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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.


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Median household income
Local
$38,171
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Elkton demographic reports
Elkton is on Chesapeake Bay, near the Delaware border.
Former and merged names include:
· Elktown
· Head of Elk
Strategic crossroads during the Revolution. Washington and Lafayette passed through here frequently.

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.

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 126. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 9.5 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Fall Fest - Sept. 15, 2007
  • Fair Hill International Festival in the Country - Oct. 18-21, 2007
Dates often change. Check Elkton web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Elk Neck State Forest, Earlville Wildlife Management Area, Fair Hill Nature Natural Resources Management Area
Historic sites and museums: Historical Society of Cecil County, Sheriff John F. Dewitt Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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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.

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Ancestry & family history

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.

Education

16% of Elkton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Elkton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $498.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $974.


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Libraries in Elkton include Cecil County Library ... View libraries

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Cecil County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Elkton political report.

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Traffic

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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Hotels in Elkton include Amerisuites, Econo Lodge Elkton, Hampton Inn Elkton, Knights Inn, Motel 6.

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