Elgin is a very small town located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 1,585 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Elgin is the 170th largest community in South Carolina.
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 managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Elgin who work in office and administrative support (14.81%), management occupations (10.12%), and sales jobs (7.92%).
There are many members of the armed forces living in Elgin. You will notice when you visit or live here that some of the people you meet or see around town are employed by the armed services - even if they are not always in uniform.
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.
Being a small town, Elgin does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The education level of Elgin citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 23.36% of adults in Elgin have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Elgin in 2018 was $24,060, 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 $96,240 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 10.93% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Elgin include English, German, Irish, European, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Elgin is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.