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Elk Point is a city in Union County, in the Sioux City metro area.
It is the county seat.
One tradition says the community was named for a nearby point in the Misssouri River.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in South Dakota named Elk Point. For links to other places called Elk Point, SD, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Elk Point is 42.683N. The longitude is -96.683W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,125 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,795.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Elk Point demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Union County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 57025 ZIP code.
30% of Elk Point residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Elk Point ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Elk Point was $18,153, compared with $21,587 nationally.
20% of Elk Point residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Elk Point, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $312. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $813.
Libraries in Elk Point include Elk Point Community Library ... View libraries
Union County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Elk Point political report.
The average commute time for Elk Point workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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