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Elkton, Kentucky - Basic Facts

Elkton is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of Elkton.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Todd County at latitude 36.81 and longitude -87.1542. Todd County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 623 feet.

The formal boundaries for the City of Elkton (see map) encompass a land area of 2.51 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Elkton: Elk Town.

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Elkton, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 2,140
Population in Households 2,021
Population in Familes 1,693
Population in Group Qrtrs 119
Population Density1 985
Diversity Index2 31


Total Households 810
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 561
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 934 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 561 (60.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 249 (26.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 124 (13.3%)
Median Home Value $91,043
Average Home Value $110,918


Median Household Income $36,421
Average Household Income $45,043
Per Capita Income $16,937
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.88% 0.51%
Households 0.86% 0.44%
Families 2.27% 0.35%
Median Household Income   1.68%
Per Capita Income   1.22%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Elkton, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Elkton to the other 524 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 158 70th
Population Density1 # 251 52nd
Diversity Index2 # 91 83rd
Median Household Income # 309 41st
Per Capita Income # 402 23rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Kentucky Census Data Comparison Tool.