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Elkins is a city in Randolph County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for Sen. Stephen Benton Elkins.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in West Virginia named Elkins. For links to other places called Elkins, WV, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Elkins is 38.925N. The longitude is -79.846W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,926 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 6,976.
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23% of Elkins residents report German ancestry, and 21% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Elkins ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Elkins was $17,916, compared with $21,587 nationally.
23% of Elkins residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Elkins, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $315. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $625.
Libraries in Elkins include Elkins-Randolph ... View libraries
Newspapers in Elkins include Elkins Inter-Mountain
Randolph County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Elkins political report.
The average commute time for Elkins workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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