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The Town of Elk Park had a population of 476 as of July 1, 2017. Elk Park ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Elk Park is located at latitude 36.1582 and longitude -81.9808 in Avery County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Elk Park (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.69 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Avery County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 3,156 feet.

The Town of Elk Park (GNIS ID: 2406435) 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.

The Town of Elk Park is located within Township of Elk Park, a minor civil division (MCD) of Avery County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Elk Park population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Elk Park, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 476
Daytime Population: Workers 68
Daytime Population: Residents 255
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 323
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.68
Population in Households 476
Population in Familes 384
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 689
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $30,361
Average Household Income $42,880
Per Capita Income $17,815


Total Housing Units 289 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 156 (54.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 61 (21.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 72 (24.9%)
Median Home Value $119,643
Average Home Value $130,645


Total Households 217
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 142
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.72% 0.38%
Households 0.65% 0.37%
Families 2.12% 0.28%
Median Household Income   0.51%
Per Capita Income   1.88%

Elk Park, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Elk Park to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 566 23rd
Population Density # 362 51st
Diversity Index # 681 8th
Median Household Income # 631 15th
Per Capita Income # 636 14th

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