Elgin is a somewhat small city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 9,784 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Elgin is the 253rd largest community in Texas.
Elgin real estate is some of the most expensive in Texas, although Elgin house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
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 service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Elgin who work in office and administrative support (12.91%), management occupations (10.02%), and healthcare suport services (6.30%).
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.
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.
In Elgin, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.84 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
Elgin is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The percentage of adults in Elgin with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 16.01% of adults in Elgin have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Elgin in 2018 was $25,543, 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 $102,172 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 43.44% 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 Irish, German, English, European, and British.
The most common language spoken in Elgin is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.