Elgin is a tiny city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 655 people and just one neighborhood, Elgin is the 336th largest community in Iowa. Much of the housing stock in Elgin was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Occupations and Workforce
Elgin is a blue-collar town, with 36.65% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Elgin is a city of sales and office workers, service providers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Elgin who work in office and administrative support (10.80%), sales jobs (10.23%) and management occupations (9.38%).
Setting & Lifestyle
The overall crime rate in Elgin is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.
As is often the case in a small city, Elgin doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.