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West Elkton, Ohio - Basic Facts

The Village of West Elkton had a population of 187 as of July 1, 2020. 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 39.5878 and longitude -84.5544 in Preble County. The formal boundaries for the Village of West Elkton 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.


West Elkton, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 187 (100%)
Population in Households 187 (100.0%)
Population in Families 164 (87.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 321
Diversity Index2 4


Median Household Income $76,254
Average Household Income $80,595
% of Income for Mortgage4 8%
Per Capita Income $29,471
Wealth Index5 80


Total HU (Housing Units) 86 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 65 (75.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 8 ( 9.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 13 (15.1%)
Median Home Value $148,611
Average Home Value $160,000
Housing Affordability Index3 337


Total Households 73
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 57
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.51% -0.43%
Households -0.39% -0.28%
Families 0.35% -0.71%
Median Household Income   0.7%
Per Capita Income   2.04%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.31%


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, 2020 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 # 1104 9th
Population Density # 1107 9th
Median Household Income # 203 83rd
Housing Affordability Index # 1149 95th
Per Capita Income # 482 60th
Diversity Index # 1169 4th

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