Elgin, TX Population

Population: 5,700. Estimated population in July 2020: 8,689 (+52.4% change)
Males: 2,820 (49.5%), Females: 2,880 (50.5%)

Bastrop County

Zip code: 78621

Median resident age: 31.9 years
Median household income: $38,750
Median house value: $75,200

Races in Elgin:

  • Hispanic (46.2%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (37.8%)
  • Black (15.0%)
  • Other race (13.0%)
  • Two or more races (3.1%)
  • American Indian (1.6%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (11.6%), Irish (6.6%), United States (4.8%), English (2.5%), Swedish (2.1%), Scotch-Irish (1.2%).

Land area: 4.7 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Elgin

  • High school or higher: 64.1%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 14.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.6%
  • Unemployed: 5.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 28.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Elgin city

  • Never married: 22.8%
  • Now married: 56.4%
  • Separated: 3.4%
  • Widowed: 6.3%
  • Divorced: 11.1%

16.6% Foreign born (16.0% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +529 (+10.2%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Elgin:

  • JOHNS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 16 miles; TAYLOR, TX)
  • SUMMIT INSTITUTE OF AUSTIN INC (about 19 miles; AUSTIN, TX)
  • NORTH AUSTIN MEDICAL CENTER (about 24 miles; AUSTIN, TX)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Elgin:

  • AUSTIN-BERGSTROM INTL (about 24 miles; AUSTIN, TX; Abbreviation: AUS)
  • KILLEEN MUNI (about 55 miles; KILLEEN, TX; Abbreviation: ILE)
  • DRAUGHON-MILLER CENTRAL TEXAS REGIONAL (about 56 miles; TEMPLE, TX; Abbreviation: TPL)
Other public-use airports nearest to Elgin:

  • BIRD’S NEST (about 14 miles; AUSTIN, TX; Abbreviation: 6R4)
  • TAYLOR MUNI (about 16 miles; TAYLOR, TX; Abbreviation: T74)
  • SMITHVILLE CRAWFORD MUNI (about 27 miles; SMITHVILLE, TX; Abbreviation: 84R)
Amtrak station near Elgin:

  • 16 miles: TAYLOR (118 E. 1ST ST.). Services: free short-term parking, free long-term parking.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Elgin:

  • AUSTIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 24 miles; AUSTIN, TX; Full-time enrollment: 12,819)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN (about 26 miles; AUSTIN, TX; Full-time enrollment: 46,503)
  • SAINT EDWARD’S UNIVERSITY (about 28 miles; AUSTIN, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,870)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MARY HARDIN-BAYLOR (about 51 miles; BELTON, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,257)
  • SOUTHWEST TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY (about 52 miles; SAN MARCOS, TX; Full-time enrollment: 18,822)
  • TEMPLE COLLEGE (about 52 miles; TEMPLE, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,054)
  • CENTRAL TEXAS COLLEGE (about 59 miles; KILLEEN, TX; Full-time enrollment: 6,777)

Schools

Public high schools in Elgin:

  • ELGIN H S (Students: 934; Location: 900 W 2ND ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • PHOENIX LEARNING CENTER (Students: 22; Location: 900 W 2ND ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Elgin:

  • BOOKER T WASHINGTON ELEMENTARY (Students: 753; Location: 510 MLK; Grades: PK – 05)
  • ELGIN ELEMENTARY (Students: 709; Location: 1005 W 2ND ST; Grades: PK – 05)
  • ELGIN MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 666; Location: 902 W 2ND ST; Grades: 06 – 08)
Private primary/middle schools in Elgin:

  • GREENBRIAR SCHOOL (Students: 14; Location: PO BOX 466; Grades: UG – UG)
  • ELGIN S D A JR ACADEMY (Students: 8; Location: RT 2 BOX 149; Grades: 2 – 6)

Libraries

Library in Elgin:

  • ELGIN PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $98,576; Location: 1002 N AVENUE C; 23,048 books; 321 audio materials; 230 video materials; 13 serial subscriptions)

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