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Elkin, North Carolina
Welcome to Elkin ...
The location of Elkin has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Elkin has a population of 4,013 people<3> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Elkin.
Elkin is 1,050 feet [320 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Elkin lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Elkin lies within the (336) area code.
Websites for Elkin ...
Official Website: www.elkinnc.org/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Elkin had an population of 4,013 people. This is an increase of 0.3% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 2.34% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Elkin had a population of 4,001 people (or 5.43% of the total population of Surry County). This makes Elkin the county's 2nd most populous community.
The population of Elkin represents 0.04% of the population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 161st most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 4,001 people, the population of Elkin decreased 2.63% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 4,109 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Elkin.
Communities Also Named Elkin ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Elkin - they are located in Kentucky and Pennsylvania.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Elkin.
Communities near Elkin ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Elkin.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Elkin. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Elkin.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Elkin. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Elkin.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Elkin. Our list includes 5 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Elkin.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Elkin ...
Looking for more information about Elkin? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Elkin, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Elkin.
Adding Elkin to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Elkin in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Elkin was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Elkin on a map titled Rand McNally Map of North Carolina (1911).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Elkin on our Genealogy Page.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Elkin: www.elkinnc.org/
The official website for Surry County: www.co.surry.nc.us/
The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/
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This page was last modified: 27 Apr 2022