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The City of Elgin had a population of 652 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Elgin is located at latitude 46.4025 and longitude -101.8429 in Grant County. The formal boundaries for the City of Elgin (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.05 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Grant County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 2,356 feet.

The City of Elgin (GNIS ID: 1036020) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Elgin: Shanley.

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Elgin, ND Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 652
Population in Households 641
Population in Familes 495
Population in Group Qrtrs 11
Population Density1 621
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 346
Average Household Size 1.85
Family Households 197
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 433 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 251 (58.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 94 (21.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 87 (20.1%)
Median Home Value $78,623
Average Home Value $148,008


Median Household Income $43,350
Average Household Income $78,317
Per Capita Income $37,249
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.25% 0.4%
Households 0.33% 0.4%
Families 2.68% 0.3%
Median Household Income   1.43%
Per Capita Income   1.92%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Elgin, ND - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Elgin to the other 401 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 91 78th
Population Density1 # 137 66th
Diversity Index2 # 259 36th
Median Household Income # 356 12th
Per Capita Income # 84 79th

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