Elgin, Nebraska

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Elgin, Nebraska

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High Points

Elgin strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Nebraska):

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Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Elgin Short Commute Times
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Elgin Affordability of Rents
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. State)
Top 12% Elgin Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Elgin, Nebraska

Comparing Elgin to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Nebraska (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 10 9
Age of the Population 10 9
Well-Paid Single Men 7 7
Female Share of the Population 6 5
Male Share of the Population 5 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 6
Average Household Size 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 9
College Educated Adults 7 6
People in Middle Class or Better 6 6
Median Family Income 4 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 8
Working at Home 8 8
Walking and Biking to Work 2 2
Public Transportation Use 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 10 9
Affordability of Rents 9 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 2
Housing Recently Built 2 3

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Elgin Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 93 miles W of Sioux City, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 122 miles NW of Omaha, Nebraska
County Antelope
Standard Zip Codes 68636
Phone Area Codes 402
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.983
Longitude -98.094

Elgin Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station ELGIN
Distance 0.6 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 31 F
Apr Temp 34 to 59 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 37 to 63 F
Annual Precip 25.8 inches
Distance 8.7 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 31 F
Apr Temp 35 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 86 F
Oct Temp 36 to 64 F
Annual Precip 25.7 inches
Station ALBION 1 N
Distance 20.2 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 31 F
Apr Temp 34 to 61 F
Jul Temp 61 to 86 F
Oct Temp 35 to 64 F
Annual Precip 27 inches
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Elgin Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 735 100%
Male 350 47.6%
Female 385 52.4%
Under 18 176 23.9%
18+ 559 76.1%
65+ 214 29.1%
Median Age 45.2
Average Family Size 2.88
White 732 99.6%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 3 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 0 0%

Estimated Elgin Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 681
Growth -54
Growth % -7.3%

Elgin Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 70.2%
Irish 5.9%
English 5.3%
US/American 4.4%
Swedish 3.1%
Norwegian 2.6%
Danish 1.8%
Scotch-Irish 1.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1.3%
Dutch 1.1%
Pennsylvania German 0.9%
Czech 0.9%
Welsh 0.4%
Polish 0.4%
French (except Basque) 0.4%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Elgin 735 $38,250
Clearwater 384 $36,538
Meadow Grove 311 $35,417
Neligh 1,651 $39,750
Oakdale 345 $30,139
Petersburg 374 $39,792
Tilden 1,078 $42,188

Elgin Public Libraries

Elgin Public Library
Elgin, Nebraska
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Elgin High Schools (2004)

A Title I School.
Serves 105 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.8

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