Elgin, NE Profile: Facts & Data


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Elgin, Nebraska - Basic Facts

The City of Elgin had a population of 620 as of July 1, 2018. 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 41.9833 and longitude -98.0837 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.

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Elgin, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 620
Population in Households 620
Population in Familes 513
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 868
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $52,550
Average Household Income $60,124
Per Capita Income $27,136


Total Housing Units 345 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 242 (70.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 50 (14.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 54 (15.7%)
Median Home Value $104,386
Average Home Value $150,620


Total Households 291
Average Household Size 2.13
Family Households 192
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.77% -0.69%
Households -0.65% -0.63%
Families -0.13% -0.74%
Median Household Income   1.45%
Per Capita Income   2.46%

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, 2018 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 # 175 70th
Population Density # 284 51st
Diversity Index # 438 24th
Median Household Income # 268 54th
Per Capita Income # 349 40th

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