Elkins, West Virginia Population 2024

6,681

Elkins is a city located in Barbour County, Randolph County, and Tucker County West Virginia. Elkins has a 2024 population of 6,681. Elkins is currently declining at a rate of -0.88% annually and its population has decreased by -3.44% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,919 in 2020.

The average household income in Elkins is $58,287 with a poverty rate of 17.13%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Elkins is 38.7 years, 37.3 years for males, and 40.4 years for females.

Elkins Demographics

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

  • White: 91.35%
  • Two or more races: 4.11%
  • Black or African American: 3.04%
  • Other race: 0.82%
  • Asian: 0.45%
  • Native American: 0.23%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
3.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,839.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-3.44% (-238)
The current population of Elkins, West Virginia is 6,681 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 6,919.

Elkins, West Virginia Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White6,33591.35%
Two or more races2854.11%
Black or African American2113.04%
Other race570.82%
Asian310.45%
Native American160.23%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Elkins Population by Race

Elkins Population Pyramid 2024

Elkins Median Age

38.7

Total

37.3

Male

40.4

Female

Elkins Adults

There are 5,606 adults, (1,193 of whom are seniors) in Elkins.

Elkins Age Dependency

57.1

Age Dependency Ratio

27

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Elkins Sex Ratio

Female3,52850.87%
Male3,40749.13%

Elkins Population by Age

Elkins Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,7582.3658.841.2
Non Family1,3901.2341.958.1
Married8753.6290.29.8
Female3453.156238
Male1483.5425.774.3

3.37

Average Family Size

2.36

Average Household Size

58.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Elkins Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1342.94%
9th to 12th Grade2485.44%
High School Graduate1,92142.14%
Some College82918.18%
Associates Degree2144.69%
Bachelors Degree89519.63%
Graduate Degree3186.98%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Elkins Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Elkins Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White4,0643,7301,145
2+ Races22818025
Black1711710
Hispanic616137
Other Race545430
Asian313110
Native American880

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 60.66%.

Elkins Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$33,708$41,961$27,114
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
High School Graduate$24,519$28,063$23,764
Some College$33,542$34,219$33,000
Bachelors Degree$43,681$46,528$31,071
Graduate Degree$42,440$68,462$34,375

$33,708

Average Earnings

$41,961

Average Male

$27,114

Average Female

Elkins Earnings by Educational Attainment

Elkins Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Elkins Language

97.53% of Elkins residents speak only English, while 2.47% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.2% of the population.

Elkins Language

Elkins Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White5,91197016.41%
Multiple2737928.94%
Black1816334.81%

17.13%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.7%

Male Poverty Rate

23.14%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Elkins

The race most likely to be in poverty in Elkins is Black, with 34.81% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Elkins is White, with 16.41% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.18%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.66%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.13%.

Elkins Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade55.24%
High School19.63%
Some College16.97%
Bachelors or Greater4.29%

Elkins Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed60%
Male Unemployed28.74%
Female Employed11.76%
Male Employed5.27%

Elkins Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Elkins Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$39,875$58,287
Families$65,859$81,063
Married Families$84,779$-999,999,999
Non Families$20,769$33,669

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Elkins Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

33.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

35.0%

Male Marriage Rate

32.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Elkins Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Elkins 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.

Elkins Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Elkins Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

405

Number of Veterans

375

Male Veterans

30

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
First Gulf War154
Vietnam108
Second Gulf War40
Korea8
World War II0

Elkins Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
55 to 64109
75+104
35 to 54101
65 to 7491
18 to 340

Elkins Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White3867.65%
2+ Races114.09%
Native American8100%
Hispanic43.31%

Elkins Veterans by Race

Elkins Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4.2%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.69%

Veteran Disability Rate

Elkins Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

59.3%

Labor Force Participation

52.5%

Employment Rate

11.2%

Unemployment Rate

Elkins Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Elkins Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Elkins 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

73.24%

Born in Elkins

98.7%

Native Born

1.3%

Foreign Born

0.32%

Non Citizen

0.98%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.7% of Elkins residents were born in the United States, with 73.24% having been born in West Virginia. 0.32% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Elkins Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20296,383-60-0.93%
20286,443-59-0.91%
20276,502-60-0.91%
20266,562-59-0.89%
20256,621-60-0.9%
20246,681-59-0.88%
20236,740-60-0.88%
20226,800-100-1.45%
20216,900-19-0.27%
20206,919-71-1.02%
20196,990-41-0.58%
20187,031-36-0.51%
20177,067-55-0.77%
20167,122-54-0.75%
20157,176-48-0.66%
20147,224-37-0.51%
20137,2611011.41%
20127,160-40-0.56%
20117,200140.19%
20107,1861542.19%
20007,032-388-5.23%
19907,420-1,116-13.07%
19808,5362493%
19708,287-20-0.24%
19608,307-814-8.92%
19509,12198812.15%
19408,13378810.73%
19307,3455578.21%
19206,7881,52829.05%
19105,26000%
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Elkins Population by Year