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Elkton, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The City of Elkton had a population of 620 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Elkton is located at latitude 35.0618 and longitude -86.8976 in Giles County. 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. Giles County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 656 feet.

The City of Elkton (GNIS ID: 2403557) 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 Elkton is located within Commissioner District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Giles County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Elkton 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 Elkton: Upper Elkton.

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Elkton, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 620
Daytime Population: Workers 221
Daytime Population: Residents 343
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 564
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.91
Population in Households 618
Population in Familes 519
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density2 287
Diversity Index3 30


Median Household Income $40,904
Average Household Income $56,270
Per Capita Income $23,704


Total Housing Units 297 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 198 (66.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 56 (18.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 43 (14.5%)
Median Home Value $110,000
Average Home Value $164,268


Total Households 254
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 180
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 0.97% 0.19%
Households 1.02% 0.31%
Families 0.96% 0.22%
Median Household Income   3.08%
Per Capita Income   3.1%

Elkton, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Elkton to the other 427 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee 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 # 332 22nd
Population Density # 304 29th
Diversity Index # 124 71st
Median Household Income # 194 55th
Per Capita Income # 154 64th

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