Elk County, Pennsylvania

Elk County: County in Pennsylvania, United States


Elk County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of the 2010 census, the population was 31,946 and a population density of 15 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 29,607 inhabitants. Its county seat is Ridgway. The county was created 181 years ago in 1843.

Elk County locator map
Location of Elk County on Pennsylvania map.

Quick Facts about Elk County

Population : 29,607 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Pennsylvania (United States)
Different from : Elk County
Area : 2155 km2
Water as percent of area : 0.6%
Land as percent of area : 99.4%
Named for : Eastern elk
Altitude : 2,011 feet / 613 meters
Capital : Ridgway
Establishment : April 04, 1843
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 23:41:38 (15th July 2024)
Density : 14 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -7.9% (2010-2020)
Elk County Courthouse image
Elk County Courthouse
Elk County Courthouse image


Elk County is located at 41°25'31"N 78°38'57"W (41.4252300, -78.6490900). It has 6 neighbors: Cameron County, Clearfield County, Forest County, Jefferson County, McKean County and Warren County.

Elk County map

The largest city of Elk County is Saint Marys with a population of 12,157. Other cities include, Ridgway population 3,708, Lake City population 2,836 and Johnsonburg population 2,264. See all Elk County cities & populated places.

Elk County Populated Places

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Elk County.

City Name Population Title
Saint Marys 12,157 City in Camden County, Georgia, USA
Ridgway 3,708 County seat of Elk County, Pennsylvania, United States
Lake City 2,836 Bourouh in Pennsylvania, USA
Johnsonburg 2,264 Borough of Pennsylvania
Grant 687 Township in Indiana County, Pennsylvania
Benezette 191 Township in Elk County, Pennsylvania
Millstone 75 Township in Elk County, Pennsylvania

Elk County has 6 neighbours.


According to census records, the population of Elk County decreased by 7.9% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 31,946 - census
2011 31,799 -0.46% estimation process
2012 31,618 -0.57% estimation process
2013 31,461 -0.5% estimation process
2014 31,187 -0.88% estimation process
2015 30,897 -0.94% estimation process
2016 30,512 -1.26% estimation process
2017 30,271 -0.8% estimation process
2018 30,110 -0.53% estimation process
2019 29,910 -0.67% estimation process
2020 29,607 -1.02% estimation process

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People born in Elk County (2)

People born in Elk County, including military officer Edward C. Meyer, football coach Ernest Johnson, .


Other places with the same name (2)

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