Elco, Pennsylvania

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Coordinates: 40°4′45″N 79°52′29″W / 40.07917°N 79.87472°W / 40.07917; -79.87472
Elco
Borough
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Washington
Coordinates 40°4′45″N 79°52′29″W / 40.07917°N 79.87472°W / 40.07917; -79.87472
Area 0.3 sq mi (1 km2)
 - land 0.2 sq mi (1 km2)
 - water 0.1 sq mi (0 km2)
Population 362 (2000)
Density 1,484.9 / sq mi (573 / km2)
Established 1894
Mayor Frank J. Kennedy
Timezone EST (UTC-4)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-5)
Area code 724
Location of Elco in Washington County
Location of Elco in Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States

Elco is a borough in Washington County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 362 at the 2000 census.

Geography[edit]

Elco is located at 40°4′45″N 79°52′29″W / 40.07917°N 79.87472°W / 40.07917; -79.87472 (40.079185, -79.874754).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2), of which, 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (21.88%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 850
1910 944 11.1%
1920 808 −14.4%
1930 704 −12.9%
1940 619 −12.1%
1950 596 −3.7%
1960 521 −12.6%
1970 459 −11.9%
1980 417 −9.2%
1990 373 −10.6%
2000 362 −2.9%
2010 323 −10.8%
Est. 2012 319 −1.2%
Sources:[2][3][4]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 362 people, 142 households, and 96 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,484.9 people per square mile (582.4/km²). There were 146 housing units at an average density of 598.9 per square mile (234.9/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 98.07% White, 1.10% Asian, 0.83% from other races.

There were 142 households out of which 24.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living together, 12.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.7% were non-families. 30.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the borough the population was spread out with 20.7% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 23.8% from 25 to 44, 22.9% from 45 to 64, and 26.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 81.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.2 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $27,813, and the median income for a family was $33,214. Males had a median income of $26,667 versus $17,750 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $13,951. About 15.1% of families and 21.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 41.0% of those under age 18 and 22.5% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Resident Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013.