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 (18.42%), sales jobs (9.63%), and management occupations (7.83%).

One downside of living in Elgin, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.72 minutes every day commuting to work.

As is often the case in a small city, Elgin doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The percentage of adults in Elgin with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 16.42% of adults in Elgin have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Elgin in 2010 was $21,772, which is middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $87,088 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. The greatest number of Elgin residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Elgin also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 44.46% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Elgin include German, Irish, Dutch, and French .

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

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