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Elkmont, Alabama
Shops along Railroad Street
Shops along Railroad Street
Location of Elkmont in Limestone County, Alabama.
Location of Elkmont in Limestone County, Alabama.
Country United States
State Alabama
County Limestone
Incorporated March 28, 1873
Area
 • Total 1.65 sq mi (4.28 km2)
 • Land 1.64 sq mi (4.25 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation
807 ft (246 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 411
 • Density 250.15/sq mi (96.61/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
35620
Area code(s) 256
FIPS code 01-23488
GNIS feature ID 0117933

Elkmont is a town in Limestone County, Alabama, United States, and is included in the Huntsville-Decatur Combined Statistical Area. As of the 2010 census, the population of the town was 434, down from its record high of 470 in 2000.

Geography

Elkmont is located at 34°55′49″N 86°58′38″W / 34.93028°N 86.97722°W / 34.93028; -86.97722 (34.930155, -86.977086)1.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.6 square miles (4.1 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 233
1900 174
1910 188 8.0%
1920 261 38.8%
1930 192 −26.4%
1940 185 −3.6%
1950 179 −3.2%
1960 169 −5.6%
1970 394 133.1%
1980 429 8.9%
1990 389 −9.3%
2000 470 20.8%
2010 434 −7.7%
2020 411 −5.3%
U.S. Decennial Census
2013 Estimate

As of the census of 2000, there were 470 people, 172 households, and 136 families residing in the town. The population density was 292.9 people per square mile (113.4/km2). There were 189 housing units at an average density of 117.8 per square mile (45.6/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 83.40% White, 15.11% Black or African American, 1.06% from other races, and 0.43% from two or more races. 1.28% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 172 households, out of which 40.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.0% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.9% were non-families. 19.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 28.3% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 32.1% from 25 to 44, 18.9% from 45 to 64, and 14.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $31,771, and the median income for a family was $35,000. Males had a median income of $33,750 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,654. About 15.9% of families and 20.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 34.9% of those under age 18 and 13.9% of those age 65 or over.


Economy

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Belle Chevre building

Elkmont is home to the Belle Chevre artisanal goat cheese maker, as well as VINYL Revival-a record/HI-FI and local music scene establishment.

The Richard Martin Trail passes through Elkmont along the old rail line.

The ELECTRICFIL Corporation, a subsidiary of French Group EFI Automotive, employs nearly 150 people in the Elkmont area.


Notable people

  • Michael Boley, professional football linebacker
  • The Delmore Brothers, country music singers and early stars of the Grand Ole Opry
  • Billy Hogan, singer/songwriter
  • Steven Johnson, drummer for Alabama Shakes
  • Horace Elmo Nichols, chief justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia from 1975 to 1980
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