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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    C
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    A
Elk Park is a town in North Carolina with a population of 725. Elk Park is in Avery County. Living in Elk Park offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Elk Park and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Elk Park are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$85,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$579
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    24%
  • Own
    76%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
C
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    18%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    12%
  • 25-34 years
    19%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    9%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    2%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    45%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    38%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%

Working in Elk Park

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$31,944
National
$55,322
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Elk Park Reviews

1 review
Living in Elk Park was overall a very pleasant experience. The people are friendly and neighbors seem to look out for each other. It is a nice town to live in, and I would recommend it to others that are not very fond of city life.
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