Elgin, Nebraska Population 2024

699

Elgin is a city located in Antelope County and Wheeler County Nebraska. Elgin has a 2024 population of 699. Elgin is currently declining at a rate of -0.57% annually and its population has decreased by -2.24% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 715 in 2020.

The average household income in Elgin is $67,692 with a poverty rate of 7.38%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Elgin is 57 years, 50 years for males, and 61 years for females.

Elgin Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Elgin was:

  • White: 99.34%
  • Two or more races: 0.66%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
0.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
959.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.24% (-16)
The current population of Elgin, Nebraska is 699 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 715.

Elgin, Nebraska Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White60699.34%
Two or more races40.66%
Black or African American00%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Elgin Population by Race

Elgin Population Pyramid 2024

Elgin Median Age

57

Total

50

Male

61

Female

Elgin Adults

There are 511 adults, (204 of whom are seniors) in Elgin.

Elgin Age Dependency

98.7

Age Dependency Ratio

66.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Elgin Sex Ratio

Female36459.67%
Male24640.33%

Elgin Population by Age

Elgin Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3371.8180.119.9
Non Family166078.321.7
Married1472.5683.716.3
Male122.081000
Female123.5841.758.3

2.6

Average Family Size

1.81

Average Household Size

80.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Elgin Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade30.61%
9th to 12th Grade112.25%
High School Graduate21143.15%
Some College6713.7%
Associates Degree9419.22%
Bachelors Degree7014.31%
Graduate Degree336.75%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Elgin Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Elgin Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White485472103
2+ Races430

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 97.32%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 21.24%.

Elgin Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$42,344$49,205$32,115
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
High School Graduate$39,063$40,714$23,750
Some College$55,474$77,992$45,417
Bachelors Degree$32,083$60,000$21,250
Graduate Degree$0$12,083$64,167

$42,344

Average Earnings

$49,205

Average Male

$32,115

Average Female

Elgin Earnings by Educational Attainment

Elgin Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Elgin Language

98.03% of Elgin residents speak only English, while 1.97% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.97% of the population.

Elgin Language

Elgin Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White606457.43%

7.38%

Overall Poverty Rate

2.85%

Male Poverty Rate

10.44%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Elgin

The race most likely to be in poverty in Elgin is White, with 7.43% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Elgin is White, with 7.43% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.13%. Among those working part-time, it was 7%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 10.8%.

Elgin Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School9%
Bachelors or Greater6.8%
Some College3.11%
Less Than 9th Grade0%

Elgin Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed0%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Employed7.79%
Female Unemployed0%

Elgin Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Elgin Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$51,806$67,692
Families$79,306$80,932
Married Families$88,750$-999,999,999
Non Families$32,308$54,054

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Elgin Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

56.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

66.7%

Male Marriage Rate

48.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Elgin Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Elgin Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Elgin Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Elgin Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

60

Number of Veterans

50

Male Veterans

10

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam31
First Gulf War12
Korea6
Second Gulf War0
World War II0

Elgin Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7423
75+17
55 to 6413
35 to 547
18 to 340

Elgin Veterans by Age

count

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White6011.83%

Elgin Veterans by Race

Elgin Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

23.33%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30%

Veteran Disability Rate

Elgin Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

62.6%

Labor Force Participation

61.1%

Employment Rate

2.5%

Unemployment Rate

Elgin Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Elgin Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Elgin Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

86.89%

Born in Elgin

99.67%

Native Born

0.33%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

0.33%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.67% of Elgin residents were born in the United States, with 86.89% having been born in Nebraska. 0% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Elgin Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029679-4-0.59%
2028683-4-0.58%
2027687-4-0.58%
2026691-4-0.58%
2025695-4-0.57%
2024699-4-0.57%
2023703-4-0.57%
2022707-3-0.42%
2021710-5-0.7%
20207159314.95%
201962220.32%
2018620-2-0.32%
201762210.16%
2016621-7-1.11%
2015628-3-0.48%
2014631-7-1.1%
2013638-8-1.24%
2012646-4-0.62%
2011650-10-1.52%
201066000%

Elgin Population by Year