Elgin, SC
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Elgin is a very small town located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 1,579 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Elgin is the 170th largest community in South Carolina.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Elgin is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Elgin is a town of sales and office workers, construction workers and builders, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Elgin who work in office and administrative support (15.70%), management occupations (9.45%), and sales jobs (8.14%).

There are quite a few people in the armed forces living in Elgin, and when you visit or drive around town, you will see military people in and out of uniform, shopping, enjoying life, and being part of the community.

In Elgin, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.75 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

As is often the case in a small town, Elgin doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The education level of Elgin citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 22.43% of adults in Elgin have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Elgin in 2010 was $21,830, which is middle income relative to South Carolina, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $87,320 for a family of four. However, Elgin contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Elgin is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Elgin home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Elgin residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Elgin also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.38% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Elgin include Irish, German, English, European, and Scots-Irish.

The most common language spoken in Elgin is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.


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