Elkhorn City is a tiny city located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 937 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Elkhorn City is the 258th largest community in Kentucky.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Elkhorn City is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Elkhorn City is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Elkhorn City who work in healthcare (16.88%), sales jobs (16.45%), and teaching (10.39%).
It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Elkhorn City has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Elkhorn City has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Elkhorn City than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Elkhorn City may be for you.
The citizens of Elkhorn City are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 13.90% of adults in Elkhorn City have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Elkhorn City in 2010 was $19,353, which is middle income relative to Kentucky, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $77,412 for a family of four. However, Elkhorn City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Elkhorn City also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 31.92% of its population below the federal poverty line.
The people who call Elkhorn City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Elkhorn City residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Elkhorn City include Irish, German, Welsh, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Elkhorn City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.