Elgin

Elgin is known as the Jewel of the Blue Mountains. Located along the Hells Canyon Scenic Byway, Elgin sits in Indian Valley, nestled against a backdrop of mountains — the Wallowas to the east and the Blues to the west, with the Grande Ronde River flowing through it.

Elgin is a city in Union County that is known for its’ Elgin Opera House. Historically, Elgin was the gathering place for trappers and hunters to replenish their supplies. By 1887 Elgin had general stores, a livery, a hotel, and a church, as well as a nearby sawmill, which continues as a more modern Boise Cascade mill.Growth increased with the arrival of the railroad in 1890, and Elgin was incorporated by the Oregon Legislative Assembly on February 18, 1891.[9]

For more information, visit https://cityofelginor.org/

Elgin

Population

Total Population

1,778

Population
Growth Rate

0.39%

Median Age

45

Diversity Index

19.800

Housing & Income

Households

749

Total Housing Units

806


Owner Occupied

508

Renter Occupied

241

Vacant

57

Median Home Value

$165,789


Average Home Value

$196,654

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.48%


Per Capita Income

2.62%

Income Projection

Median Household

$43,051 $47,371


Average Household

$56,641 $64,317


Per Capita

$24,123 $27,455

Workforce

Total Businesses

71

Total Employed

411

Workers 16+

522

2021 Educational Services - Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

4

Employed

123

2021 HealthCare/Social Assist

cp-industries

Businesses

8

Employed

58

2021 Public Administration

cp-industries

Businesses

7

Employed

43

2021 Retail Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

11

Employed

38

2021 Other Service excl Pub Admin

cp-industries

Businesses

11

Employed

37

2021 Accommodation/Food Service

cp-industries

Businesses

6

Employed

33

Some
High School

111

Graduated
High School

539

Associates
Degree

111

Bachelor's
Degree

81

Graduate
Degree

23

Average Commute Time

23 min.



Resident Commuters

479

Non-Resident Commuters

38

Drive Alone

427

Carpooled

32

Public

0

Work At Home

9