Elkins is a very small city located in the state of Arkansas. With a population of 2,890 people and just one neighborhood, Elkins is the 109th 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 $44,594.
Real Estate Prices
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.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Elkins is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Elkins is a city of sales and office workers, professionals and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Elkins who work in office and administrative support (18.08%), sales jobs (10.35%) and business and financial occupations (7.65%).
Setting & Lifestyle
One downside of living in Elkins is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Elkins, the average commute to work is 33.28 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
Being a small city, Elkins does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.