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Elgin, North Dakota - Basic Facts

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The City of Elgin had a population of 665 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Elgin: Shanley.

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


Total Population 665
Daytime Population: Workers 488
Daytime Population: Residents 331
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 819
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.23
Population in Households 654
Population in Familes 501
Population in Group Qrtrs 11
Population Density2 633
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $45,295
Average Household Income $82,581
Per Capita Income $39,612


Total Housing Units 426 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 252 (59.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 103 (24.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 72 (16.9%)
Median Home Value $80,385
Average Home Value $137,550


Total Households 354
Average Household Size 1.85
Family Households 200
Average Family Size 3
  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 0.49% 0.36%
Households 0.6% 0.45%
Families 2.52% 0.3%
Median Household Income   5.54%
Per Capita Income   3.28%

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, 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 # 88 78th
Population Density # 132 67th
Diversity Index # 263 35th
Median Household Income # 359 11th
Per Capita Income # 63 85th

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