Ellwood City, PA Profile: Facts & Data


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Ellwood City, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Ellwood City had a population of 7,851 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ellwood City: Hazeldell.

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Ellwood City, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 7,851
Population in Households 7,845
Population in Familes 5,958
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density2 3,378
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $45,092
Average Household Income $58,213
Per Capita Income $25,969


Total Housing Units 3,936 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,272 (57.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,226 (31.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 438 (11.1%)
Median Home Value $92,480
Average Home Value $113,363


Total Households 3,498
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 2,060
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.11% -0.38%
Households -0.09% -0.38%
Families -0.3% -0.5%
Median Household Income   3.04%
Per Capita Income   3.08%

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, 2018 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 # 142 92nd
Population Density # 337 81st
Diversity Index # 976 45th
Median Household Income # 1247 29th
Per Capita Income # 996 44th

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