Elgin, NE Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Elgin, Nebraska - Basic Facts

The City of Elgin had a population of 559 as of July 1, 2015. Elgin ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Nebraska. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Elgin is located at latitude 41.9832 and longitude -98.0826 in Antelope County. 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. Antelope County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,926 feet.

The City of Elgin (GNIS ID: 2394645) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Elgin is located within Township of Logan, a minor civil division (MCD) of Antelope County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Elgin population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Elgin, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 559
Population in Households 559
Population in Familes 461
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 783
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 265
Average Household Size 2.11
Family Households 175
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 320 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 207 (64.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 59 (18.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 55 (17.2%)
Median Home Value $116,964
Average Home Value $287,440


Median Household Income $42,508
Average Household Income $52,025
Per Capita Income $23,545
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -3.14% -1.66%
Households -2.76% -1.56%
Families -1.94% -1.78%
Median Household Income   2.59%
Per Capita Income   2.55%
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, 2015 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 # 313 46th
Diversity Index2 # 466 20th
Median Household Income # 423 27th
Per Capita Income # 399 31st

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