Elgin 70 Excellent
Elgin Livability #330 ranked city in Iowa#6,879 ranked city in the USARanks better than 76% of areas

Pros and Cons of Living in Elgin

  • Cost Of Living

    The cost of living in this region is notably lower than the national average, encompassing everyday goods, housing, utilities, transportation and health care expenses.

  • Housing

    High scores in the housing category are attributed to this area, possibly pointing to a favorable home affordability ratio, robust appreciation rates or elevated home values.

  • Health & Safety

    Achieving a high health and safety score relies on factors including great air quality and convenient access to vital health facilities such as hospitals, doctors, clinics and police stations.

  • Schools

    The schools category boasts a high score thanks to factors like excellent test scores, impressive graduation rates and the convenient placement of elementary and high schools in this area.

  • Amenities

    A large portion of amenities are not ideally situated within walking distance, potentially requiring residents to utilize a vehicle or public transportation.

  • Commute

    Access to public transportation in this particular area may be limited, which can result in longer-than-average commute times to reach workplaces.

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      Elgin transportation information

      Statistic Elgin Iowa National
      Average one way commute21min19min26min
      Workers who drive to work86.9%80.7%76.4%
      Workers who carpool4.8%8.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.7%1.1%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.0%0.5%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.4%3.5%2.8%
      Working from home6.2%4.5%4.6%
      Source: The Elgin, IA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).