Elk Park, North Carolina

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Elk Park Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 23 miles SE of Johnson City, Tennessee (center to center)
Nearest Large City 90 miles NW of Charlotte, North Carolina
County Avery
Standard Zip Codes 28622
Phone Area Codes 828
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.157
Longitude -81.978

Elk Park Climate

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  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 5.3 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 41 F
Apr Temp 36 to 59 F
Jul Temp 57 to 77 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 49.6 inches
Distance 8.6 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 34 F
Apr Temp 36 to 51 F
Jul Temp 57 to 69 F
Oct Temp 40 to 54 F
Annual Precip 62.7 inches
Station BOONE 1 SE
Distance 18.8 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 39 F
Apr Temp 38 to 59 F
Jul Temp 59 to 76 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 51.5 inches
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Elk Park Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 459 100%
Male 220 47.9%
Female 239 52.1%
Under 18 109 23.7%
18+ 350 76.3%
65+ 69 15%
Median Age 38.1
Average Family Size 2.91
White 457 99.6%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 2 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 11 2.4%

Estimated Elk Park Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 448
Growth -11
Growth % -2.4%

Elk Park 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 37.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 21.4%
English 18.3%
German 6.7%
Irish 5.4%
Scotch-Irish 4.5%
Dutch 2.2%
Scottish 1.8%
Polish 0.9%
Austrian 0.9%
Swiss 0.4%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Elk Park, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Cranberry (28622)
Darkridge (28622)
Flat Springs (28622)
Heaton (28622)
Whaley (28622)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Elk Park 459 $27,500
Bakersville 357 $31,563
Banner Elk 811 $41,964
Beech Mountain 310 $52,813
Crossnore 242 $40,000
Newland 704 $33,875
Seven Devils 129 $62,813
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