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Elk Garden, West Virginia
View entering Elk Garden from the south via West Virginia Route 42
Location of Elk Garden in Mineral County, West Virginia.
|• Total||0.26 sq mi (0.67 km2)|
|• Land||0.26 sq mi (0.67 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||2,293 ft (699 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||821.71/sq mi (317.81/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1538626|
Elk Garden is a town in Mineral County, West Virginia, United States. It is part of the 'Cumberland, MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area'. The population was 232 at the 2010 census. Elk Garden High School was consolidated into Keyser High School in 1997. However the Primary School is still in session, offering classes from Pre-Kindergarten through the fifth grade. The school mascot is the Elk Garden Stags. Elk Garden was incorporated in 1890 by the Mineral County Circuit Court. It is named for an elk lick near the original town site.
Elk Garden is located at(39.385041, -79.153854).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.26 square miles (0.67 km2), all of it land.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 232 people, 92 households, and 69 families living in the town. The population density was 892.3 inhabitants per square mile (344.5/km2). There were 108 housing units at an average density of 415.4 per square mile (160.4/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.3% White and 1.7% from two or more races.
There were 92 households, of which 34.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.3% were married couples living together, 13.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 8.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 25.0% were non-families. 22.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 2.93.
The median age in the town was 41 years. 22.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.8% were from 25 to 44; 27.7% were from 45 to 64; and 15.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 51.7% male and 48.3% female.
The only significant highway directly serving Elk Garden is West Virginia Route 42. Route 42 continues north to Maryland and extends southward to U.S. Route 50 and beyond to Petersburg. Just east of Elk Garden, West Virginia Route 46 has its western terminus at Route 42. Route 46 continues northeast, eventually reaching Luke.
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