Elgin, AZ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Elgin, Arizona - Basic Facts

The Elgin Census Designated Place had a population of 158 as of July 1, 2017. Elgin ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Arizona. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Elgin is located at latitude 31.6666 and longitude -110.5327 in Santa Cruz County. The formal boundaries for the Elgin Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.95 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Santa Cruz County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,728 feet.

The Elgin Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408073) 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.

Arizona is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Elgin Census Designated Place is located within Patagonia Division of Santa Cruz 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.

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


Total Population 158
Daytime Population: Workers 55
Daytime Population: Residents 86
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 141
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.89
Population in Households 158
Population in Familes 127
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 27
Diversity Index3 41


Median Household Income $60,222
Average Household Income $75,425
Per Capita Income $34,131


Total Housing Units 85 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 57 (67.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 11 (12.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 17 (20.0%)
Median Home Value $418,750
Average Home Value $500,000


Total Households 68
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 46
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 -0.26% -0.64%
Households -0.2% -0.6%
Families -1.14% -0.44%
Median Household Income   0.51%
Per Capita Income   1.94%

Elgin, AZ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Elgin to the other 451 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arizona 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 # 368 18th
Population Density # 401 11th
Diversity Index # 223 51st
Median Household Income # 44 90th
Per Capita Income # 45 90th

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