West Elkton, OH Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The Village of West Elkton had a population of 177 as of July 1, 2016. West Elkton ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Ohio. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for West Elkton is located at latitude 39.5881 and longitude -84.5598 in Preble County. The formal boundaries for the Village of West Elkton (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.58 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Preble County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,030 feet.

The Village of West Elkton (GNIS ID: 2400130) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of West Elkton is located within Township of Gratis, a minor civil division (MCD) of Preble County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with West Elkton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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West Elkton, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 177
Population in Households 177
Population in Familes 155
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 303
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 69
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 54
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 86 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 61 (70.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 8 ( 9.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 17 (19.8%)
Median Home Value $162,500
Average Home Value $175,403


Median Household Income $52,804
Average Household Income $58,233
Per Capita Income $21,559
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -1.7% -1.16%
Households -1.53% -1.19%
Families -0.29% -1.14%
Median Household Income   2.5%
Per Capita Income   2.34%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

West Elkton, OH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Elkton to the other 1,215 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Ohio by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 1116 8th
Population Density1 # 1131 7th
Diversity Index2 # 1052 14th
Median Household Income # 452 63rd
Per Capita Income # 803 34th

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