Elgin, Pennsylvania

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Coordinates: 41°54′7″N 79°44′41″W / 41.90194°N 79.74472°W / 41.90194; -79.74472
Elgin
Borough
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Erie
Coordinates 41°54′7″N 79°44′41″W / 41.90194°N 79.74472°W / 41.90194; -79.74472
Area 1.6 sq mi (4 km2)
Population 236 (2000)
Density 150.9 / sq mi (58 / km2)
Mayor Richard W. Patterson
Timezone EST (UTC-4)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-5)
Zip code 16407
Area code 814
Location of Elgin in Erie County
Location of Elgin within Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States

Elgin is a borough in Erie County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 236 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Erie Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

Elgin is located at 41°54′7″N 79°44′41″W / 41.90194°N 79.74472°W / 41.90194; -79.74472 (41.902058, -79.744851)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.6 square miles (4.1 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 154
1890 169 9.7%
1900 138 −18.3%
1910 148 7.2%
1920 179 20.9%
1930 172 −3.9%
1940 224 30.2%
1950 202 −9.8%
1960 218 7.9%
1970 173 −20.6%
1980 235 35.8%
1990 229 −2.6%
2000 236 3.1%
2010 218 −7.6%
Est. 2012 217 −0.5%
Sources:[2][3][4]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 236 people, 84 households, and 69 families residing in the borough. The population density was 150.9 people per square mile (58.4/km²). There were 88 housing units at an average density of 56.3 per square mile (21.8/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 99.58% White, and 0.42% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.85% of the population.

There were 84 households out of which 32.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.2% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.7% were non-families. 14.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.81 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the borough the population was spread out with 26.3% under the age of 18, 5.5% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 24.2% from 45 to 64, and 16.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 96.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.1 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $37,083, and the median income for a family was $41,875. Males had a median income of $24,583 versus $17,361 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $15,611. About 9.6% of families and 9.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.0% of those under the age of eighteen and 12.3% of those sixty five or over.

Notable residents[edit]

  • Ed McCray, professional cartoonist and animator

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.