Elgin, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Elgin, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

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The Borough of Elgin had a population of 211 as of July 1, 2016. Elgin ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Elgin is located at latitude 41.907 and longitude -79.7465 in Erie County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Elgin (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.47 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Erie County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,388 feet.

The Borough of Elgin (GNIS ID: 1215208) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Elgin population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Elgin: Concord Station.

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Elgin, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 211
Population in Households 211
Population in Familes 183
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 143
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 76
Average Household Size 2.78
Family Households 59
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 84 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 64 (76.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 12 (14.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 8 ( 9.5%)
Median Home Value $105,000
Average Home Value $130,769


Median Household Income $50,000
Average Household Income $62,073
Per Capita Income $23,508
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.52% -0.29%
Households -0.41% -0.26%
Families -1.04% -0.34%
Median Household Income   1.03%
Per Capita Income   1.92%
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.

Elgin, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Elgin to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 1607 9th
Population Density1 # 1704 3rd
Diversity Index2 # 1416 19th
Median Household Income # 870 51st
Per Capita Income # 1094 38th

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