Elgin, Kansas

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Population in 2019: 79 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -3.7%
 
Males: 38  (49.3%)
Females: 41  (50.7%)
Median resident age:

43.5 years
Kansas median age:

37.2 years

Zip code: 67361

Estimated median household income in 2019: $32,556 (it was $14,500 in 2000)
Elgin:

$32,556
KS:

$62,087

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $19,426 (it was $9,993 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $32,232 (it was $13,800 in 2000)
Elgin:

$32,232
KS:

$163,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $103,571; detached houses: $117,208; mobile homes: $6,007
March 2019 cost of living index in Elgin: 76.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 17.3%

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  • Races in Elgin, KS (2019)
    • 5978.7%White alone
    • 1114.7%Hispanic
    • 22.7%American Indian alone
    • 22.7%Two or more races
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Ancestries: German (37.0%), English (14.8%), American (7.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 784 feet

Land area: 0.19 square miles.

Population density: 426 people per square mile   (low).

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $444 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $623 (1.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Tulsa, OK (63.1 miles , pop. 393,049).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (292.1 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Chautauqua, KS (2.4 miles),
Sedan, KS (3.2 miles ),
Peru, KS (3.4 miles),
Cedar Vale, KS (3.8 miles ),
Niotaze, KS (3.9 miles),
Foraker, OK (4.3 miles),
Caney, KS (4.4 miles ),
Havana, KS (4.4 miles)

Latitude: 37.00 N, Longitude: 96.28 W

Area code: 620

Distribution of median household income in Elgin, KS in 2019
Distribution of house value in Elgin, KS in 2019

Elgin satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.5%
Kansas:

5.3%

Average climate in Elgin, Kansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM10
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 77.8. This is about average.

City:

77.8
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 34.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

34.1
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 20.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

20.0
U.S.:

19.6

Tornado activity:

Elgin-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Kansas state average. It is 111% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/26/1991, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 22.9 miles away from the Elgin city center injured 6 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/25/1955, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 40.4 miles away from the city center killed 80 people and injured 273 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Elgin-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Kansas state average. It is 818% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 53.7 miles away from the city center
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 105.2 miles away from the city center
On 11/7/2016 at 01:44:24, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MW, Depth: 2.8 mi) earthquake occurred 75.7 miles away from the city center
On 11/12/2014 at 21:40:00, a magnitude 4.9 (4.9 MW, Depth: 2.5 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 76.2 miles away from Elgin center
On 2/13/2016 at 17:07:06, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 5.2 mi) earthquake occurred 139.2 miles away from the city center
On 11/5/2011 at 07:12:45, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MW, Depth: 1.9 mi) earthquake occurred 104.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Chautauqua County (12) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Winds: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snow: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Elgin topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Elgin:

  • SEDAN CITY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 11 miles away; SEDAN, KS)
  • PLEASANT VALLEY MANOR (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; SEDAN, KS)
  • CEDAR VALE NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; CEDAR VALE, KS)
  • CEDAR VALE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 14 miles away; CEDAR VALE, KS)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Elgin:

  • Cowley County Community College (about 43 miles; Arkansas City, KS; Full-time enrollment: 3,173)
  • Rogers State University (about 60 miles; Claremore, OK; FT enrollment: 3,482)
  • Northern Oklahoma College (about 61 miles; Tonkawa, OK; FT enrollment: 3,414)
  • University of Tulsa (about 62 miles; Tulsa, OK; FT enrollment: 3,702)
  • Butler Community College (about 65 miles; El Dorado, KS; FT enrollment: 6,676)
  • Tulsa Community College (about 66 miles; Tulsa, OK; FT enrollment: 12,480)
  • Oral Roberts University (about 69 miles; Tulsa, OK; FT enrollment: 3,216)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Elgin: Elgin Community Center (A), Chautauqua County Rural Fire District 5 Elgin Station (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Elgin: Elgin United Methodist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Birthplace of: Louis F. Burns - Historian.

