Elkins, West Virginia

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Population in 2017: 7,047 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +0.2%
 
Males: 3,382  (48.0%)
Females: 3,665  (52.0%)
Median resident age:

37.1 years
West Virginia median age:

42.4 years

Zip codes: 26283.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $39,385 (it was $26,906 in 2000)
Elkins:

$39,385
WV:

$43,469

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $26,616 (it was $17,916 in 2000)

Elkins city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $125,972 (it was $69,400 in 2000)
Elkins:

$125,972
WV:

$119,800

Median gross rent in 2017: $606.

March 2019 cost of living index in Elkins: 82.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 18.3%
(17.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.8% for Black residents, 65.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 9.7% for other race residents, 17.8% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Elkins, WV (2017)
    • 6,50991.5%White alone
    • 2263.2%Black alone
    • 1131.6%Asian alone
    • 1171.6%Hispanic
    • 831.2%Two or more races
    • 300.4%American Indian alone
    • 90.1%Other race alone

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



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists, there were 53 registered sex offenders living in Elkins, West Virginia as of May 24, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Elkins is 135 to 1.


Crime rates in Elkins by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(14.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
6
(85.4)
1
(14.1)
2
(28.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.3)
1
(14.1)
4
(56.3)
5
(70.3)
1
(13.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
3
(42.7)
2
(28.1)
2
(28.4)
4
(57.3)
3
(43.0)
7
(98.4)
3
(42.2)
3
(42.2)
5
(69.6)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
16
(227.7)
26
(365.4)
15
(212.8)
26
(372.2)
20
(286.9)
57
(801.2)
32
(450.5)
56
(787.8)
62
(863.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
48
(683.2)
52
(730.9)
38
(539.0)
47
(672.8)
54
(774.5)
58
(815.3)
35
(492.7)
70
(984.8)
52
(723.9)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
152
(2,163)
159
(2,235)
170
(2,411)
179
(2,562)
181
(2,596)
159
(2,235)
101
(1,422)
210
(2,954)
150
(2,088)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
16
(227.7)
10
(140.5)
2
(28.4)
6
(85.9)
9
(129.1)
7
(98.4)
5
(70.4)
3
(42.2)
3
(41.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2
(28.5)
1
(14.1)
2
(28.4)
7
(100.2)
3
(43.0)
1
(14.1)
1
(14.1)
4
(56.3)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)307.7244.6238.6248.1250.1383.5244.8417.0342.2

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City-data.com crime index in Elkins, WV

Crime rate in Elkins detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 14 (12 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.71
West Virginia average:

2.58
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Ancestries: American (20.8%), German (16.7%), Irish (12.8%), English (9.0%), Italian (4.7%), Scottish (3.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1890

Elevation: 1930 feet

Land area: 3.19 square miles.

Population density: 2,212 people per square mile   (low).

Elkins, West Virginia map

101 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.4%
West Virginia:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $647 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $554 (0.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Charleston, WV (104.1 miles , pop. 53,421).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Pittsburgh, PA (105.3 miles , pop. 334,563).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (262.1 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Beverly, WV (2.2 miles ),
Womelsdorf (Coalton), WV (2.5 miles ),
Junior, WV (2.6 miles ),
Bowden, WV (2.8 miles),
Belington, WV (2.9 miles ),
Dailey, WV (3.0 miles),
East Dailey, WV (3.2 miles ),
Montrose, WV (3.2 miles)

Latitude: 38.92 N, Longitude: 79.85 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +4,275 (+60.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,192 (69.5%)

Area code: 304

Distribution of median household income in Elkins, WV in 2017
Distribution of house value in Elkins, WV in 2017
Elkins satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 9 buildings, average cost: $48,600
  • 1998: 14 buildings, average cost: $68,500
  • 1999: 11 buildings, average cost: $66,400
  • 2000: 15 buildings, average cost: $71,100
  • 2001: 7 buildings, average cost: $76,200
  • 2002: 22 buildings, average cost: $63,900
  • 2003: 30 buildings, average cost: $78,400
  • 2004: 19 buildings, average cost: $127,500
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $75,000
  • 2006: 4 buildings, average cost: $103,500
  • 2007: 11 buildings, average cost: $94,000
  • 2008: 3 buildings, average cost: $152,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $20,000
  • 2010: 12 buildings, average cost: $199,600
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $115,000
  • 2012: 8 buildings, average cost: $168,900
  • 2013: 5 buildings, average cost: $165,400
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $141,200
  • 2015: 2 buildings, average cost: $112,500
  • 2016: 3 buildings, average cost: $133,900
  • 2017: 1 building, cost: $100,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Elkins, WV residents
Average permit cost in Elkins, WV
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

