Elgin, TX
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Elgin is a somewhat small city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 9,039 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 sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Elgin who work in office and administrative support (16.42%), sales jobs (9.45%), and management occupations (8.17%).

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 30.97 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

Being a small city, Elgin does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The citizens of Elgin are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 14.45% of adults in Elgin have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Elgin in 2010 was $20,805, which is middle income relative to Texas, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $83,220 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 45.87% 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 White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Elgin include English, Irish, French , and Dutch.

The most common language spoken in Elgin is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.

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