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Welcome to Elgin ...

The city of Elgin is located in Wabasha County<1>.

The location of Elgin has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Elgin has a population of 1,075 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Elgin.

Elgin is 1,060 feet [323 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Elgin lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Elgin lies within the (507) area code.

The ZIP code for Elgin: 55932<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Elgin had an population of 1,075 people. This is a decrease of 1.29% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 30.15% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Elgin had a population of 1,089 people (or 5.02% of the total population of Wabasha County). This makes Elgin the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Elgin represents 0.02% of the population of Minnesota (which has 5,303,925 people), making it the state's 348th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,089 people, the population of Elgin increased 31.84% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 826 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Elgin.

Adding Elgin to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Elgin in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Elgin was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Elgin on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for Minnesota (1956).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Elgin on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Elgin ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 39 communities that are also named Elgin - they are located in Alabama (2), Arizona (2), Arkansas, British Columbia, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas (2), Manitoba, Michigan, Missouri (2), Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Brunswick, New York, North Dakota, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Oklahoma (2), Ontario (2), Oregon, Pennsylvania, Quebec, South Carolina (2), Tennessee, Texas, Utah (2), Virginia and Washington.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Elgin.

Communities near Elgin ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Elgin.

  • Rochester [Olmsted County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rochester
    • Rochester [Olmsted County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southwest of Elgin
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 119,862 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rochester
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rochester<7>
  • Saint Charles [Winona County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Charles
    • Saint Charles [Winona County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Elgin
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,768 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Charles have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Charles
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Charles<7>
  • Plainview [Wabasha County]
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    • Plainview [Wabasha County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Elgin
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,292 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plainview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plainview
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plainview<7>
  • Chatfield [Fillmore County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chatfield
    • Chatfield [Fillmore County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the south of Elgin
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,826 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chatfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chatfield
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chatfield<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Wabasha [Wabasha County]
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      • Wabasha [Wabasha County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northeast of Elgin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,467 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wabasha have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wabasha
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wabasha<7>
    • Eyota [Olmsted County]
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      • Eyota [Olmsted County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the south of Elgin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,992 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eyota have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eyota
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eyota<7>
    • Oronoco [Olmsted County]
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      • Oronoco [Olmsted County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the west of Elgin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,532 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oronoco have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oronoco
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oronoco<7>
    • Buffalo City [Buffalo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buffalo City
      • Buffalo City [Buffalo County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the east of Elgin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 948 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buffalo City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buffalo City
    • Buffalo [Buffalo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buffalo
      • Buffalo [Buffalo County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the east of Elgin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buffalo came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<8>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buffalo
    • Mazeppa [Wabasha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mazeppa
      • Mazeppa [Wabasha County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northwest of Elgin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 850 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mazeppa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mazeppa
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mazeppa<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Elgin. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Elgin.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Elgin. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Elgin.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Elgin. See our Newspapers Page for Elgin.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Elgin ...

Looking for more information about Elgin? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Elgin, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Elgin.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Minnesota

About Wabasha County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Elgin. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Wabasha County: www.co.wabasha.mn.us/

The official website for State of Minnesota: https://mn.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Minnesota's counties, including Wabasha, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Elgin.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Elgin - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Elgin). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Elgin or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Elgin) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Elgin. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ElginOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Elgin. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.1219, Longitude: -92.2475       In this case, the coordinates for Elgin have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.






















 

 

 

 

 


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