6.4%
West Virginia:

5.3%
Historical population in Elkins, WV
Historical housing units in Elkins, WV
Most common industries in Elkins, WV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (13.9%)
  • Educational services (11.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.3%)
  • Public administration (6.6%)
  • Wood products (5.8%)
  • Construction (5.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (10.2%)
  • Wood products (9.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.8%)
  • Educational services (8.3%)
  • Public administration (7.1%)
  • Health care (6.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (21.7%)
  • Educational services (15.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.4%)
  • Public administration (6.1%)
  • Social assistance (5.6%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.7%)
Most common occupations in Elkins, WV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.9%)
  • Cashiers (3.7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.1%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.2%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.2%)
  • Cashiers (5.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Registered nurses (4.8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.4%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.8%)

Average climate in Elkins, West Virginia

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Tornado activity:

Elkins-area historical tornado activity is slightly below West Virginia state average. It is 75% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/3/1980, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 38.9 miles away from the Elkins city center injured 19 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 7/9/1980, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 11.0 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Elkins-area historical earthquake activity is near West Virginia state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 180.0 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 226.8 miles away from Elkins center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 197.9 miles away from the city center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 140.4 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 163.9 miles away from the city center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 224.4 miles away from Elkins center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Randolph County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Hurricanes: 5, Storms: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Elkins topographic map

Main business address for: CITIZENS FINANCIAL CORP/DE/ (NATIONAL COMMERCIAL BANKS).

Hospitals and medical centers in Elkins:

  • DAVIS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, PO BOX 1484)
  • MEMORIAL GENERAL HOSP (1200 HARRISON AVE)
  • ELKINS REGIONAL CONV. CTR. (1175 BEVERLY PIKE)
  • NELLA'S INC. (399 FERGUSON ROAD)
  • NELLA'S NURSING HOME, INC. (200 WHITMAN AVENUE, CRYSTAL SPRINGS)
  • FMC - ELKINS (100 MAIN STREET)
  • HOMEPLUS (P O BOX 1759)

Airports located in Elkins:

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College/University in Elkins:

  • Davis & Elkins College (Full-time enrollment: 759; Location: 100 Campus Dr; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.dewv.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Elkins:

  • Fairmont State University (about 43 miles; Fairmont, WV; Full-time enrollment: 3,714)
  • West Virginia University (about 50 miles; Morgantown, WV; FT enrollment: 27,429)
  • James Madison University (about 63 miles; Harrisonburg, VA; FT enrollment: 19,727)
  • Blue Ridge Community College (about 67 miles; Weyers Cave, VA; FT enrollment: 2,891)
  • Waynesburg University (about 70 miles; Waynesburg, PA; FT enrollment: 2,080)
  • Frostburg State University (about 71 miles; Frostburg, MD; FT enrollment: 4,944)
  • Allegany College of Maryland (about 79 miles; Cumberland, MD; FT enrollment: 2,407)

Public high schools in Elkins:

  • ELKINS HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 916, Location: 100 KENNEDY DRIVE, Grades: 9-12)
  • ELKINS MOUNTAIN SCHOOL (Location: 100 BELL STREET, Grades: 7-12)
  • WV CHILDRENS HOME (Location: 109 MAPLE STREET, Grades: 8-12)
  • RANDOLPH COUNTY ALTERNATIVE CENTER (Location: 1425 SOUTH DAVIS STREET, Grades: 7-11)
  • RANDOLPH TECHNICAL CENTER (Location: 200 KENNEDY DRIVE, Grades: 10-12)

Private high schools in Elkins:

  • HIGHLAND ADVENTIST SCHOOL (Students: 44, Location: 1 OLD LEADSVILLE RD, Grades: KG-12)
  • NEW LIFE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 35, Location: RR 3 BOX 536, Grades: KG-10)

Public elementary/middle schools in Elkins:

  • ELKINS MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 704, Location: 308 ROBERT E. LEE AVENUE, Grades: 6-8)
  • MIDLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 318, Location: 150 KENNEDY DRIVE, Grades: PK-5)
  • JENNINGS RANDOLPH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 261, Location: 101 SCOTT FORD ROAD, Grades: PK-5)
  • NORTH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Location: 310 BOUNDARY STREET, Grades: PK-5)
  • ELKINS THIRD WARD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Location: 111 NATHAN STREET, Grades: PK-5)
See full list of schools located in Elkins

