Elgin, TN Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The Elgin Census Designated Place had a population of 303 as of July 1, 2016. Elgin ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Tennessee. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Elgin is located at latitude 36.3284 and longitude -84.6091 in Scott County. The formal boundaries for the Elgin Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.94 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Scott County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,401 feet.

The Elgin Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2586051) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Elgin Census Designated Place is located within Commissioner District 2, a minor civil division (MCD) of Scott County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Elgin population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Elgin: Rugby Road.

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Elgin, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 303
Population in Households 303
Population in Familes 259
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 156
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 126
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 92
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 145 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 100 (69.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 26 (17.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 19 (13.1%)
Median Home Value $63,636
Average Home Value $110,750


Median Household Income $33,644
Average Household Income $42,421
Per Capita Income $16,617
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.16% 0.72%
Households 0.92% 0.63%
Families 1.86% 0.64%
Median Household Income   0.79%
Per Capita Income   0.82%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Elgin, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Elgin to the other 427 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 394 8th
Population Density1 # 372 13th
Diversity Index2 # 418 3rd
Median Household Income # 303 29th
Per Capita Income # 382 11th

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