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Elgin, North Dakota
Location of Elgin, North Dakota
Location of Elgin, North Dakota
Country United States
State North Dakota
County Grant
Area
 • Total 1.08 sq mi (2.80 km2)
 • Land 1.08 sq mi (2.80 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
2,356 ft (718 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 642
 • Estimate 
(2019)
603
 • Density 557.82/sq mi (215.44/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
58533
Area code(s) 701
FIPS code 38-23020
GNIS feature ID 1028844
Website elginnorthdakota.com

Elgin is a city in Grant County, North Dakota, United States. The population was 642 at the 2010 census.

History

Elgin was platted in 1910 when the railroad was extended to that point. The name Elgin was said to be inspired by a citizen's Elgin pocket watch. A post office has been in operation at Elgin since 1910.

On July 4, 1978 an F4 tornado struck Elgin, causing 5 deaths and 35 injuries.

Geography

Elgin is located at 46°24′13″N 101°50′41″W / 46.40361°N 101.84472°W / 46.40361; -101.84472 (46.403603, -101.844706). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.05 square miles (2.72 km2), all of it land.

Climate

This climatic region is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Elgin has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 429
1930 505 17.7%
1940 583 15.4%
1950 882 51.3%
1960 944 7.0%
1970 839 −11.1%
1980 930 10.8%
1990 765 −17.7%
2000 659 −13.9%
2010 642 −2.6%
2019 (est.) 603 −6.1%
U.S. Decennial Census
2018 Estimate

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 642 people, 339 households, and 167 families residing in the city. The population density was 611.4 inhabitants per square mile (236.1/km2). There were 416 housing units at an average density of 396.2 per square mile (153.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.3% White, 0.9% Native American, 0.2% from other races, and 0.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.2% of the population.

There were 339 households, of which 16.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.3% were married couples living together, 5.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 50.7% were non-families. 49.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 32.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.82 and the average family size was 2.59.

The median age in the city was 57.4 years. 17% of residents were under the age of 18; 2.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 14.6% were from 25 to 44; 30% were from 45 to 64; and 35.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 45.5% male and 54.5% female.

Notable person

  • Donald D. Lorenzen (1920–80), member of the Los Angeles City Council (1969–1977)
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