Elk County 'In'
March 20, 2015 – Elk County has unveiled an online tool and other resources to support the Pennsylvania State Land Tax Fairness Coalition. It was created by Elk County IT/GIS director Jim Abbey for a county in which only 23 percent of land (126,548 of a total 533,724 acres) is generating local taxes at market value. The resources are being hosted on the county’s website and will also be shared on the official Pennsylvania State Land Tax Fairness website,
Elk County not only has a high proportion of tax-exempt state land, but also considerable acreage of National Forest Land, which is also tax-exempt. Additionally, the county has experienced a population decrease of nearly 10 percent since 2000. The population stood at 31,479 as of 2013.