Elkton, Tennessee

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Elkton, Tennessee

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Elkton Low Violent Crime
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Elkton Low Property Crime
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Elkton Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Elkton, Tennessee

Comparing Elkton to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Tennessee (State):

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 9 10
Age of the Population 7 7
Well-Paid Single Men 4 6
Senior Citizens 4 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 3
Female Share of the Population 2 2
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 6 8
Portion of People Married 4 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 4 5
People in Middle Class or Better 4 4
College Educated Adults 3 4
People Above Poverty 3 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 7 9
Public Transportation Use 6 6
Short Commute Times 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 8
Affordability of Rents 8 8
Housing Recently Built 8 6
People Living Alone 5 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 10 10
Low Property Crime 10 10

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Elkton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 28 miles NW of Huntsville, Alabama (center to center)
Nearest Large City 77 miles S of Nashville, Tennessee
County Giles
P.O. Box Zip Codes 38455
Phone Area Codes 931
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.052
Longitude -86.888

Elkton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 12.9 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 48 F
Apr Temp 46 to 71 F
Jul Temp 68 to 89 F
Oct Temp 46 to 73 F
Annual Precip 56.4 inches
Station BELLE MINA 2 N
Distance 25.5 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 49 F
Apr Temp 47 to 72 F
Jul Temp 68 to 90 F
Oct Temp 47 to 74 F
Annual Precip 55.3 inches
Distance 28.5 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 49 F
Apr Temp 48 to 72 F
Jul Temp 70 to 89 F
Oct Temp 50 to 73 F
Annual Precip 57.5 inches
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Elkton Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 510 100%
Male 255 50%
Female 255 50%
Under 18 112 22%
18+ 398 78%
65+ 67 13.1%
Median Age 40
Average Family Size 3.01
White 329 64.5%
African-American 179 35.1%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.4%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 0 0%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 0 0%

Estimated Elkton Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 506
Growth -4
Growth % -0.8%

Elkton 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
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 43.7%
US/American 33.8%
English 6.6%
Irish 5.3%
German 3.8%
Scotch-Irish 2.5%
Scottish 1%
African 0.8%
French (except Basque) 0.8%
Norwegian 0.8%
Italian 0.5%
European 0.3%
Czech 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Elkton 510 $36,250
Ardmore 1,082 $40,329
Cornersville 962 $45,313
Fayetteville 6,994 $32,477
Minor Hill 437 $30,714
Petersburg 580 $40,714
Pulaski 7,871 $37,219
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