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McElhattan, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The McElhattan Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Clinton County at latitude 41.1555 and longitude -77.3598. Clinton County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 577 feet.

The formal official name is the McElhattan Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as McElhattan, Pennsylvania.

The U5 Census Class Code for McElhattan indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the McElhattan Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.34 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles.

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McElhattan, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 621
Population in Households 505
Population in Familes 421
Population in Group Qrtrs 116
Population Density1 462
Diversity Index2 30


Total Households 270
Average Household Size 1.87
Family Households 191
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 272 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 234 (86.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 35 (12.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 2 ( 0.7%)
Median Home Value $148,039
Average Home Value $163,996


Median Household Income $43,943
Average Household Income $56,893
Per Capita Income $19,489
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.89% 0.95%
Households 1.26% 1.09%
Families 2.64% 1.13%
Median Household Income   2.66%
Per Capita Income   2.72%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


McElhattan, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares McElhattan to the other 1,764 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 1219 31st
Population Density1 # 1444 18th
Diversity Index2 # 273 85th
Median Household Income # 1125 36th
Per Capita Income # 1501 15th

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