Elkin, North Carolina Population 2020

4,036

Elkin is a city located in North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 4,036, it is the 171st largest city in North Carolina and the 5373rd largest city in the United States. Elkin is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has increased by 0.87% 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 596 people per square mile.

The average household income in Elkin is $64,771 with a poverty rate of 17.07%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $618 per month, and the median house value is $135,300. The median age in Elkin is 37.6 years, 35.2 years for males, and 44.7 years for females. For every 100 females there are 89.5 males.

Elkin Demographics

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

  • White: 86.12%
  • Other race: 6.37%
  • Black or African American: 4.62%
  • Two or more races: 1.44%
  • Asian: 1.08%
  • Native American: 0.38%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Elkin, North Carolina is 4,036, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 4,036.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 4,001.

Elkin, North Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White3,59986.12%
Some Other Race2666.37%
Black or African American1934.62%
Two or More Races601.44%
Asian451.08%
American Indian and Alaska Native160.38%

Elkin Population Pyramid 2020

Elkin Median Age

37.6


Total

35.2


Male

44.7


Female

Elkin Adults

There are 3,048 adults, (793 of whom are seniors) in Elkin.

Elkin Age Dependency

85.3

Age Dependency Ratio

35.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

50.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Elkin Sex Ratio

Female

2,205

52.76%

Male

1,974

47.24%

Elkin Households and Families

Elkin Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Elkin Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.2%17.8%
Male73.8%26.2%
All61.2%38.8%
Non Family35.5%64.5%
Female35.1%64.9%

61.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,5222.6661.2
Married7903.1982.2
Non Family4401.0735.5
Female2313.735.1
Male613.2873.8

3.19

Average Family Size

2.66

Average Household Size

6.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Elkin Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2107.38%
9th to 12th Grade2849.98%
High School Graduate80528.28%
Some College65823.11%
Associates Degree29510.36%
Bachelors Degree35112.33%
Graduate Degree2448.57%

Elkin Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White2,5212,159567
Hispanic168515
Black9582
Other Race6525
Asian454513
Multiple Races21
Native American121010

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 83.33%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,471$29,886$28,750
Less Than High School$17,225$15,270$
High School Grad$23,839$28,182$17,917
Some College$25,288$34,265$21,653
Bachelors Degree$46,550$53,649$42,159
Graduate Degree$54,236$$53,000

$29,471

Average Earnings

$29,886

Average Male

$28,750

Average Female

Elkin Language

Elkin Language by Age

Elkin Language

90.48% of Elkin residents speak only English, while 9.52% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.72% of the population.

Elkin Poverty

Elkin Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White3,19734910.92%
Hispanic55430454.87%
Other26622082.71%
Multiple602135.00%
Black1891910.05%
Native12216.67%

17.07%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.13%

Male Poverty Rate

17.01%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Elkin

The race most likely to be in poverty in Elkin is Other, with 82.71% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Elkin is Black, with 10.05% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.50%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.77%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.49%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School44.15%
High School12.82%
Some College10.67%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed100.00%
Male Employed9.95%
Female Employed4.11%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Elkin Income

Elkin Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$50,156$64,771
Families$66,897$80,231
Married Families$71,136-
Non Families$16,389$23,526

Elkin Marital Status

Elkin Marital Status

Marriage Rates

52.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.0%

Male Marriage Rate

48.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Elkin Married by Age and Sex

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 55-64.

Elkin Marital Status by Race

Elkin Veterans

140

Number of Veterans

132

Male Veterans

8

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam48
Second Gulf War40
Korea12
First Gulf War9
World War II5
Age Group Veterans
75+67
18 to 3440
65 to 7433
55 to 64
35 to 54

$Elkin Veterans by Education

0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

41.22%

Veteran Disability Rate

Elkin Employment Status

67.2%

Labor Force Participation

64.8%

Employment Rate

3.6%

Unemployment Rate

Elkin Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

73.73%

Born in North Carolina

91.89%

Native Born

8.11%

Foreign Born

6.37%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

91.89% of Elkin residents were born in the United States, with 73.73% having been born in North Carolina. 6.37% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20204,0360.00%
20194,0360.00%
20184,036671.69%
20173,9690.00%
20163,969711.82%
20153,898-29-0.74%
20143,927-14-0.36%
20133,941-37-0.93%
20123,978-23-0.57%
20114,001-23-0.57%
20104,024-85-0.21%
20004,1093190.81%
19903,7909322.86%
19802,858-41-0.14%
19702,899310.11%
19602,868260.09%
19502,8421080.39%
19402,7340.00%