Elgin, North Dakota

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Elgin, North Dakota

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Elgin Affordability of Rents
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 5% trophy Elgin Affordability of Property Taxes
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Elgin Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of Elgin, North Dakota

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 10 10
Age of the Population 10 10
Male Share of the Population 6 7
Female Share of the Population 5 5
Well-Paid Single Men 4 2
Racial Diversity 3 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 4 3
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 4 2
People Above Poverty 4 2
People in Middle Class or Better 3 1
Median Family Income 2 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 5
Working at Home 5 4
Walking and Biking to Work 4 3
Public Transportation Use 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 10
People Living Alone 10 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 9 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 10
Housing Recently Built 5 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 3

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Elgin Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 57 miles SW of Bismarck, North Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 426 miles W of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Grant
Standard Zip Codes 58533
Phone Area Codes 701
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 46.403
Longitude -101.845

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 CARSON
Distance 13.3 miles
Jan Temp 1 to 21 F
Apr Temp 29 to 53 F
Jul Temp 56 to 81 F
Oct Temp 31 to 57 F
Annual Precip 16.7 inches
Distance 13.6 miles
Jan Temp 0 to 22 F
Apr Temp 30 to 55 F
Jul Temp 57 to 83 F
Oct Temp 32 to 59 F
Annual Precip 15.7 inches
Distance 16.4 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 23 F
Apr Temp 30 to 56 F
Jul Temp 56 to 85 F
Oct Temp 33 to 59 F
Annual Precip 16.9 inches
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Elgin Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 659 100%
Male 318 48.3%
Female 341 51.7%
Under 18 112 17%
18+ 547 83%
65+ 254 38.5%
Median Age 55.6
Average Family Size 2.65
White 640 97.1%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 2 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 7 1.1%
Other 5 0.8%
Mixed Race 5 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 5 0.8%

Estimated Elgin Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 600
Growth -59
Growth % -9%

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 73.5%
Norwegian 7.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4%
US/American 3.7%
Irish 2.1%
Czech 2.1%
Swedish 1.8%
Russian 1.6%
French (except Basque) 1.4%
English 1.1%
German Russian 0.7%
Scotch-Irish 0.4%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Heil (58533)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Elgin 659 $30,972
Carson 319 $23,056
Mott 808 $33,929
New Leipzig 274 $35,833

Elgin Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
BOX 367
(701) 584-2792
Emergency Service: Yes

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Elgin High Schools (2004)

110 W ST N
A Title I School.
Serves 95 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8.8

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