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People

Total Population 337
Male Share of the Population 51.6%
Female Share of the Population 48.4%
Senior Citizens 21.7%
Employed Population 16+ 118
Age of the Population 45

Families

% of people married 53.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 5.3%
Median Earnings25+ $19,500
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $18,750
Median Earnings With High School Degree $20,833

Wealth

Median Family Income $24,853
% Above Poverty Level 64.4%
% Below Poverty Level 35.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home %
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 35.3%
Median Gross Rent $766
Median House Value $106,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 20.5%
US/American 0%
English 23.4%
Irish 13.1%

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

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station BANNER ELK
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
Station GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN
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

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 Population Median Family Income
Bakersville 391 $19,423
Banner Elk 1,078 $85,972
Beech Mountain 561 $75,625
Crossnore 278 $46,696
Newland 725 $54,271
Seven Devils 228 $79,063
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