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Elkin is a town in Surry County, in the Mount Airy metro area. (The community straddles Surry and Wilkes counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)
The community was named for the Elkin River
The latitude of Elkin is 36.244N. The longitude is -80.848W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 906 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,089.
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9% of Elkin residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Elkin ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Elkin was $21,123, compared with $21,587 nationally.
25% of Elkin residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Historic districts in Elkin include Downtown Elkin Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Elkin, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $359. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $944.
Libraries in Elkin include Elkin Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Elkin include Elkin Tribune
Surry County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Elkin political report.
The average commute time for Elkin workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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