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Welcome to Elkton ...

The town of Elkton is located in Cecil County and is the County Seat for Cecil County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2016, Elkton has a population of 15,744 people<1> (see below for details).

Elkton is near sea level<2>.

Time Zone: Elkton lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Elkton is served by one (or more) of the following area codes: (410), (443)<3> & (667).

The ZIP codes for Elkton: 21921-21922<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Elkton had a population of 15,443 people (which is 15.27% of the total population of Cecil County). This makes Elkton the county's most populous community.

The population of Elkton represents 0.27% of the total population of Maryland (which has 5,773,552 people), making it the state's 17th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 15,443 people, the population of Elkton increased 29.85% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 11,893 people).

Taken from the 2016 Census Estimates, Elkton had an population of 15,744 people. This is an increase of 1.95% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 32.38% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Elkton.

Communities near Elkton ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are driving it.<5>.

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Elsmere (DE)   [Map]   6,106   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Middletown (DE)   [Map]   20,876   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
New Castle (DE)   [Map]   5,357   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Newark (DE)   [Map]   33,398   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Wilmington (DE)   [Map]   71,442   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Aberdeen   [Map]   15,612   W   19 miles [30.6 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Elkton.

Communities Also Named Elkton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 18 communities that are also named Elkton - they are located in Alberta, Colorado (2), Florida (2), Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Elkton.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Elkton. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Elkton. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Elkton. Our list includes 14 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Elkton:

Websites for Elkton ...

Official Website:   www.townofelkton.org/
 
Chamber of Commerce:   www.cecilchamber.com/

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Elkton ...

Looking for more information about Elkton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Elkton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Elkton.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People have found Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Elkton. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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About Cecil County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Elkton: www.townofelkton.org/

The official website for Cecil County: www.ccgov.org/

The official website for State of Maryland: www.maryland.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Elkton.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Elkton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Of the area codes for Elkton, area code (443, 667) is an overlay. For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for Elkton.

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Elkton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Elkton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Elkton includes: 21921 & 21922.

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting in Elkton. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Elkton) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Elkton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Elkton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Elkton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.6056, Longitude: -75.8216     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Elkton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<6>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Elkton.