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Elkins, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of Elkins had a population of 7,582 as of July 1, 2017. Elkins ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in West Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Elkins is located at latitude 38.9238 and longitude -79.854 in Randolph County. The formal boundaries for the City of Elkins (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.63 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Randolph County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,926 feet.

The City of Elkins (GNIS ID: 2390585) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Elkins is located within Leadsville District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Randolph County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Elkins population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Elkins: Joans Friends, Jonas Friends, Leadsville, Leeds Village, Leedsville.

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Elkins, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 7,582
Daytime Population: Workers 9,118
Daytime Population: Residents 3,924
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 13,042
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.72
Population in Households 7,105
Population in Familes 5,145
Population in Group Qrtrs 477
Population Density2 2,090
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $36,815
Average Household Income $51,103
Per Capita Income $22,960


Total Housing Units 3,692 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,778 (48.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,455 (39.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 459 (12.4%)
Median Home Value $110,137
Average Home Value $130,481


Total Households 3,233
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 1,823
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.75% 0.48%
Households 0.66% 0.44%
Families 0.33% 0.27%
Median Household Income   0.96%
Per Capita Income   2.34%

Elkins, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Elkins to the other 405 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 22 95th
Population Density # 40 90th
Diversity Index # 124 70th
Median Household Income # 246 40th
Per Capita Income # 146 64th

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