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Elkins, Arkansas
Elkins City Administration Building
Elkins City Administration Building
Official seal of Elkins, Arkansas
Location in Washington County and the state of Arkansas
Location in Washington County and the state of Arkansas
Country United States
State Arkansas
County Washington
 • Total 2.6 sq mi (6.8 km2)
 • Land 2.6 sq mi (6.8 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,217 ft (371 m)
Population (2007)
 • Total 2,223
 • Density 481.2/sq mi (184/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 72727
Area code(s) 479
FIPS code 05-21190
GNIS feature ID 0076869

Elkins is a city in Washington County, Arkansas. 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.


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.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1970 418
1980 579 38.5%
1990 692 19.5%
2000 1,251 80.8%
2010 2,648 111.7%
Est. 2015 2,946 11.3%
U.S. Decennial Census
2014 Estimate

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,251 people, 485 households, and 370 families residing in the city. The population density was 479.7 people per square mile (185.1/km²). There were 518 housing units at an average density of 198.6/sq mi (76.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.56% White, 0.16% Black or African American, 1.76% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 0.16% from other races, and 1.04% from two or more races. 1.20% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 485 households out of which 37.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.4% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.7% were non-families. 21.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the city, the population was spread out with 26.5% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 32.7% from 25 to 44, 20.4% from 45 to 64, and 12.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 98.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $39,318, and the median income for a family was $45,750. Males had a median income of $31,742 versus $22,008 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,161. About 5.9% of families and 6.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.9% of those under age 18 and 19.1% of those age 65 or over.

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