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

1,745

Population
Growth Rate

0.24%

Median Age

46

Diversity Index

18.800

Housing & Income

Households

725

Total Housing Units

778


Owner Occupied

486

Renter Occupied

239

Vacant

53

Median Home Value

$109,489


Average Home Value

$143,801

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.19%


Per Capita Income

4.03%

Income Projection

Median Household

$35,269 $41,187


Average Household

$47,140 $57,495


Per Capita

$19,732 $24,046

Workforce

Total Businesses

75

Total Employed

808

Workers 16+

465

AG/Forestry/Fish/Hunting

Businesses

1

Employed

1

Mining

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Utilities

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Construction

Businesses

2

Employed

33

Manufacturing

Businesses

3

Employed

375

Wholesale Trade

Businesses

1

Employed

0

Some
High School

68

Graduated
High School

490

Associates
Degree

72

Bachelor's
Degree

58

Graduate
Degree

36

Average Commute Time

0 min.



Resident Commuters

436

Non-Resident Commuters

19

Drive Alone

377

Carpooled

51

Public

0

Work At Home

18


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