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Elk is a township in Jackson County, in the Carbondale metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Elk. For links to other places called Elk, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Elk is 37.903N. The longitude is -89.205W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 367 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 2,001.


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$28,594
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$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
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22% of Elk residents report German ancestry, and 18% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Elk ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Elk was $14,233, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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9% of Elk residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Elk, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $278.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $542.


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Jackson County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Elk political report.

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The average commute time for Elk workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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