Elgin, TN Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The Elgin Census Designated Place had a population of 298 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Elgin: Rugby Road.

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Elgin, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 298
Daytime Population: Workers 31
Daytime Population: Residents 188
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 219
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.73
Population in Households 298
Population in Familes 254
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 153
Diversity Index3 5


Median Household Income $36,144
Average Household Income $46,339
Per Capita Income $18,070


Total Housing Units 143 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 99 (69.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 25 (17.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 19 (13.3%)
Median Home Value $65,441
Average Home Value $109,848


Total Households 124
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 91
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.76% 0.6%
Households 0.57% 0.48%
Families 1.45% 0.44%
Median Household Income   0.17%
Per Capita Income   1.1%

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, 2017 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 # 395 8th
Population Density # 375 12th
Diversity Index # 417 2nd
Median Household Income # 281 34th
Per Capita Income # 361 16th

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