Ellwood City, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Ellwood City, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Ellwood City had a population of 7,847 as of July 1, 2017. Ellwood City ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Ellwood City is located at latitude 40.862 and longitude -80.2829 in Lawrence County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Ellwood City (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.32 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Lawrence County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 889 feet.

The Borough of Ellwood City (GNIS ID: 1214872) 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 Ellwood City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ellwood City: Hazeldell.

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


Total Population 7,847
Population in Households 7,841
Population in Familes 5,998
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density1 3,376
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 3,505
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 2,077
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,925 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,223 (56.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,282 (32.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 420 (10.7%)
Median Home Value $92,245
Average Home Value $110,623


Median Household Income $43,588
Average Household Income $55,541
Per Capita Income $24,833
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.13% -0.4%
Households -0.07% -0.34%
Families -0.22% -0.43%
Median Household Income   2.27%
Per Capita Income   2.92%
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.

Ellwood City, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ellwood City 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 # 140 92nd
Population Density1 # 343 81st
Diversity Index2 # 975 45th
Median Household Income # 1276 28th
Per Capita Income # 1059 40th

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