Elgin, Tennessee

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Population in 2010: 282.
Males: 151  (53.6%)
Females: 131  (46.4%)
Median resident age:  37.8 years
Tennessee median age:  38.6 years

Zip codes: 37732, 37852, 37872.

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Estimated median household income in 2016: $32,206
Elgin:

$32,206
TN:

$48,547

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $21,873

Elgin CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $93,648
Elgin:

$93,648
TN:

$157,700

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $45,695; Detached houses: $77,030; Mobile homes: $22,052

Median gross rent in 2016: $431.

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  • Races in Elgin, TN (2010)

    Elgin races chart
    • 28099.3%White alone
    • 10.4%American Indian alone
    • 10.4%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Elgin: 79.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (38.5%), Irish (32.1%), English (10.1%), German (9.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1410 feet

Elgin,TN real estate house value index trend

For population 25 years and over in Elgin:

  • High school or higher: 88.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.9%

For population 15 years and over in Elgin CDP:

  • Never married: 20.5%
  • Now married: 56.5%
  • Separated: 4.9%
  • Widowed: 2.6%
  • Divorced: 15.6%



According to our research of Tennessee and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Elgin, Tennessee as of March 24, 2019.
The ratio of number of residents in Elgin to the number of sex offenders is 306 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Knoxville, TN (44.7 miles , pop. 173,890).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fayette, KY (117.6 miles , pop. 260,512).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (415.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Robbins, TN (0.9 miles ), Sunbright, TN (2.6 miles ), Helenwood, TN (2.7 miles ), Huntsville, TN (2.9 miles ), Norma, TN (3.4 miles ), Oneida, TN (3.6 miles ), Lancing, TN (3.8 miles ), Wartburg, TN (4.0 miles ).

Latitude: 36.33 N, Longitude: 84.61 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 423

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

8.7%
Tennessee:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation and warehousing (32%)
  • Retail trade (26%)
  • Manufacturing (25%)
  • Wholesale trade (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (100%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (58%)
  • Transportation occupations (26%)
  • Material moving occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (62%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (36%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)

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

Tornado activity:

Elgin-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Tennessee state average. It is 1% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 14.2 miles away from the Elgin place center killed 7 people and injured 150 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 tornado 22.7 miles away from the place center .

Earthquake activity:

Elgin-area historical earthquake activity is near Tennessee state average. It is 77% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 134.6 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 51.6 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 232.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 139.6 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 209.0 miles away from Elgin center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 131.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Scott County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 4, Flash Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Elgin:

  • HUNTSVILLE MANOR (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; HUNTSVILLE, TN)
  • SCOTT COUNTY HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 14 miles away; ONEIDA, TN)
  • ONEIDA NURSING AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; ONEIDA, TN)
  • DEACONESS HOMECARE (Home Health Center, about 16 miles away; ONEIDA, TN)
  • LIFE CARE CENTER OF MORGAN COUNTY (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; WARTBURG, TN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Elgin:

  • Roane State Community College (about 32 miles; Harriman, TN; Full-time enrollment: 4,302)
  • Pellissippi State Community College (about 37 miles; Knoxville, TN; FT enrollment: 7,271)
  • University of the Cumberlands (about 38 miles; Williamsburg, KY; FT enrollment: 3,585)
  • The University of Tennessee-Knoxville (about 46 miles; Knoxville, TN; FT enrollment: 25,483)
  • Somerset Community College (about 51 miles; Somerset, KY; FT enrollment: 4,698)
  • Tennessee Technological University (about 52 miles; Cookeville, TN; FT enrollment: 9,761)
  • Lincoln Memorial University (about 56 miles; Harrogate, TN; FT enrollment: 3,706)

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Notable location: Rugby Road Station (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Cemeteries: Love Chapel Cemetery (1), Butler Cemetery (2), Shepard Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Scott County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 26.5%
(23.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.4 people
Tennessee:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  68.9%
Whole state:  67.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  10.1%
Whole state:  5.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.8% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
2 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness in 2010

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

4.5
Tennessee average:

11.7

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Elgin CDP (based on Scott County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant5,80723
Mainline Protestant3632
Black Protestant2172
Catholic321
Other-1
None15,809-
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: 5
Scott County:

2.28 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Scott County:

0.46 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 17
Scott County:

7.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Here:

3.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.2%
Tennessee:

11.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Scott County:

29.6%
Tennessee:

30.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.2%
State:

13.5%

3.06% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($26,886 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.06%
Tennessee average:

6.50%

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 McCreary County, KY  0.49% ($22,000 average AGI)
from Knox County, TN  0.30% ($18,100)
from Campbell County, TN  0.20% ($24,308)


3.40% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,711 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.40%
Tennessee average:

