Elgin, Ohio

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Population in 2014: 56 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +12.0%
 
Males: 17  (31.3%)
Females: 39  (68.8%)
Median resident age:  52.6 years
Ohio median age:  39.3 years

Zip codes: 45838, 45894.

Elgin Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2015: $45,207 (it was $38,750 in 2000)
Elgin:

$45,207
OH:

$51,075

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $20,904 (it was $12,022 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $68,253 (it was $54,200 in 2000)
Elgin:

$68,253
OH:

$136,400

Mean prices in 2015: All housing units: $73,648; Detached houses: $73,696
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    • 11.8%Two or more races
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Elgin: 80.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (31.6%), Irish (10.5%), American (5.3%), Polish (5.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 819 feet

Land area: 0.23 square miles.

Population density: 248 people per square mile   (very low).

Elgin, Ohio map

For population 25 years and over in Elgin:

  • High school or higher: 89.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Elgin village:

  • Never married: 14.2%
  • Now married: 58.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 10.3%
  • Divorced: 17.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Elgin village:  1.2% ($663)
Ohio:  1.3% ($1,271)

Elgin satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fort Wayne, IN (41.3 miles , pop. 205,727).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (183.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Venedocia, OH (1.8 miles) , Mendon, OH (2.3 miles ), Spencerville, OH (2.6 miles ), Ohio City, OH (2.8 miles ), Middle Point, OH (2.8 miles ), Rockford, OH (3.1 miles ), Delphos, OH (3.2 miles ), Van Wert, OH (3.2 miles ).

Latitude: 40.74 N, Longitude: 84.48 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 419

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

3.6%
Ohio:

4.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -21 (-29.6%).
Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (63%)
  • Construction (38%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (33%)
  • Accommodation and food services (25%)
  • Finance and insurance (17%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Material moving occupations (50%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (25%)
  • Production occupations (25%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (25%)
  • Production occupations (25%)
  • Community and social service occupations (17%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (17%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (0%)

Average climate in Elgin, Ohio

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Elgin-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Ohio state average. It is 60% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/18/1992, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 5.0 miles away from the Elgin village center injured 6 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/11/1965, a category F4 tornado 5.4 miles away from the village center killed 4 people and injured 125 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Elgin-area historical earthquake activity is near Ohio state average. It is 84% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 15.1 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 177.7 miles away from Elgin center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 241.0 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 218.8 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 182.6 miles away from Elgin center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 224.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Van Wert County (9) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 3

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

Hospitals and medical centers near Elgin:

  • LAURELS OF SHANE HILL (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; ROCKFORD, OH)
  • VAN WERT COUNTY HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 10 miles away; VAN WERT, OH)
  • FMC - VAN WERT DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 10 miles away; VAN WERT, OH)
  • VAN WERT MANOR (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; VAN WERT, OH)
  • COMMUNITY HEALTH PROFESSIONALS, INC (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; VAN WERT, OH)
  • HOME HEALTH CARE SOLUTIONS, LTD (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; VAN WERT, OH)
  • FOUNTAIN PARK HOME CARE, LLC (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; VAN WERT, OH)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Elgin:

  • University of Northwestern Ohio (about 18 miles; Lima, OH; Full-time enrollment: 4,231)
  • James A Rhodes State College (about 24 miles; Lima, OH; FT enrollment: 2,689)
  • Ohio Northern University (about 34 miles; Ada, OH; FT enrollment: 2,474)
  • Indiana Institute of Technology (about 41 miles; Fort Wayne, IN; FT enrollment: 4,320)
  • Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne (about 43 miles; Fort Wayne, IN; FT enrollment: 10,126)
  • Edison State Community College (about 43 miles; Piqua, OH; FT enrollment: 2,049)
  • University of Saint Francis-Fort Wayne (about 44 miles; Fort Wayne, IN; FT enrollment: 2,075)

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Van Wert County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 53.0. This is significantly better than average.

City:

53.0
U.S.:

74.7

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 1.07. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.07
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 33.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

33.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2010 was 18.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.9
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 10.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.0
U.S.:

9.4
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 15.6%
(16.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This village:  2.6 people
Ohio:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  77.3%
Whole state:  65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  4.5%
Whole state:  6.8%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2015

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2015

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

3.6
Ohio average:

10.7

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Elgin village (based on Van Wert County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant4,86428
Mainline Protestant4,85420
Catholic2,4101
Other41
None16,612-
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: 6
Van Wert County:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Van Wert County:

0.69 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
Van Wert County:

3.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.93 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 15
Here:

5.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.25 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.9%
Ohio:

10.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Van Wert County:

29.5%
Ohio:

29.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

7.7%
State:

11.9%
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
Financial Administration 0$0 1$170
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$459
Totals for Government 0$0 8$629

3.75% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,529 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.75%
Ohio average:

4.72%

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 Allen County, OH  0.72% ($26,711 average AGI)
from Mercer County, OH  0.35% ($27,854)
from Paulding County, OH  0.33% ($34,158)


4.54% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,613 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.54%
Ohio average:

5.14%

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 Allen County, OH  0.52% ($21,098 average AGI)
to Mercer County, OH  0.39% ($23,778)
to Paulding County, OH  0.30% ($25,171)

Strongest AM radio stations in Elgin:

  • WOWO (1190 AM; 50 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WFDF (910 AM; 50 kW; FLINT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WJR (760 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WDFN (1130 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCHB (1200 AM; 50 kW; TAYLOR, MI; Owner: RADIO ONE OF DETROIT, LLC)
  • WRFD (880 AM; daytime; 23 kW; COLUMBUS-WORTHINGTON, OH; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF OHIO, INC.)
  • WWJ (950 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WONO (1380 AM; 5 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WKNR (850 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSAI (1530 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Elgin:

