Elkin is a city located in Surry County North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 4,146, it is the 196th largest city in North Carolina and the 7409th largest city in the United States. Elkin is currently growing at a rate of 0.29% annually and its population has increased by 0.58% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,122 in 2020. Spanning over 7 miles, Elkin has a population density of 613 people per square mile.
The average household income in Elkin is $65,000 with a poverty rate of 23.59%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Elkin is 39.4 years, 37.7 years for males, and 42.1 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Elkinwas:
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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 84.62%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 37.10%.
84.08% of Elkin residents speak only English, while 15.92% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 14.13% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Elkin is Native, with 80.00% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Elkin is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.90%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.90%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 39.66%.
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The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Elkin
90.68% of Elkin residents were born in the United States, with 62.75% having been born in North Carolina. 7.56% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.