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People

Total Population 1,184
Male Share of the Population 52%
Female Share of the Population 48%
Senior Citizens 9.5%
Employed Population 16+ 632
Age of the Population 31

Families

% of people married 63.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 23.1%
Median Earnings25+ $38,287
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $15,000
Median Earnings With High School Degree $32,750

Wealth

Median Family Income $68,971
% Above Poverty Level 92.3%
% Below Poverty Level 7.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 3.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.4%
% Using Public Transportation 4.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 20%
Median Gross Rent $561
Median House Value $139,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.6%
US/American 0%
English 5.2%
Irish 16.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Elgin Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 13 miles NE of Rochester, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 70 miles SE of St. Paul, Minnesota
County Wabasha
Standard Zip Codes 55932
Phone Area Codes 507
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.13
Longitude -92.251

Elgin Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station THEILMAN
Distance 11.1 miles
Jan Temp 1 to 23 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 59 to 83 F
Oct Temp 36 to 60 F
Annual Precip 32.4 inches
Station ALMA DAM 4
Distance 21.1 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 23 F
Apr Temp 38 to 57 F
Jul Temp 64 to 83 F
Oct Temp 42 to 58 F
Annual Precip 34.6 inches
Station PRESTON
Distance 33.4 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 23 F
Apr Temp 33 to 57 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 35 to 61 F
Annual Precip 34.2 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Elgin, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Potsdam (55932)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Elba 139 $29,250
Eyota 2,092 $73,938
Hammond 80 $49,167
Millville 131 $71,250

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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70 1ST ST. S.E.
507-876-2521
Serves 273 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.5

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