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Elgin, Iowa
—  City  —
Location of Elgin, Iowa
Coordinates: 42°57′21″N 91°38′11″W / 42.95583°N 91.63639°W / 42.95583; -91.63639
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Fayette
Area
 - Total 0.7 sq mi (1.7 km2)
 - Land 0.7 sq mi (1.7 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 807 ft (246 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 676
 - Density 1,011.3/sq mi (390.5/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 52141
Area code(s) 563
FIPS code 19-24645
GNIS feature ID 0456274

Elgin is a city in Fayette County, Iowa, United States. The population was 676 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

Elgin is located at 42°57′21″N 91°38′11″W / 42.95583°N 91.63639°W / 42.95583; -91.63639 (42.955965, -91.636394)[1] at the confluence of Otter Creek with the Turkey River.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.7 km²), all of it land. Elgin along with neighboring towns Clermont and Wadena makes up the Valley Community School district.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 676 people, 327 households, and 182 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,011.3 people per square mile (389.6/km²). There were 349 housing units at an average density of 522.1/sq mi (201.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.85% White, 0.15% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.30% of the population.

There were 327 households out of which 22.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.3% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 44.3% were non-families. 37.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 25.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.07 and the average family size was 2.70.

In the city the population was spread out with 20.7% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 23.1% from 25 to 44, 19.7% from 45 to 64, and 29.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 91.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $28,833, and the median income for a family was $38,571. Males had a median income of $28,750 versus $21,979 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,225. About 6.9% of families and 7.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.0% of those under age 18 and 17.1% of those age 65 or over.

References

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

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