West Elkton, OH Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The Village of West Elkton had a population of 178 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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West Elkton, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 178
Daytime Population: Workers 117
Daytime Population: Residents 102
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 219
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.23
Population in Households 178
Population in Familes 156
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 305
Diversity Index3 4


Median Household Income $53,639
Average Household Income $58,970
Per Capita Income $21,395


Total Housing Units 81 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 61 (75.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 8 ( 9.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 12 (14.8%)
Median Home Value $162,500
Average Home Value $175,403


Total Households 69
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 54
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -1.39% -0.92%
Households -1.32% -0.89%
Families -0.25% -1.14%
Median Household Income   0.74%
Per Capita Income   2.03%

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, 2017 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 # 1115 8th
Population Density # 1129 7th
Diversity Index # 1138 6th
Median Household Income # 521 57th
Per Capita Income # 939 23rd

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