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Elkton, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The City of Elkton is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Giles County at latitude 35.0618 and longitude -86.8976. Giles County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 656 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Elkton, but most people and references simply refer to it as Elkton, Tennessee.

The P1 Census Class Code for Elkton indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Elkton (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.16 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Elkton: Upper Elkton.

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


Total Population 567
Population in Households 565
Population in Familes 475
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 263
Diversity Index2 27


Total Households 233
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 166
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 275 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 181 (65.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 53 (19.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 42 (15.3%)
Median Home Value $135,484
Average Home Value $187,639


Median Household Income $40,241
Average Household Income $54,806
Per Capita Income $23,085
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.45% -0.46%
Households -0.3% -0.35%
Families -0.28% -0.49%
Median Household Income   2.82%
Per Capita Income   1.53%
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, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Elkton to the other 428 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee 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 # 338 21st
Population Density1 # 323 25th
Diversity Index2 # 135 69th
Median Household Income # 165 62nd
Per Capita Income # 107 75th

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