Elgin is a very small town located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 1,550 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Elgin is the 170th largest community in South Carolina.
Elgin is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Elgin is a town of sales and office workers, managers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Elgin who work in office and administrative support (14.80%), management occupations (10.45%), and business and financial occupations (9.29%).
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.
In Elgin, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.23 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
As is often the case in a small town, Elgin doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
In terms of college education, Elgin is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 25.27% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Elgin in 2010 was $22,938, which is upper middle income relative to South Carolina, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $91,752 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, German, English, Scots-Irish, and European.
The most common language spoken in Elgin is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.