Elk Garden, West Virginia

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Elk Garden is a town in Mineral County, West Virginia, United States. It is part of the 'Cumberland, MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area'. The population was 217 at the 2000 census. Elk Garden was incorporated in 1890 by the Mineral County Circuit Court. It is named because of the traditional location there of an elk lick.



Elk Garden is located at 39°23′6″N 79°9′14″W / 39.385°N 79.15389°W / 39.385; -79.15389 (39.385041, -79.153854)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.7 km² (0.3 mi²), all land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 217 people, 89 households, and 59 families residing in the town. The population density was 322.2/km² (826.0/mi²). There were 103 housing units at an average density of 153.0/km² (392.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.62% White, 0.46% African American, and 0.92% from two or more races.

There were 89 households out of which 31.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.3% were married couples living together, 15.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.6% were non-families. 29.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the town the population was spread out with 23.5% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 28.6% from 45 to 64, and 12.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 104.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $24,375, and the median income for a family was $26,964. Males had a median income of $26,071 versus $13,125 for females. The per capita income for the town was $11,453. About 21.7% of families and 22.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.7% of those under the age of eighteen and 20.8% of those sixty five or over.


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