Elgin is a very small town located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 1,620 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Elgin is the 154th largest community in South Carolina.
Also of interest is that Elgin has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.60% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
One downside of living in Elgin is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Elgin, the average commute to work is 30.94 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
Being a small town, Elgin does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The population of Elgin overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Elgin, 23.21% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Elgin in 2018 was $29,105, 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 $116,420 for a family of four. However, Elgin contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Elgin is a somewhat 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. Important ancestries of people in Elgin include English, German, Irish, Italian, and European.
The most common language spoken in Elgin is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.