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Welcome to Elgin ...

The city of Elgin is located in Grant 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 602 people<3> (see below for details).

Elgin was established in 1910.

The community of Elgin is 2,350 feet [716 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation of Elgin is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Elgin lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel east from Elgin (for example, toward Flasher), you will leave Mountain Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

Elgin is located in the (701) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Elgin had an population of 602 people. This is a decrease of 6.23% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 8.65% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Elgin had a population of 642 people (which is 26.82% of the total population of Grant County). This makes Elgin the county's most populous community.

The population of Elgin represents 0.1% of the total population of North Dakota (which has 672,591 people), making it the state's 102nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 642 people, the population of Elgin decreased 2.58% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 659 people).

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

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, Minnesota, Missouri (2), Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Brunswick, New York, 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.

  • Carson [Grant County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carson
    • Carson [Grant County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the east of Elgin
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 260 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carson<6>
  • New Leipzig [Grant County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Leipzig
    • New Leipzig [Grant County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the west of Elgin
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 200 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Leipzig have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Leipzig
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Leipzig<6>
  • Leith [Grant County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leith
    • Leith [Grant County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the east of Elgin
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 16 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leith have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leith
  • Johnson Ford [Grant County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnson Ford
    • Johnson Ford [Grant County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the north of Elgin
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Johnson Ford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Lark [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lark
      • Lark [Grant County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<5> to the east of Elgin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lark have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lark
    • Mott [Hettinger County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mott
      • Mott [Hettinger County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<5> to the west of Elgin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 714 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mott have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mott
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mott<6>
    • Raleigh [Grant County]
    • Saint Gertrude [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Gertrude
      • Saint Gertrude [Grant County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<5> to the east of Elgin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Gertrude
    • Almont [Morton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Almont
      • Almont [Morton County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Elgin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 121 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Almont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Almont<6>
    • Glen Ullin [Morton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Ullin
      • Glen Ullin [Morton County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<5> to the north of Elgin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 710 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Ullin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glen Ullin<6>

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 ...

The Communities of North Dakota

About Grant County

About North Dakota

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 State of North Dakota: www.nd.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Dakota's counties, including Grant, 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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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: 46.4017, Longitude: -101.8471       In this case, the coordinates for Elgin have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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