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Elgin, Oklahoma - Basic Facts

The City of Elgin is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Comanche County at latitude 34.7862 and longitude -98.2966. Comanche County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,293 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Elgin, but most people and references simply refer to it as Elgin, Oklahoma.

The P1 Census Class Code for Elgin indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Elgin (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.84 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

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Elgin, OK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 2,716
Population in Households 2,716
Population in Familes 2,373
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 734
Diversity Index2 46


Total Households 952
Average Household Size 2.85
Family Households 731
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,047 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 713 (68.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 239 (22.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 95 ( 9.1%)
Median Home Value $143,431
Average Home Value $219,803


Median Household Income $51,721
Average Household Income $60,837
Per Capita Income $22,795
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 5.58% 2.12%
Households 5.48% 2.17%
Families 3.99% 2.0%
Median Household Income   1.85%
Per Capita Income   2.25%
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, OK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Elgin to the other 733 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Oklahoma by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 127 83rd
Population Density1 # 267 64th
Diversity Index2 # 407 45th
Median Household Income # 107 85th
Per Capita Income # 217 71st

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Oklahoma Census Data Comparison Tool.