Elgin, South Carolina Population 2020

1,627

Elgin is a city located in South Carolina. With a 2020 population of 1,627, it is the 134th largest city in South Carolina and the 8417th largest city in the United States. Elgin is currently growing at a rate of 1.50% annually and its population has increased by 24.10% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,311 in 2010. Spanning over 1 miles, Elgin has a population density of 1,510 people per square mile.

The average household income in Elgin is $65,163 with a poverty rate of 11.13%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is $138,900. The median age in Elgin is 36.1 years, 35 years for males, and 37.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 106.9 males.

Elgin Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Elgin was:

  • White: 80.88%
  • Black or African American: 7.98%
  • Other race: 6.74%
  • Two or more races: 3.81%
  • Asian: 0.59%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Elgin, South Carolina is 1,627, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,579.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,311.

Elgin, South Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,37980.88%
Black or African American1367.98%
Some Other Race1156.74%
Two or More Races653.81%
Asian100.59%

Elgin Population Pyramid 2020

Elgin Median Age

36.1


Total

35


Male

37.6


Female

Elgin Adults

There are 1,136 adults, (191 of whom are seniors) in Elgin.

Elgin Age Dependency

80.4

Age Dependency Ratio

20.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

60.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Elgin Sex Ratio

Female

824

48.33%

Male

881

51.67%

Elgin Households and Families

Elgin Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Elgin Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male100%0%
Non Family90.2%9.8%
Female81.6%18.4%
All79.1%20.9%
Married74.4%25.6%

79.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5643.0279.1
Married3863.4174.4
Non Family1221.5390.2
Female383.2181.6
Male184.39100

3.39

Average Family Size

3.02

Average Household Size

5.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Elgin Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade878.00%
9th to 12th Grade575.24%
High School Graduate42939.43%
Some College16815.44%
Associates Degree1039.47%
Bachelors Degree17115.72%
Graduate Degree736.71%

Elgin Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White871786192
Black11711731
Hispanic903111
Other Race689
Asian101010
Multiple Races99

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,227$41,210$31,429
Less Than High School$19,405$19,375$
High School Grad$31,023$35,667$22,750
Some College$37,292$51,406$29,018
Bachelors Degree$55,000$65,625$49,432
Graduate Degree$43,125$41,583$57,500

$35,227

Average Earnings

$41,210

Average Male

$31,429

Average Female

Elgin Language

Elgin Language by Age

Elgin Language

92.32% of Elgin residents speak only English, while 7.68% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.68% of the population.

Elgin Poverty

Elgin Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White1,33116912.70%
Black1301914.62%

11.13%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.06%

Male Poverty Rate

7.99%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Elgin

The race most likely to be in poverty in Elgin is Black, with 14.62% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Elgin is White, with 12.70% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.44%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.07%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.24%.

Name Poverty
High School16.78%
Less Than High School11.11%
Some College4.80%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed40.00%
Male Employed7.34%
Female Employed4.69%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Elgin Income

Elgin Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$55,000$65,163
Families$64,375$71,471
Married Families$67,375-
Non Families$36,667$39,846

Elgin Marital Status

Elgin Marital Status

Marriage Rates

63.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

64.7%

Male Marriage Rate

61.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Elgin Married by Age and Sex

Elgin Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Elgin Marital Status by Race

Elgin Veterans

151

Number of Veterans

147

Male Veterans

4

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam64
Second Gulf War46
First Gulf War43
Korea3
World War II
Age Group Veterans
55 to 6460
35 to 5436
65 to 7430
75+22
18 to 343
Name Veterans % of Total
White10912.39%
Black3226.67%
Asian10100.00%
Hispanic44.44%

$Elgin Veterans by Education

3.31%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.11%

Veteran Disability Rate

Elgin Employment Status

67.8%

Labor Force Participation

59.8%

Employment Rate

5.9%

Unemployment Rate

Elgin Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

44.05%

Born in South Carolina

94.31%

Native Born

5.69%

Foreign Born

3.70%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

94.31% of Elgin residents were born in the United States, with 44.05% having been born in South Carolina. 3.70% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20201,627241.50%
20191,603241.52%
20181,57930.19%
20171,576241.55%
20161,552654.37%
20151,487493.41%
20141,438392.79%
20131,399352.57%
20121,36470.52%
20111,357191.42%
20101,3380.00%