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Encyclopedia > Elk Park

Elk Park is a town located in Avery County, North Carolina. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 459.


Location of Elkin, North Carolina

Elk Park is located at 36°9'30" North, 81°58'52" West (36.158356, -81.981088)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.8 km˛ (0.7 mi˛). 1.8 km˛ (0.7 mi˛) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water.


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 459 people, 205 households, and 125 families residing in the town. The population density is 253.2/km˛ (659.2/mi˛). There are 237 housing units at an average density of 130.7/km˛ (340.3/mi˛). The racial makeup of the town is 99.56% White, 0.00% African American, 0.00% Native American, 0.00% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.00% from other races, and 0.44% from two or more races. 2.40% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 205 households out of which 31.2% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.4% are married couples living together, 13.2% have a female householder with no husband present, and 39.0% are non-families. 35.1% of all households are made up of individuals and 14.6% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.24 and the average family size is 2.91.

In the town the population is spread out with 23.7% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 28.5% from 25 to 44, 23.7% from 45 to 64, and 15.0% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 92.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 94.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town is $20,769, and the median income for a family is $27,500. Males have a median income of $26,000 versus $15,750 for females. The per capita income for the town is $13,486. 20.0% of the population and 15.6% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 24.8% of those under the age of 18 and 19.2% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

External links

  • Maps and aerial photos
    • Street map from Mapquest (http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?latlongtype=decimal&latitude=36.158356&longitude=-81.981088&zoom=6)
    • Topographic map from Topozone (http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=36.158356&lon=-81.981088&s=200&size=m&layer=DRG100)
    • Aerial photograph from Microsoft Terraserver (http://terraserver.microsoft.com/map.aspx?t=1&s=14&lon=-81.981088&lat=36.158356&w=750&h=500)

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Elk Neck State Park Trail Guide (1483 words)
Elk Neck State Forest and Park's sandy beaches, marshlands, and heavily wooded bluffs are contained within a peninsula formed by the North East River, Elk River and the Chesapeake Bay.
Elk Neck State Forest is open to the public for hunting, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking and primitive camping.
Elk Neck State Forest and Park is a natural area with certain hazards such as rocky and slippery trail surfaces.
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