Elkin, North Carolina Population 2022

3,951
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Elkin is a city located in Surry County North Carolina. Elkin has a 2020 population of 3,951. Elkin is currently declining at a rate of -0.50% annually and its population has decreased by -1.89% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,027 in 2010.

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 $593 per month, and the median house value is $148,500. The median age in Elkin is 39.4 years, 37.7 years for males, and 42.1 years for females.

Elkin Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Elkinwas:

  • White: 77.39%
  • Other race: 10.94%
  • Black or African American: 7.08%
  • Two or more races: 2.47%
  • Asian: 1.99%
  • Native American: 0.13%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Elkin, North Carolina is 3,951 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 3,951.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 4,027.

Elkin, North Carolina Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White3,07177.39%
Black or African American2817.08%
American Indian and Alaska Native50.13%
Asian791.99%
Some Other Race43410.94%
Two or More Races982.47%
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Elkin Population by Race

Elkin Population Pyramid 2022

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Elkin Median Age

41.6


Total

36


Male

49.3


Female

Elkin Adults

There are 3,057 adults, (872 of whom are seniors) in Elkin.

Elkin Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

39.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Elkin Sex Ratio

Female

2,020

50.91%

Male

1,948

49.09%

Elkin Population by Age

Elkin Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Elkin Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.5%16.5%
All56.6%43.4%
Male39%61%
Non Family34.7%65.3%
Female8.5%91.5%

56.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Elkin Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,4892.5256.6
Married7143.1883.5
Male592.9239
Female945.678.5
Non Family6221.2434.7

3.35

Average Family Size

2.52

Average Household Size

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Elkin Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade41215.03%
9th to 12th Grade1977.18%
High School Graduate79929.14%
Some College63123.01%
Associates Degree1977.18%
Bachelors Degree38714.11%
Graduate Degree1194.34%
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Elkin Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Elkin Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian624423
White2,1911,828471
2+ Races60213
Hispanic3221369
Black130110
Other Race12736
Native American4

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%.

Elkin Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,309$29,375$27,727
Less Than 9th Grade$20,216$19,583$20,508
High School Graduate$23,654$25,000$
Some College$29,167$40,109$28,182
Bachelors Degree$40,972$44,375$39,167
Graduate Degree$58,500$$

$28,309

Average Earnings

$29,375

Average Male

$27,727

Average Female

Elkin Earnings by Educational Attainment

Elkin Language by Age

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Elkin Language

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.

Elkin Language

Elkin Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native5480.00%
Hispanic91655961.03%
Asian792329.11%
Black2656926.04%
White2,51928211.19%
Other340NaN%

23.59%

Overall Poverty Rate

24.31%

Male Poverty Rate

22.86%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Elkin

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%.

Elkin Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade44.33%
High School16.87%
Some College7.86%
Bachelors or Greater5.79%

Elkin Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed13.57%
Male Unemployed12.90%
Female Employed6.32%
Female Unemployed45.00%

Elkin Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Elkin Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$48,079$65,423
Families$66,307$90,649
Married Families$70,606-
Non Families$16,051$29,387
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Income by Household Type

Elkin Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

48.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.7%

Male Marriage Rate

48.5%

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 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Elkin Marital Status by Race

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Elkin Marital Status

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170

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War40
First Gulf War
Vietnam74
Korea21
World War II3

Elkin Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3440
35 to 54
55 to 6413
65 to 7449
75+68

Elkin Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1666.61%
2+ Races44.65%

Elkin Veterans by Race

Elkin Veterans by Education

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5.39%

Veteran Poverty Rate

45.51%

Veteran Disability Rate

Elkin Veterans by Education

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63.1%

Labor Force Participation

60.2%

Employment Rate

4.6%

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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62.75%

Born in Elkin

90.68%

Native Born

9.32%

Foreign Born

7.56%

Non Citizen

1.76%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

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.

Elkin Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19402,7340.00%
19502,8421080.39%
19602,868260.09%
19702,899310.11%
19802,858-41-0.14%
19903,7909322.86%
20004,1093190.81%
20104,027-82-0.20%
20114,000-27-0.67%
20123,978-22-0.55%
20133,941-37-0.93%
20143,926-15-0.38%
20153,899-27-0.69%
20163,968691.77%
20173,967-1-0.03%
20184,031641.61%
20194,011-20-0.50%
20203,991-20-0.50%
20213,971-20-0.50%
20223,951-20-0.50%

Elkin Population by Year