Library in Elkins:

  • ELKINS-RANDOLPH PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $161,726; Location: 416 DAVIS AVE; 30,893 books; 870 audio materials; 1,851 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 12 state licensed databases; 65 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Please change the Web site address for Davis & Elkins College. It should be www.davisandelkins.edu. Thank you.
  • Strongest FM Radio Signals in Elkins: WWLW 106.5 Clarksburg WV (West Virginia Radio Corporation)
  • The picture posted at the top of the Elkins, WV page of the large,old house in Elkins is actually Youth Health Service, Inc. We are a private, non-profit, behavior health agency serving children and families. Our website is www.youth-health.org.
  • The web site for Davis & Elkins College is no longer www.dne.edu, but has been changed to www.davisandelkins.edu.

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Elkins: Elkins Industrial Park (A), Randolph County Courthouse (B), Elkins-Randolph County Public Library (C), Elkins City Hall (D), Elkins Fire Department Company 40 (E), Randolph County Emergency Squad 1 (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Tygart Valley Mall Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Main business address in Elkins: CITIZENS FINANCIAL CORP/DE/ (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Elkins include: Woodford Memorial United Methodist Church (A), United Church of the Brethren (B), Seventh Day Adventist Church (C), Saint Brendan Catholic Church (D), Otterbein United Methodist Church (E), John Street Baptist Church (F), Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (G), Grace Episcopal Church (H), First United Methodist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Goddin Run (A), Buffalo Run (B), Woolwine Run (C), Wees Run (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Tourist attractions: Rich Mountain Battlefield Foundation (Historical Places & Services; Files Creek Road), Literacy Volunteers of America (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 416 Davis Avenue).

Hotels: Red Carpet Inn & Suites (1091 Harrison Avenue), The Travel Connection (Seneca Mall Suite 11), Elkins Motor Lodge (Harrison Avenue), Econo Lodge (Rt 33 E), Super 8 Motel (350 Beverly Pike), Four Seasons Motel (1091 Harrison Avenue), Econo Lodge Elkins (Route 33 East), Days Inn Elkins (1200 Harrison Avenue Suite 100), Super 8 Elkins WV (350 Beverly Pike).

Courts: Randolph County - Court Reporter- Circuit Judge (Court Hse), Randolph County - Lawyers Room- Magistrate Court- Magistrate Clerk (Court House).

Birthplace of: Joe Moss - Football player and coach, Marshall Goldberg - Football player, Tre Smith - Football player, William Wallace Barron - Politician, Charles E. Barkley - Politician, Marshall Glenn - Football player and coach, Robert Lee Wolverton - Recipient of the Purple Heart, Doug Van Gundy - Poet, James E. Allen, Jr. - Politician, Stan Fansler - Baseball player.

Randolph 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 Elkins and their reported violations in the past:

ELKINS CITY OF (Address: 401 DAVIS AVENUE , Population served: 9,139, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JUL-01-1994, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-11-1994), St Public Notif requested (JUL-11-1994)
MIDLAND PSD (Population served: 3,130, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2012 and JUN-2012, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-26-2012), St Public Notif requested (AUG-01-2012), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-01-2012), St Public Notif received (SEP-07-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2012 and JUN-2012, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-26-2012), St Public Notif requested (AUG-01-2012), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-01-2012), St Public Notif received (SEP-07-2012)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
CHEAT MOUNTAIN WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 1,867, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2010 and JUN-2010, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-28-2010), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-28-2010), St Public Notif received (AUG-11-2010), St Compliance achieved (NOV-05-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-03-2010), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-03-2010), St Public Notif received (FEB-15-2010), St Compliance achieved (MAR-17-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2009 and SEP-2009, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-23-2009), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-23-2009), St Public Notif received (DEC-15-2009), St Compliance achieved (MAR-17-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2009 and JUN-2009, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-21-2009), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-21-2009), St Public Notif received (AUG-14-2009), St Compliance achieved (MAR-17-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2008 and MAR-2008, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-20-2008), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-20-2008), St Public Notif received (MAY-06-2008), St Compliance achieved (MAY-12-2008)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-20-2008), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-20-2008), St Public Notif received (MAY-06-2008), St Compliance achieved (MAY-12-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-08-2012), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-08-2012), St Public Notif received (MAR-30-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2010 and SEP-2010, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-27-2010), St Compliance achieved (NOV-05-2010)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2010 and SEP-2010, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-27-2010), St Compliance achieved (NOV-05-2010)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2002, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-29-2003), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-29-2003), St Public Notif received (JAN-22-2004), St Compliance achieved (AUG-15-2005)
  • One routine major monitoring violation

