Elco, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Elco, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Elco had a population of 306 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Elco population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 306
Daytime Population: Workers 26
Daytime Population: Residents 157
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 183
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.60
Population in Households 296
Population in Familes 242
Population in Group Qrtrs 10
Population Density2 1,110
Diversity Index3 4


Median Household Income $42,146
Average Household Income $53,494
Per Capita Income $23,164


Total Housing Units 148 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 107 (72.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 20 (13.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 21 (14.2%)
Median Home Value $104,839
Average Home Value $116,981


Total Households 127
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 86
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 -0.74% -0.4%
Households -0.63% -0.48%
Families 0.16% -0.47%
Median Household Income   2.14%
Per Capita Income   2.8%

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, 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 # 1504 15th
Population Density # 1023 42nd
Diversity Index # 1614 9th
Median Household Income # 1343 24th
Per Capita Income # 1297 26th

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