Elkin, North Carolina

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Population in 2014: 4,001 (88% urban, 12% rural). Population change since 2000: -2.6%
 
Males: 1,775  (44.4%)
Females: 2,226  (55.6%)
Median resident age:  42.6 years
North Carolina median age:  37.9 years

Zip codes: 28676.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $37,364 (it was $31,698 in 2000)
Elkin:

$37,364
NC:

$45,906

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $20,062 (it was $21,123 in 2000)

Elkin town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $147,643 (it was $86,200 in 2000)
Elkin:

$147,643
NC:

$154,300

Median gross rent in 2013: $703.

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  • Races in Elkin, NC (2010)

    Elkin races chart
    • 2,99274.8%White alone
    • 71317.8%Hispanic
    • 2165.4%Black alone
    • 370.9%Two or more races
    • 310.8%Asian alone
    • 100.2%Other race alone
    • 10.02%American Indian alone
    • 10.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Elkin detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Elkin: 85.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (17.3%), United States (13.2%), English (10.1%), Irish (9.3%), Scottish (3.6%), French (2.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 908 feet

Land area: 6.27 square miles.

Population density: 638 people per square mile   (low).

Elkin,NC real estate house value index trend

Elkin, North Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Elkin:

  • High school or higher: 76.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.6%
  • Unemployed: 3.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Elkin town:

  • Never married: 18.4%
  • Now married: 54.7%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 12.4%
  • Divorced: 12.8%

519 residents are foreign born (12.4% Latin America).

This town:

12.7%
North Carolina:

7.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,153 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,328 (1.0%)

Elkin satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Winston-Salem, NC (34.7 miles , pop. 185,776).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Greensboro, NC (58.9 miles , pop. 223,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (404.0 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Jonesville, NC (1.3 miles ), Pleasant Hill, NC (1.3 miles ), Arlington, NC (1.5 miles ), Ronda, NC (2.4 miles ), Boonville, NC (2.9 miles ), Dobson, NC (3.4 miles ), Yadkinville, NC (3.7 miles ), Hays, NC (3.8 miles ).

Latitude: 36.26 N, Longitude: 80.85 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,173 (+77.4%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 683 (42.9%)

Area code: 336

Elkin household income distribution Elkin home values distribution

Crime rates in Elkin by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2014
Murders 000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 200221141011
per 100,000 47.10.00.048.045.423.224.597.524.30.024.724.9
Robberies 545330201422
per 100,000 117.796.6120.472.168.20.049.00.024.398.749.549.8
Assaults 26122215171162020787
per 100,000 612.2289.7529.6360.3386.3255.0147.1487.3485.8172.8197.9174.4
Burglaries 435239363238284769424056
per 100,000 1,012.51,255.4938.9864.8727.1880.9686.41,145.21,676.01,036.5989.61,395.5
Thefts 156203219152183190130189227244253381
per 100,000 3,673.24,901.05,272.03,651.24,158.14,404.33,187.14,605.35,513.76,021.76,259.39,494.1
Auto thefts 1347101075106637
per 100,000 306.196.6168.5240.2227.2162.3122.6243.7145.7148.174.2174.4
Arson 000100110110
per 100,000 0.00.00.024.00.00.024.524.40.024.724.70.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 291.1) 381.1329.6376.3311.6321.7278.9216.9399.9412.2339.1348.1488.6

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Elkin detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 21 (17 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.24
North Carolina average:

2.41
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.1%
North Carolina:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +231 (+6.0%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (27%)
  • Construction (22%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Accommodation and food services (19%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (12%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (20%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (21%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Elkin: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Elkin, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Elkin-area historical tornado activity is below North Carolina state average. It is 39% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/7/1998, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 37.5 miles away from the Elkin town center injured 2 people and caused $1 million in damages.

On 5/7/1998, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 31.0 miles away from the town center injured 5 people and caused $50 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Elkin-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 82% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 217.1 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 189.2 miles away from Elkin center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 88.0 miles away from the city center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 88.1 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 176.9 miles away from Elkin center
On 6/29/1996 at 19:30:42, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 88.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Surry County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Droughts: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Freeze: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Elkin topographic map

Birthplace of: Bob Stinson (baseball) - Baseball player, Harold Hayes - Journalist, Jeff Hayes - Football player, Steve Pauley - Artist.

