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"Sausage Capital of Texas"

Elgin is a city in Bastrop County, in the Austin-Round Rock metro area.

The community was named after Robert Elgin, land commissioner of the Houston and Texas Central Railroad.

The latitude of Elgin is 30.349N. The longitude is -97.37W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 581 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 7,218.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$38,750
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Elgin demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 13. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 2 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1997 movie, "Cadillac Ranch"
· 1999 movie, "Varsity Blues"
· 1975 movie, "The Great Waldo Pepper"
· 2006 movie, "A Scanner Darkly"
Local festivals include:
  • Chilepepper Festival - Sept. 14-15, 2007
  • Western Days - June 18-23, 2007
  • 99th Fiesta - Sept. 2, 2007
  • Hogeye Festival - Oct. 27, 2007
Dates often change. Check Elgin web sites and events links in the sections below.
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Elgin demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Bastrop County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Austin-Round Rock area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 78621 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

13% of Elgin residents report German ancestry, and 7% 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 $16,698, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

15% of Elgin residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Elgin festival dates:

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Elgin, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $363.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $915.


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Libraries in Elgin include Elgin Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Elgin include Elgin Courier

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Bastrop County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Elgin political report.

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The average commute time for Elgin workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Elgin include Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites.

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