30,077, a −0.867% decrease and its median household income grew from $53,440 to $54,961, a 2.85% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Elk County, PA are White (Non-Hispanic) (97%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.02%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.618%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.469%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.439%).

None of the households in Elk County, PA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.7% of the residents in Elk County, PA are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Elk County, PA was $103,100, and the homeownership rate was 78.4%.

Most people in Elk County, PA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 17.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Elk County, PA was 2 cars per household.

About the photo: Beaver Run Shallow Water Impoundment, Elk County, within the Quehanna Wild Area of Moshannon State Forest.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Elk County, PA is home to a population of 30.1k people, from which 99.7% are citizens. As of 2020, 0.768% of Elk County, PA residents were born outside of the country (231 people).

In 2020, there were 95.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (29.2k people) in Elk County, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 306 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 186 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.7%
2020 Citizenship
99.6%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99.7% of Elk County, PA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Elk County, PA was 99.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Elk County, PA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    29.2k ± 159
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    306 ± 172
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    186 ± 48
0.841%
Hispanic Population
253 people

In 2020, there were 95.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (29.2k people) in Elk County, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 306 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 186 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

0.841% of the people in Elk County, PA are hispanic (253 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Elk County, PA as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

0.768%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
231 people
0.857%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
260 people

As of 2020, 0.768% of Elk County, PA residents (231 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Elk County, PA was 0.857%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,036 ± 174
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    336 ± 128
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    215 ± 77

Elk County, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.08 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Elk County, PA employs 15.3k people. The largest industries in Elk County, PA are Manufacturing (5,712 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,405 people), and Retail Trade (1,652 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($68,570), Utilities ($64,479), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($63,125).

Occupations

15.3k
2020 Value
± 775
−0.637%
1 Year decline
± 6.79%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Elk County, PA declined at a rate of −0.637%, from 15.4k employees to 15.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Elk County, PA, are Production Occupations (2,941 people), Material Moving Occupations (1,513 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,511 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Elk County, PA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

15.3k
2020 Value
± 775
−0.637%
1 Year decline
± 6.79%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Elk County, PA declined at a rate of −0.637%, from 15.4k employees to 15.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Elk County, PA, are Manufacturing (5,712 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,405 people), and Retail Trade (1,652 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Elk County, PA, though some of these residents may live in Elk County, PA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$43,161
Median earning men ± $2,490
$31,035
Median earning women ± $1,151

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Wholesale Trade ($68,948), Public Administration ($61,419), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($54,245).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Wholesale Trade ($38,707), Manufacturing ($37,285), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($36,535).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Pennsylvania. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Pennsylvania.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 705
    Manufacturing
  2. 339
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 167
    Other Services, Except Public Administration

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Pennsylvania to other states, or from other states to Pennsylvania.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $110B
  2. $74.2B
  3. $44.2B

In 2020, the top outbound Pennsylvania product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $110B, followed by Mixed freight ($74.2B) and Electronics ($44.2B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Pennsylvania products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$734B
2020 Value in Pennsylvania
$1.46T
Projected 2050 Value in Pennsylvania
99.3% growth

In 2020, total outbound Pennsylvania trade was $734B. This is expected to increase 99.3% to $1.46T by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Pennsylvania trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Pennsylvania to other states, or from other states to Pennsylvania.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $73.5B
  2. $71.1B
  3. $36.8B

In 2020, the top outbound Pennsylvania domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New Jersey with $73.5B, followed by New York with $71.1B and Ohio and $36.8B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Pennsylvania shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Elk County, PA went to Donald J. Trump with 71.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (26.7%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.44%).

Bob Casey Jr. and Pat Toomey are the senators currently representing the state of Pennsylvania. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Pennsylvania is currently represented by 18 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Pennsylvania

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Bob Casey Jr.
Senator from Pennsylvania1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
Pat Toomey
Senator from Pennsylvania3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011

Bob Casey Jr. and Pat Toomey are the senators currently representing Pennsylvania.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is currently represented by 18 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Pennsylvania have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.658% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.701% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (3.5M), Bachelors Degree (1.89M), and Some college (1.84M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Elk County, PA was $103,100 in 2020, which is 0.449 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $103,200 to $103,100, a 0.0969% decrease. The homeownership rate in Elk County, PA is 78.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Elk County, PA have an average commute time of 17.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Elk County, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Elk County, PA is $54,961. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Elk County, PA was Census Tract 9510 with a value of $66,566, followed by Census Tract 9513 and Census Tract 9502, with respective values of $61,264 and $60,598.

Property

$103,100
Median Property Value 2020
±$6,114
$11,151
Median Property Taxes
±$617

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Elk County, PA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Elk County, PA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

78.4%
Homeownership
2020
61.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 78.4% of the housing units in Elk County, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 78.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9510
  2. Census Tract 9513
  3. Census Tract 9502

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Elk County, PA was Census Tract 9510 with a value of $66,566, followed by Census Tract 9513 and Census Tract 9502, with respective values of $61,264 and $60,598.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Elk County, PA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$54,961
Median Household Income
± $2,659
14.2k
Number of Households
± 717

In 2020, the median household income of the 14.2k households in Elk County, PA grew to $54,961 from the previous year's value of $53,440.

The following chart displays the households in Elk County, PA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Elk County, PA is from Pennsylvania.
0.466
2020 Wage GINI in Pennsylvania
0.469
2019 Wage GINI in Pennsylvania

In 2020, the income inequality in Pennsylvania was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.614% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Pennsylvania was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Pennsylvania in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (83.5%)
  2. Carpooled (10%)
  3. Walked (2.88%)

In 2020, 83.5% of workers in Elk County, PA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10%) and those who walked to work (2.88%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

17.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Elk County, PA have a shorter commute time (17.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.26% of the workforce in Elk County, PA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Elk County, PA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Elk County, PA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

9.93% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Elk County, PA (2.95k out of 29.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Males 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Elk County, PA is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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97.4% of the population of Elk County, PA has health coverage, with 50.3% on employee plans, 14% on Medicaid, 16.7% on Medicare, 15.3% on non-group plans, and 1.09% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Pennsylvania was $9,258 in 2014. This is a 4.29% increase from the previous year ($8,877).

Primary care physicians in Elk County, PA see 2514 patients per year on average, which represents a 24.9% increase from the previous year (2013 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3739 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 965 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50% were men and 50% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Pennsylvania, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,514 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Elk County, PA

Primary care physicians in Elk County, PA see an average of 2,514 patients per year. This represents a 24.9% increase from the previous year (2,013 patients).

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Pennsylvania across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 20.7% under 18 years, 15.6% between 18 and 34 years, 41.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 21.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50% were men and 50% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

2.6%
Uninsured
50.3%
Employer Coverage
14%
Medicaid
16.7%
Medicare
15.3%
Non-Group
1.09%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Elk County, PA declined by 9.14% from 2.86% to 2.6%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 42.8 in Elk County, PA.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 31.6% in Elk County, PA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 5.1% in Elk County, PA.

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