Elgin is a very small city located in the state of Oklahoma. With a population of 2,901 people and just one neighborhood, Elgin is the 141st largest community in Oklahoma. Elgin has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Elgin, where the median household income is $60,682.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some cities, Elgin isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Elgin are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Elgin is a city of professionals, service providers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Elgin who work in teaching (14.73%), healthcare (11.16%) and management occupations (10.45%).
There are many members of the armed forces living in Elgin. You will notice when you visit or live here that some of the people you meet or see around town are employed by the armed services - even if they are not always in uniform.
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.
As is often the case in a small city, Elgin doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.