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Elgin, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Elgin had a population of 1,426 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Elgin: Blaney, Woodville.

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Elgin, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,426
Daytime Population: Workers 707
Daytime Population: Residents 713
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,420
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.00
Population in Households 1,421
Population in Familes 1,230
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density2 1,346
Diversity Index3 46


Median Household Income $57,300
Average Household Income $65,519
Per Capita Income $23,959


Total Housing Units 571 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 423 (74.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 103 (18.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 44 ( 7.7%)
Median Home Value $156,890
Average Home Value $182,588


Total Households 527
Average Household Size 2.7
Family Households 400
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.17% 1.08%
Households 1.18% 1.08%
Families 0.89% 1.03%
Median Household Income   1.96%
Per Capita Income   2.79%

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, 2017 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 # 217 45th
Population Density # 75 81st
Diversity Index # 243 39th
Median Household Income # 40 90th
Per Capita Income # 116 71st

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