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Elgin is a city in Fayette County.

The latitude of Elgin is 42.957N. The longitude is -91.63W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 807 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 676.


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Median household income
Local
$28,833
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Elgin demographic reports
Local festivals include:
  • Shin Bone Valley Rendezvous - Aug. 3-5, 2007
Dates often change. Check Elgin web sites and events links in the sections below.
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Elgin demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Fayette 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 52141 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

31% of Elgin residents report German ancestry, and 5% 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 $16,225, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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13% of Elgin residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Elgin, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $207.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $624.


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Newspapers in Elgin include Elgin Echo-Fayette Leader-Ossian Bee

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Fayette County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Elgin political report.

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The average commute time for Elgin workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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