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Elk County, Pennsylvania
Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Elk County
Location in the state of Pennsylvania
Map of the U.S. highlighting Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania's location in the U.S.
Seat Ridgway
Largest city St. Marys
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

832 sq mi (2,155 km²)

32 sq mi (83 km²), 0.43%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

35,112
41/sq mi (16/km²)
Founded April 18, 1843
Website www.co.elk.pa.us

Elk County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of the 2000 census, the population was 35,112.

Elk County was created on April 18, 1843, from parts of Jefferson, Clearfield and McKean Counties, and is named for the Eastern elk that historically inhabited the region. Its county seat is Ridgway.[1].

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 832 square miles (2,155 km²), of which, 829 square miles (2,146 km²) of it is land and 4 square miles (9 km²) of it (0.43%) is water.

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Adjacent counties

National protected area

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 35,112 people, 14,124 households, and 9,745 families residing in the county. The population density was 42 people per square mile (16/km²). There were 18,115 housing units at an average density of 22 per square mile (8/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.96% White, 0.15% Black or African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.35% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.10% from other races, and 0.31% from two or more races. 0.40% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 42.8% were of German, 17.8% Italian, 7.4% Irish and 5.1% Swedish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 14,124 households out of which 31.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.00% were married couples living together, 8.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.00% were non-families. 27.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.00% under the age of 18, 6.80% from 18 to 24, 28.60% from 25 to 44, 23.30% from 45 to 64, and 17.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 98.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.30 males.

Politics and government

As of November 2008, there are 20,523 registered voters in Elk County [1].

Elk County tends to be politically competitive in statewide elections. Although George W. Bush carried it in both 2000 and 2004, Barack Obama won 50.8% of its vote to 46.5% for John McCain. The three state row offices winners also carried Elk and Democratic incumbent State Representative Dan Surra lost after nine terms to Republican Matt Gabler in 2008.

County commissioners

  • June Sorg, Chairwoman, Democrat
  • Ron Beimel, Democrat
  • Daniel Freeberg, Republican

Other county offices

  • Clerk of Courts and Prothonotary, Dave Frey, Democrat
  • Coroner, Louis Radkowski, Republican
  • District Attorney, Bradley Kraus, Democrat
  • Register of Wills and Recorder of Deeds, Pete Weidenboerner, Democrat
  • Sheriff, Jeffrey Krieg, Democrat
  • Treasurer, Peggy Schneider, Democrat

State Representative

State Senator

U.S. Representative

Municipalities

The townships of Elk County, with the city and boroughs shaded.

Under Pennsylvania law, there are four types of incorporated municipalities: cities, boroughs, townships, and, in at most two cases, towns. The following cities, boroughs and townships are located in Elk County:

Cities

Boroughs

Townships

Education

Map of Elk County, Pennsylvania School Districts

Community, Junior and Technical Colleges

  • North Central Industrial Technical Education Center

Public School Districts

Recreation

There are two Pennsylvania state parks in Elk County.

See also

References

Coordinates: 41°25′N 78°39′W / 41.42°N 78.65°W / 41.42; -78.65


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Elk County, Pennsylvania
Map
File:Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Elk County.png
Location in the state of Pennsylvania
Map of the USA highlighting Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded April 18, 1843
Seat Ridgway
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.43%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

35112
Website: www.co.elk.pa.us

Elk County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of the 2000 census, the population was 35,112.

Elk County was created on April 18, 1843 from parts of Jefferson, Clearfield and McKean Counties, and is named for the Elk which historically inhabited the region. Its county seat is Ridgway6.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,155 km² (832 sq mi). 2,146 km² (829 sq mi) of it is land and 9 km² (4 sq mi) of it (0.43%) is water.

Adjacent Counties

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 35,112 people, 14,124 households, and 9,745 families residing in the county. The population density was 16/km² (42/sq mi). There were 18,115 housing units at an average density of 8/km² (22/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.96% White, 0.15% Black or African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.35% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.10% from other races, and 0.31% from two or more races. 0.40% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 14,124 households out of which 31.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.00% were married couples living together, 8.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.00% were non-families. 27.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.00% under the age of 18, 6.80% from 18 to 24, 28.60% from 25 to 44, 23.30% from 45 to 64, and 17.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 98.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.30 males.

Municipalities

Map of Elk County, Pennsylvania with Municipal Labels showing Cities and Boroughs (red) and Townships (white).

Under Pennsylvania law, there are four types of incorporated municipalities: cities, boroughs, townships, and, in at most two cases, towns. The following cities, boroughs and townships are located in Elk County:

Cities

Boroughs

Townships

Education

Map of Elk County, Pennsylvania School Districts

Community, Junior and Technical Colleges

Public School Districts

Recreation

There are two Pennsylvania state parks in Elk County.

Coordinates: 41°25′N 78°39′W / 41.42, -78.65

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