Elgin, Minnesota

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Elgin is a city in Wabasha County, Minnesota, United States on Minnesota State Highway 42. The population was 826 at the 2000 census. Its annual festival is Elgin Cheese Days.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.7 km²), all of it land.

Minnesota State Highway 42 and County Highway 2 are two of the main routes in the community.


It has several farms. As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 826 people, 321 households, and 215 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,262.8 people per square mile (490.6/km²). There were 324 housing units at an average density of 495.3/sq mi (192.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.91% White, 0.12% African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.61% from other races, and 0.12% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.97% of the population.

There were 321 households out of which 40.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.5% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.0% were non-families. 27.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.17.

In the city the population was spread out with 31.8% under the age of 18, 9.8% from 18 to 24, 32.9% from 25 to 44, 14.5% from 45 to 64, and 10.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 100.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $41,184, and the median income for a family was $47,917. Males had a median income of $33,000 versus $22,679 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,745. About 3.4% of families and 5.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.6% of those under age 18 and 12.4% of those age 65 or over.


Bellechester‡ | Elgin | Hammond | Kellogg | Lake City‡ | Mazeppa | Millville | Minneiska‡ | Plainview | Wabasha | Zumbro Falls

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