The Town of Elkin had a population of 3,985 as of July 1, 2016.
The primary coordinate point for Elkin is located at latitude 36.2634 and longitude -80.8471 in Surry County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Elkin (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.7 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Surry County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 896 feet.
While the primary coordinates for Town of Elkin are located in Surry County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Wilkes County.
The Town of Elkin (GNIS ID: 2406436) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
Beneath the boundary map are tables with Elkin population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.
|Population in Households||3,794|
|Population in Familes||2,984|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||191|
|Average Household Size||2.27|
|Average Family Size||3|
|Total Housing Units||1,988 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||955 (48.0%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||714 (35.9%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||319 (16.0%)|
|Median Home Value||$160,906|
|Average Home Value||$195,654|
|Median Household Income||$39,446|
|Average Household Income||$55,161|
|Per Capita Income||$23,851|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||1.94%|
|Per Capita Income||1.81%|
The table below compares Elkin to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.
|Total Population||# 192||74th|
|Population Density1||# 406||45th|
|Diversity Index2||# 287||61st|
|Median Household Income||# 389||47th|
|Per Capita Income||# 277||63rd|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.