Elkin, North Carolina

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Population in 2022: 4,091 (88% urban, 12% rural).
Population change since 2000: -0.4%
 
Males: 2,013  (49.2%)
Females: 2,078  (50.8%)
Median resident age:

41.9 years
North Carolina median age:

39.2 years

Zip codes: 28676.

Estimated median household income in 2022: $48,675 (it was $31,698 in 2000)
Elkin:

$48,675
NC:

$67,481

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $29,245 (it was $21,123 in 2000)

Elkin town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $200,541 (it was $86,200 in 2000)
Elkin:

$200,541
NC:

$280,600

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $257,231; detached houses: $267,436; townhouses or other attached units: $288,487; mobile homes: $103,445

Median gross rent in 2022: $708.

March 2022 cost of living index in Elkin: 80.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2022: 24.3%
(13.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 77.8% for Black residents, 47.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 75.0% for American Indian residents, 30.7% for other race residents, 41.8% for two or more races residents)

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  • Races in Elkin, NC (2022)
    • 2,78967.8%White alone
    • 1,14327.8%Hispanic
    • 882.1%Asian alone
    • 461.1%Black alone
    • 421.0%Two or more races
    • 130.3%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 40.10%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists, there were 9 registered sex offenders living in Elkin, North Carolina as of April 15, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Elkin is 481 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Elkin by year

Type

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2020

2021

2022

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(24.6)
1
(24.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(24.7)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
4
(97.5)
1
(25.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(24.7)
1
(24.9)
1
(24.9)
1
(25.0)
1
(24.6)
2
(48.5)
1
(25.2)
4
(99.8)
3
(75.0)
2
(49.4)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(25.0)
4
(98.7)
2
(49.5)
2
(49.7)
2
(49.8)
7
(175.2)
4
(98.4)
3
(72.8)
2
(50.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(49.4)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
20
(487.3)
20
(499.9)
7
(172.8)
8
(197.9)
13
(323.1)
7
(174.4)
13
(325.4)
18
(442.6)
19
(461.2)
3
(75.5)
8
(199.6)
7
(175.1)
9
(222.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
47
(1,145)
69
(1,725)
42
(1,037)
40
(989.6)
31
(770.4)
56
(1,395)
38
(951.2)
40
(983.5)
43
(1,044)
14
(352.4)
34
(848.1)
33
(825.4)
34
(840.5)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
189
(4,605)
227
(5,674)
244
(6,022)
253
(6,259)
246
(6,113)
381
(9,494)
330
(8,260)
337
(8,286)
281
(6,820)
198
(4,984)
174
(4,340)
171
(4,277)
171
(4,227)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
10
(243.7)
6
(150.0)
6
(148.1)
3
(74.2)
8
(198.8)
7
(174.4)
7
(175.2)
1
(24.6)
13
(315.5)
7
(176.2)
10
(249.4)
11
(275.1)
9
(222.5)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(24.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(24.7)
1
(24.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(25.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(24.3)
1
(25.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(25.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index459.3487.1389.4399.8413.8561.2548.7589.1572.6288.4372.7345.9394.1

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 246.1. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Elkin, NC

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2021, including police officers: 21 (17 officers - 16 male; 1 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.25
North Carolina average:

2.27
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Ancestries: American (28.5%), English (8.6%), German (4.2%), Irish (2.8%), Scotch-Irish (1.7%), Italian (1.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 908 feet

Land area: 6.27 square miles.

Population density: 653 people per square mile   (low).

Elkin, North Carolina map

423 residents are foreign born (8.5% Latin America, 1.2% Asia).

This town:

10.5%
North Carolina:

8.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2022: $1,788 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2022: $1,291 (0.9%)

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 (+82.0%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 773 (37.6%)

Area code: 336

Distribution of median household income in Elkin, NC in 2022
Distribution of house value in Elkin, NC in 2022

Elkin satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

2.9%
North Carolina:

3.2%
Historical population in Elkin, NC
Historical housing units in Elkin, NC

Population change in the 1990s: +231 (+6.0%).
Most common industries in Elkin, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (11.3%)
  • Educational services (9.6%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (9.4%)
  • Construction (8.0%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (8.0%)
  • Apparel (4.2%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (4.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (14.0%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (11.2%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (7.1%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (6.5%)
  • Wood products (5.1%)
  • Health care (4.4%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (4.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (19.3%)
  • Educational services (18.1%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (9.8%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (7.4%)
  • Apparel (6.5%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.0%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (3.9%)
Most common occupations in Elkin, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (11.1%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (12.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (9.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Registered nurses (4.4%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (3.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.4%)

Average climate in Elkin, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Elkin, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2004 was 68.0. This is about average.

City:

68.0
U.S.:

72.6
Ozone Level

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.:

33.3

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 significantly above North Carolina state average. It is 13% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 20.2 miles away from the city center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 197.3 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 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 the city center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB) 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
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 Surry County (11) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 3, Droughts: 2, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Elkin topographic map

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)

Points of interest:

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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).

