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About Elgin, SC (Elgin Southwest)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Elgin Southwest median real estate price is $251,777, which is more expensive than 59.5% of the neighborhoods in South Carolina and 40.3% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Elgin Southwest is currently $2,600, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 92.8% of the neighborhoods in South Carolina.

Elgin Southwest is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Elgin, South Carolina.

Elgin Southwest real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) single-family homes and mobile homes. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Elgin Southwest neighborhood are newer, built in 2000 or more recently. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

Home and apartment vacancy rates are 8.8% in Elgin Southwest. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower than 47.1% of the neighborhoods in the nation, approximately near the middle range for vacancies.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

The Elgin Southwest neighborhood has earned the amazing distinction of having one of the highest rates of detached, single-family homes of any neighborhood in the U.S. With 99.2% of the residential real estate here made up of free-standing single-family homes, there is a greater proportion of single-family homes here than in 97.6% of all neighborhoods in America.

In addition, if you like the look and ambience of new homes and newly built neighborhoods, you will love the Elgin Southwest neighborhood. A whopping 72.9% of the homes and other residential real estate here were built after 1999, which is a higher proportion of new homes then you will find in 96.8% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. Everything here just feels new.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

Our research shows that more people carpool to work here in the Elgin Southwest (22.8%) than in 97.2% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: People

If you're looking for a great spot to raise a family, then look no further than the Elgin Southwest neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's analysis found that the combination of good quality public schools, above-average safety from crime, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family homes, help make this neighborhood among the top 12.4% of family-friendly neighborhoods across the state of South Carolina. In addition, there are a high proportion of other families with school-aged children living here, making it easy for parents and their children to socialize and develop a sense of community support. In addition, families here highly value education, as is reflected by the strength of the local schools, in part due to the educational attainment of the parents here, who vote in support of the public schools.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Elgin Southwest neighborhood has more Haitian and African ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.0% of this neighborhood's residents have Haitian ancestry and 6.8% have African ancestry.

Elgin Southwest is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 5.7% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Vietnamese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 98.5% of the neighborhoods in America.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the Elgin Southwest neighborhood in Elgin are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 43.5% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 4.4% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 68.1% of America's neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the Elgin Southwest neighborhood, 41.7% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 27.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (20.1%), and 12.2% in government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions.

The Neighbors: Languages

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the Elgin Southwest neighborhood is English, spoken by 86.0% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Vietnamese, Spanish and African languages.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the Elgin Southwest neighborhood in Elgin, SC, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Asian (9.9%). There are also a number of people of Sub-Saharan African ancestry (7.7%), and residents who report African roots (6.8%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (5.9%), along with some Puerto Rican ancestry residents (4.0%), among others. In addition, 12.6% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in Elgin Southwest neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (34.8% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.

Here most residents (71.6%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (22.8%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


Neighborhood Real Estate Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   National Agriculture Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Geological Service, American Community Survey.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q2 2022. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2020 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

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AGE OF Elgin, SC (Elgin Southwest) HOMES

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated February 2022.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2020 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2021 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2021 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

total Crime Index

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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National Median: 4
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Neighborhood Property Crime

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Public School Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Due to Covid-19, complete standardized testing did not take place during the 2020-2021 academic school year. Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2019
  • Educational Environment: 2020 (latest available). Updated annually.
  • All data updated June 2022

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more about Scout's School Data

School Rating Information

 

School Quality

(100 is best)

Better than of U.S. schools.

Neighborhood School Quality Rating

Rates the quality of all K-12 public schools that serve this neighborhood. Info

Schools That Serve This Neighborhood

 
School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to SC* Quality Rating Compared to Nation*
Ridge View High School
4801 Hard Scrabble Road
Columbia, SC 29229
09-12
Bookman Road Elementary School
1245 Bookman Road
Elgin, SC 29045
PK-05
Kelly Mill Middle School
1141 Kelly Mill Road
Blythewood, SC 29016
02-08
Spring Valley High School
120 Sparkleberry Lane
Columbia, SC 29229
09-12
North Springs Elementary School
1300 Clemson Road
Columbia, SC 29229
PK-05
Summit Parkway Middle School
200 Summit Parkway
Columbia, SC 29229
KG-08
Bridge Creek Elementary School
121 Bombing Range Road
Elgin, SC 29045
PK-05
Catawba Trail Elementary School
1080 Old National Highway
Elgin, SC 29045
PK-05
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Neighborhood Educational Environment

Adults In Neighborhood With College Degree Or Higher
Children In The Neighborhood Living In Poverty

This neighborhood is served by 1 district:

RICHLAND 02


Students Enrolled in This District


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District Quality Compared to South Carolina

(10 is best)

Better than of SC school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of US school districts.

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