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Overview

Introduction to Elkton, Maryland

Located in Cecil county, Elkton, Maryland, is 18 miles SW of Wilmington, Delaware (center to center) and 42 miles SW of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The town has a population of 11,893 residents.

Elkton History

Elkton holds a seat on Cecil county, which was created in 1674 by dividing up parts of the Baltimore and Kent counties. The first white settler to come to the present-day territory of Elkton was Marquis de Lafayette, a French military officer: around September 1781, while on their way to Yorktown, Lafayette and his troops stopped in this area. Initially, the city was known as 'Head of Elk' while sometimes it was reffere to as the 'Gretna Green of West'; This was because Elkton had, until 1938, been a wedding ground for eloped couples.

Elkton and nearby Attractions

  • Elk Neck State Forest
  • Historical Society of Cecil county
  • Earlville Wildlife Management Area
  • Sheriff John F. Dewitt Museum
  • Bellevue State Park
  • Brantwood Golf Course

Things To Do In Elkton

The Elk Neck State Forest, the Earlville Wildlife Management Area, the Historical Society of Cecil, the Brantwood Golf Course, the Bellevue State Park, and Brandywine Creek State Park are located in the city. The residents of Elkton also celebrate the Fair Hill International Festival in October, and the Fall Fest in September.

Elkton Transportation

Philadelphia International Airport is the closest airport to the city.

Elkton Higher Education

Wilmington College, University of Delaware, and West Chester University of Pennsylvania are the nearby higher education schools.

People

Total Population 15,673
Male Share of the Population 50.6%
Female Share of the Population 49.4%
Senior Citizens 10.5%
Employed Population 16+ 6,825
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 43.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 21.6%
Median Earnings25+ $40,327
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $18,813
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,923

Wealth

Median Family Income $66,280
% Above Poverty Level 86.6%
% Below Poverty Level 13.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 3.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5.7%
% Using Public Transportation 0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 27.7%
Median Gross Rent $990
Median House Value $203,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 28%
US/American 0%
English 7.6%
Irish 17.9%

Elkton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 18 miles SW of Wilmington, Delaware (center to center)
Nearest Large City 42 miles SW of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Cecil
Standard Zip Codes 21921
P.O. Box Zip Codes 21922
Phone Area Codes 410
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.606
Longitude -75.833

Elkton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station NEWARK UNIVERSITY FARM
Distance 6.8 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 42 F
Apr Temp 41 to 66 F
Jul Temp 65 to 88 F
Oct Temp 44 to 68 F
Annual Precip 45.3 inches
Station MIDDLETOWN 3 E
Distance 14 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 42 F
Apr Temp 42 to 65 F
Jul Temp 65 to 87 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 41.5 inches
Station ABERDEEN PHILLIPS FIELD
Distance 20.2 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 41 F
Apr Temp 44 to 66 F
Jul Temp 67 to 87 F
Oct Temp 47 to 68 F
Annual Precip 44.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Cecilton 675 $61,000
Charlestown 1,085 $85,417
North East 3,696 $81,299
Perryville 4,391 $81,078
Rising Sun 2,870 $70,303

Elkton Public Libraries

Library
Cecil County Public Library
301 NEWARK AVENUE
Elkton, Maryland
(410) 996-5600
Library Web Site

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Elkton Hospitals

UNION HOSPITAL OF CECIL COUNTY
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
106 BOW STREET
(410) 398-7000
Emergency Service: Yes

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ELKTON HIGH
110 JAMES ST
410-996-5000
Serves 1,039 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.6

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410-996-5661
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