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

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:

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)
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

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)
  • 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.

For population 15 years and over in Elkin:

Marital status in Elkin, NC
  • Never married: 30.6%
  • Now married: 36.7%
  • Separated: 3.0%
  • Widowed: 12.0%
  • Divorced: 17.8%

For population 25 years and over in Elkin:

  • High school or higher: 82.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.6%
  • Unemployed: 3.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2022
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2022
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

14.0
North Carolina average:

11.7

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2022
Means of transportation to work in 2022 - Elkin
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Elkin, NC (based on Surry County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
Surry 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
Here:

6.65 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

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

8.73 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

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

10.7%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.5%
North Carolina:

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

15.0%
North Carolina:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

47.9%
North Carolina:

48.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

44.4%
North Carolina:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Elkin:

28.4
North Carolina:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Elkin:

22.6%
State:

20.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.5%
North Carolina:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Elkin:

6.9
North Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
Elkin:

33.2%
North Carolina:

33.7%

General health condition:
Elkin:

53.0%
North Carolina:

55.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Elkin:

75.9%
North Carolina:

79.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Elkin, NC Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2022)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 23$74,914$39,0860$0
Other Government Administration 13$33,237$30,6800$0
Streets and Highways 8$25,224$37,8360$0
Parks and Recreation 7$23,647$40,53816$4,553
Water Supply 6$19,047$38,0940$0
Police - Other 4$12,591$37,7730$0
Solid Waste Management 3$8,999$35,9960$0
Other and Unallocable 3$15,279$61,1160$0
Financial Administration 3$17,826$71,3040$0
Firefighters 3$15,082$60,3281$1,033
Judicial and Legal 1$1,549$18,5880$0
Totals for Government 74$247,395$40,11817$5,586

Elkin government finances - Expenditure in 2021 (per resident):

  • Construction - Air Transportation: $31,000 ($7.58)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,447,000 ($353.70)
    Water Utilities: $1,208,000 ($295.28)
    Parks and Recreation: $742,000 ($181.37)
    Local Fire Protection: $576,000 ($140.80)
    General - Other: $486,000 ($118.80)
    Regular Highways: $414,000 ($101.20)
    Housing and Community Development: $335,000 ($81.89)
    Financial Administration: $283,000 ($69.18)
    Central Staff Services: $279,000 ($68.20)
    Air Transportation: $223,000 ($54.51)
    Solid Waste Management: $221,000 ($54.02)
    Libraries: $83,000 ($20.29)
    Transit Utilities: $69,000 ($16.87)
    General Public Buildings: $60,000 ($14.67)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $26,000 ($6.36)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $22,000 ($5.38)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $106,000 ($25.91)
    Water Utilities: $59,000 ($14.42)
    Local Fire Protection: $56,000 ($13.69)
    Parks and Recreation: $20,000 ($4.89)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $53,000 ($12.96)

Elkin government finances - Revenue in 2021 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $330,000 ($80.66)
    Air Transportation: $219,000 ($53.53)
    Parks and Recreation: $139,000 ($33.98)
    Other: $103,000 ($25.18)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $4,000 ($0.98)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $779,000 ($190.42)
    Donations From Private Sources: $124,000 ($30.31)
    Interest Earnings: $5,000 ($1.22)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,464,000 ($357.86)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $417,000 ($101.93)
    Highways: $119,000 ($29.09)
    Housing and Community Development: $24,000 ($5.87)
    Other: $2,000 ($0.49)
  • Tax - Property: $2,846,000 ($695.67)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,369,000 ($334.64)
    Motor Vehicle License: $8,000 ($1.96)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $6,000 ($1.47)
    Other License: $1,000 ($0.24)

Elkin government finances - Debt in 2021 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,395,000 ($585.43)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,167,000 ($529.70)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $228,000 ($55.73)
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

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 - 2021
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2021
See more detailed statistics of Elkin fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2021 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 54Number of bridges
  • 741ft / 226mTotal length
  • 340,880Total average daily traffic
  • 60,280Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Elkin, NC - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 61960-1969
  • 271970-1979
  • 41980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 112000-2009
  • 32010-2019
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Elkin, NC
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Elkin)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 90 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Elkin, NC)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 12 (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: 62 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Elkin)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 8 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Elkin)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 48. The highest number of fire incidents - 83 took place in 2015, and the least - 9 in 2002. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Elkin, NC When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (43.0%), and Outside Fires (26.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Elkin, NC
    • 34943.0%Structure Fires
    • 21126.0%Outside Fires
    • 14918.4%Other
    • 10212.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full 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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Elkin, NC
  • 65.0%Electricity
  • 16.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 11.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.6%Utility gas
  • 1.5%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Elkin, NC
  • 89.5%Electricity
  • 8.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.3%No fuel used
  • 0.8%Utility gas


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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
There are 15 pilots and 9 other airmen in this city.
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