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

1,676

Population
Growth Rate

0.00%

Median Age

45

Diversity Index

33.100

Housing & Income

Households

713

Total Housing Units

768


Owner Occupied

515

Renter Occupied

197

Vacant

55

Median Home Value

$187,179


Average Home Value

$239,680

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.00%


Per Capita Income

3.89%

Income Projection

Median Household

$49,521 $51,979


Average Household

$66,314 $79,819


Per Capita

$28,015 $33,904

Workforce

Total Businesses

70

Total Employed

768

Workers 16+

531

2022 Wholesale Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

1

Employed

351

2022 Educational Services - Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

4

Employed

123

2022 HealthCare/Social Assist

cp-industries

Businesses

9

Employed

65

2022 Retail Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

10

Employed

44

2022 Other Service excl Pub Admin

cp-industries

Businesses

11

Employed

40

2022 Public Administration

cp-industries

Businesses

6

Employed

34

Some
High School

100

Graduated
High School

522

Associates
Degree

115

Bachelor's
Degree

81

Graduate
Degree

23

Average Commute Time

0 min.



Resident Commuters

502

Non-Resident Commuters

25

Drive Alone

453

Carpooled

40

Public

0

Work At Home

7