Hospitals and medical centers in Elkin:

  • HUGH CHATHAM MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 180 PARKWOOD DR)
  • GUARDIAN CARE OF ELKIN (JOHNSON RIDGE RD)
  • HUGH CHATHAM MEMORIAL NURSING (700 JOHNSON RIDGE RD)
  • UNIHEALTH POST-ACUTE CARE-ELKIN (560 JOHNSON RIDGE RD)
  • ELKIN DIALYSIS CENTER OF WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY (941 JOHNSON RIDGE RD)

airports located in Elkin:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Elkin:

  • Surry Community College (about 12 miles; Dobson, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,686)
  • Wilkes Community College (about 21 miles; Wilkesboro, NC; FT enrollment: 2,292)
  • Mitchell Community College (about 33 miles; Statesville, NC; FT enrollment: 2,458)
  • Wake Forest University (about 34 miles; Winston Salem, NC; FT enrollment: 6,407)
  • Forsyth Technical Community College (about 35 miles; Winston Salem, NC; FT enrollment: 7,190)
  • Winston-Salem State University (about 37 miles; Winston-Salem, NC; FT enrollment: 5,378)
  • Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute (about 46 miles; Hudson, NC; FT enrollment: 3,636)

Public high school in Elkin:

  • ELKIN HIGH (Location: 334 ELK SPUR ST, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Elkin:

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Library in Elkin:

  • NORTHWESTERN REGIONAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $2,391,819; Location: 111 NORTH FRONT STREET; 370,520 books; 10,523 audio materials; 7,629 video materials; 56 state licensed databases; 225 print serial subscriptions)

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Shopping Center: Elkin Village Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Elkin include: First Baptist Church (A), Elkin Valley Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Elkin: Elkin City Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotel: Elk Inn (1101 North Bridge Street).

Surry County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2004 was 81.4. This is about average.

City:

81.4
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2004 was 24.0. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 24.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.0
U.S.:

32.0
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 15.3%
(14.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.9% for Black residents, 8.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 15.3% for other race residents, 54.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.3 people
North Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  61.4%
Whole state:  66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  4.7%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Elkin in 2010:

  • 96 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 7 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 5 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Elkin in 2000:

  • 157 people in nursing homes
  • 24 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 6 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 4 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 4 people in other nonhousehold living situations

Elkin, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

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Banks with branches in Elkin (2011 data):

  • Yadkin Valley Bank and Trust Company: Elkin Branch, Elkin Branch, Yadkin Valley Bank And Trust Company. Info updated 2009/05/19: Bank assets: $1,991.0 mil, Deposits: $1,738.1 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 39 total offices, Holding Company: Yadkin Valley Financial Corporation
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Elkin Main Branch at 102 W Main Street, branch established on 1961/12/01; Elkin Village Branch at 1500 North Bridge Street, branch established on 1966/10/03. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Elkin Drive Thru Branch at 202 West Main Street, branch established on 1908/01/01; Elkin Main Branch at 1661 North Bridge Street, branch established on 1989/06/30. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • Woodforest National Bank: Elkin Walmart Branch at 548 Cc Camp Road, branch established on 2008/03/31. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions) (Amended And
  • First Community Bank: Elkin Branch at 101 Brookfall Dairy Road, branch established on 1995/06/01. Info updated 2011/07/12: Bank assets: $2,144.1 mil, Deposits: $1,561.3 mil, headquarters in Bluefield, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 58 total offices, Holding Company: First Community Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.7
North Carolina average:

12.4

Elkin travel time to work - commute Elkin mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Elkin town (based on Surry County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant30,036122
Mainline Protestant7,09946
Other1,4265
Catholic8921
Black Protestant4274
None34,239-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 16
Surry County:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Surry County:

0.69 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 48
Surry County:

6.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 63
Here:

8.73 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.7%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Surry County:

27.5%
North Carolina:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.0%
State:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

47.6%
North Carolina:

48.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

43.4%
North Carolina:

44.6%

Average BMI:
Elkin:

28.6
North Carolina:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Elkin:

22.2%
State:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

12.2%
North Carolina:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Elkin:

