Elkin, North Carolina Population 2021

3,971
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Elkin is a city located in North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 3,971, it is the 178th largest city in North Carolina and the 5434th largest city in the United States. Elkin is currently declining at a rate of -0.50% annually and its population has decreased by -0.75% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,001 in 2010. Elkin reached it's highest population of 4,109 in 2000. Spanning over 7 miles, Elkin has a population density of 587 people per square mile.

The average household income in Elkin is $65,000 with a poverty rate of 19.17%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $549 per month, and the median house value is $137,800. The median age in Elkin is 39.4 years, 37.7 years for males, and 42.1 years for females. For every 100 females there are 88.9 males.

Elkin Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Elkin was:

  • White: 84.94%
  • Other race: 7.44%
  • Black or African American: 4.25%
  • Two or more races: 1.68%
  • Asian: 1.54%
  • Native American: 0.15%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Elkin, North Carolina is 3,971, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 4,031.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 4,001.

Elkin, North Carolina Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White3,48084.94%
Some Other Race3057.44%
Black or African American1744.25%
Two or More Races691.68%
Asian631.54%
American Indian and Alaska Native60.15%
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Elkin Population by Race

Elkin Population Pyramid 2021

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Elkin Median Age

39.4


Total

37.7


Male

42.1


Female

Elkin Adults

There are 3,093 adults, (870 of whom are seniors) in Elkin.

Elkin Age Dependency

84.3

Age Dependency Ratio

39.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Elkin Sex Ratio

Female

2,169

52.94%

Male

1,928

47.06%

Elkin Population by Age

Elkin Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Elkin Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.4%16.6%
All62.9%37.1%
Male54.5%45.5%
Female41.3%58.8%
Non Family37.9%62.1%

62.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Elkin Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,6182.4562.9
Married8503.0583.4
Non Family5311.0537.9
Female1603.8141.3
Male772.6454.5

3.08

Average Family Size

2.45

Average Household Size

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Elkin Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade30510.54%
9th to 12th Grade2077.15%
High School Graduate83428.81%
Some College69724.08%
Associates Degree2548.77%
Bachelors Degree43214.92%
Graduate Degree1665.73%
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Elkin Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Elkin Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White2,4992,173565
Hispanic1956822
Black10088
Other Race8146
Asian5129
Multiple Races40189
Native American522

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 88.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 40.00%.

Elkin Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,774$35,871$29,708
Less Than High School$16,958$17,125$
High School Grad$24,961$24,922$25,096
Some College$29,708$41,379$25,781
Bachelors Degree$41,976$53,938$37,273
Graduate Degree$55,795$$41,917

$31,774

Average Earnings

$35,871

Average Male

$29,708

Average Female

Elkin Earnings by Educational Attainment

Elkin Language by Age

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Elkin Language

90.42% of Elkin residents speak only English, while 9.58% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.74% of the population.

Elkin Language

Elkin Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic54647186.26%
Other305305100.00%
White3,1122738.77%
Native6350.00%

19.17%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.76%

Male Poverty Rate

16.78%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Elkin

The race most likely to be in poverty in Elkin is Other, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Elkin is White, with 8.77% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.16%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.81%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 33.23%.

Elkin Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School48.09%
High School14.68%
Some College6.28%
Bachelors or Greater1.17%

Elkin Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed57.89%
Male Unemployed13.04%
Male Employed9.88%
Female Employed5.17%

Elkin Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Elkin Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$51,286$65,000
Families$70,819$83,763
Married Families$71,866-
Non Families$15,779$24,968
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Income by Household Type

Elkin Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

54.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.8%

Male Marriage Rate

51.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Elkin Married by Age and Sex

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Elkin Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Elkin Marital Status by Race

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Elkin Marital Status

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207

Number of Veterans

187

Male Veterans

20

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam92
Second Gulf War53
Korea27
World War II6
First Gulf War

Elkin Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+81
65 to 7459
18 to 3453
55 to 6414
35 to 54

Elkin Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1957.10%
2 or More1217.39%

Elkin Veterans by Race

Elkin Veterans by Education

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4.48%

Veteran Poverty Rate

43.78%

Veteran Disability Rate

Elkin Veterans by Education

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65%

Labor Force Participation

63.1%

Employment Rate

3%

Unemployment Rate

Elkin Employment by Age

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Elkin Employment by Race

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Elkin Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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70.49%

Born in North Carolina

92.16%

Native Born

7.84%

Foreign Born

5.71%

Non Citizen

2.12%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.16% of Elkin residents were born in the United States, with 70.49% having been born in North Carolina. 5.71% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Elkin Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20213,971-20-0.50%
20203,991-20-0.50%
20194,011-20-0.50%
20184,031641.61%
20173,967-1-0.03%
20163,968691.77%
20153,899-27-0.69%
20143,926-15-0.38%
20133,941-37-0.93%
20123,978-22-0.55%
20114,000-27-0.67%
20104,027-82-0.20%
20004,1093190.81%
19903,7909322.86%
19802,858-41-0.14%
19702,899310.11%
19602,868260.09%
19502,8421080.39%
19402,7340.00%

Elkin Population by Year