Elgin is a somewhat small city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 10,314 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Elgin is the 254th largest community in Texas.
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 service providers, sales and office workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Elgin who work in office and administrative support (15.70%), food service (9.49%), and maintenance occupations (7.78%).
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.
One downside of living in Elgin is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Elgin, the average commute to work is 31.26 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
As is often the case in a small city, Elgin doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
In Elgin, just 12.93% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Elgin in 2018 was $20,949, which is lower middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $83,796 for a family of four. However, Elgin contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Elgin is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Elgin home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Elgin, accounting for 44.86% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Elgin residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Elgin include German, Irish, English, European, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Elgin is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.