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

  • LEADSVILLE PSD (Address: 1990 GUM ROAD , Population served: 1,444, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
  • INN AT SNOWSHOE (Population served: 180, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SUGAR HOUSE RESTAURANT (Population served: 30, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • BOAT HOUSE, THE (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ARBUCKLES (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.2 people
West Virginia:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

57.8%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

8.7%
Whole state:

6.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Elkins in 2010:

  • 313 people in college/university student housing
  • 84 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 29 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 10 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 3 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Elkins in 2000:

  • 265 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 77 people in nursing homes
  • 44 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 41 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 28 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 24 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 7 people in other nonhousehold living situations

Banks with branches in Elkins (2011 data):

  • Mountain Valley Bank, N.A.: Elkins Branch at Chenoweth Creek Rd & Route 219 South, branch established on 1985/02/12; at 317 Davis Avenue, branch established on 1909/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $118.5 mil, Deposits: $100.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Mountain-Valley Bancshares, Inc.
  • The Huntington National Bank: Elkins Drive-Thru Branch at 324 Davis Avenue, branch established on 2002/07/31; Elkins Branch at 420 Davis Avenue, branch established on 1987/07/13. Info updated 2012/04/02: Bank assets: $54,183.4 mil, Deposits: $44,300.3 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 878 total offices, Holding Company: Huntington Bancshares Incorporated
  • Citizens Bank of West Virginia, Inc.: Citizens Bank Of West Virginia, Inc. at 211-213 Third Street, branch established on 1924/01/22; Third And Kerens Drive-In Branch at Third Street And Kerens Avenue, branch established on 1977/11/14. Info updated 2009/07/16: Bank assets: $220.7 mil, Deposits: $167.5 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Citizens Financial Corp.
  • Davis Trust Company: at Davis Avenue And Third Street, branch established on 1901/06/17; South Branch at 950 Beverly Pike, branch established on 2008/07/21. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $142.0 mil, Deposits: $123.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Davis Trust Financial Corporation
  • Woodforest National Bank: Elkins Wal-Mart Branch at 721 Beverly Pike, branch established on 2007/01/27. 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)
  • Freedom Bank, Inc.: Elkins Branch at East U.S. Routes 219 And 250, branch established on 1991/01/28. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $163.3 mil, Deposits: $145.6 mil, headquarters in Belington, WV, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Freedom Bancshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Elkins:

Marital status in Elkins, WV
  • Never married: 36.0%
  • Now married: 40.5%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 7.0%
  • Divorced: 14.8%

For population 25 years and over in Elkins:

  • High school or higher: 88.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 31.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 15.6%
  • Unemployed: 8.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 11.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.5
West Virginia average:

10.8

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Elkins
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Elkins, WV (based on Randolph County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant5,23138
Evangelical Protestant3,72534
Catholic1,1685
Other7682
Black Protestant1171
None18,396-
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: 8
Randolph County:

2.83 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Randolph County:

1.06 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
Randolph County:

6.37 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 24
Randolph County:

8.49 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.5%
West Virginia:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.5%
West Virginia:

31.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.1%
State:

13.1%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

48.6%
State:

50.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Elkins:

44.9%
State:

47.3%

Average BMI:
Elkins:

28.7
West Virginia:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Elkins:

25.9%
West Virginia:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

10.6%
West Virginia:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
West Virginia:

6.9

Overweight people:
Here:

34.2%
West Virginia:

34.2%

General health condition:
Elkins:

54.4%
West Virginia:

56.8%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

76.7%
West Virginia:

77.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Elkins, WV Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Water Supply 13$44,237$40,8343$4,604
Sewerage 11$36,868$40,2201$407
Streets and Highways 9$17,934$23,9120$0
Solid Waste Management 9$20,223$26,9640$0
Police Protection - Officers 9$30,827$41,1032$1,114
Financial Administration 7$19,486$33,4050$0
Other and Unallocable 5$14,479$34,7500$0
Firefighters 4$16,452$49,35622$1,641
Other Government Administration 3$7,471$29,88410$1,500
Police - Other 2$2,639$15,8340$0
Parks and Recreation 2$7,347$44,0820$0
Judicial and Legal 1$2,046$24,5521$1,350
Totals for Government 75$220,009$35,20139$10,616

