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Elkins, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The City of Elkins had a population of 2,910 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Elkins is located at latitude 36.0162 and longitude -94.0183 in Washington County. The formal boundaries for the City of Elkins (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.94 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Washington County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,217 feet.

The City of Elkins (GNIS ID: 2403555) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Elkins is located within Township of Elkins, a minor civil division (MCD) of Washington County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Elkins population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Elkins: Hood, Marshalls Prairie.

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Elkins, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,910
Daytime Population: Workers 586
Daytime Population: Residents 1,467
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,053
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.71
Population in Households 2,910
Population in Familes 2,464
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 738
Diversity Index3 35


Median Household Income $51,843
Average Household Income $65,479
Per Capita Income $23,741


Total Housing Units 1,167 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 841 (72.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 245 (21.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 80 ( 6.9%)
Median Home Value $137,066
Average Home Value $235,523


Total Households 1,087
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 795
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.31% 1.95%
Households 1.4% 1.98%
Families 1.53% 1.87%
Median Household Income   0.59%
Per Capita Income   2.1%

Elkins, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Elkins to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arkansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 107 80th
Population Density # 139 74th
Diversity Index # 243 55th
Median Household Income # 63 89th
Per Capita Income # 121 78th

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