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Elgin is a city in Wabasha County, in the Rochester metro area.
The community was named for a town and county in Scotland.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Minnesota named Elgin. For links to other places called Elgin, MN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Elgin is 44.130N. The longitude is -92.251W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,060 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 872.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Elgin demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Wabasha County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 55932 ZIP code.
50% of Elgin residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Elgin ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Elgin was $18,745, compared with $21,587 nationally.
16% of Elgin residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Elgin, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $381. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $831.
Wabasha County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Elgin political report.
The average commute time for Elgin workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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