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

2,157

Population
Growth Rate

2.54%

Median Age

45

Diversity Index

19.600

Housing & Income

Households

899

Total Housing Units

960


Owner Occupied

570

Renter Occupied

329

Vacant

61

Median Home Value

$131,184


Average Home Value

$166,784

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

2.52%


Per Capita Income

2.88%

Income Projection

Median Household

$37,395 $42,302


Average Household

$47,998 $55,225


Per Capita

$20,172 $23,246

Workforce

Total Businesses

73

Total Employed

810

Workers 16+

537

AG/Forestry/Fish/Hunting

Businesses

1

Employed

1

Mining

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Utilities

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Construction

Businesses

3

Employed

34

Manufacturing

Businesses

2

Employed

24

Wholesale Trade

Businesses

1

Employed

351

Some
High School

98

Graduated
High School

632

Associates
Degree

115

Bachelor's
Degree

78

Graduate
Degree

43

Average Commute Time

0 min.



Resident Commuters

510

Non-Resident Commuters

19

Drive Alone

448

Carpooled

52

Public

0

Work At Home

12


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