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.

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 (15.12%), sales jobs (14.42%), and healthcare (9.71%).

The education level of Elgin citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 20.30% of adults 25 and older in Elgin have a college degree.

The per capita income in Elgin in 2010 was $24,513, 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 $98,052 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 Irish, English, Italian, and Scots-Irish.

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

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