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Elkins, West Virginia
Welcome to Elkins ...
The location of Elkins has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>
From the Census Estimates for 2017, Elkins has a population of 7,047 people<2> (see below for details).
Elkins is 1,910 feet [582 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: Elkins lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Area codes for Elkins: (304) & (681)<4>
The ZIP code for Elkins: 26241<5>
Population Details ...
At the time of the 2010 Census, Elkins had a population of 7,094 people (or 24.13% of the total population of Randolph County). This makes Elkins the county's most populous community.
The population of Elkins represents 0.38% of the population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 20th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 7,094 people, the population of Elkins has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 7,032 people).
Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Elkins had an population of 7,047 people. This is a decrease of 0.66% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 0.21% since the 2000 Census).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Elkins.
Communities near Elkins ...
A sample of nearby communities can be found below.
Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Elkins and not the distance if you are going to drive.<6>.
To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Elkins.
Communities Also Named Elkins ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 10 communities that are also named Elkins - they are located in Arkansas (2), Louisiana, New Hampshire, New Mexico (2), Tennessee (3) and Virginia.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Elkins.
See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Elkins:
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Elkins ...
Looking for more information about Elkins? 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 Elkins, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Elkins.
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This page was last modified: 15 Apr 2019