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Elkin
  • Town in North Carolina

Report Card

grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade A
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C+
  3. Housing
    grade B+
  4. Nightlife
    grade B
  5. Good for Families
    grade A minus
  6. Diversity
    grade A minus
  7. Jobs
    grade B
  8. Weather
    grade B
  9. Cost of Living
    grade A minus
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A minus
  12. Commute
    grade B minus

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Elkin is a town in North Carolina with a population of 4,026. Elkin is in Surry County and is one of the best places to live in North Carolina. Living in Elkin offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Elkin there are a lot of parks. Many families and retirees live in Elkin and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Elkin are highly rated.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$181,100
National
$281,900
Median Rent
$736
National
$1,268
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%
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Elkin Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    222.5
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    24.7
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    49.4
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    49.4
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    840.5
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    4,227.4
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    222.5
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    8%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    21%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    national  28%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    national  11%

Working in Elkin

Jobs
grade B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$57,711
National
$75,149

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