Chautauqua County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.2 people
Kansas:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

60.0%
Whole state:

66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.0%
Whole state:

5.8%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Elgin:

Marital status in Elgin, KS
  • Never married: 25.3%
  • Now married: 54.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 7.6%
  • Divorced: 12.2%

For population 25 years and over in Elgin:

  • High school or higher: 81.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 19.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.6
Kansas average:

11.1

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Elgin, KS (based on Chautauqua County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant1,1139
Evangelical Protestant5388
Catholic301
None1,988-
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: 1
Chautauqua County:

2.63 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Chautauqua County:

7.90 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
This county:

18.44 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.1%
State:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Chautauqua County:

28.8%
State:

27.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

19.7%
Kansas:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Elgin:

50.4%
Kansas:

49.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

44.0%
State:

46.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.9
Kansas:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Elgin:

20.4%
Kansas:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

9.8%
State:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

7.0
Kansas:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

28.6%
Kansas:

33.5%

General health condition:
This city:

55.3%
Kansas:

56.0%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

70.1%
Kansas:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Elgin, KS Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Water Supply 0$0 1$663
Other Government Administration 0$0 4$1,384
Totals for Government 0$0 5$2,047

Elgin government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $14,000 ($177.22)
    Central Staff Services: $9,000 ($113.92)
    Regular Highways: $3,000 ($37.97)
    General - Other: $1,000 ($12.66)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $9,000 ($113.92)

Elgin government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,000 ($12.66)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $14,000 ($177.22)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,000 ($25.32)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $4,000 ($50.63)
    Public Utilities Sales: $2,000 ($25.32)

Elgin government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $29,000 ($367.09)

Strongest AM radio stations in Elgin:

  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KGGF (690 AM; 10 kW; COFFEYVILLE, KS; Owner: KGGF-KUSN, INC.)
  • KTBZ (1430 AM; 25 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KMUS (1380 AM; 20 kW; MUSKOGEE, OK; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KOMA (1520 AM; 50 kW; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFTI (1070 AM; 10 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KKOW (860 AM; 10 kW; PITTSBURG, KS; Owner: AMERICAN MEDIA INVESTMENTS)
  • KWON (1400 AM; 1 kW; BARTLESVILLE, OK; Owner: KCD ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • KPGM (1500 AM; daytime; 1 kW; PAWHUSKA, OK; Owner: PEARL COMMUNICATIONS GROUP)
  • KCRC (1390 AM; 10 kW; ENID, OK; Owner: CHISHOLM TRAIL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KCFO (970 AM; 3 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: FRIENDSHIP BROADCASTING, L. P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Elgin:

  • KYFM (100.1 FM; BARTLESVILLE, OK; Owner: KCD ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • KBQC (88.5 FM; INDEPENDENCE, KS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KYQQ (106.5 FM; ARKANSAS CITY, KS; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KQLL-FM (106.1 FM; OWASSO, OK; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KBVL (103.9 FM; PAWHUSKA, OK; Owner: BORGEN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KEOJ (101.1 FM; CANEY, KS; Owner: KXOJ, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Elgin:

  • KDOR (Channel 17; BARTLESVILLE, OK; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 69ft / 21.2mTotal length
  • 202Total average daily traffic
  • 245Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • ELGIN, Lat: 37.003361 Lon: -96.285278, Call Sign: WQAV936,
    Assigned Frequencies: 30.8400 MHz, 31.2400 MHz, 31.3200 MHz, 31.3600 MHz, 31.4000 MHz, 31.5600 MHz, 33.1400 MHz, 33.1600 MHz, 33.4000 MHz, 35.0200 MHz... (+50 more), Grant Date: 08/17/2004, Expiration Date: 08/17/2014, Cancellation Date: 10/18/2014, Certifier: Linda J Neat, Registrant: Lerman Senter Pllc, 2000 K Street, N.W., Suite 600, Washington, DC 20006, Phone: (202) 416-6749, Fax: (202) 293-7783, Email:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Elgin, KS
  • 67.9%Utility gas
  • 21.4%Electricity
  • 10.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Elgin compared to Kansas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black 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 above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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