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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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Median household income
Local
$31,698
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Elkin demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 16. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 3.9 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Bob Stinson, baseball player

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Ancestry & family history

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.

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

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Historic districts in Elkin include Downtown Elkin Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Elkin, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $359.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $944.


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Libraries in Elkin include Elkin Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Elkin include Elkin Tribune

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

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The average commute time for Elkin workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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