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Elkton, FL

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Overview


Elkton is a somewhat small town located in the state of Florida. With a population of 5,774 people and just one neighborhood, Elkton is the 282nd largest community in Florida. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Elkton, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Elkton, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Elkton’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Elkton does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $82,154.00.

Occupations and Workforce

Unlike some towns, Elkton isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Elkton are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Elkton is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Elkton who work in sales jobs (20.87%), management occupations (12.83%), and computer science and math (9.05%).

Also of interest is that Elkton has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 22.58% 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.

Setting & Lifestyle

The overall crime rate in Elkton is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.

The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Elkton has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Elkton a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

Elkton is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

Demographics

In terms of college education, Elkton is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 17.88% of adults 25 and older in Elkton have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Elkton in 2022 was $48,932, which is upper middle income relative to Florida, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $195,728 for a family of four. However, Elkton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Elkton is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Elkton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Elkton residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Elkton include Irish, German, English, Italian, and French.

The most common language spoken in Elkton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

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People

In a nation where 1 out of every 4 children lives in poverty, the neighborhood stands out as being ranked among the lowest 0.0% of neighborhoods affected by this global issue.

Real Estate

One of the notable things about is that it is one of the quietest neighborhoods in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and quantitative rating of quietness. When you are here, you will find it to be very quiet. If quiet and peaceful are your cup of tea, you may have found a great place for you.

Occupations

There are more people living in the neighborhood employed as sales and service workers (59.0%) than almost any neighborhood in the country. From fast-food service workers to major sales accounts, sales and service workers make up the largest proportion of our national employment picture. But despite that size and importance nationally, this neighborhood still stands out as unique due to the dominance of people living here who work in such occupations.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more Greek and Czechoslovakian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.0% of this neighborhood's residents have Greek ancestry and 0.5% have Czechoslovakian ancestry.

The Neighbors

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the neighborhood in Elkton are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 61.6% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 0.0% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 100.0% of America's neighborhoods.

The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.

In the neighborhood, 41.0% of the working population is employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 31.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (15.2%), and 8.8% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 95.2% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (3.2%).

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.

In the neighborhood in Elkton, FL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (12.7%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (11.7%), and residents who report English roots (10.6%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (7.5%), along with some French ancestry residents (3.1%), among others.

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (40.3% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (64.5%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (9.8%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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