Elgin is a tiny city located in the state of Nebraska. With a population of 632 people and just one neighborhood, Elgin is the 144th largest community in Nebraska. Elgin has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Elgin is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Elgin is a city of managers, professionals and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Elgin who work in management occupations (16.98%), teaching (15.85%) and sales jobs (8.68%).
A relatively large number of people in Elgin telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 10.19% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
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.
Being a small city, Elgin does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.