Elgin is a tiny borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 215 people and just one neighborhood, Elgin is the 1017th largest community in Pennsylvania. Elgin has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.
Occupations and Workforce
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Elgin is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 49.55% of the Elgin workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Elgin is a borough of sales and office workers, transportation and shipping workers and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Elgin who work in office and administrative support (10.81%), sales jobs (9.91%) and healthcare (9.91%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.11% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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
Overall, Elgin’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.
It is a fairly quiet borough because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Elgin has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Elgin has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Elgin than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Elgin may be for you.
As is often the case in a small borough, Elgin doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.