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Population in 2012: 4,024 (88% urban, 12% rural). Population change since 2000: -2.1%
 

Males: 1,721  (42.8%)
Females: 2,303  (57.2%)

Median resident age:  42.4 years
North Carolina median age:  45.5 years

Zip codes: 28676.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $34,813 (it was $31,698 in 2000)
Elkin:

$34,813
NC:

$45,150
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,330

Elkin town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $161,682 (it was $86,200 in 2000)
Elkin:

$161,682
NC:

$150,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $175,109; Detached houses: $186,471; Townhouses or other attached units: $193,750; Mobile homes: $68,904

Median gross rent in 2012: $532.

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  • White alone - 2,992 (74.8%)
  • Hispanic - 713 (17.8%)
  • Black alone - 216 (5.4%)
  • Two or more races - 37 (0.9%)
  • Asian alone - 31 (0.8%)
  • Other race alone - 10 (0.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.02%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.02%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Elkin: 83.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (16.5%), United States (15.9%), English (10.9%), Irish (6.9%), Scottish (4.1%), Scotch-Irish (3.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 908 feet

Land area: 6.27 square miles.

Population density: 642 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Elkin:

  • High school or higher: 73.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.1%
  • Unemployed: 11.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Elkin town:

  • Never married: 14.4%
  • Now married: 59.8%
  • Separated: 5.2%
  • Widowed: 11.4%
  • Divorced: 9.2%

554 residents are foreign born

This town:  13.5%
North Carolina:  7.7%



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists there were 16 registered sex offenders living in Elkin, North Carolina as of October 26, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Elkin to the number of sex offenders is 252 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,274 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,310 (1.2%)

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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: +3,300 (+80.1%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 696 (42.3%)

Area code: 336

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Crime rates in Elkin by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 220022114101
per 100,000 47.947.10.00.048.045.423.224.597.524.30.024.7
Robberies 354533020142
per 100,000 71.8117.796.6120.472.168.20.049.00.024.398.749.5
Assaults 72612221517116202078
per 100,000 167.5612.2289.7529.6360.3386.3255.0147.1487.3485.8172.8197.9
Burglaries 494352393632382847694240
per 100,000 1172.51012.51255.4938.9864.8727.1880.9686.41145.21676.01036.5989.6
Thefts 130156203219152183190130189227244253
per 100,000 3110.83673.24901.05272.03651.24158.14404.33187.14605.35513.76021.76259.3
Auto thefts 7134710107510663
per 100,000 167.5306.196.6168.5240.2227.2162.3122.6243.7145.7148.174.2
Arson 200010011011
per 100,000 47.90.00.00.024.00.00.024.524.40.024.724.7
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 273.0381.6330.0376.7312.0322.1279.2217.1400.4412.7339.5348.5

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City-data.com crime rate 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 2012, including police officers: 21 (17 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.21
North Carolina average:

2.37

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Elkin, North Carolina accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.6%
North Carolina:

9.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +231 (+6.0%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (22%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Wholesale trade (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Accommodation and food services (21%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (14%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3%)

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Tornado activity:

Elkin-area historical tornado activity is slightly below North Carolina state average. It is 9% 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 above North Carolina state average. It is 88% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) 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 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
On 6/26/1995 at 00:36:17, a magnitude 3.5 (3.1 MB, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 47.5 miles away from the city center
On 2/12/1994 at 02:40:24, a magnitude 3.4 (2.9 ML, 3.4 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 74.0 miles away from Elkin center
On 10/28/1997 at 10:36:46, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 90.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

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: Hurricanes: 2, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Snowfall: 1, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Freeze: 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/medical centers in Elkin:

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

Political contributions by individuals in Elkin, NC

Airports located in Elkin:


Local government website: elkinnc.org

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Elkin:

  • Wake Forest University (about 34 miles; Winston Salem, NC; Full-time enrollment: 6,909)
  • Forsyth Technical Community College (about 35 miles; Winston Salem, NC; FT enrollment: 4,471)
  • Winston-Salem State University (about 37 miles; Winston-Salem, NC; FT enrollment: 5,588)
  • Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute (about 45 miles; Hudson, NC; FT enrollment: 2,172)
  • NASCAR Technical Institute (about 46 miles; Mooresville, NC; FT enrollment: 2,200)
  • Catawba Valley Community College (about 46 miles; Hickory, NC; FT enrollment: 2,135)
  • Davidson County Community College (about 47 miles; Thomasville, NC; FT enrollment: 2,006)

