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Elkin is a town in Surry and Wilkes counties in the U.S. state of North Carolina, along the Yadkin River. Elkin shares its name with the surrounding township of Elkin Township. The population was 4,001 at the 2010 census.GeographyElkin is located at .According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 6.3 square miles, of which, 6.3 square miles of it is land and 0.1 square miles of it is water.Elkin is approximately 15 minutes south of Stone Mountain State Park, and 20 minutes to the entrance of the Blue Ridge Parkway off of Hwy 21 . Elkin enjoys mild weather patterns and extremely clean air. Its downtown is also situated along the Yadkin River, and offers a paddlers boat ramp and small camp site.There are also numerous vineyards in the Elkin area, and the Yadkin Valley Wine Festival is held each May at the Elkin Municipal Park, which is situated along Big Elkin Creek, which feeds into the Yadkin River.Trails are abundant in Elkin, including the Overmountain Victory Trail, the NC Mountains to Sea Trail, and the Yadkin River Trail, to name a few, and Elkin is considered an official "Trail Town".DemographicsAs of the census of 2000, there were 4,109 people, 1,690 households, and 1,051 families residing in the town. The population density was 655.7 people per square mile (253.0/km²). There were 1,854 housing units at an average density of 295.8 per square mile (114.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 84.11% White, 7.23% African American, 0.02% Native American, 0.32% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 6.81% from other races, and 1.48% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 13.43% of the population.
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