Elkton, Maryland Population 2024

16,057

Elkton is a city located in Cecil County Maryland. Elkton has a 2024 population of 16,057. It is also the county seat of Cecil County.Elkton is currently growing at a rate of 0.45% annually and its population has increased by 1.5% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 15,820 in 2020.

The average household income in Elkton is $82,974 with a poverty rate of 16.55%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Elkton is 38.1 years, 36 years for males, and 39.6 years for females.

Elkton Demographics

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

  • White: 67.57%
  • Black or African American: 15.84%
  • Two or more races: 10.51%
  • Other race: 4.46%
  • Asian: 1.62%
  • Native American:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
8.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,806.80/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
1.5% (237)
The current population of Elkton, Maryland is 16,057 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 15,820.

Elkton, Maryland Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White10,69667.57%
Black or African American2,50815.84%
Two or more races1,66410.51%
Other race7064.46%
Asian2561.62%
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Elkton Population by Race

Elkton Population Pyramid 2024

Elkton Median Age

38.1

Total

36

Male

39.6

Female

Elkton Adults

There are 12,569 adults, (2,262 of whom are seniors) in Elkton.

Elkton Age Dependency

53.6

Age Dependency Ratio

21.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Elkton Sex Ratio

Female7,88049.78%
Male7,95050.22%

Elkton Population by Age

Elkton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All6,1362.4448.251.8
Married2,4693.0565.834.2
Non Family2,1201.1642.957.1
Female1,1763.2920.479.6
Male3713.0749.950.1
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2.94

Average Family Size

2.44

Average Household Size

48.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Elkton Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Elkton Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Elkton Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 38.71%.

Elkton Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$48,057

Average Earnings

$58,780

Average Male

$40,658

Average Female

Elkton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Elkton Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Elkton Language

89.92% of Elkton residents speak only English, while 10.08% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.33% of the population.

Elkton Language

Elkton Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White9,6861,10311.39%
Multiple1,58356335.57%
Black2,22035515.99%
Other70022331.86%
Asian25418673.23%
Hispanic1,16316013.76%
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16.55%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.56%

Male Poverty Rate

16.54%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Elkton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Elkton is Asian, with 73.23% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Elkton is White, with 11.39% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.8%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.43%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.59%.

Elkton Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade19.88%
High School17.06%
Some College8.3%
Bachelors or Greater6.97%
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Elkton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed28.7%
Female Employed10.98%
Male Employed7.05%
Female Unemployed2.07%
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Elkton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Elkton Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Elkton Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

42.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.7%

Male Marriage Rate

40.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Elkton Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Elkton 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 45-54.

Elkton Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Elkton Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

895

Number of Veterans

765

Male Veterans

130

Female Veterans

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Elkton Veterans by War

count

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Elkton Veterans by Age

count

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Elkton Veterans by Race

Elkton Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3.6%

Veteran Poverty Rate

16.86%

Veteran Disability Rate

Elkton Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

58.3%

Labor Force Participation

55.2%

Employment Rate

4.9%

Unemployment Rate

Elkton Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Elkton Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Elkton 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

42.35%

Born in Elkton

94.06%

Native Born

5.94%

Foreign Born

3.38%

Non Citizen

2.56%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.06% of Elkton residents were born in the United States, with 42.35% having been born in Maryland. 3.38% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Elkton Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202916,417720.44%
202816,345720.44%
202716,273720.44%
202616,201720.45%
202516,129720.45%
202416,057720.45%
202315,985720.45%
202215,913720.45%
202115,841210.13%
202015,8201641.05%
201915,65680.05%
201815,64860.04%
201715,642-52-0.33%
201615,694
201515,694-39-0.25%
201415,7331200.77%
201315,613120.08%
201215,601130.08%
201115,5881140.74%
201015,4743,58130.11%
200011,8932,82031.08%
19909,0732,60540.28%
19806,4681,10620.63%
19705,362-627-10.47%
19605,98974414.18%
19505,2451,72749.09%
19403,5181875.61%
19303,33167125.23%
19202,6601184.64%
19002,542
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Elkton Population by Year