Eldred, Pennsylvania

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Eldred, Pennsylvania
Downtown Eldred
Downtown Eldred
Location of Eldred in McKean County, Pennsylvania.
Location of Eldred in McKean County, Pennsylvania.
Eldred is located in Pennsylvania
Location of Eldred in McKean County, Pennsylvania.
Eldred is located in the United States
Eldred (the United States)
Coordinates: 41°57′24″N 78°23′01″W / 41.95667°N 78.38361°W / 41.95667; -78.38361Coordinates: 41°57′24″N 78°23′01″W / 41.95667°N 78.38361°W / 41.95667; -78.38361
CountryUnited States
 • Total0.85 sq mi (2.20 km2)
 • Land0.82 sq mi (2.12 km2)
 • Water0.03 sq mi (0.08 km2)
 • Total825
 • Estimate 
 • Density951.22/sq mi (367.25/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Zip code
Area code(s)814
FIPS code42-22888

Eldred is a borough in McKean County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 825 at the 2010 census.


Eldred is named for Judge Nathaniel B. Eldred.[3]


Eldred is located at 41°57′24″N 78°23′1″W / 41.95667°N 78.38361°W / 41.95667; -78.38361 (41.956725, -78.383579).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.3 km2), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 2018770[2]−6.7%

As of the census[6] of 2010, there were 825 people, 345 households, and 224 families residing in the borough. The population density was 919.67 people per square mile (376.4/km2). There were 402 housing units at an average density of 446.67 per square mile (177.7/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 96.48% White, 0.12% Native American, 0.97% from other races, and 2.06% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.42% of the population.

There were 345 households, out of which 31% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42% were married couples living together, 16.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.1% were non-families. 30.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16.9% 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 2.92.

In the borough the population was spread out, with 23.6% under the age of 20, 5.9% from 20 to 24, 25.3% from 25 to 44, 19.9% from 45 to 64, and 18% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37.2 years. For every 100 females there were 87.9 males.

In 2000, the median income for a household in the borough was $27,569, and the median income for a family was $34,375. Males had a median income of $30,347 versus $19,375 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $15,674. About 17.1% of families and 17.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 31.1% of those under age 18 and 2.5% of those age 65 or over.


Eldred is the home of the Kendall Bridge. This bridge is reportedly one of only a few bridges in the world in which a road turns off the suspended section off the bridge creating a suspended intersection. This bridge also spans the Allegheny River, a small road, as well as a railroad line that runs through the small town. This railroad is owned by Western New York & Pennsylvania Rail Road.

Eldred is also home to the World War II Museum. During the war, Eldred was the site of a munitions plant that produced eight million bombs, mortar shells and fuses. Fifteen hundred people worked there, 24 hours a day, from January 1942 to May 1945, supporting the war effort. The museum opened on Memorial Day 1996 and is dedicated to the U.S. fighting forces and the 40 million people on the homefront who provided the materials needed to win the war.

Fire Apparatus Museum[edit]

The Andy Leider Fire Truck Collection is moving from Middletown, NY to Eldred. They bought the old Ethan Allen property to greatly expand the current facility. “We will now have the largest vintage motorized fire truck museum, restoration plant, and storage facility in the country, located at the former Ethan Allen property in Eldred,” Leider said. “We look forward to opening our new facility in McKean County, Pennsylvania.”


  1. ^ "2017 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Mar 24, 2019.
  2. ^ a b Bureau, U. S. Census. "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. US Census Bureau. Retrieved 30 November 2019.
  3. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. pp. 116.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013.
  6. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  7. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Resident Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 17 June 2013. Retrieved 11 December 2013.