Elgin, Kansas

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Population in 2014: 85 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +3.7%
 
Males: 48  (57.6%)
Females: 37  (42.4%)
Median resident age:  52.7 years
Kansas median age:  36.5 years

Zip code: 67361

Estimated median household income in 2016: $25,209 (it was $14,500 in 2000)
Elgin:

$25,209
KS:

$54,935

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $18,504 (it was $9,993 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $34,056 (it was $13,800 in 2000)
Elgin:

$34,056
KS:

$144,900

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $92,984; Detached houses: $106,022; Mobile homes: $5,864
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    • 7887.6%White alone
    • 77.9%Two or more races
    • 33.4%American Indian alone
    • 11.1%Hispanic
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Elgin: 78.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (38.7%), American (32.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 784 feet

Land area: 0.19 square miles.

Population density: 458 people per square mile   (low).

Elgin, Kansas map

For population 25 years and over in Elgin:

  • High school or higher: 77.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 3.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 19.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Elgin city:

  • Never married: 21.8%
  • Now married: 49.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 19.0%
  • Divorced: 10.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $398 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $545 (1.5%)

Elgin satellite photo by USGS

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

Elgin household income distribution Elgin home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.0%
Kansas:

3.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -22 (-21.2%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (50%)
  • Construction (17%)
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (55%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (18%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (39%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (17%)
  • Production occupations (17%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (55%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (27%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (18%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)

Average climate in Elgin, Kansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 slightly below Kansas state average. It is 70% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 162.2 miles away from the city center
On 9/15/1995 at 00:31:33, a magnitude 4.1 (3.8 LG, 4.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 133.5 miles away from Elgin center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 260.0 miles away from the city center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 260.5 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/1995 at 15:51:39, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 170.8 miles away from Elgin center
On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 247.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Chautauqua County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 5, Winter Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Elgin topographic map

Birthplace of: Louis F. Burns - Historian.

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)

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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

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 90.8. This is worse than average.

City:

90.8
U.S.:

74.7

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.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 20.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

20.5
U.S.:

20.0
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 19.2%
(23.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.5
Kansas average:

11.2

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Elgin city (based on Chautauqua County data)

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
Here:

18.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.1%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Chautauqua County:

28.8%
Kansas:

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

19.7%
State:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Elgin:

50.3%
Kansas:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

43.8%
State:

45.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.7
Kansas:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Elgin:

19.3%
Kansas:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

8.8%
State:

10.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

7.0
Kansas:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

26.1%
Kansas:

33.6%

General health condition:
This city:

55.2%
Kansas:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

69.5%
Kansas:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Elgin, KS Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 3$730
Water Supply 0$0 1$350
Totals for Government 0$0 4$1,080

Elgin government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $11,000 ($129.41)
    General - Other: $4,000 ($47.06)
    Regular Highways: $1,000 ($11.76)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,000 ($23.53)

Elgin government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $1,000 ($11.76)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($23.53)
    General Revenue, NEC: $2,000 ($23.53)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $10,000 ($117.65)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,000 ($35.29)
    General Support: $1,000 ($11.76)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $2,000 ($23.53)
    Public Utilities: $1,000 ($11.76)

Elgin government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $53,000 ($623.53)

5.48% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,930 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.48%
Kansas average:

6.43%

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 Montgomery County, KS  1.24% ($25,813 average AGI)
from Cowley County, KS  0.77% ($34,900)


6.21% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,272 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.21%
Kansas average:

6.89%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Montgomery County, KS  1.23% ($38,500 average AGI)
to Cowley County, KS  0.77% ($48,700)

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)

FCC Registered Private 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 NeatRegistrant: Lerman Senter Pllc, 2000 K Street, N.W., Suite 600, Washington, DC 20006, Phone: (202) 416-6749, Fax: (202) 293-7783, Email:

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (76%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (11%)
  • Electricity (7%)
  • Wood (4%)

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.
  • 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.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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