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Elk is a township in Jackson County, in the Carbondale metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Elk. For links to other places called Elk, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Elk is 37.903N. The longitude is -89.205W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 367 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 2,001.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Elk demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Jackson 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 62927 ZIP code.
22% of Elk residents report German ancestry, and 18% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Elk ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Elk was $14,233, compared with $21,587 nationally.
9% of Elk residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Elk, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $278. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $542.
Jackson County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Elk political report.
The average commute time for Elk workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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