Elkin, NC

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Population

4,189

1.34% decline

Median Age

37


Median Household Income

$43,211

11.2% growth

Poverty Rate

20.7%


Number of Employees

1,809

7.04% growth

Median Property Value

$135,100

1.89% growth

About

In 2017, Elkin, NC had a population of 4.19k people with a median age of 37 and a median household income of $43,211. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Elkin, NC declined from 4,246 to 4,189, a -1.34% decrease and its median household income grew from $38,876 to $43,211, a 11.2% increase.

The population of Elkin, NC is 73.6% White Alone, 16.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 6.76% Black or African American Alone. 18.8% of the people in Elkin, NC speak a non-English language, and 92.1% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Elkin, NC is $135,100, and the homeownership rate is 63.3%. Most people in Elkin, NC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Elkin, NC is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Elkin, NC employs 1.81k people. The largest industries in Elkin, NC are Health Care & Social Assistance (269 people), Manufacturing (261 people), and Retail Trade (244 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($76,830), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($75,580), and Utilities ($66,111).

Median household income in Elkin, NC is $43,211. Males in Elkin, NC have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,729. The income inequality in Elkin, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$43,211

2017 value

± $4,201

11.2%

1 Year Growth

± 11.4%

Households in Elkin, NC have a median annual income of $43,211, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $38,876 in 2016, which represents a 11.2% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$59,982

Average Male Salary

± $1,136

$44,729

Average Female Salary

± $812

In 2017, full-time male employees in Elkin, NC made 1.34 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $59,267 ± $4,472

  2. White

    $49,962 ± $811

  3. Two or More Races

    $36,539 ± $3,942

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Elkin, NC workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.19 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Elkin, NC is from North Carolina.

0.473

2017 Wage GINI

0.471

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in North Carolina was 0.473 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.39% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for North Carolina was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in North Carolina in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in North Carolina across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9309.02

  2. Census Tract 9309.01

  3. Census Tract 9601

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Elkin, NC was Census Tract 9309.02 with a value of $52,200, followed by Census Tract 9309.01 and Census Tract 9601, with respective values of $39,072 and $31,675.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

20.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Elkin, NC (840 out of 4.06k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Males < 5.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    392 ± 122

  2. Hispanic

    320 ± 155

  3. Other

    246 ± 142

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Elkin, NC is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

1.81k

2017 Value

± 263

7.04%

1 Year growth

± 19.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Elkin, NC grew at a rate of 7.04%, from 1.69k employees to 1.81k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Elkin, NC, are Sales & Related Occupations (231 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (229 people), and Production Occupations (215 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Elkin, NC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Elkin, NC, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (231 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (229 people), and Production Occupations (215 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Elkin, NC has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (2.05 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.05 times), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.8 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Elkin, NC, by median earnings, are Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($52,273), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($52,222), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($51,705).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.81k

2017 Value

± 263

7.04%

1 Year growth

± 19.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Elkin, NC grew at a rate of 7.04%, from 1.69k employees to 1.81k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Elkin, NC, are Health Care & Social Assistance (269 people), Manufacturing (261 people), and Retail Trade (244 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Elkin, NC, though some of these residents may live in Elkin, NC and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Elkin, NC, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (269 people), Manufacturing (261 people), and Retail Trade (244 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Elkin, NC has an unusually high number of Transportation & Warehousing (1.97 times higher than expected), Wholesale Trade (1.85 times), and Utilities (1.76 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Elkin, NC, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($76,830), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($75,580), and Utilities ($66,111).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from North Carolina to other states, or from other states to North Carolina.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $50.4B

  2. $35.3B

  3. $34.5B

In 2015, the top outbound North Carolina product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $50.4B, followed by Pharmaceuticals with $35.3B and Machinery and $34.5B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound North Carolina products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$407B

2015 Value

$632B

Projected 2045 Value

55.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound North Carolina trade was $407B. This is expected to increase 55.4% to $632B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound North Carolina trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from North Carolina to other states, or from other states to North Carolina.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $25.6B

  2. $25.4B

  3. $25.2B

In 2015, the top outbound North Carolina domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was South Carolina with $25.6B, followed by Georgia with $25.4B and Virginia and $25.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that North Carolina shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

86.1% of the population of Elkin, NC has health coverage, with 41% on employee plans, 18.2% on Medicaid, 13.1% on Medicare, 13.3% on non-group plans, and 0.614% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Elkin, NC was $7,264 in 2014. This is a 3.37% increase from the previous year ($7,027).

