Elkin, North Carolina Population 2024

4,061

Elkin is a city located in Surry County and Wilkes County North Carolina. Elkin has a 2024 population of 4,061. Elkin is currently declining at a rate of -0.37% annually and its population has decreased by -1.46% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,121 in 2020.

The average household income in Elkin is $74,111 with a poverty rate of 24.27%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Elkin is 41.9 years, 42 years for males, and 41.8 years for females.

Elkin Demographics

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

  • White: 82.07%
  • Two or more races: 7.23%
  • Other race: 5.09%
  • Black or African American: 3.23%
  • Asian: 2.09%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.2%
  • Native American: 0.1%
Land Area (mi²)
6.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
596.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.46% (-60)
The current population of Elkin, North Carolina is 4,061 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 4,121.

Elkin, North Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

Download Table Data

Enter your email below, and you'll receive this table's data in your inbox momentarily.

Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White3,30482.07%
Two or more races2917.23%
Other race2055.09%
Black or African American1303.23%
Asian842.09%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander80.2%
Native American40.1%

White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Native American

Elkin Population by Race

Elkin Population Pyramid 2024

Elkin Median Age

41.9

Total

42

Male

41.8

Female

Elkin Adults

There are 3,133 adults, (840 of whom are seniors) in Elkin.

Elkin Age Dependency

75.6

Age Dependency Ratio

36.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Elkin Sex Ratio

Female2,07551.54%
Male1,95148.46%

Elkin Population by Age

Elkin Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,6632.2962.637.4
Non Family8131.2549.350.7
Married5793.1687.412.6
Male1472.2972.827.2
Female124521.878.2

3.17

Average Family Size

2.29

Average Household Size

62.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Elkin Households and Families

Male

Female

Download Table Data

Enter your email below, and you'll receive this table's data in your inbox momentarily.

Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade28810.4%
9th to 12th Grade1886.79%
High School Graduate74626.95%
Some College58521.13%
Associates Degree30811.13%
Bachelors Degree49817.99%
Graduate Degree1555.6%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Elkin Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Elkin Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

Download Table Data

Enter your email below, and you'll receive this table's data in your inbox momentarily.

Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White2,1641,937574
Hispanic48328131
2+ Races125696
Other Race1107516
Asian494242
Black3140
Islander520
Native American300

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 89.51%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 85.71%.

Elkin Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

Download Table Data

Enter your email below, and you'll receive this table's data in your inbox momentarily.

Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$34,792$47,769$25,000
Less Than 9th Grade$23,814$24,487$23,197
High School Graduate$26,149$41,944$18,622
Some College$42,258$57,531$31,042
Bachelors Degree$43,224$0$43,895
Graduate Degree$56,531$0$0

$34,792

Average Earnings

$47,769

Average Male

$25,000

Average Female

Elkin Earnings by Educational Attainment

Elkin Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Elkin Language

80.38% of Elkin residents speak only English, while 19.62% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 18.85% of the population.

Elkin Language

Elkin Poverty by Race

rate

Download Table Data

Enter your email below, and you'll receive this table's data in your inbox momentarily.

Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic1,07850847.12%
White2,57335313.72%
Multiple29112241.92%
Black1269877.78%
Other2056330.73%
Asian844250%
Native4375%

24.27%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.88%

Male Poverty Rate

26.68%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Elkin

The race most likely to be in poverty in Elkin is Black, with 77.78% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Elkin is White, with 13.72% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 10.02%. Among those working part-time, it was 33.17%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 34.44%.

Elkin Poverty

rate

Download Table Data

Enter your email below, and you'll receive this table's data in your inbox momentarily.

Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade42.54%
High School21.78%
Some College12.12%
Bachelors or Greater10.66%

Elkin Poverty Rate by Education

rate

Download Table Data

Enter your email below, and you'll receive this table's data in your inbox momentarily.

Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed100%
Female Unemployed38.46%
Male Employed19.11%
Female Employed14.98%

Elkin Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Elkin Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

Download Table Data

Enter your email below, and you'll receive this table's data in your inbox momentarily.

Name
Median
Mean
Households$57,711$74,111
Families$81,369$103,747
Married Families$86,520$-999,999,999
Non Families$21,920$42,277

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Elkin Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

36.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

36.9%

Male Marriage Rate

36.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Elkin Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Elkin Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

211

Number of Veterans

199

Male Veterans

12

Female Veterans

Download Table Data

Enter your email below, and you'll receive this table's data in your inbox momentarily.

War
Veterans
Vietnam96
Second Gulf War50
Korea24
World War II3
First Gulf War0

Elkin Veterans by War

count

Download Table Data

Enter your email below, and you'll receive this table's data in your inbox momentarily.

Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7470
55 to 6455
18 to 3439
75+36
35 to 5411

Elkin Veterans by Age

count

Download Table Data

Enter your email below, and you'll receive this table's data in your inbox momentarily.

Name
Veterans
% of Total
White2047.73%
2+ Races73.72%

Elkin Veterans by Race

Elkin Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

9.13%

Veteran Poverty Rate

42.31%

Veteran Disability Rate

Elkin Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

64.7%

Labor Force Participation

62.7%

Employment Rate

3.1%

Unemployment Rate

Elkin Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Elkin Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Elkin Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

60.03%

Born in Elkin

90.04%

Native Born

9.96%

Foreign Born

8.37%

Non Citizen

1.59%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

90.04% of Elkin residents were born in the United States, with 60.03% having been born in North Carolina. 8.37% 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: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

Download Table Data

Enter your email below, and you'll receive this table's data in your inbox momentarily.

Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20293,986-15-0.37%
20284,001-15-0.37%
20274,016-15-0.37%
20264,031-15-0.37%
20254,046-15-0.37%
20244,061-15-0.37%
20234,076-15-0.37%
20224,09130.07%
20214,088-33-0.8%
20204,1211082.69%
20194,013-16-0.4%
20184,029631.59%
20173,966-3-0.08%
20163,969701.8%
20153,899-27-0.69%
20143,926-14-0.36%
20133,940-38-0.96%
20123,978-22-0.55%
20114,000-28-0.7%
20104,028-81-1.97%
20004,1093198.42%
19903,79093232.61%
19802,858-41-1.41%
19702,899311.08%
19602,868260.91%
19502,8421083.95%
19402,73400%
showing: 27 rows

Elkin Population by Year