Elkins is a very small city located in the state of Arkansas. With a population of 3,743 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Elkins is the 104th largest community in Arkansas. Elkins has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Elkins, where the median household income is $66,809.00.
Elkins real estate is some of the most expensive in Arkansas, although Elkins house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.17% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Because of many things, Elkins is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Elkins really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Elkins perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
Being a small city, Elkins does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The citizens of Elkins are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 23.82% of adults in Elkins having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Elkins in 2018 was $26,834, which is upper middle income relative to Arkansas, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $107,336 for a family of four. However, Elkins contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Elkins is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Elkins home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Elkins residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Elkins also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 13.94% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Elkins include Irish, English, German, Italian, and European.
The most common language spoken in Elkins is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.