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Elgin is a city in Union County, in the La Grande metro area.
The community was named for the Lady Elgin, a steamer that sank in Lake Michigan after beinig struck by a schooner. Nearly 300 people died
The latitude of Elgin is 45.565N. The longitude is -117.916W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,674 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,647.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Elgin demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Union County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 97827 ZIP code.
16% of Elgin residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Elgin ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Elgin was $14,861, compared with $21,587 nationally.
8% of Elgin residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Elgin, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $338. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $648.
Libraries in Elgin include Elgin Public Library ... View libraries
Union County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Elgin political report.
The average commute time for Elgin workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Elgin include Stampede Inn.
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