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Elgin, Oregon - Basic Facts

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The City of Elgin had a population of 2,099 as of July 1, 2016. Elgin ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Oregon. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Elgin is located at latitude 45.5644 and longitude -117.9213 in Union County. The formal boundaries for the City of Elgin (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.99 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Union County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 2,674 feet.

The City of Elgin (GNIS ID: 2410422) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Oregon is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Elgin is located within Elgin Division of Union County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Elgin population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Elgin, OR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,099
Population in Households 2,099
Population in Familes 1,683
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 2,121
Diversity Index2 18


Total Households 887
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 598
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 925 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 582 (62.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 305 (33.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 38 ( 4.1%)
Median Home Value $101,677
Average Home Value $131,604


Median Household Income $33,431
Average Household Income $45,541
Per Capita Income $19,414
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 3.32% 1.92%
Households 3.53% 2.03%
Families 3.51% 1.96%
Median Household Income   1.51%
Per Capita Income   1.87%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Elgin, OR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Elgin to the other 378 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Oregon by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 149 61st
Population Density1 # 112 71st
Diversity Index2 # 343 10th
Median Household Income # 356 6th
Per Capita Income # 330 13th

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