Elkins, Arkansas

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Elkins, Arkansas

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High Points

Elkins strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Arkansas):

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. State)
Top 3% trophy Elkins Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 6% Elkins People in Middle Class or Better
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 8% Elkins Median Family Income
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 14% Elkins Well-Paid Single Men
Public Transportation Use
(vs. State)
Top 16% Elkins Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Elkins, Arkansas

Comparing Elkins to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Arkansas (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 9 8
Male Share of the Population 8 9
Well-Paid Single Men 5 9
Well-Paid Single Women 5 8
Racial Diversity 4 2
Senior Citizens 3 3
Female Share of the Population 3 2
Age of the Population 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 10
Average Household Size 7 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 8 10
People in Middle Class or Better 7 10
Median Family Income 7 10
College Educated Adults 5 7

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 7 9
Walking and Biking to Work 7 7
Working at Home 4 6
Short Commute Times 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 2
Affordability of Rents 3 1
People Living Alone 3 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 1

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Elkins Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 9 miles SE of Fayetteville, Arkansas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 111 miles E of Tulsa, Oklahoma
County Washington
Metro Area Fayetteville - Springdale - Rogers
Standard Zip Codes 72727
Phone Area Codes 479
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.001
Longitude -94.008

Elkins Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 11.2 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 44 F
Apr Temp 46 to 69 F
Jul Temp 69 to 89 F
Oct Temp 47 to 70 F
Annual Precip 46 inches
Distance 15.1 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 45 F
Apr Temp 47 to 69 F
Jul Temp 68 to 88 F
Oct Temp 50 to 71 F
Annual Precip 47.1 inches
Distance 24.7 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 44 F
Apr Temp 43 to 68 F
Jul Temp 66 to 89 F
Oct Temp 45 to 71 F
Annual Precip 46.9 inches
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Elkins Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,251 100%
Male 621 49.6%
Female 630 50.4%
Under 18 332 26.5%
18+ 919 73.5%
65+ 152 12.2%
Median Age 34.1
Average Family Size 2.98
White 1,208 96.6%
African-American 2 0.2%
Asian 3 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 22 1.8%
Other 2 0.2%
Mixed Race 13 1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 15 1.2%

Estimated Elkins Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,890
Growth 639
Growth % 51.1%

Elkins Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 26.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 18.7%
German 15.8%
Irish 13.7%
English 7.4%
Scotch-Irish 4.4%
European 3%
Italian 2.2%
Dutch 1.8%
French (except Basque) 1.2%
Scottish 1.1%
Welsh 1%
Norwegian 0.8%
Finnish 0.5%
French Canadian 0.5%
Swedish 0.4%
Greek 0.3%
Polish 0.3%
Canadian 0.3%
Dutch West Indian 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Elkins 1,251 $45,750
Farmington 3,605 $43,472
Fayetteville 58,047 $45,074
Goshen 752 $52,891
Greenland 907 $41,875
Johnson 2,319 $51,618
West Fork 2,042 $41,818
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Elkins High Schools (2004)

Serves 276 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.1

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