Elgin, SC
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Elgin is a very small town located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 1,475 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Elgin is the 170th largest community in South Carolina.

Elgin real estate is some of the most expensive in South Carolina, although Elgin house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Unlike some towns, Elgin isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Elgin are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Elgin is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Elgin who work in office and administrative support (13.40%), sales jobs (11.14%), and management occupations (8.60%).

Elgin is home to a number of people employed in the armed forces. When you visit or walk around Elgin, some of the people you will bump into will be military people In and out of uniform, jogging, shopping and generally out and about town.

One downside of living in Elgin, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.47 minutes every day commuting to work.

The percentage of adults in Elgin who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 19.40% of the adults in Elgin have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Elgin in 2010 was $22,910, which is upper middle income relative to South Carolina, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $91,640 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 12.84% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Elgin include German, English, Italian, and Swiss.

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

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