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Elkton is a town in Cecil County, in the Philadelphia-Camden metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for its location on the Elk River.
The latitude of Elkton is 39.606N. The longitude is -75.833W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 30 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 13,586.
Until 1938, when Maryland imposed a 48-hour waiting period for marriage licenses, this was a center for quick marriages by couples from other states.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Elkton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Cecil County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Wilmington-Newark area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 21921 ZIP code.
17% of Elkton residents report German ancestry, and 20% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Elkton ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Elkton was $17,789, compared with $21,587 nationally.
16% of Elkton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Elkton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $498. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $974.
Libraries in Elkton include Cecil County Library ... View libraries
Cecil County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Elkton political report.
The average commute time for Elkton workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 5 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Elkton between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 4.2 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly higher than the national norm.
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