|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Elkins is 6,895. Elkins, West Virginia is the 4,015th largest city in the US.
Elkins is located entirely in Randolph County.
The peak population of Elkins was in 1990, when its population was 8,287. In 1990, Elkins was the 2,844th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 4,015th largest city in the US. Elkins is currently 16.8% smaller than it was in 1990.
Elkins has shrunk 2.1% since the year 2000. Elkins, West Virginia's growth is below average. 65% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
Elkins has a population density of 2,070 people per square mile.
|4011||St. James, North Carolina||6,913||692.7%|
|4013||Ocean City, Maryland||6,900||-3.9%|
|4015||Elkins, West Virginia||6,895||-2.1%|
The total voting age population of Elkins, West Virginia, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 5,247. The voting age population is 44.3% male and 55.7% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 17.1% of the residents of Elkins are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Elkins are 92.1% White, 3.3% Black, 2.0% Asian, 1.4% Two or more races, 0.9% American Indian and 0.3% Other. Additionally, 1.2% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Elkins, 19.5% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 22.0%. On a per-household basis, 14.8% of families are below the poverty line in Elkins.
Among those aged 16 and older, 55.4% of Elkins residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 91.9% of Elkins residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 30.2% have a bachelor's degree and 13.9% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Elkins residents aged 5 and older, 1.8% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 0.3% of residents speak Spanish at home, 0.7% speak an Indo-European language, and 0.4% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Elkins is 6.4%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Elkins, 20.6% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Elkins is $38,506.
In Elkins, 56.5% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 43.5% of housing units in Elkins.
Of all the housing units in Elkins, 31.8% of them were build before 1940.
In Elkins, 4.8% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 160 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Elkins is $631.
In Elkins, 79.1% of households have an active broadband internet connection.