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Elgin, Nebraska - Basic Facts

The City of Elgin is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Antelope County at latitude 41.9832 and longitude -98.0826. Antelope County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,926 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Elgin, but most people and references simply refer to it as Elgin, Nebraska.

The P1 Census Class Code for Elgin indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Elgin (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.71 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Elgin, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 559
Population in Households 559
Population in Familes 460
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 783
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 263
Average Household Size 2.13
Family Households 173
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 312 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 207 (66.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 57 (18.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 49 (15.7%)
Median Home Value $113,393
Average Home Value $255,797


Median Household Income $41,287
Average Household Income $48,045
Per Capita Income $21,662
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -3.87% -2.13%
Households -3.57% -1.98%
Families -2.66% -2.17%
Median Household Income   2.05%
Per Capita Income   2.11%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Elgin, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Elgin to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Nebraska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 193 67th
Population Density1 # 312 46th
Diversity Index2 # 395 32nd
Median Household Income # 422 28th
Per Capita Income # 472 19th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Nebraska Census Data Comparison Tool.