Elk, CA

Elk is a city in the state of california with a population of roughly 706. It is in Mendocino County, California the Ukiah, CA core-based statistical areas (CBSA), Its Zip codes include 95432 .

The Changing Face of Elk

Elk is a small town located in the Sierra Nevada foothills, about an hour east of Sacramento. The population was just over 2,000 in 2010. Elk is known for its natural resources, including skiing and fishing. It's also a popular tourist destination because of its proximity to Yosemite National Park and the Giant Sequoia National Monument.

The town's economy is based largely on tourism and real estate. There are several ski resorts within an hour's drive of Elk, as well as trout streams and lakes nearby that attract anglers and hikers. In addition to tourism, the town's main source of income comes from real estate: homes and businesses are sold primarily through private sales or by developers who build new properties.

Elk has a mild climate with cold winters and hot summers. The average annual temperature is 46 degrees Fahrenheit, but temperatures can range from below freezing to over 100 degrees Fahrenheit during summer months. The average annual precipitation is around 50 inches, which helps make up for the dry summers.

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