Elkins, WV Population

Population: 7,032. Estimated population in July 2020: 7,109 (+1.1% change)
Males: 3,378 (48.0%), Females: 3,654 (52.0%)

Randolph County

Zip code: 26241

Median resident age: 38.8 years
Median household income: $26,906
Median house value: $70,700

Races in Elkins:

  • White Non-Hispanic (96.5%)
  • Black (0.9%)
  • Hispanic (0.8%)
  • Two or more races (0.6%)

Ancestries: German (19.5%), Irish (17.5%), United States (12.2%), English (11.4%), Italian (3.9%), Scottish (3.2%).

Elevation: 1930 feet

Land area: 3.2 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Elkins

  • High school or higher: 79.5%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 23.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.2%
  • Unemployed: 8.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 15.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Elkins city

  • Never married: 26.1%
  • Now married: 49.8%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 9.3%
  • Divorced: 13.9%

1.7% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -1,256 (-15.2%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Elkins:

  • DAVIS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (PO BOX 1484)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Elkins:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Elkins:

  • HARRISON/MARION REGIONAL (about 36 miles; CLARKSBURG, WV; Abbreviation: CKB)
  • MORGANTOWN MUNI-WALTER L. BILL HART FLD (about 50 miles; MORGANTOWN, WV; Abbreviation: MGW)
  • SHENANDOAH VALLEY REGIONAL (about 82 miles; STAUNTON/WAYNESBORO/HARRIS, VA; Abbreviation: SHD)
Other public-use airports nearest to Elkins:

  • ELKINS-RANDOLPH CO-JENNINGS RANDOLPH FLD (about 3 miles; ELKINS, WV; Abbreviation: EKN)
  • SIMPSON (about 16 miles; PHILIPPI, WV; Abbreviation: 9W3)
  • PHILIPPI/BARBOUR COUNTY REGIONAL (about 21 miles; PHILIPPI, WV; Abbreviation: 79D)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Elkins:

  • DAVIS AND ELKINS COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 624; Location: 100 CAMPUS DR; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.dne.edu)
  • COMPUTER TRAINING CENTER (Location: ROOM 22 SENECA MALL; Private, for-profit)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Elkins:

  • FAIRMONT STATE COLLEGE (about 43 miles; FAIRMONT, WV; Full-time enrollment: 5,317)
  • WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY (about 51 miles; MORGANTOWN, WV; Full-time enrollment: 19,666)
  • JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY (about 76 miles; HARRISONBURG, VA; Full-time enrollment: 14,447)
  • CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (about 79 miles; CALIFORNIA, PA; Full-time enrollment: 5,183)
  • FROSTBURG STATE UNIVERSITY (about 81 miles; FROSTBURG, MD; Full-time enrollment: 4,672)
  • WASHINGTON AND LEE UNIVERSITY (about 82 miles; LEXINGTON, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,063)
  • WESTMORELAND COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 93 miles; YOUNGWOOD, PA; Full-time enrollment: 3,223)

Schools

Public high schools in Elkins:

  • ELKINS HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 909; Location: 100 KENNEDY DR; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • RANDOLPH COUNTY VOC/TECHNICAL CENTER (Students: 2; Location: 200 KENNEDY DRIVE; Grades: 10 – 12)
Private high school in Elkins:

  • HART CHAPEL CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 3; Location: RT 1 BOX 155 1; Grades: 5 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Elkins:

  • ELKINS MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 753; Location: 308 ROBERT E LEE AVE; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • MIDLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 321; Location: 150 KENNEDY DRIVE; Grades: PK – 05)
  • THIRD WARD ELKINS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 299; Location: 111 NATHAN ST; Grades: PK – 05)
  • JENNINGS RANDOLPH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 269; Location: 101 SCOTT FORD RD; Grades: PK – 05)
  • NORTH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 257; Location: 310 BOUNDARY STREET; Grades: PK – 05)
  • ELKINS MOUNTAIN SCHOOL (Students: 58; Location: 100 BELL ST; Grades: 06 – 12)
  • WEST VIRGINIA CHILDREN’S HOME (Students: 23; Location: 230 HEAVNER AVENUE; Grades: 04 – 12)
  • RANDOLPH COUNTY ALTERNATIVE LEARNING CENTER (Students: 8; Location: 40 11TH STREET; Grades: 07 – 10)
Private primary/middle schools in Elkins:

  • MONTESSORI EARLY LRN CTR (Students: 50; Location: 1002 S DAVIS AVE; Grades: PK – KG)
  • ELKINS MOUNTAIN SCHOOL (Students: 44; Location: 100 BELL STREET; Grades: 7 – 11; Boys only)
  • HIGHLAND ADVENTIST SCHOOL (Students: 36; Location: 205 WILSON ST; Grades: KG – 11)
  • NEW LIFE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 32; Location: RT 3 BOX 536; Grades: UG – UG)
  • NEW ERA CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 27; Location: RT.3 BOX 450; Grades: UG – UG)

Libraries

Library in Elkins:

  • ELKINS-RANDOLPH PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $125,931; Location: 416 DAVIS AVE; 35,812 books; 1,408 audio materials; 769 video materials; 50 serial subscriptions)