Elgin is a very small city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 1,064 people and just one neighborhood, Elgin is the 338th largest community in Minnesota.
Occupations and Workforce
When you are in Elgin, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 38.69% of Elgin’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Elgin is a city of professionals, sales and office workers and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Elgin who work in office and administrative support (13.96%), healthcare (8.65%) and teaching (7.13%).
Also of interest is that Elgin has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Setting & Lifestyle
Because of many things, Elgin is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Elgin really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Elgin perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
Even though Elgin is a smaller city, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.