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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    A-
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    C-
Elkins is a town in Arkansas with a population of 2,948. Elkins is in Washington County. Living in Elkins offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Elkins there are a lot of bars. Many families live in Elkins and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Elkins are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$127,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$963
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    27%
  • Own
    73%
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Elkins Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    66.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    66.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    165.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    662.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    33.1
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    20%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    18%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    8%
  • 65+ years
    9%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    40%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    37%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Elkins

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$61,528
National
$55,322
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Elkins Reviews

1 review
Grew up in Elkins, knew everybody, was a great place to grow up. Was able to walk to town, and did not have to worry about getting hurt or kidnapped. Very friendly people, no strangers. could leave your doors unlocked. Things have changed over the years, but still a very friendly place to go. Most of the older generation is still very friendly. Younger generation does seem to have a issue with competitiveness in their sports and can sometimes take it way to far, but other than that a great place to live
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