The town of Elkin is located within the counties of Surry and Wilkes. It covers a total area of 16.4 sq. km. The economy of the city revolves around industries involved in aviation, architecture, automotive, finance, apparel, pharmaceuticals, freight forwarding, industrial and commercial machinery, insurance, metal, publishing and real estate, enhancing the economic development of the inhabitants of the city. Commercial spaces are utilized by youth organization centers, road side services, educational institutions, resale shops, parking lot station, parks and hardware stores, enhancing the economy in a positive way.