Elgin, Arizona

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Population in 2010: 161. Population change since 2000: -47.9%
Males: 66  (41.1%)
Females: 95  (58.9%)
Median resident age:  52.7 years
Arizona median age:  33.8 years

Zip codes: 85611.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $70,898 (it was $64,167 in 2000)
Elgin:

$70,898
AZ:

$47,826
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,364 (it was $27,909 in 2000)

Elgin CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $547,691 (it was $203,100 in 2000)
Elgin:

$547,691
AZ:

$151,500
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $672,857; Detached houses: $672,857
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Elgin races chart
  • White alone - 133 (82.6%)
  • Hispanic - 23 (14.3%)
  • Black alone - 2 (1.2%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (1.2%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.6%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Elgin: 93.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (19.6%), United States (15.2%), German (6.8%), Norwegian (4.4%), Italian (3.6%).

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: 100.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 28.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.1%
  • Unemployed: 6.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 39.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Elgin CDP:

  • Never married: 44.7%
  • Now married: 55.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

7 residents are foreign born (1.8% Europe, 0.4% Latin America).

This place:  2.5%
Arizona:  13.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $2,083 (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 June 2014:
Here:

15.2%
Arizona:

7.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (50%)
  • Construction (30%)
  • 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%)
  • Educational services (65%)
  • Other services, except public administration (35%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Business operations specialists (7%)
  • Other protective service workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Construction laborers (7%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Engineers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (12%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)

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

Average climate in Elgin, Arizona

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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)

Public elementary/middle school in Elgin:

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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 2012: 0.0%
(0.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
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

Elgin compared to Arizona state average:

  • Median house value significantly above 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.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (43%)
  • Electricity (37%)
  • Wood (13%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 66.06%
Here: 66.1%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchAssemblies of GodConservative Baptist Association of America
Adherents88.6%1.9%1.7%1.7%1.1%
Congregations22.6%6.5%9.7%9.7%9.7%
NameEpiscopal ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchUnited Church of ChristOther
Adherents0.9%0.8%0.8%0.5%2.0%
Congregations3.2%6.5%6.5%3.2%22.6%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables 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%

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.)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 31.663417 Lon: -110.522972, Call Sign: WQDI805
    Assigned Frequencies: 72.1000 MHz, 72.1800 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/07/2005, Expiration Date: 09/07/2015, Certifier: Marj Simmons
    Registrant: Primex Wireless, N3211 County Road H, Lake Geneva, WI 53147, Phone: (262) 248-3000

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

5
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182M (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 119 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 123UP , Serial Number: 18259985, Year manufactured: 1969, Airworthiness Date: 10/18/1969
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Inc T4, 514 Babacomari Ranch Rd, Elgin, AZ 85611, Other Owners: Douglas T Ruppel
  • 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: FORNEY F-1 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C90 SERIES (95 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6139C , Serial Number: 5608, Year manufactured: 1957
    Registrant (Individual): Byrd B Lindsey, Hc 1 Box 344, Elgin, AZ 85611
  • Aircraft: BELLANCA 17-31ATC (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 169 mph), Engine: LYCOMING TI0-540 SER (310 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6708V , Serial Number: 31011, Year manufactured: 1970, Airworthiness Date: 09/23/1970
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Robert A Moore, Hc1 Box 249, Elgin, AZ 85611, Other Owners: Bonnie J Moore
  • 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

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  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Business operations specialists"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Drugs and druggists' sundries, and chemical and allied products merchant wholesalers"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Book stores and news dealers"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Food preparation and serving related occupations:"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Entertainers and performers, sports, and related workers"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations:"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
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