Elgin, SC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Elgin, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Elgin Census Designated Place had a population of 2,713 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Elgin: Saint Luke, Woodville.

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


Total Population 2,713
Daytime Population: Workers 100
Daytime Population: Residents 1,642
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,742
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.64
Population in Households 2,705
Population in Familes 2,260
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density2 558
Diversity Index3 61


Median Household Income $48,884
Average Household Income $57,564
Per Capita Income $22,076


Total Housing Units 1,096 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 705 (64.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 307 (28.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 84 ( 7.7%)
Median Home Value $133,408
Average Home Value $155,276


Total Households 1,012
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 721
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 0.55% 1.15%
Households 0.42% 1.1%
Families -0.38% 0.98%
Median Household Income   2.16%
Per Capita Income   3.11%

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 # 147 63rd
Population Density # 223 44th
Diversity Index # 41 90th
Median Household Income # 102 74th
Per Capita Income # 153 62nd

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