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 2020
9,784
97,216
2,283,371
Population growth 2010-2020
20.3%
31.1%
33.0%
Land area (sq. mi.) 2020
6.6
888.2
4,219.5
Median age 2021
33.9
40.4
34.7
Households 2021
3,229
32,432
894,088
Home ownership rate 2021
64.1%
69.2%
57.4%
Median household income 2021
$52,751
$58,487
$81,998
Per capita income 2021
$21,351
$26,222
$41,805
High school grads 2021
75.7%
83.5%
90.9%
College grads 2021
14.7%
21.9%
46.0%
Labor force 2020
42,573
1,242,659
Unemployment rate 2020
6.0%
6.2%
Public school enrollment 2021-2020
18,227
338,710
High school graduates 2019
1,214
21,607
Retail sales 2020
$242 mil.
$1,395 mil.
$37,406 mil.
Business
2020
Establishments
1,611
65,881
Employment
18,434
1,031,078
Average salary
$43,337
$72,107
Mfg.business
2020
Establishments
78
1,942
Employment
1,138
61,958
Average salary
$51,810
$113,744

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 2021 demographic estimates; and U.S. Census Bureau for all other data.




Contact

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

www.elginedc.com