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

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

GUM ORCHARD BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between MAY-18-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between FEB-29-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between MAY-07-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between FEB-16-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between NOV-18-2002 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • 9 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
  • 2 other older monitoring violations
PLEASANT HILL BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
LITTLE RICHMOND BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-05-2004), St Public Notif requested (OCT-05-2004), St Public Notif received (OCT-18-2004), St Compliance achieved (APR-30-2005)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (AUG-23-2004), St Public Notif requested (AUG-23-2004), St Public Notif received (AUG-30-2004), St Compliance achieved (APR-30-2005)
ISLAND FORD BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between AUG-10-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between MAY-18-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between APR-26-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between FEB-29-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between FEB-10-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • 17 routine major monitoring violations
  • 7 regular monitoring violations
  • 8 other older monitoring violations
KNOBBS BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In NOV-1999, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-06-2000), St Public Notif requested (JAN-06-2000), St Compliance achieved (OCT-31-2001)
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
GHOST RIDERS SALOON (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (AUG-24-2004), St Public Notif requested (AUG-24-2004)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In NOV-2004, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-06-2005), St Public Notif requested (JAN-06-2005)
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between SEP-30-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
LITTLE ELKIN BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In MAY-2002, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUN-28-2002), St Public Notif requested (JUN-28-2002), St Public Notif received (AUG-21-2002), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2002)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations

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

  • FRIENDSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • HAMPTONVILLE GROCERY (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 11.3%
(12.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.4% for Black residents, 4.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 20.5% for other race residents, 0.0% 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Elkin, NC

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 compared to North Carolina state average:

Elkin, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

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  • 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 above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.


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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 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Elkin travel time to work - commute


Elkin mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (69%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (20%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8%)
  • Utility gas (2%)

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 50.74%
Here50.7%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Friends (Quakers)Catholic Church
Adherents61.6%13.2%3.0%2.7%2.2%
Congregations41.1%17.3%4.2%4.2%1.8%
Name Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentLDS (Mormon) Church USA National Primitive Baptist ConventionChristian Churches and Churches of ChristOther
Adherents2.2%1.7%1.6%1.6%10.1%
Congregations0.6%1.2%2.4%2.4%25.0%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables 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%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 3$9,877$39,5080$0
Other Government Administration 4$13,076$39,2280$0
Police Protection - Officers 17$42,241$29,8171$354
Police - Other 4$6,735$20,2050$0
Firefighters 3$8,384$33,5362$653
Streets and Highways 9$19,979$26,6390$0
Solid Waste Management 2$3,948$23,6880$0
Parks and Recreation 6$13,733$27,4663$1,388
Water Supply 6$12,270$24,5400$0
Other and Unallocable 3$8,493$33,9720$0
Totals for Government 57$138,736$29,2086$2,395

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

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $890,000 ($221.17)
    Liquor Stores: $720,000 ($178.93)
    Regular Highways: $578,000 ($143.64)
    Sewerage: $543,000 ($134.94)
    Parks & Recreation: $483,000 ($120.03)
    Central Staff Services: $305,000 ($75.80)
    Solid Waste Management: $252,000 ($62.62)
    Water Utilities: $233,000 ($57.90)
    Fire Protection: $222,000 ($55.17)
    Financial Administration: $206,000 ($51.19)
    General - Other: $98,000 ($24.35)
    Libraries: $84,000 ($20.87)
    General Public Buildings: $57,000 ($14.17)
    Housing & Community Development: $45,000 ($11.18)
    Air Transportation: $44,000 ($10.93)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $17,000 ($4.22)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $17,000 ($4.22)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash & Deposits: $54,000 ($13.42)
    Benefit Payments: $4,000 ($0.99)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $205,000 ($50.94)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Health: $5,000 ($1.24)
  • Intergovernmental to State - General: $7,000 ($1.74)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff: $651,000 ($161.78)
    Water Utilities: $94,000 ($23.36)
    Parks & Recreation: $41,000 ($10.19)
    Police Protection: $22,000 ($5.47)
    Regular Highways: $6,000 ($1.49)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,177,000 ($541.00)
  • 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 ($200.30)
    Parks & Recreation: $213,000 ($52.93)
    Solid Waste Management: $186,000 ($46.22)
    All Other: $45,000 ($11.18)
  • Employee Retirement - Interest Revenue: $7,000 ($1.74)
    From Other Government: $4,000 ($0.99)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $682,000 ($169.48)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $153,000 ($38.02)
    Interest Earnings: $93,000 ($23.11)
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $1,047,000 ($260.19)
    Water Utilities: $345,000 ($85.74)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $380,000 ($94.43)
    Highways: $156,000 ($38.77)
    All Other: $4,000 ($0.99)
  • Tax - Property: $1,672,000 ($415.51)
    NEC: $44,000 ($10.93)
    Motor Vehicle License: $18,000 ($4.47)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $3,413,000 ($848.16)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $750,000 ($186.38)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $2,135,000 ($530.57)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $1,763,000 ($438.12)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $265,000 ($65.85)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $3,557,000 ($883.95)

