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 sales and office workers, service providers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Elgin who work in office and administrative support (15.56%), food service (8.28%), and sales jobs (8.10%).
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.
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.
In Elgin, just 12.94% 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 $20,024, which is lower middle income relative to Texas, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $80,096 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 43.73% 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 German, English, Irish, African, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Elgin is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.