Elkton is a medium-sized coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 15,622 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Elkton is the 61st largest community in Maryland.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Elkton is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Elkton is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Elkton who work in office and administrative support (12.88%), sales jobs (10.91%), and teaching (8.75%).
Elkton is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
The citizens of Elkton are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 22.53% of adults in Elkton having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Elkton in 2018 was $28,051, which is low income relative to Maryland, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $112,204 for a family of four. However, Elkton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Elkton is an extremely 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, Italian, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Elkton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.