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 Payton Blade
Area
 • Total 2.2 sq mi (5.6 km2)
 • Land 2.2 sq mi (5.6 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 656 ft (200 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 578
 • Density 270/sq mi (100/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 www.elktontn.com

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

Geography[edit]

Elkton is located in southeastern Giles County at 35°03′46″N 86°53′53″W / 35.062892°N 86.898131°W / 35.062892; -86.898131.[4] Most of the city is on the north bank of the Elk River, a southwest-flowing tributary of the Tennessee River.

U.S. Route 31 passes through the west side of the city, leading northwest 14 miles (23 km) to Pulaski, the Giles County seat, and south 5 miles (8 km) to Ardmore at the Alabama border. Interstate 65 passes just east of Elkton, with access from Exit 1 (US 31) south of town and from Exit 6 (Tennessee State Route 273) at the north end of the city limits. I-65 leads north 81 miles (130 km) to Nashville and south 113 miles (182 km) to Birmingham, Alabama.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Elkton has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.6 km2), all land.[3]

Demographics[edit]

A giant chicken sculpture along the highway in Elkton
Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 87
1890 165 89.7%
1910 179
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. 2015 565 [5] −2.2%
Sources:[6][7]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Elkton city, Tennessee". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved February 17, 2017. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing: Decennial Censuses". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2006-02-08. Retrieved 2012-03-04. 
  7. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Resident Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 17 June 2013. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 

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