Elk Point

At-a-glance facts about residents, households, and workforce. Data are derived from the U.S. Census Bureau. When a data point is missing or considered unreliable, it will be labeled suppressed. Refer to “Notes about the data” below for more detail.

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Demographics (American Community Survey, 2012-2016)
Total population 1,851 Population Estimates, 2016 [1]
White non-Hispanic1,978 93.3%
Of Colorsuppressed
American Indiansuppressed
Asianless than 1%
Hispanic (any race)suppressed
Some other racesuppressed
Two or more racessuppressed
Population by age
Under 5129 6.1%
5 to 17436 20.6%
18 to 641,212 57.1%
65+343 16.2%
Median age37.6
Population by gender
Female1,112 52.5%
Male1,008 47.5%
Aging (American Community Survey, 2012-2016)
Total civilian, non-institutionalized population (65+)318
Individuals with one or more disabilities (65+)112 35.2%
Economy (American Community Survey, 2012-2016)
Median household income$51,010
Population for whom poverty status is determined2,053 [2]
In poverty160 7.8%
Under 5suppressed
5 to 1759 13.5%
18 to 6469 5.9%
65+32 10.1%
Health (American Community Survey, 2012-2016)
Total civilian, non-institutionalized population2,051
Individuals without health insurance99 4.8%
Individuals with one or more disabilities271 13.2%
Housing (American Community Survey, 2012-2016)
Households paying 30% or more of income for monthly housing costs166 20.8%
Cost burdened owners78 12.7%
Cost burdened renters88 47.8%
Homeownership rate617 76.6%
White non-Hispanic603 77.0%
Of Colorsuppressed
Immigration (American Community Survey, 2012-2016)
Foreign bornsuppressed
Speaks language other than Englishsuppressed
Speaks English less than very wellless than 1%
Transportation (American Community Survey, 2012-2016)
Commute time 30 minutes or longer192 21.2%
Workforce (American Community Survey, 2012-2016)
Proportion of adults working, 16-64 74.3%
Total adult population (25+)1,397
Less than high school198 14.2%
High school or equivalent414 29.6%
Some college or associate's degree368 26.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher417 29.8%

Notes about the data

[1] The population estimate from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Population Estimates program provides the most current snapshot of population for cities of this size. This estimate should be used for population counts. The American Community Survey (ACS) population counts are used to determine the share of the population for characteristics sourced from the ACS.

[2]Poverty status is determined for all people except institutionalized people, people in military group quarters, people in college dormitories, and unrelated individuals under 15 years old. These groups are excluded from the numerator and denominator when calculating poverty rates.

suppressed indicates that data were suppressed. Data have been suppressed when there were fewer than 10 people or units in a category, the percentage estimate is less than 1%, or the error margins were greater than 70% of the estimate of a numeric value (such as median income). Large error margins occur when too few people or households were in the survey sample, making the data unreliable.