Elco, PA Profile: Facts & Data


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Elco, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Elco had a population of 308 as of July 1, 2018. Elco ranks in the lower quartile for 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 Elco is located at latitude 40.0818 and longitude -79.8817 in Washington County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Elco (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.28 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Washington County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 768 feet.

The Borough of Elco (GNIS ID: 1215665) 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.

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


Total Population 308
Population in Households 299
Population in Familes 242
Population in Group Qrtrs 9
Population Density2 1,117
Diversity Index3 3


Median Household Income $46,296
Average Household Income $58,101
Per Capita Income $25,054


Total Housing Units 148 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 106 (71.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 22 (14.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 20 (13.5%)
Median Home Value $108,871
Average Home Value $120,794


Total Households 128
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 87
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 -0.57% -0.26%
Households -0.46% -0.31%
Families 0.28% -0.46%
Median Household Income   3.7%
Per Capita Income   3.25%

Elco, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Elco 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 # 1502 15th
Population Density # 1019 42nd
Diversity Index # 1668 6th
Median Household Income # 1193 32nd
Per Capita Income # 1120 36th

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