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, 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, 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.

Elgin is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The citizens of Elgin are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 22.43% of adults in Elgin having a bachelor's degree or advanced 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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