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Elkins, Arkansas
Elkins City Administration Building
Elkins City Administration Building
Official seal of Elkins, Arkansas
Seal
Location of Elkins in Washington County, Arkansas.
Location of Elkins in Washington County, Arkansas.
Country United States
State Arkansas
County Washington
Area
 • Total 3.91 sq mi (10.13 km2)
 • Land 3.87 sq mi (10.03 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.10 km2)
Elevation
1,217 ft (371 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 3,602
 • Density 929.79/sq mi (359.00/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
72727
Area code(s) 479
FIPS code 05-21190
GNIS feature ID 0076869

Elkins is a city in Washington County, Arkansas, United States. The community is located in the Boston Mountains, deep in the Ozark Mountains. A combination of the former unincorporated communities of Harris and Hood, Elkins was established in 1964. Located immediately east of Fayetteville in the Northwest Arkansas metropolitan statistical area, Elkins has been experiencing rapid growth in recent years, doubling in population between the 2000 and 2010 censuses.

Geography

Elkins is located at 36°1′11″N 94°1′43″W / 36.01972°N 94.02861°W / 36.01972; -94.02861 (36.019747, -94.028695).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.6 square miles (6.7 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1970 418
1980 579 38.5%
1990 692 19.5%
2000 1,251 80.8%
2010 2,648 111.7%
2020 3,602 36.0%
U.S. Decennial Census
2014 Estimate

2020 census

Elkins racial composition
Race Number Percentage
White (non-Hispanic) 2,862 79.46%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 47 1.3%
Native American 45 1.25%
Asian 20 0.56%
Pacific Islander 12 0.33%
Other/Mixed 277 7.69%
Hispanic or Latino 339 9.41%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 3,602 people, 1,109 households, and 771 families residing in the city.

Education

Elkins Public Library
Elkins Public Library

Public education for students in kindergarten through grade 12 is provided by the Elkins School District, which leads to graduation at Elkins High School.

Notable people

  • Jim King, baseball player
  • Danny L. Patrick, former member of the Arkansas House of Representatives from Madison County; in later years, he farmed near Elkins.
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