Elkton, Tennessee

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Elkton, Tennessee
City
Elkton in 1909
Elkton in 1909
Location of Elkton, Tennessee
Location of Elkton, Tennessee
Coordinates: 35°3′46″N 86°53′53″W / 35.06278°N 86.89806°W / 35.06278; -86.89806Coordinates: 35°3′46″N 86°53′53″W / 35.06278°N 86.89806°W / 35.06278; -86.89806
Country United States
State Tennessee
County Giles
Settled 1808
Government
 • Mayor Carolyn Thompson
 • Vice Mayor Bill Cary
Area
 • Total 1.5 sq mi (3.9 km2)
 • Land 1.5 sq mi (3.9 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 656 ft (200 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 578
 • Density 390/sq mi (150/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 38455
Area code(s) 931
FIPS code 47-23660[1]
GNIS feature ID 1283659[2]
Website http://www.elktontn.com

Elkton is a city in Giles County, Tennessee. The population was 578 at the 2010 census.[3]

Geography[edit]

Elkton is located at 35°03′46″N 86°53′53″W / 35.062892°N 86.898131°W / 35.062892; -86.898131.[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.9 km2), all land.

Demographics[edit]

A giant chicken sculpture along the highway in Elkton
Historical population
Census Pop.
1950 168
1960 199 18.5%
1970 341 71.4%
1980 540 58.4%
1990 448 −17.0%
2000 510 13.8%
2010 578 13.3%
Est. 2012 571 −1.2%
Sources:[5][6]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 510 people, 203 households, and 142 families residing in the city. The population density was 340.6 people per square mile (131.3/km2). There were 226 housing units at an average density of 150.9 per square mile (58.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 64.51% White, 35.10% African American and 0.39% Native American.

There were 203 households out of which 26.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.2% were married couples living together, 14.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.6% were non-families. 26.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the city the population was spread out with 22.0% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 28.2% from 25 to 44, 27.6% from 45 to 64, and 13.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 100.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $28,281, and the median income for a family was $36,250. Males had a median income of $21,953 versus $21,583 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,993. About 12.5% of families and 18.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.4% of those under age 18 and 8.4% of those age 65 or over.

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