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Elgin
Motto(s): 
"A Quiet Community-With The Right Kind Of Noise"
Location of Elgin, Minnesota
Location of Elgin, Minnesota
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Wabasha
Area
 • Total 0.93 sq mi (2.40 km2)
 • Land 0.93 sq mi (2.40 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,060 ft (323 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,089
 • Estimate 
(2019)
1,079
 • Density 1,162.72/sq mi (449.13/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
55932
Area code(s) 507
FIPS code 27-18530
GNIS feature ID 0643242
Website Elgin, MN

Elgin is a city in Wabasha County, Minnesota, United States on Minnesota State Highway 42. The population was 1,089 at the 2010 census. Its annual festival is Elgin Cheese Days.

History

Elgin was laid out in 1878 when the railroad was extended to that point. The city was named after Elgin, in Scotland.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.92 square miles (2.38 km2), all of it land.

Minnesota State Highway 42 and County Highway 2 are two of the main routes in the community.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 144
1900 344
1910 324 −5.8%
1920 501 54.6%
1930 466 −7.0%
1940 468 0.4%
1950 438 −6.4%
1960 521 18.9%
1970 580 11.3%
1980 667 15.0%
1990 733 9.9%
2000 826 12.7%
2010 1,089 31.8%
2019 (est.) 1,079 −0.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

It has several farms. As of late 2012, the oldest living person in Minnesota lives in Elgin, at age 112.

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,089 people, 400 households, and 295 families living in the city. The population density was 1,183.7 inhabitants per square mile (457.0/km2). There were 418 housing units at an average density of 454.3 per square mile (175.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.9% White, 0.5% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 0.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.0% of the population.

There were 400 households, of which 46.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.3% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 8.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 26.3% were non-families. 21.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.15.

The median age in the city was 31 years. 31.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 32.9% were from 25 to 44; 19.2% were from 45 to 64; and 8.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.4% male and 49.6% female.

Climate

The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Dfb" (Warm Summer Continental Climate).

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