4.73% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($34,016 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.73%
North Carolina average:

8.53%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Forsyth County, NC  0.55% ($32,978 average AGI)
from Stokes County, NC  0.48% ($31,345)
from Yadkin County, NC  0.38% ($26,340)


4.81% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,200 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.81%
North Carolina average:

7.27%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Forsyth County, NC  0.63% ($35,077 average AGI)
to Stokes County, NC  0.62% ($33,928)
to Yadkin County, NC  0.41% ($25,287)

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.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Elkin, North Carolina:
  • Fatal accident count: 10
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 19
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 10
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 27
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
North Carolina average:
  • Fatal accident count: 108
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 167
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 31
  • Fatalities: 117
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 289
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 18

See more detailed statistics of Elkin fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 18 meters (59ft)
Total average daily traffic: 8,000
Total average daily truck traffic: 560
Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic: 16,000

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Elkin)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

49 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

9 (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:

6 (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:

49 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Elkin)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

7
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150L (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1788Q , Serial Number: 15073088, Year manufactured: 1971, Airworthiness Date: 12/20/1971
    Registrant (Partnership): William R Walker, 192 Forest Hills Ln, Elkin, NC 28621, Other Owners: Ronney D Brooks, James E Myers
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-31T1 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 7, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: P&W PT6A SER (750 HP) (Turbo-prop)
    N-Number: 2519X , Serial Number: 31T-8104035, Year manufactured: 1981, Airworthiness Date: 03/21/1981
    Registrant (Corporation): G And B Oil Company Inc, 667 North Bridge St Po Box 625, Elkin, NC 28621
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-12 (Category: Land, Seats: 3, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 82 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-235 SERIES (115 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3193M , Serial Number: 12-2010
    Registrant (Individual): John W Newman, Po Box 806, Elkin, NC 28621
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150J (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 51328 , Serial Number: 15069928, Year manufactured: 1968, Airworthiness Date: 11/23/1968
    Registrant (Individual): Pending Registration, 125 Poppy Field Ln, Elkin, NC 28621
  • Aircraft: CESSNA T210N (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR TSIO-520 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6314C , Serial Number: 21063861, Year manufactured: 1980, Airworthiness Date: 01/24/1980
    Registrant (Individual): Wells Jr Stewart, 458 W Main St, Elkin, NC 28621
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182B (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 119 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 711AC , Serial Number: 51876, Year manufactured: 1959, Airworthiness Date: 02/21/1959
    Registrant (Individual): David C Landry, 137 Reeves Ln, Elkin, NC 28621
  • Aircraft: LITHUANIAN FACTORY OF AVIATION LAK-12 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: None
    N-Number: 712LK , Serial Number: 6209, Year manufactured: 1995, Airworthiness Date: 01/15/2010
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Kenneth M Haney, 634 Elk Spur St, Elkin, NC 28621, Other Owners: Robert Hills


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
Businesses in Elkin, NC
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Marriott1
AutoZone1McDonald's1
Bath & Body Works1Nike1
Burger King1Pizza Hut1
CVS1Rite Aid1
Domino's Pizza1SONIC Drive-In1
Dunkin Donuts2Subway2
FedEx2T-Mobile1
GNC1Taco Bell1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
Jones New York1U.S. Cellular1
KFC1UPS3
Kincaid1Walgreens1
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1
Lowe's1
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