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People

Total Population 1,527
Male Share of the Population 49.4%
Female Share of the Population 50.6%
Senior Citizens 16.6%
Employed Population 16+ 544
Age of the Population 45

Families

% of people married 51.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 5.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $45,352
% Above Poverty Level 80.4%
% Below Poverty Level 19.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 3.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.3%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 28.5%
Median Gross Rent $642
Median House Value $105,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 19.8%
US/American 0%
English 18.4%
Irish 25.4%

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

Elgin Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 73 miles SE of Kennewick, Washington (center to center)
Nearest Large City 230 miles E of Portland, Oregon
County Union
Standard Zip Codes 97827
Phone Area Codes 541
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 45.565
Longitude -117.916

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 ELGIN
Distance 0.1 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 38 F
Apr Temp 34 to 61 F
Jul Temp 47 to 85 F
Oct Temp 32 to 64 F
Annual Precip 24.2 inches
Station LA GRANDE
Distance 18.7 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 37 F
Apr Temp 35 to 58 F
Jul Temp 53 to 85 F
Oct Temp 35 to 63 F
Annual Precip 17.4 inches
Station MILTON FREEWATER
Distance 35.9 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 42 F
Apr Temp 42 to 64 F
Jul Temp 60 to 88 F
Oct Temp 42 to 65 F
Annual Precip 15.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Cove 606 $50,781
Imbler 315 $67,083
Island City 1,186 $54,861
La Grande 13,088 $52,896
Summerville 78 $55,625
Wallowa 733 $37,500

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

Elgin Public Libraries

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Elgin Public Library
260 N 10TH STREET
Elgin, Oregon
(541) 437-2860

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Elgin High Schools

ELGIN HIGH SCHOOL
541-437-2021
Serves 140 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.5

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