6.26%

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 Knox County, TN  0.36% ($27,708 average AGI)
to McCreary County, KY  0.32% ($22,905)
to Campbell County, TN  0.29% ($31,632)

Strongest AM radio stations in Elgin:

  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WECO (940 AM; 5 kW; WARTBURG, TN; Owner: MORGAN COUNTY B/CASTING CO.)
  • WQBB (1040 AM; daytime; 10 kW; POWELL, TN; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WNOX (990 AM; 10 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN)
  • WFLI (1070 AM; 50 kW; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: WFLI, INC.)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WATO (1290 AM; 5 kW; OAK RIDGE, TN)
  • WOCV (1310 AM; 1 kW; ONEIDA, TN; Owner: ONEIDA BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WEKC (710 AM; daytime; 4 kW; WILLIAMSBURG, KY; Owner: GERALD PARKS)
  • WVLZ (1180 AM; daytime; 10 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: KIRKLAND WIRELESS BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WRJZ (620 AM; 5 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: TENNESSEE MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC)
  • WAMB (1160 AM; 50 kW; DONELSON, TN; Owner: GREAT SOUTHERN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Elgin:

  • WECO-FM (101.3 FM; WARTBURG, TN; Owner: MORGAN COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WDVX (89.9 FM; CLINTON, TN; Owner: CUMBERLAND COMMUNITIES COMMUNI CORP.)
  • WOKI-FM (100.3 FM; OAK RIDGE, TN; Owner: OAK RIDGE FM, INC.)
  • WWSR (105.7 FM; ROCKWOOD, TN; Owner: SOUTHERN MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WUOT (91.9 FM; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE)
  • WCLC-FM (105.1 FM; JAMESTOWN, TN; Owner: BIBLE BELIEVERS NETWORK, INC.)
  • WOWF (102.5 FM; CROSSVILLE, TN; Owner: PEG BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEKX (102.7 FM; JELLICO, TN; Owner: WHITLEY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WIMZ-FM (103.5 FM; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMM., CORP.)
  • WMKW (89.3 FM; CROSSVILLE, TN; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WGSQ (94.7 FM; COOKEVILLE, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WJXB-FM (97.5 FM; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WDEB-FM (103.9 FM; JAMESTOWN, TN; Owner: BAZ BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMIK-FM (92.7 FM; MIDDLESBORO, KY; Owner: GATEWAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WIVK-FM (107.7 FM; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBZH (92.7 FM; HARRIMAN, TN; Owner: SOUTHERN MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WYLV (89.1 FM; ALCOA, TN; Owner: FOOTHILLS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLQK (95.9 FM; LIVINGSTON, TN; Owner: JWC BROADCASTING)
  • WMKZ (93.1 FM; MONTICELLO, KY; Owner: MONTICELLO-WAYNE COUNTY MEDIA, INC.)
  • WLIV-FM (104.7 FM; MONTEREY, TN; Owner: WKXN INC)

TV broadcast stations around Elgin:

  • WDTT-LP (Channel 38; LENOIR CITY, TN; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WVLT-TV (Channel 8; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: WVLT LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WKOP-TV (Channel 15; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WBIR-TV (Channel 10; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: GANNETT PACIFIC CORPORATION)
  • WATE-TV (Channel 6; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: WATE, G.P.)
  • WTNZ (Channel 43; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WEEE-LP (Channel 32; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W46DC (Channel 46; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WBXX-TV (Channel 20; CROSSVILLE, TN; Owner: ACME TV LICENSES OF TENNESSEE, LLC)
  • WPXK (Channel 54; JELLICO, TN; Owner: PAXSON KNOXVILLE LICENSE, INC.)

Elgin fatal accident list:

Jun 12, 1982 04:50 PM, S029010015, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 2
Aug 2, 1979 07:15 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 11, Fatalities: 2
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 16m52ftTotal length
  • $203,000Total costs
  • 5,080Total average daily traffic
  • 605Total average daily truck traffic

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: KF4OBG, Licensee ID: L01220247, Grant Date: 12/06/2006, Expiration Date: 12/23/2016, Certifier: Michael L Foster, Registrant: Michael L Foster, Elgin, TN 37732
  • Call Sign: KB9WQZ, Licensee ID: L00267729, Grant Date: 07/11/2000, Expiration Date: 07/11/2010, Cancellation Date: 02/11/2004, Certifier: Marc A Lackey, Registrant: Marc A Lackey, 257 Old Rugby Pike, Elgin, TN 37732-0285
  • Call Sign: KI4MAC, Licensee ID: L01071006, Grant Date: 10/07/2005, Expiration Date: 10/07/2015, Certifier: Anita M Mccartt, Registrant: Anita M Mccartt, Elgin, TN 37732

Elgin compared to Tennessee state average:

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