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

1,791

Population
Growth Rate

0.50%

Median Age

45

Diversity Index

19.600

Housing & Income

Households

751

Total Housing Units

809


Owner Occupied

486

Renter Occupied

265

Vacant

58

Median Home Value

$130,782


Average Home Value

$169,175

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.55%


Per Capita Income

1.91%

Income Projection

Median Household

$38,012 $41,554


Average Household

$51,689 $56,574


Per Capita

$21,852 $24,022

Workforce

Total Businesses

66

Total Employed

764

Workers 16+

522

2020 Wholesale Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

1

Employed

351

2020 Educational Services - Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

4

Employed

123

2020 HealthCare/Social Assist

cp-industries

Businesses

7

Employed

58

2020 Public Administration

cp-industries

Businesses

7

Employed

43

2020 Retail Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

10

Employed

40

2020 Other Service excl Pub Admin

cp-industries

Businesses

10

Employed

35

Some
High School

112

Graduated
High School

544

Associates
Degree

123

Bachelor's
Degree

70

Graduate
Degree

37

Average Commute Time

0 min.



Resident Commuters

511

Non-Resident Commuters

6

Drive Alone

420

Carpooled

70

Public

0

Work At Home

6


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