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Elgin (/ˈɛlɡᵻn/ ELG-in with a hard g, unlike Elgin, Illinois) is a city in Bastrop and Travis Counties in the U.S. state of Texas. The population was 8,135 at the 2010 census. The city is a suburb of Austin, and is part of the Greater Austin metropolitan area. Elgin is also known as the Sausage Capital of Texas and the Brick Capital of the Southwest, due to the presence of three operating brickyards in the mid-20th century (two of which are open to this date).


This warm abode of Elgin is a delightful place to visit in United States. When planning a trip to Elgin, make sure you visit its near-by prime city of Austin. So, ideally any vacation planner would recommend you to visit Austin for its bountiful attractions like State Capitol, Austin Bats, Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum on your trip to Elgin. A holiday in Elgin can generally be of 1-2 days.

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Facts and Stats for Elgin*

  • Pollution Statistics in Elgin

    Know the pollution level of Elgin before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 29.55 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 35.42 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 51.04 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 32.5 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 21.43 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 21.02 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 18.27 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 19.39 (Very Low)
  • Elgin: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Elgin for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Elgin.

    • Burglary and Theft 32.84 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 26.12 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 31.72 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 29.84 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 27.65 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 52.99 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 23.13 (Low)
    • Drug offense 42.54 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 85.45 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 52.99 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 28.36 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 18.28 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 43.08 (Moderate)
  • Living in Elgin - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Elgin is 191.99 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 65.46 (High)
    • Climate Index 82.65 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 33.17 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 38.2 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 73.01 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 74.63 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 4.17 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 136.37 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Elgin

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Elgin

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.12 USD
    • International Movie per seat 11.5 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 38.17 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 71.75 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 42.73 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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