Demographics

Elgin is located in Bastrop & Travis Counties, one of the fastest growing regions in Texas.

LOCATION
State of Texas
County of Bastrop
City of Elgin
19 miles east of Austin;
126 miles west of Houston;
90 miles south of Waco;
90 miles northeast of San Antonio;
180 miles south of Dallas

EDUCATION
Elgin Independent School District
Public School Budget:-$19,300,000
Elgin Elementary / -728 students
Booker T. Washington 
Elementary / 772 students
Neidig Elementary / 602 students
Elgin Middle School /-685 students
Elgin High School /-951 students
Phoenix Learning Center / 35 students
Area Universities/Colleges
Austin Community College
Blinn College
Concordia University
Houston-Tillotson College
Texas State University
Southwestern University
St. Edward’s University
Temple Junior College
Texas A&M University, 
College Station
University of Texas, Austin
State industrial training
Vocational-technical 
education programs

INCENTIVES
Tax Reimbursement: Yes
Enterprise Zone: Yes
Industrial Foundation: Yes
Foreign Trade Zone: Yes
Reinvestment Zone: Yes

OTHER 
Economic Development Corp.
Main Street Programs
Business Assistance Programs
Business Assistance Grants 

GOVERNMENT, CITY
Type: City Manager
Number on Council: 9
Municipal Police: 14
Paid firemen: 0
Volunteer Firemen: 40
Insurance key rate: $0.07
City Zoning Body: Yes
Master plan: Yes

POPULATION
Year City County
2016 10,253 Estimated
2010 8,135 74,171
2002 6,300 62,059
2000 5,700 57,733
1997 5,450 46,002
1990 4,846 38,265
1980 4,535 24,726
1970 3,832 17,297

TAXATION
Net taxable property of the City 
of Elgin $421.5 Million

Tax rates per $100 of assessed valuation
City - 0.656916
School -1.54000
County - 0.61920
County Roads - 0.12850
ESD#1 - 0.1000
ACC - .0985 
Total - 3.23631

City Annual Taxable
Retail Sales: $54,434,067 
Municipal sales tax: 1%
State sales tax: 6.25%
Econ. Dev. Sales Tax 0.5%
Other sales tax: 0.5%
Total Sales Tax: 8.25%

City Bond Rating Value: Baaa1
(Moody's)
Economic Dev Corp Bond
Rating Value: A1 
(Standard & Poor) 

FINANCE
First National Bank 
First State Bank
Frontier Bank
Prosperity Bank 

HEALTH CARE
Total Dentists in City: 3
Total Doctors (medical) in City: 6
Chiropractor in City: 2
Physical Therapy in City: 1

CHURCHES
Assembly of God, Baptist, Catholic,
Christian Church of Christ, Cowboy Church, Family Christian Center, Evangelical Free, International, Lutheran, Methodist, Presbyterian, Seventh Day Adventist, United Pentecostal Church.

UTILITIES
To connect to water, sewer and trash service utilities use the following link;
City of Elgin Utility Billing

Electric Power 
Wholesaler – TXU
www.powertochoose.org 

Natural Gas
Centerpoint/Entex

Telephone
AT&T
Digital: Yes
Make and Model: 5 ESS EXM Switch

Fiber Optics: Yes
Switched 56 KBPS: Yes
High capacity digital (TI):Yes
Digital data service: Yes

911: Yes
Other network | special service 
Extended Metro Service

TRANSPORTATION
Commercial Airport: Austin Bergstrom International Airport 

RECREATION
Parks: 5
Area lakes: 3
Country clubs: Cola Vista, in Bastrop County 
Public golf courses 3 within 9-13 miles
Bastrop & Travis Counties 
Tennis courts: Yes
Municipal pool

OTHER
Libraries: 1
Hotel rooms: 51
Motel rooms: 20

MEDIA
Paper: 1 weekly
Radio Stations:1 AM
TV Stations: Local
TV Cable: Yes