Primary care physicians in Elkin, NC see 1417 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.496% increase from the previous year (1410 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1829 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 464 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Edgecombe County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.2%). Additionally, Hertford County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (40.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,417 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in North Carolina see an average of 1,417 patients per year. This represents a 0.496% increase from the previous year (1,410 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,264

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,859

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,225

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,260

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in North Carolina (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.37%, from $7,027 to $7,264.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

13.9%

Uninsured

41%

Employer Coverage

18.2%

Medicaid

13.1%

Medicare

13.3%

Non-Group

0.614%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Elkin, NC declined by 20.5% from 17.5% to 13.9%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Elkin, NC changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 16.2% prevalence

  2. 16.1% prevalence

  3. 16% prevalence

Edgecombe County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in North Carolina, at 16.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in North Carolina by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Elkin, NC is home to a population of 4.19k people, from which 92.1% are citizens. As of 2017, 9.74% of Elkin, NC residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Elkin, NC is composed of 3.08k White Alone residents (73.6%), 702 Hispanic or Latino residents (16.8%), 283 Black or African American Alone residents (6.76%), 36 Asian Alone residents (0.859%), 35 Two or More Races residents (0.836%), 34 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.812%), 17 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.406%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Elkin, NC are Spanish or Spanish Creole (733 speakers), Arabic (17 speakers), and French Creole (0 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

38

Median Native-Born Age

± 6.7

35

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 10.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Elkin, NC was 37. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 35. But people in Elkin, NC are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Elkin, NC residents was 37.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

9.74%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

12%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 9.74% of Elkin, NC residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Elkin, NC was 12%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    242,756 ± 11,950 people

  2. India

    60,392 ± 6,015 people

  3. Honduras

    34,513 ± 4,553 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Elkin, NC was Mexico, the natal country of 242,756 Elkin, NC residents, followed by India with 60,392 and Honduras with 34,513.

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Citizenship

92.1%

2017 Citizenship

90.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 92.1% of Elkin, NC residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Elkin, NC was 90.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    3.08k ± 360

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    702 ± 346

  3. Black or African American Alone

    283 ± 223

In 2017, there were 4.39 times more White Alone residents (3.08k people) in Elkin, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 702 Hispanic or Latino and 283 Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    733 speakers (18.3%)

  2. Arabic

    17 speakers (0.426%)

  3. French Creole

    0 speakers (0%)

18.8% of Elkin, NC citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Elkin, NC was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 18.3% of the overall population of Elkin, NC are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.426% speak Arabic and 0% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    59 ± 45

  2. Korea

    38 ± 33

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    33 ± 29

Elkin, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.55 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Elkin, NC was $135,100 in 2017, which is 0.621 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $132,600 to $135,100, a 1.89% increase. The homeownership rate in Elkin, NC is 63.3%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Elkin, NC have an average commute time of 20.7 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.

Income

Household Income

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$43,211

Median Household Income

± $4,201

1.56k

Number of Households

± 220

In 2017, the median household income of the 1.56k households in Elkin, NC grew to $43,211 from the previous year's value of $38,876.

The following chart displays the households in Elkin, 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$135,100

2017 Median

± $12,215

$132,600

2016 Median

± $13,656

In 2017, the median property value in Elkin, NC grew to to $135,100 from the previous year's value of $132,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Elkin, NC compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Elkin, NC the largest share of households have a property value in the $125k - $150k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Elkin, NC distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Elkin, NC the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

63.3%

2017 Homeownership

60.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 63.3% of the housing units in Elkin, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 60.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Elkin, NC compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Elkin, NC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Elkin, NC have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

20.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Elkin, NC have a shorter commute time (20.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.98% of the workforce in Elkin, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.4%

  2. Carpooled

    11.4%

  3. Worked At Home

    1.67%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Elkin, NC was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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