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Elgin, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Elgin had a population of 9,255 as of July 1, 2017. Elgin ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Elgin is located at latitude 30.3529 and longitude -97.3887 in Bastrop County. The formal boundaries for the City of Elgin (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.8 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Bastrop County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 581 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Elgin are located in Bastrop County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Travis County.

The City of Elgin (GNIS ID: 2410423) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Elgin is located within Elgin Division of Bastrop County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Elgin population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Elgin, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 9,255
Daytime Population: Workers 2,234
Daytime Population: Residents 5,112
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 7,346
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.79
Population in Households 9,079
Population in Familes 7,772
Population in Group Qrtrs 176
Population Density2 1,597
Diversity Index3 83


Median Household Income $54,233
Average Household Income $69,932
Per Capita Income $23,517


Total Housing Units 3,235 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,925 (59.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,062 (32.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 249 ( 7.7%)
Median Home Value $138,324
Average Home Value $194,828


Total Households 2,986
Average Household Size 3.04
Family Households 2,187
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.8% 0.95%
Households 1.6% 0.84%
Families 1.52% 0.78%
Median Household Income   1.77%
Per Capita Income   2.94%

Elgin, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Elgin to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 265 85th
Population Density # 410 77th
Diversity Index # 38 98th
Median Household Income # 561 68th
Per Capita Income # 884 50th

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