6.9
North Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
Elkin:

32.9%
North Carolina:

33.6%

General health condition:
Elkin:

52.2%
North Carolina:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Elkin:

75.8%
North Carolina:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Elkin, NC Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 3$11,510$46,0400$0
Other Government Administration 12$21,460$21,4600$0
Judicial and Legal 1$1,000$12,0000$0
Police Protection - Officers 20$48,369$29,0210$0
Police - Other 4$8,129$24,3870$0
Firefighters 3$9,738$38,9521$385
Streets and Highways 7$16,286$27,9190$0
Solid Waste Management 3$5,810$23,2400$0
Parks and Recreation 6$15,268$30,5368$1,698
Water Supply 5$12,298$29,5150$0
Other and Unallocable 3$10,738$42,9520$0
Totals for Government 67$160,606$28,7659$2,083

Elkin government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $890,000 ($222.44)
    Liquor Stores: $720,000 ($179.96)
    Regular Highways: $578,000 ($144.46)
    Sewerage: $543,000 ($135.72)
    Parks & Recreation: $483,000 ($120.72)
    Central Staff Services: $305,000 ($76.23)
    Solid Waste Management: $252,000 ($62.98)
    Water Utilities: $233,000 ($58.24)
    Fire Protection: $222,000 ($55.49)
    Financial Administration: $206,000 ($51.49)
    General - Other: $98,000 ($24.49)
    Libraries: $84,000 ($20.99)
    General Public Buildings: $57,000 ($14.25)
    Housing & Community Development: $45,000 ($11.25)
    Air Transportation: $44,000 ($11.00)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $17,000 ($4.25)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $17,000 ($4.25)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash & Deposits: $54,000 ($13.50)
    Benefit Payments: $4,000 ($1.00)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $205,000 ($51.24)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Health: $5,000 ($1.25)
  • Intergovernmental to State - General: $7,000 ($1.75)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff: $651,000 ($162.71)
    Water Utilities: $94,000 ($23.49)
    Parks & Recreation: $41,000 ($10.25)
    Police Protection: $22,000 ($5.50)
    Regular Highways: $6,000 ($1.50)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,177,000 ($544.11)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)

Elkin government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $3,000 ($0.75)
  • Charges - Sewerage: $806,000 ($201.45)
    Parks & Recreation: $213,000 ($53.24)
    Solid Waste Management: $186,000 ($46.49)
    All Other: $45,000 ($11.25)
  • Employee Retirement - Interest Revenue: $7,000 ($1.75)
    From Other Government: $4,000 ($1.00)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $682,000 ($170.46)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $153,000 ($38.24)
    Interest Earnings: $93,000 ($23.24)
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $1,047,000 ($261.68)
    Water Utilities: $345,000 ($86.23)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $380,000 ($94.98)
    Highways: $156,000 ($38.99)
    All Other: $4,000 ($1.00)
  • Tax - Property: $1,672,000 ($417.90)
    NEC: $44,000 ($11.00)
    Motor Vehicle License: $18,000 ($4.50)

Elkin government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $3,413,000 ($853.04)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $750,000 ($187.45)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $2,135,000 ($533.62)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $1,763,000 ($440.64)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $265,000 ($66.23)

Elkin government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $3,557,000 ($889.03)

4.35% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,191 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.35%
North Carolina average:

7.13%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Stokes County, NC  0.43% ($28,046 average AGI)
from Forsyth County, NC  0.42% ($38,587)
from Yadkin County, NC  0.35% ($25,372)


4.76% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,983 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.76%
North Carolina average:

6.77%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Forsyth County, NC  0.73% ($35,907 average AGI)
to Yadkin County, NC  0.45% ($24,655)
to Stokes County, NC  0.42% ($33,481)

Strongest AM radio stations in Elkin:

