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Elgin, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Elgin had a population of 1,380 as of July 1, 2015. Elgin ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in South Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Elgin is located at latitude 34.1702 and longitude -80.793 in Kershaw County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Elgin (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.06 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Kershaw County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 407 feet.

The Town of Elgin (GNIS ID: 2406432) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

South Carolina is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Elgin is located within Elgin Division of Kershaw County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Elgin population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Elgin: Blaney, Woodville.

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Elgin, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 1,380
Population in Households 1,375
Population in Familes 1,190
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density1 1,302
Diversity Index2 46


Total Households 514
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 392
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 551 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 406 (73.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 108 (19.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 37 ( 6.7%)
Median Home Value $169,477
Average Home Value $182,125


Median Household Income $52,770
Average Household Income $63,746
Per Capita Income $23,381
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.98% 0.81%
Households 1.15% 0.88%
Families 0.85% 0.8%
Median Household Income   1.8%
Per Capita Income   2.31%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Elgin, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Elgin to the other 395 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 216 46th
Population Density1 # 78 81st
Diversity Index2 # 242 39th
Median Household Income # 50 88th
Per Capita Income # 85 79th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE South Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.