Elgin, Arizona

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Population in 2010: 161. Population change since 2000: -47.9%
Males: 81  (50.9%)
Females: 80  (49.1%)
Median resident age:  34.2 years
Arizona median age:  36.8 years

Zip codes: 85611.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $74,364 (it was $64,167 in 2000)
Elgin:

$74,364
AZ:

$48,510

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $25,126 (it was $27,909 in 2000)

Elgin CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $614,934 (it was $203,100 in 2000)
Elgin:

$614,934
AZ:

$166,000

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $637,866; Detached houses: $640,121
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  • Races in Elgin, AZ (2010)

    Elgin races chart
    • 13382.6%White alone
    • 2314.3%Hispanic
    • 21.2%Black alone
    • 21.2%Asian alone
    • 10.6%Two or more races

Races in Elgin detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Elgin: 106.0 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Elgin, AZ City Guides:

Ancestries: English (29.2%), United States (16.5%), German (6.1%), Norwegian (4.7%), Italian (4.2%), Swedish (1.4%).

Current Local Time: MST (no DST) time zone

Elevation: 4708 feet

Land area: 48.5 square miles.

Population density: 3.3 people per square mile   (very low).

Elgin,AZ real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Elgin:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 30.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.3%
  • Unemployed: 6.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 39.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Elgin CDP:

  • Never married: 25.3%
  • Now married: 74.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,007 (0.3%)

Elgin satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Arivaca, AZ (38.6 miles , pop. 50,441).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Tucson, AZ (45.3 miles , pop. 486,699).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (157.9 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Sonoita, AZ (2.4 miles ), Patagonia, AZ (3.5 miles ), Huachuca City, AZ (3.7 miles ), Whetstone, AZ (3.8 miles ), Sierra Vista, AZ (4.3 miles ), Sierra Vista Southeast, AZ (4.7 miles ), Kino Springs, AZ (4.8 miles) , Pimaco Two, AZ (4.8 miles ).

Latitude: 31.63 N, Longitude: 110.57 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 520

Elgin household income distribution Elgin home values distribution

Elgin tourist attractions:

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

14.7%
Arizona:

6.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (53%)
  • Construction (24%)
  • Other services, except public administration (20%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Other services, except public administration (57%)
  • Educational services (40%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (53%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (24%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (20%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (46%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (40%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)

Work and jobs in Elgin: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Elgin, Arizona

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Elgin-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Arizona state average. It is 280% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/1992 at 11:57:34, a magnitude 7.6 (6.2 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.3 MW, Depth: 0.7 mi, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 388.5 miles away from the city center, causing 3 deaths (1 shaking deaths, 2 other deaths) and 400 injuries, causing $100,000,000 total damage and $40,000,000 insured losses
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 318.8 miles away from Elgin center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
On 12/31/1934 at 18:45:56, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 312.5 miles away from the city center
On 10/15/1979 at 23:16:54, a magnitude 7.0 (5.7 MB, 6.9 MS, 7.0 ML, 6.4 MW) earthquake occurred 307.6 miles away from the city center
On 10/16/1999 at 09:46:44, a magnitude 7.4 (6.3 MB, 7.4 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.3 ML) earthquake occurred 394.0 miles away from Elgin center
On 1/4/2006 at 08:32:32, a magnitude 6.7 (6.1 MB, 6.7 MS, 6.6 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 256.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Santa Cruz County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Elgin:

  • Pima Community College (about 45 miles; Tucson, AZ; Full-time enrollment: 18,794)
  • University of Arizona (about 48 miles; Tucson, AZ; FT enrollment: 36,324)
  • Pima Medical Institute-Tucson (about 48 miles; Tucson, AZ; FT enrollment: 2,357)
  • Cochise College (about 56 miles; Douglas, AZ; FT enrollment: 8,597)
  • Eastern Arizona College (about 97 miles; Thatcher, AZ; FT enrollment: 3,810)
  • Central Arizona College (about 112 miles; Coolidge, AZ; FT enrollment: 4,893)
  • Arizona State University-Polytechnic (about 133 miles; Mesa, AZ; FT enrollment: 3,311)

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Notable locations in Elgin: Babocomari Ranch (A), Canby Ranch (B), Frazier Ranch (C), Rain Valley Ranch (D), Wood Ranch (E), Rancho Costa Plente (F), Lightning R Ranch (G), Rose Tree Ranch (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Elgin: Sonoita Hills Community Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Fruitland Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoir: Frazier Tank (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Village of Elgin (Elgin Complex) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Santa Cruz County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 0.0%
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Average household size:
This place:  2.3 people
Arizona:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  72.5%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  8.7%
Whole state:  7.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.4% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.4
Arizona average:

12.5

Elgin travel time to work - commute Elgin mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Elgin CDP (based on Santa Cruz County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic15,2177
Evangelical Protestant2,00929
Other9663
Mainline Protestant4594
None28,769-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 10
Santa Cruz County:

2.35 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

1.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Santa Cruz County:

0.47 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

0.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
Santa Cruz County:

4.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 33
Here:

7.77 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.21 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.1%
Arizona:

8.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Santa Cruz County:

21.6%
Arizona:

22.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.8%
State:

14.2%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Elgin:

49.8%
Arizona:

48.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

46.6%
Arizona:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Elgin:

29.1
Arizona:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Elgin:

24.8%
Arizona:

21.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Elgin:

9.2%
Arizona:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Elgin:

6.8
Arizona:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

38.6%
State:

33.3%

General health condition:
Here:

55.0%
Arizona:

55.3%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

76.5%
Arizona:

