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, 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, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Elkton who work in office and administrative support (13.33%), sales jobs (10.62%), and management occupations (8.03%).
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.
In terms of college education, Elkton is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 20.34% of adults 25 and older in Elkton have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Elkton in 2018 was $26,714, which is lower middle income relative to Maryland, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $106,856 for a family of four. However, Elkton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Elkton is a very 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, Polish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Elkton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.