Elgin, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The Borough of Elgin had a population of 217 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Elgin: Concord Station.

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


Total Population 217
Daytime Population: Workers 9
Daytime Population: Residents 114
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 123
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.57
Population in Households 217
Population in Familes 188
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 147
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $50,000
Average Household Income $65,384
Per Capita Income $24,075


Total Housing Units 84 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 66 (78.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 13 (15.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 6 ( 7.1%)
Median Home Value $113,235
Average Home Value $136,154


Total Households 78
Average Household Size 2.78
Family Households 61
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 -0.06% -0.09%
Households 0.0% 0.0%
Families -0.44% -0.33%
Median Household Income   1.8%
Per Capita Income   3.42%

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, 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 # 1601 9th
Population Density # 1701 4th
Diversity Index # 1346 23rd
Median Household Income # 983 44th
Per Capita Income # 1165 34th

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