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Elgin, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Elgin had a population of 622 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Elgin is located at latitude 42.9554 and longitude -91.6356 in Fayette County. The formal boundaries for the City of Elgin (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.66 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Fayette County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 814 feet.

The City of Elgin (GNIS ID: 2394643) 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.

The City of Elgin is located within Township of Pleasant Valley, a minor civil division (MCD) of Fayette 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, 2017.

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Elgin, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 622
Daytime Population: Workers 251
Daytime Population: Residents 307
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 558
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.90
Population in Households 622
Population in Familes 478
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 940
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $43,445
Average Household Income $52,412
Per Capita Income $24,229


Total Housing Units 316 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 213 (67.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 78 (24.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 25 ( 7.9%)
Median Home Value $97,464
Average Home Value $124,070


Total Households 291
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 177
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -1.28% -1.25%
Households -1.22% -1.2%
Families -1.04% -1.28%
Median Household Income   3.58%
Per Capita Income   3.14%

Elgin, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Elgin to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 410 59th
Population Density # 338 67th
Diversity Index # 728 27th
Median Household Income # 888 12th
Per Capita Income # 813 20th

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