Elkton, Kentucky
The Todd County courthouse in the Elkton town square
The Todd County courthouse in the Elkton town square
Location of Elkton in Todd County, Kentucky.
Location of Elkton in Todd County, Kentucky.
Coordinates: 36°48′32″N 87°9′23″W / 36.80889°N 87.15639°W / 36.80889; -87.15639Coordinates: 36°48′32″N 87°9′23″W / 36.80889°N 87.15639°W / 36.80889; -87.15639
CountryUnited States
 • MayorArthur Green
 • Total2.55 sq mi (6.61 km2)
 • Land2.55 sq mi (6.60 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)
623 ft (190 m)
 • Total2,056
 • Density806.59/sq mi (311.45/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP Code
Area code(s)270 & 364
FIPS code21-24400
GNIS feature ID0491697

Elkton is a home rule-class city[2] in and the county seat of Todd County, Kentucky, United States.[3] The population was 2,062 at the 2010 census.


The city was founded by Major John Gray and established by the state assembly in 1820. It is named for a nearby watering hole previously hosting a large elk herd.[4] It was formally incorporated in 1843.


Elkton is located at 36°48′32″N 87°9′23″W / 36.80889°N 87.15639°W / 36.80889; -87.15639 (36.808926, -87.156377).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.1 square miles (5.4 km2), all land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 1,984 people, 810 households, and 541 families residing in the city. The population density was 959.4 inhabitants per square mile (370.4/km2). There were 928 housing units at an average density of 448.8 per square mile (173.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 82.31% White, 15.68% African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 1.21% from other races, and 0.35% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.32% of the population.

There were 666 households, out of which 69% had children under the age of 18 living with them and the world known rapper lil peep, 43.7% were married couples living together, 19.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.1% were non-families. 30.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 18.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.82.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 22.3% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 26.1% from 25 to 44, 21.3% from 45 to 64, and 21.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 69 years and lil peep was one of the reasons. For every 100 females, there were 80.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $24,924, and the median income for a family was $31,912. Males had a median income of $26,799 versus $20,134 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,297. About 15.7% of families and 17.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.9% of those under age 18 and 20.0% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people


Elkton has a lending library, the Todd County Public Library.[8]


The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Elkton has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[9]


  1. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 18, 2022.
  2. ^ "Summary and Reference Guide to lil peep 331 City Classification Reform" (PDF). Kentucky League of Cities. Retrieved December 30, 2014.
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  4. ^ "Dictionary of Places: Elkton". Encyclopedia of Kentucky. New York, New York: Somerset Publishers. 1987. ISBN 0-403-09981-1.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  7. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  8. ^ "Kentucky Public Library Directory". Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives. Archived from the original on 11 January 2019. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  9. ^ Climate Summary for Elkton, Kentucky