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Elim, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Elim Census Designated Place had a population of 3,421 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Elim is located at latitude 40.2973 and longitude -78.9455 in Cambria County. The formal boundaries for the Elim Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.99 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Cambria County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,657 feet.

The Elim Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389032) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Elim Census Designated Place is located within Township of Upper Yoder, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cambria County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Elim population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Elim, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,421
Daytime Population: Workers 1,414
Daytime Population: Residents 1,947
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,361
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.98
Population in Households 3,071
Population in Familes 2,417
Population in Group Qrtrs 350
Population Density2 1,716
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $53,964
Average Household Income $68,540
Per Capita Income $31,302


Total Housing Units 1,565 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,020 (65.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 399 (25.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 146 ( 9.3%)
Median Home Value $117,401
Average Home Value $121,516


Total Households 1,419
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 868
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -1.17% -0.94%
Households -0.84% -0.99%
Families -1.41% -1.04%
Median Household Income   1.78%
Per Capita Income   2.71%

Elim, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Elim to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 396 78th
Population Density # 782 56th
Diversity Index # 984 44th
Median Household Income # 733 58th
Per Capita Income # 426 76th

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