Elkton is a tiny city located in the state of South Dakota. With a population of 729 people and just one neighborhood, Elkton is the 80th largest community in South Dakota. Elkton has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Occupations and Workforce
When you are in Elkton, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 42.06% of Elkton’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. 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 very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Elkton really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Elkton perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
Being a small city, Elkton does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.