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Elkins township, AR map Land area: 2.6 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 1,251 (60% urban, 40% rural)
Males: 621  (49.6%)
Females: 630  (50.4%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 1,251 (1,091 owner occupied, 160 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

13%
State:

31%


Races in Elkins township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 95.5%
  • Black: 0.2%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 1.8%
  • Asian: 0.2%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 1.2%
  • Two or more races: 1.0%

Median age of males: 34.1
Median age of females: 34.9

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Average household size: 2.58

Elkins township:

2.6 people
Arkansas:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.98

Estimated median household income in 2009: $45,938 ($39,318 in 1999)
This township:

$45,938
Arkansas:

$37,823

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $566 (lower quartile is $419, upper quartile is $624)
Here:

$566
State:

$435

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $134,172 (it was $74,000 in 2000)
Elkins township:

$134,172
Arkansas:

$102,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $97,102 - $171,898

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $117,963
Here:

$117,963
State:

$146,298

Mobile homes: $30,025
Here:

$30,025
State:

$38,244
Population density: 480 people per square mile 
 
 (high).

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

6.5%
Whole state:

15.8%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

2.2%
Whole state:

6.6%

Cities in this township include: Elkins.


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Number of foreign born residents: 16 (31% naturalized citizens)

Elkins township:  1.3%
State:  2.8%

49% of Elkins township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 67% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 40% lived in Arkansas.

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 825
  • Northeast: 32
  • Midwest: 148
  • South: 155
  • West: 89

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $70,000

Elkins township, Arkansas satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.1%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 491
  • One, attached: 5
  • Two: 8
  • 3 or 4: 6
  • 5 to 9: 6
  • Mobile homes: 9

Median worth of mobile homes: $9,999


Housing units in Elkins township with a mortgage: 265 (24 second mortgage, 5 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 115

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 30
  • 1995 to 1998: 95
  • 1990 to 1994: 97
  • 1980 to 1989: 89
  • 1970 to 1979: 66
  • 1960 to 1969: 51
  • 1950 to 1959: 14
  • 1940 to 1949: 31
  • 1939 or earlier: 52

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Elkins township, Arkansas:

  • 1 room: 4
  • 2 rooms: 1
  • 3 rooms: 10
  • 4 rooms: 31
  • 5 rooms: 158
  • 6 rooms: 139
  • 7 rooms: 45
  • 8 rooms: 28
  • 9 or more rooms: 6

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Elkins township, Arkansas:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 2
  • 3 rooms: 1
  • 4 rooms: 41
  • 5 rooms: 26
  • 6 rooms: 2
  • 7 rooms: 2
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Elkins township:

  • no bedroom: 4
  • 1 bedroom: 12
  • 2 bedrooms: 58
  • 3 bedrooms: 302
  • 4 bedrooms: 38
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 8

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Elkins township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 6
  • 2 bedrooms: 48
  • 3 bedrooms: 18
  • 4 bedrooms: 2
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

Cars and other vehicles available in Elkins township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 26
  • 1 vehicle: 68
  • 2 vehicles: 241
  • 3 vehicles: 67
  • 4 vehicles: 13
  • 5 or more vehicles: 7

Cars and other vehicles available in Elkins township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 6
  • 1 vehicle: 29
  • 2 vehicles: 33
  • 3 vehicles: 6
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (17%)
  • Food (8%)
  • Metal and metal products (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Transportation equipment (5%)
  • Repair and maintenance (3%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (20%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Food (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Elkins township:

  • United States or American (26.4%)
  • German (15.8%)
  • Irish (13.7%)
  • English (7.4%)
  • Scotch-Irish (4.4%)
  • European (3.0%)
  • Italian (2.2%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents:

  • Mexico (56%)
  • Other Western Europe (19%)
  • Germany (13%)
  • Korea (13%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 518 (80%)
  • Carpooled: 101 (16%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 3 (0%)
  • Walked: 14 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 13 (2%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (82%)
  • Electricity (10%)
  • Wood (6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

97.4% of residents of Elkins township speak English at home.
1.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (5% speak English very well, 40% speak English well, 40% speak English not well, 15% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,269
  • In family households: 1,121 (309 male householders, 49 female householders)
    329 spouses, 375 children (321 natural, 16 adopted, 38 stepchildren), 22 grandchildren, 6 brothers or sisters, 3 parents, 11 other relatives, 17 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 148 (67 male householders (54 living alone)), 53 female householders (48 living alone)), 28 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 140 2-persons, 111 3-persons, 63 4-persons, 34 5-persons, 10 6-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 102 1-person, 16 2-persons, 2 5-persons,

250 married couples with children.
58 single-parent households (6 men, 52 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2
Here:

1.3%
Arkansas:

7.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Arkansas:

6.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 7
Here:

13.2%
Arkansas:

14.7%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Elkins township:

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