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Elgin, Nebraska
Downtown Elgin: west side of 2nd Street, looking north from Cedar Street
Downtown Elgin: west side of 2nd Street, looking north from Cedar Street
Location of Elgin, Nebraska
Location of Elgin, Nebraska
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Antelope
Area
 • Total 0.73 sq mi (1.89 km2)
 • Land 0.73 sq mi (1.89 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,926 ft (587 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 661
 • Estimate 
(2019)
617
 • Density 847.53/sq mi (327.08/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
68636
Area code(s) 402
FIPS code 31-14730
GNIS feature ID 0829047

Elgin is a city in Antelope County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 661 at the 2010 census.

History

Elgin was platted in 1887 when the railroad was extended to that point. Its name was chosen at random from a postal directory, after the city of Elgin, Illinois.

Geography

Elgin is located at 41°59′1″N 98°4′54″W / 41.98361°N 98.08167°W / 41.98361; -98.08167 (41.983744, -98.081696).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.71 square miles (1.84 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 451
1910 606 34.4%
1920 854 40.9%
1930 917 7.4%
1940 853 −7.0%
1950 820 −3.9%
1960 881 7.4%
1970 917 4.1%
1980 807 −12.0%
1990 731 −9.4%
2000 735 0.5%
2010 661 −10.1%
2019 (est.) 617 −6.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 661 people, 307 households, and 194 families living in the city. The population density was 931.0 inhabitants per square mile (359.5/km2). There were 364 housing units at an average density of 512.7 per square mile (198.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.5% White, 0.8% from other races, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.9% of the population.

There were 307 households, of which 21.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.7% were married couples living together, 6.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.8% were non-families. 35.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 23.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.15 and the average family size was 2.75.

The median age in the city was 49.8 years. 21% of residents were under the age of 18; 5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 16.7% were from 25 to 44; 26.3% were from 45 to 64; and 31% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.7% male and 53.3% female.

Education

Elgin High School, Pope John High School, and St. Boniface Elementary School are located in the city.

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