Elkins government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $1,953,000 ($277.14)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $1,626,000 ($230.74)
    Sewerage: $1,304,000 ($185.04)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,220,000 ($173.12)
    Regular Highways: $946,000 ($134.24)
    Police Protection: $908,000 ($128.85)
    Local Fire Protection: $580,000 ($82.30)
    Financial Administration: $462,000 ($65.56)
    Parks and Recreation: $396,000 ($56.19)
    General Public Buildings: $336,000 ($47.68)
    Central Staff Services: $147,000 ($20.86)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $114,000 ($16.18)
    Health - Other: $12,000 ($1.70)
    General - Other: $10,000 ($1.42)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash and Deposits: $866,000 ($122.89)
    Corporate Stocks: $622,000 ($88.26)
    Benefit Payments: $179,000 ($25.40)
    Corporate Bonds: $86,000 ($12.20)
    Withdrawals: $0 ($0.00)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $210,000 ($29.80)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $2,563,000 ($363.70)
    General - Other: $81,000 ($11.49)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,428,000 ($344.54)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $34,000 ($4.82)

Elkins government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,395,000 ($339.86)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,420,000 ($201.50)
    Other: $1,163,000 ($165.03)
    Parks and Recreation: $32,000 ($4.54)
    Parking Facilities: $18,000 ($2.55)
  • Employee Retirement - From Other Governments: $96,000 ($13.62)
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $61,000 ($8.66)
    Local Employee Contribution: $11,000 ($1.56)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $8,000 ($1.14)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $427,000 ($60.59)
    Fines and Forfeits: $84,000 ($11.92)
    Donations From Private Sources: $63,000 ($8.94)
    Rents: $51,000 ($7.24)
    Interest Earnings: $7,000 ($0.99)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,068,000 ($293.46)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $289,000 ($41.01)
    General Local Government Support: $42,000 ($5.96)
  • Tax - Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,251,000 ($177.52)
    Property: $967,000 ($137.22)
    Public Utilities Sales: $378,000 ($53.64)
    Other Selective Sales: $187,000 ($26.54)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $119,000 ($16.89)
    Other License: $89,000 ($12.63)

Elkins government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,993,000 ($2127.57)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,398,000 ($1333.62)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,579,000 ($1075.49)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,748,000 ($531.86)

Elkins government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $73,000 ($10.36)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,781,000 ($536.54)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,979,000 ($422.73)

4.00% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($36,029 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.00%
West Virginia average:

5.10%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Barbour County, WV  0.62% ($24,123 average AGI)
from Tucker County, WV  0.35% ($39,595)
from Upshur County, WV  0.30% ($36,839)


4.27% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($38,312 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.27%
West Virginia average:

5.62%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Barbour County, WV  0.38% ($33,275 average AGI)
to Tucker County, WV  0.30% ($29,806)
to Upshur County, WV  0.30% ($54,839)
Businesses in Elkins, WV
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1La-Z-Boy2
Ace Hardware1Lane Furniture2
Advance Auto Parts1Little Caesars Pizza1
Applebee's1Long John Silver's1
AutoZone1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Burger King1McDonald's1
CVS1Nike2
Curves1Papa John's Pizza1
Dairy Queen1Pizza Hut1
Days Inn1Quiznos1
Domino's Pizza1RadioShack1
FedEx4Rite Aid1
Ford1Sears1
GNC1Subway3
GameStop1Super 81
Goodwill3Taco Bell1
H&R Block1U-Haul2
Hardee's1U.S. Cellular1
Holiday Inn1UPS4
Jones New York1Walgreens1
KFC1Walmart1
Kmart1Wendy's1
Kroger1YMCA1

Strongest AM radio stations in Elkins:

