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.