Elgin

Elgin is a community primed for business expansion with a population growth rate of 43% from 2000 to 2010, well above Texas’ overall growth rate of 21%. Elgin is conveniently located on US-290, just 19 miles east of Austin, 30 minutes from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and downtown Austin, and within 90 miles of San Antonio, 125 miles of Houston, and 180 miles of Dallas.

Businesses and developers save time and money by locating in Elgin with fast-track permitting, local assistance, and a variety of incentives. Named the Sausage Capital of Texas by the Texas State Legislature, Elgin is home to major businesses such as Meyer’s Elgin Sausage, Southside Market & Barbeque, Acme Brick, Hanson Brick, Elgin Butler Brick, Accurate Elastomer Products, Yerico Manufacturing, Johnson Manufacturing, Elgin Veterinary Hospital, Southwest Stallion Station, and Elgin Breeding Service. The Austin Community College-Elgin Campus provides workforce training, continuing education, and a variety of degree programs.

ELGIN
BASTROP COUNTY
AUSTIN MSA
Population 2017
9,701
547,545
2,115,827
Population growth 2007-2017
27.0%
46.5%
34.1%
Land area (sq. mi.) 2010
5.8
1,118.3
4,219.9
Median age 2017
33.7
35.6
34.0
Households 2017
2,986
190,667
784,283
Home ownership rate 2017
59.5%
64.3%
52.4%
Median household income 2017
$54,233
$77,538
$65,500
Per capita income 2017
$23,517
$35,033
$35,339
High school grads 2017
78.0%
93.0%
89.2%
College grads 2017
17.3%
40.7%
43.0%
Labor force 2017
287,330
1,152,626
Unemployment rate 2017
3.2%
3.1%
Public school enrollment 2016-2017
115,575
322,690
High school graduates 2016
7,607
19,682
Retail sales 2016
$170 mil.
$9,566 mil.
$35,506 mil.
Business
2016
Establishments
10,057
55,160
Employment
158,525
953,513
Average salary
$51,406
$57,346
Mfg.business
2016
Establishments
351
1,615
Employment
12,064
55,327
Average salary
$105,275
$95,105

Sources: Texas Comptroller for retail sales; Texas Workforce Commission for labor force, unemployment, businesses, employees, and salaries; Texas Education Agency for public school enrollment and graduates; ESRI for 2017 demographic estimates; and U.S. Census Bureau for all other data.




Contact

Elgin Economic Development Corporation
Owen Rock
Director310 N Main St.
P.O. Box 591
Elgin, TX 78621
Phone: 512.229.3226

www.elginedc.com