  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WPAQ (740 AM; 10 kW; MOUNT AIRY, NC; Owner: RALPH D. EPPERSON)
  • WHKY (1290 AM; 50 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • WSGH (1040 AM; 9 kW; LEWISVILLE, NC; Owner: WINSTON-SALEM, GREENSBORO, HIGH POINT AREA RADIO)
  • WSYD (1300 AM; 10 kW; MOUNT AIRY, NC; Owner: GRANITE CITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSJS (600 AM; 5 kW; WINSTON-SALEM, NC)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WKSK (580 AM; 5 kW; W.JEFFERSON, NC; Owner: CADDELL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WYZD (1560 AM; daytime; 1 kW; DOBSON, NC; Owner: GOSPEL BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WWWJ (1360 AM; 5 kW; GALAX, VA; Owner: TWIN COUNTY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKBC (800 AM; 1 kW; NORTH WILKESBORO, NC; Owner: WILKES BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Elkin:

  • WIFM-FM (100.9 FM; ELKIN, NC; Owner: VON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBRF (98.1 FM; GALAX, VA; Owner: BLUE RIDGE RADIO, INC.)
  • WKBC-FM (97.3 FM; NORTH WILKESBORO, NC; Owner: WILKES BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • W267AN (101.3 FM; WILKESBORO, NC; Owner: TRIAD FAMILY NETWORK, INC.)
  • WTQR (104.1 FM; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFMX (105.7 FM; STATESVILLE, NC; Owner: MERCURY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • W285DJ (104.9 FM; MOUNT AIRY, NC; Owner: TRIAD FAMILY NETWORK, INC,)
  • WVTR (91.9 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION INC)
  • WTHZ (94.1 FM; LEXINGTON, NC; Owner: DAVIDSON COUNTY BROADCASTING CO, INC)
  • WECR-FM (102.3 FM; BEECH MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: RONDINARO BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WZJS (100.7 FM; BANNER ELK, NC; Owner: HIGHLAND COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATES, LLC)
  • WEND (106.5 FM; SALISBURY, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W285DG (104.9 FM; BOONE, NC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W225AA (92.9 FM; BOONE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WFDD (88.5 FM; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY)
  • WKZL (107.5 FM; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: DICK BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC. OF TENNESSEE)
  • W232AV (94.3 FM; LENOIR, NC; Owner: DAVID TORRES)
  • W218BW (91.5 FM; LENOIR, NC; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Elkin:

  • WXII-TV (Channel 12; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: WXII HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
Elkin fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2014

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2014 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Elkin fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 9Number of bridges
  • 63m207ftTotal length
  • 37,120Total average daily traffic
  • 4,429Total average daily truck traffic
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Elkin)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 64 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Elkin, NC)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 52 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Elkin)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 10 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Elkin)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Elkin and their reported violations in the past:

THANKS TO CALVARY BAPTIST CH (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
GUM ORCHARD BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Elkin that have no violations reported:

  • PLEASANT HILL BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LITTLE RICHMOND BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • UNION CROSS BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 61
  • Hazardous Condition: 15
  • Good Intent Call: 6

Incident types - Elkin

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Elkin, NC
Most common first names in Elkin, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James11571.7 years
Mary9178.6 years
John8774.2 years
William7875.7 years
Robert5270.0 years
Thomas3477.0 years
Charles3370.8 years
Ruth2979.6 years
Ruby2977.3 years
Annie2977.3 years
Most common last names in Elkin, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Carter6274.1 years
Smith5476.1 years
Harris5175.6 years
Cockerham4877.4 years
Gentry4777.4 years
Collins4672.0 years
Couch4277.8 years
Johnson4177.2 years
Blackburn3774.7 years
Martin3678.7 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (72%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (20%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6%)
  • Utility gas (2%)
Businesses in Elkin, NC
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1La-Z-Boy1
Advance Auto Parts1Lowe's1
AutoZone1Marriott1
Bath & Body Works1McDonald's1
Burger King1Nike1
CVS1Pizza Hut1
Circle K2Rite Aid1
Domino's Pizza1SONIC Drive-In1
Dunkin Donuts2Subway2
FedEx2T-Mobile1
Ford1Taco Bell1
GNC1U-Haul1
H&R Block1U.S. Cellular1
Jones New York1UPS3
KFC1Walgreens1
Kincaid1Walmart1

Elkin compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
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  • Henry Jackson Thiel, Iii (2)
  • Joseph C. Willingham (1)
  • Brian Jarrard (1)
  • Jeffrey Donald Irwin (1)
  • Mark Pavlansky (1)

Total of 22 patent applications in 2008-2016.