79.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Elgin, AZ Residents

4.49% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,489 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.49%
Arizona average:

5.73%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Pima County, AZ  1.95% ($33,555 average AGI)
from Maricopa County, AZ  0.69% ($24,915)
from Cochise County, AZ  0.16% ($46,375)


5.40% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,122 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.40%
Arizona average:

5.60%

0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($656 average AGI)
Santa Cruz County:

0.08%
Arizona average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Pima County, AZ  2.76% ($34,930 average AGI)
to Maricopa County, AZ  0.66% ($24,725)
to Cochise County, AZ  0.20% ($33,129)

Strongest AM radio stations in Elgin:

  • KFLT (830 AM; 50 kW; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: FAMILY LIFE B/CING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • KUAZ (1550 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS)
  • KQTL (1210 AM; 10 kW; SAHUARITA, AZ; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF TUCSON LICENSE CORP.)
  • KNXN (1470 AM; 3 kW; SIERRA VISTA, AZ; Owner: GOOD MUSIC, INC.)
  • KTKT (990 AM; 10 kW; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: ARIZONA LOTUS CORP.)
  • KTAN (1420 AM; 2 kW; SIERRA VISTA, AZ; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KEVT (1030 AM; 10 kW; CORTARO, AZ; Owner: ONE MART CORP.)
  • KNST (790 AM; 5 kW; TUCSON, AZ)
  • KMIA (710 AM; 50 kW; BLACK CANYON CITY, AZ; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KSAZ (580 AM; 5 kW; MARANA, AZ; Owner: OWL BROADCASTING & DEVELOPMENT, INC.)
  • KFNX (1100 AM; 50 kW; CAVE CREEK, AZ; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KJLL (1330 AM; 5 kW; SOUTH TUCSON, AZ; Owner: HUDSON COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • KMIK (1580 AM; 50 kW; TEMPE, AZ; Owner: ABC, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Elgin:

  • KXCI (91.3 FM; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: FOUNDATION FOR CREATIVE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KWFM-FM (97.1 FM; GREEN VALLEY, AZ; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • K255AC (98.9 FM; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: MARICOPA COUNTY COMMUN. COLLEGE DIST)
  • KZLZ-FM2 (105.3 FM; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • K263AA (100.5 FM; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KRMB (90.1 FM; BISBEE, AZ; Owner: WORLD RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KCDQ (95.3 FM; DOUGLAS, AZ; Owner: COCHISE BROADCASTING, LLC (A WYOMING LLC))
  • KWCD (92.3 FM; BISBEE, AZ; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KWRB (90.9 FM; BISBEE, AZ; Owner: WORLD RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KUAT-FM (90.5 FM; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS)
  • KGMG (106.3 FM; ORACLE, AZ; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • K292CM (106.3 FM; SUMMERHAVEN, AZ; Owner: ARIZONA LOTUS CORPORATION)
  • KZLZ-FM1 (105.3 FM; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • K261CK (100.1 FM; SAN XAVIER, AZ; Owner: WORLD RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KXKQ (94.1 FM; SAFFORD, AZ; Owner: MCMURRAY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KCDX (103.1 FM; FLORENCE, AZ; Owner: DESERT WEST AIR RANCHERS CORPORATION)
  • KWCX-FM (104.9 FM; WILLCOX, AZ; Owner: LAKESHORE MEDIA, LLC)
  • KIIM-FM (99.5 FM; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KOYT (92.9 FM; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KHYT (107.5 FM; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Elgin:

  • KWBA (Channel 58; SIERRA VISTA, AZ; Owner: TUCSON COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 1m3ftTotal length
  • $781,000Total costs
  • 200Total average daily traffic
  • 6Total average daily truck traffic
  • 210Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

1
  • Kelly Michaels, 290 Elgin-Canelo Road (Lat: 31.621917 Lon: -110.554583), Type: 38.0, Structure height: 04023 m, Overall height: 38 m, Registrant: 8184680753, Km1880@easenv.Com, 1426 N. MARVIN STREET Ste 1-01

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 31.663417 Lon: -110.522972, Call Sign: WQDI805
    Assigned Frequencies: 72.1000 MHz, 72.1800 MHzGrant Date: 07/28/2015, Expiration Date: 09/07/2025, Certifier: Marj SimmonsRegistrant: Primex Wireless, 965 Wells St., Lake Geneva, WI 53147, Phone: (800) 537-0464

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Elgin)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-23-250 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 150 mph), Engine: LYCOMING TI0-540 SER (310 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 40471 , Serial Number: 27-7305189, Year manufactured: 1973
    Registrant (Individual): Christopher Cary Hamilton, 201 Cattle Ranch Ln, Elgin, AZ 85611
  • Aircraft: HARMENING HIGH FLYER STANDARD (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: 2 Cycle
    N-Number: 9557N , Serial Number: 5958
    Registrant (Individual): Kenneth M Pietras, Hc1 Box 582, Elgin, AZ 85611

Most common first names in Elgin, AZ among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Elizabeth381.6 years
James366.3 years
Robert356.7 years
Roy385.7 years
Douglas265.5 years
Esther277.0 years
Betty271.5 years
Ann285.4 years
George282.5 years
Charles277.0 years
Most common last names in Elgin, AZ among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Bunnell375.6 years
Sang380.7 years
Thomas380.7 years
Evans271.0 years
Colvin272.5 years
Dumont271.5 years
Ewing291.0 years
Jackson277.0 years
Kurc260.0 years
Collie290.0 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (45%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (19%)
  • Electricity (19%)
  • Wood (17%)

Elgin compared to Arizona state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
There are 5 pilots and 5 other airmen in this city.
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