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Population
4,246
0.69% growth
Median Age
37.3
Median Household Income
$38,876
1.27% growth
Poverty Rate
21.4%
Number of Employees
1,690
1.02% growth
Median Property Value
$132,600
16% growth

Economy

The economy of Elkin, NC employs 1,690 people. The economy of Elkin, NC is specialized in Management of Companies & Enterprises; Wholesale trade; and Manufacturing, which employ respectively 5.24; 1.99; and 1.57 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Elkin, NC are Healthcare & Social Assistance (260), Manufacturing (257), and Retail trade (218), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($80,625), Finance & Insurance ($68,750), and Educational Services ($40,500).

Median household income in Elkin, NC is $38,876. Males in Elkin, NC have an average income that is 1.25 times higher than the average income of females, which is $34,550. The income inequality of Elkin, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.397 which is lower than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Elkin, NC. In Surry County, NC the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 62 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,458. Robeson County, NC has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in North Carolina.

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The closest comparable data for the census place of Elkin, NC is from the county of Surry County, NC.

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Diversity

Elkin, NC is home to a population of 4,246 people, from which 90.2% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Elkin, NC is composed of 2,972 White residents (70%), 902 Hispanic residents (21.2%), 232 Black residents (5.46%), 50 Two+ residents (1.18%), and 48 Native residents (1.13%). The most common foreign languages in Elkin, NC are Spanish (733 speakers), Arabic (17 speakers), and French Creole (0 speakers), but compared to other places, Elkin, NC has a relative high number of Spanish (733 speakers), Arabic (17 speakers), and French Creole (0 speakers).

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In 2015 universities in Surry, Wilkes & Alleghany Counties PUMA, NC awarded 1,634 degrees. The student population of Surry, Wilkes & Alleghany Counties PUMA, NC is skewed towards females, with 778 male students and 856 female students. Most students in Surry, Wilkes & Alleghany Counties PUMA, NC are White (1,439 and 88.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (95 and 5.81%), Black or African American (54 and 3.3%), and Unknown (24 and 1.47%). The largest universities in Surry, Wilkes & Alleghany Counties PUMA, NC by number of graduates are Wilkes Community College (845 and 51.7%), Surry Community College (789 and 48.3%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Surry, Wilkes & Alleghany Counties PUMA, NC are Liberal Arts & Sciences (292 and 17.9%), Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (90 and 5.51%), and Registered Nursing (65 and 3.98%). The median tuition costs in Surry, Wilkes & Alleghany Counties PUMA, NC are N/A for private four year colleges, and N/A and N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

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The median property value in Elkin, NC is $132,600, which is 0.65 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $114,300 to $132,600, a 16% increase. The homeownership rate of Elkin, NC is 60.5%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Elkin, NC have an average commute time of 20.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Elkin, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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