  • WBCJ (88.1 FM; SPENCERVILLE, OH; Owner: TAYLOR UNIVERSITY BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WIMT (102.1 FM; LIMA, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMLX (103.3 FM; ST. MARYS, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDOH (107.1 FM; DELPHOS, OH; Owner: VOGEL ROACH CORPORATION)
  • WKKI (94.3 FM; CELINA, OH; Owner: SONSHINE CORP.)
  • WCSM-FM (96.7 FM; CELINA, OH; Owner: HAYCO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WZRX-FM (107.5 FM; FORT SHAWNEE, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFGF (93.1 FM; LIMA, OH; Owner: FOREVER OF OHIO, LLC)
  • WGLE (90.7 FM; LIMA, OH; Owner: PUBLIC B/C FOUNDATION OF NW OHIO)
  • WLWD (93.9 FM; COLUMBUS GROVE, OH; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBIE (91.5 FM; DELPHOS, OH; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WTGN (97.7 FM; LIMA, OH; Owner: ASSOCIATED CHRISTIAN BROADCASTERS)
  • WZOQ (92.1 FM; WAPAKONETA, OH; Owner: FOREVER OF OHIO, LLC)
  • WBYR (98.9 FM; VAN WERT, OH; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WZBD (92.7 FM; BERNE, IN; Owner: ADAMS COUNTY RADIO, INC)
  • WUZZ-FM (104.9 FM; LIMA, OH; Owner: FOREVER BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WYSM (89.3 FM; LIMA, OH; Owner: SIDE BY SIDE, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Elgin:

  • WLMO-LP (Channel 65; LIMA, OH; Owner: METRO VIDEO PRODUCTIONS, INC.)
  • WTLW (Channel 44; LIMA, OH; Owner: AMERICAN CHRISTIAN TELEVISION SERVICES, INC.)
  • WOHL-CA (Channel 25; LIMA, OH; Owner: TV-67, INC.)
  • W61CZ (Channel 61; LIMA, OH; Owner: YONEIDE S. DINZEY)
  • W55CH (Channel 55; HOUGHTON LAKE, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WLIO (Channel 35; LIMA, OH; Owner: LIMA COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WBGU-TV (Channel 27; BOWLING GREEN, OH; Owner: BOWLING GREEN STATE UNIVERSITY)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

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  • 18110 Sands Rd (Lat: 40.741167 Lon: -84.475833), Call Sign: WQVJ294
    Assigned Frequencies: 456.537 MHzGrant Date: 03/02/2015, Expiration Date: 03/02/2025, Certifier: Adam DuncanRegistrant: Tbs Electronics, Inc., 5225 Sw Topeka Blvd, Topeka, KS 66609, Phone: (785) 862-7450, Fax: (785) 862-7647, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • Elgin Grain Leg, Lat: 40.741667 Lon: -84.476667, Type: Silo, Structure height: 39.2 m, Call Sign: WQNR802
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHzGrant Date: 05/03/2011, Expiration Date: 05/03/2021, Certifier: Mike BoleyRegistrant: Wabash Communications, 6670 Wabash Road, Celina, OH 45822, Phone: (419) 942-1111, Fax: (419) 942-1236, Email:
  • Elgin Grain Leg, Lat: 40.741667 Lon: -84.476667, Type: Silo, Structure height: 39.2 m, Call Sign: WQNR802
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHzGrant Date: 05/03/2011, Expiration Date: 05/03/2021, Certifier: Mike BoleyRegistrant: Wabash Communications, 6670 Wabash Road, Celina, OH 45822, Phone: (419) 942-1111, Fax: (419) 942-1236, Email:
  • Elgin Grain Leg, Lat: 40.741667 Lon: -84.476667, Type: Silo, Structure height: 39.2 m, Call Sign: WQNR802
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHzGrant Date: 05/03/2011, Expiration Date: 05/03/2021, Certifier: Mike BoleyRegistrant: Wabash Communications, 6670 Wabash Road, Celina, OH 45822, Phone: (419) 942-1111, Fax: (419) 942-1236, Email:
  • Elgin Grain Leg, Lat: 40.741667 Lon: -84.476667, Type: Silo, Structure height: 39.2 m, Call Sign: WQNR802
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHzGrant Date: 05/03/2011, Expiration Date: 05/03/2021, Certifier: Mike BoleyRegistrant: Wabash Communications, 6670 Wabash Road, Celina, OH 45822, Phone: (419) 942-1111, Fax: (419) 942-1236, Email:
  • Elgin Grain Leg, Lat: 40.741667 Lon: -84.476667, Type: Silo, Structure height: 39.2 m, Call Sign: WQNR802
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHzGrant Date: 05/03/2011, Expiration Date: 05/03/2021, Certifier: Mike BoleyRegistrant: Wabash Communications, 6670 Wabash Road, Celina, OH 45822, Phone: (419) 942-1111, Fax: (419) 942-1236, Email:
  • Elgin Grain Leg, Lat: 40.741667 Lon: -84.476667, Type: Silo, Structure height: 39.2 m, Call Sign: WQNR802
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHzGrant Date: 05/03/2011, Expiration Date: 05/03/2021, Certifier: Mike BoleyRegistrant: Wabash Communications, 6670 Wabash Road, Celina, OH 45822, Phone: (419) 942-1111, Fax: (419) 942-1236, Email:

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (50%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (44%)

Elgin compared to Ohio state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below 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 below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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