  • WDNE (1240 AM; 1 kW; ELKINS, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF ELKINS)
  • WBUC (1460 AM; 5 kW; BUCKHANNON, WV; Owner: CAT RADIO, INC.)
  • WWVA (1170 AM; 53 kW; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSVA (550 AM; 10 kW; HARRISONBURG, VA; Owner: M. BELMONT VERSTANDIG, INC.)
  • KDKA (1020 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMMN (920 AM; 5 kW; FAIRMONT, WV; Owner: FANTASIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKCW (1420 AM; 50 kW; WARRENTON, VA; Owner: WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WMET (1150 AM; 50 kW; GAITHERSBURG, MD; Owner: BELTWAY ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WVMR (1370 AM; daytime; 5 kW; FROST, WV; Owner: POCAHONTAS COMMUNICATIONS COOPERATIVE CORP.)
  • WWGB (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; INDIAN HEAD, MD; Owner: GOOD BODY MEDIA, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Elkins:

  • WDNE-FM (98.9 FM; ELKINS, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF ELKINS)
  • WELK (94.7 FM; ELKINS, WV; Owner: ELKINS RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WBHZ (91.9 FM; ELKINS, WV; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WCDE (90.3 FM; ELKINS, WV; Owner: BD. OF TRUSTEES/DAVIS & ELKINS COLL.)
  • WDBS (97.1 FM; SUTTON, WV; Owner: SUMMIT MEDIA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WBTQ (93.5 FM; BUCKHANNON, WV; Owner: ELKINS RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WBRB (101.3 FM; BUCKHANNON, WV; Owner: CAT RADIO, INC.)
  • WTON-FM (94.3 FM; STAUNTON, VA; Owner: HIGH IMPACT COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WVLS (89.7 FM; MONTEREY, VA; Owner: POCAHONTAS COMMUNICATIONS COOPERATIVE CORP.)
  • WQWV (103.7 FM; FISHER, WV; Owner: MCGUIRE BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WFBY (102.3 FM; WESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WVPW (88.9 FM; BUCKHANNON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WAJR-FM (103.3 FM; SALEM, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF SALEM)
  • WKMM (96.7 FM; KINGWOOD, WV; Owner: MARPAT CORPORATION)
  • WZWA (90.1 FM; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: MARANATHA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKJL (88.1 FM; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: HE'S ALIVE, INC.)
  • W203AE (88.5 FM; ELKINS, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
Elkins fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Elkins fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 52Number of bridges
  • 597ft / 182mTotal length
  • $17,985,000Total costs
  • 199,931Total average daily traffic
  • 18,589Total average daily truck traffic
  • 245,976Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Elkins, WV - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11910-1919
  • 11930-1939
  • 31940-1949
  • 21950-1959
  • 31960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 51980-1989
  • 71990-1999
  • 252000-2009
  • 42010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Elkins, WV
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Elkins)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 112 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Elkins, WV)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 31 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 29 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 170 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Elkins)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 9 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Elkins)

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 78. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 104 took place in 2008, and the least - 45 in 2004. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Elkins, WV When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (64.0%), and Outside Fires (22.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Elkins, WV
    • 80264.0%Structure Fires
    • 27922.3%Outside Fires
    • 16913.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 30.2%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Elkins, WV

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Elkins, West Virginia:

  • Elkins Super 8 Motel, 420 Beverly Pike, Elkins, West Virginia 26241 , Phone: (304) 636-6500, Fax: (304) 636-6500
  • Holiday Inn Express-Elins, 50 Martin St, Elkins, West Virginia 26241 , Phone: (304) 630-2266, Fax: (304) 630-2267
  • Hampton Inn Elkins, 673 Glenmore Loop Rd, Elkins, West Virginia 26241 , Phone: (304) 630-7500, Fax: (304) 630-7501
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Elkins, West Virginia
Most common first names in Elkins, WV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary16579.8 years
William13673.7 years
James12773.0 years
John12576.3 years
Robert10368.9 years
Charles8373.4 years
George6575.4 years
Virginia5481.4 years
Harry5273.5 years
Paul5272.8 years
Most common last names in Elkins, WV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
White9573.3 years
Smith6377.7 years
Phillips6379.5 years
Simmons5372.1 years
Phares5078.1 years
Stalnaker5081.0 years
Weese4880.2 years
Arbogast4474.3 years
Jones4280.0 years
Moore4277.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Elkins, WV
  • 72.2%Utility gas
  • 21.5%Electricity
  • 4.1%Wood
  • 0.8%Other fuel
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Elkins, WV
  • 54.3%Electricity
  • 44.0%Utility gas
  • 0.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.6%Wood


Elkins compared to West Virginia state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

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  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index increase from 2011 to 2012 (population 5,000+)"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other types of correctional institutions (population 1,000+)"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times (pop. 5,000+)"
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