Elgin, SC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Elgin, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Elgin Census Designated Place had a population of 2,707 as of July 1, 2016. Elgin ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index 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 34.6658 and longitude -80.7209 in Lancaster County. The formal boundaries for the Elgin Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.86 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Lancaster County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 600 feet.

The Elgin Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402449) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

South Carolina is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Elgin Census Designated Place is located within Lancaster Division of Lancaster 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, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Elgin: Saint Luke, Woodville.

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Elgin, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,707
Population in Households 2,699
Population in Familes 2,258
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density1 557
Diversity Index2 61


Total Households 1,001
Average Household Size 2.7
Family Households 715
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,074 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 688 (64.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 313 (29.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 73 ( 6.8%)
Median Home Value $125,985
Average Home Value $147,170


Median Household Income $46,353
Average Household Income $55,202
Per Capita Income $20,964
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.6% 0.78%
Households 0.31% 0.71%
Families -0.57% 0.53%
Median Household Income   1.85%
Per Capita Income   1.39%
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 396 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 148 63rd
Population Density1 # 222 44th
Diversity Index2 # 42 89th
Median Household Income # 96 76th
Per Capita Income # 160 60th

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