Elkton is a tiny city located in the state of South Dakota. With a population of 731 people and just one neighborhood, Elkton is the 80th largest community in South Dakota. Elkton has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.
Occupations and Workforce
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Elkton is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 42.06% of the Elkton workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Elkton is a city of professionals, production and manufacturing workers and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Elkton who work in teaching (11.42%), office and administrative support (8.91%) and personal care services (7.80%).
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.
Setting & Lifestyle
Because of many things, Elkton is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Elkton a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Elkton has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Elkton’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
As is often the case in a small city, Elkton doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.