Elk Park, NC

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2022 Population
511
13.8% 1-year decline
US Senator
Thom Tillis
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Budd
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
47.3
6.77% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
23.3%
0.0695% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$45,455
12.6% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$139,300
10.2% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Elk Park, NC had a population of 511 people with a median age of 47.3 and a median household income of $45,455. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Elk Park, NC declined from 593 to 511, a −13.8% decrease and its median household income grew from $40,357 to $45,455, a 12.6% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Elk Park, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (93.3%), Two+ (Hispanic) (4.5%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (0.978%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.587%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.587%).

None of the households in Elk Park, NC reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

100% of the residents in Elk Park, NC are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Elk Park, NC was $139,300, and the homeownership rate was 53.1%.

Most people in Elk Park, NC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Elk Park, NC was 3 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Elk Park, NC is home to a population of 511 people, from which 100% are citizens. As of 2022, 0% of Elk Park, NC residents were born outside of the country (0 people).

In 2022, there were 20.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (477 people) in Elk Park, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 23 Two+ (Hispanic) and 5 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

100%
2022 Citizenship
100%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 100% of Elk Park, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Elk Park, NC was 100%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been maintaining.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Elk Park, NC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    477 ± 162
  2. Two+ (Hispanic)
    23 ± 24.6
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    5 ± 16.6
4.5%
Hispanic Population
23 people

In 2022, there were 20.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (477 people) in Elk Park, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 23 Two+ (Hispanic) and 5 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.5% of the people in Elk Park, NC are hispanic (23 people).

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    10 ± 25
  2. Korea
    4 ± 5
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    3 ± 20

Elk Park, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.5 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Elk Park, NC employs 216 people. The largest industries in Elk Park, NC are Health Care & Social Assistance (43 people), Other Services, Except Public Administration (23 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (22 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($77,727), Educational Services ($60,375), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation, & Accommodations & Food Services ($45,000).

Occupations

216
2022 Value
± 96
−12.6%
1 Year decline
± 68.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Elk Park, NC declined at a rate of −12.6%, from 247 employees to 216 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Elk Park, NC, are Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (39 people), Healthcare Support Occupations (34 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (19 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Elk Park, NC.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

216
2022 Value
± 96
−12.6%
1 Year decline
± 68.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Elk Park, NC declined at a rate of −12.6%, from 247 employees to 216 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Elk Park, NC, are Health Care & Social Assistance (43 people), Other Services, Except Public Administration (23 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (22 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Elk Park, NC, though some of these residents may live in Elk Park, NC and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$49,583
Median earning men ± $21,664
$35,000
Median earning women ± $15,703

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation, & Accommodations & Food Services ($71,875), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($60,625), and Construction ($39,464).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($37,569) and Retail Trade ($33,750).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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3.04%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.86M people employed in North Carolina. This represents a 3.04% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.9%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in North Carolina.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in North Carolina went to Donald J. Trump with 49.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (48.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.881%).

Thom Tillis and Ted Budd are the senators currently representing the state of North Carolina. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

North Carolina is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from North Carolina

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Thom Tillis
Senator from North Carolina2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015
Ted Budd
Senator from North Carolina3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Thom Tillis and Ted Budd are the senators currently representing North Carolina.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from North Carolina

North Carolina is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for North Carolina have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.944% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.805% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (2.16M), Some college (1.84M), and Bachelors Degree (1.63M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Elk Park, NC was $139,300 in 2022, which is 0.494 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $155,100 to $139,300, a 10.2% decrease. The homeownership rate in Elk Park, NC is 53.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Elk Park, NC have an average commute time of 21.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Elk Park, NC is higher than the national average, with an average of 3 cars per household.

Property

$139,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$36,193
$138
Median Property Taxes
±$56

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Elk Park, NC the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Elk Park, NC compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

53.1%
Homeownership
2022
66.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 53.1% of the housing units in Elk Park, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 55.2%.

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Income by Location

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Census Tract 9303.02
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

The following map shows all of the places in Elk Park, NC colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$45,455
Median Household Income
± $11,931
260
Number of Households
± 84

In 2022, the median household income of the 260 households in Elk Park, NC grew to $45,455 from the previous year's value of $40,357.

The following chart displays the households in Elk Park, NC distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $60k - $75k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Elk Park, NC is from North Carolina.
0.47
2022 Wage GINI in North Carolina
0.47
2021 Wage GINI in North Carolina

In 2022, the income inequality in North Carolina was 0.47 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0732% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for North Carolina was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in North Carolina in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (83.5%)
  2. Worked At Home (6.6%)
  3. Carpooled (6.13%)

In 2022, 83.5% of workers in Elk Park, NC drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (6.6%) and those who carpooled to work (6.13%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

21.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Elk Park, NC have a shorter commute time (21.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.52% of the workforce in Elk Park, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

3 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Elk Park, NC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Elk Park, NC have 3 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

23.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Elk Park, NC (119 out of 511 people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 45 - 54, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Elk Park, NC is White, followed by Asian and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

81.4% of the population of Elk Park, NC has health coverage, with 30.9% on employee plans, 19% on Medicaid, 12.5% on Medicare, 16.8% on non-group plans, and 2.15% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Avery County, NC see 3511 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.286% increase from the previous year (3501 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2928 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 220 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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3,511 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Avery County, NC

Primary care physicians in Avery County, NC see an average of 3,511 patients per year. This represents a 0.286% increase from the previous year (3,501 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Avery County, NC in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 12.7% under 18 years, 26.2% between 18 and 34 years, 45.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 43.1% were men and 56.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

18.6%
Uninsured
30.9%
Employer Coverage
19%
Medicaid
12.5%
Medicare
16.8%
Non-Group
2.15%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Elk Park, NC declined by 21.8% from 23.8% to 18.6%.

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