Elgin, South Carolina Population 2024

1,591

Elgin is a city located in Fairfield County, Kershaw County, and Richland County South Carolina. Elgin has a 2024 population of 1,591. Elgin is currently declining at a rate of -0.62% annually and its population has decreased by -2.57% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,633 in 2020.

The average household income in Elgin is $92,418 with a poverty rate of 6.15%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Elgin is 35.3 years, 31 years for males, and 36 years for females.

Elgin Demographics

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

  • White: 79.61%
  • Black or African American: 13.41%
  • Two or more races: 5.47%
  • Asian: 0.77%
  • Other race: 0.63%
  • Native American: 0.1%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
1.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,469.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.57% (-42)
The current population of Elgin, South Carolina is 1,591 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,633.

Elgin, South Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,64479.61%
Black or African American27713.41%
Two or more races1135.47%
Asian160.77%
Other race130.63%
Native American20.1%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Elgin Population by Race

Elgin Population Pyramid 2024

Elgin Median Age

35.3

Total

31

Male

36

Female

Elgin Adults

There are 1,418 adults, (251 of whom are seniors) in Elgin.

Elgin Age Dependency

76.9

Age Dependency Ratio

21.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

55.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Elgin Sex Ratio

Female1,03650.17%
Male1,02949.83%

Elgin Population by Age

Elgin Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All6843.0289.210.8
Married4593.5594.65.4
Non Family1231.1782.917.1
Female792.864.635.4
Male2331000

3.41

Average Family Size

3.02

Average Household Size

89.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Elgin Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade130.96%
9th to 12th Grade554.08%
High School Graduate42931.82%
Some College28120.85%
Associates Degree24017.8%
Bachelors Degree18513.72%
Graduate Degree14510.76%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Elgin Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Elgin Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White1,044976246
Black18118151
Hispanic878724
2+ Races818117
Asian14147
Other Race771
Native American222

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

Elgin Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$52,600$56,532$49,932
Less Than 9th Grade$65,179$66,190$12,639
High School Graduate$41,979$46,087$21,176
Some College$54,194$60,357$51,250
Bachelors Degree$55,223$56,875$53,333
Graduate Degree$57,569$0$57,500

$52,600

Average Earnings

$56,532

Average Male

$49,932

Average Female

Elgin Earnings by Educational Attainment

Elgin Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Elgin Language

94.02% of Elgin residents speak only English, while 5.98% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.06% of the population.

Elgin Language

Elgin Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,625724.43%
Black2775519.86%

6.15%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.96%

Male Poverty Rate

7.34%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Elgin

The race most likely to be in poverty in Elgin is Black, with 19.86% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Elgin is White, with 4.43% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.03%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.01%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 10.39%.

Elgin Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School11.42%
Some College4.22%
Bachelors or Greater1.21%
Less Than 9th Grade0%

Elgin Poverty Rate by Education

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed29.17%
Male Unemployed4.26%
Female Employed1.82%
Male Employed1.68%

Elgin Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Elgin Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$83,611$92,418
Families$90,625$96,123
Married Families$106,042$-999,999,999
Non Families$53,047$71,300

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Elgin Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

63.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

63.1%

Male Marriage Rate

63.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Elgin Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Elgin Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is Over 65.

Elgin Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Elgin Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

193

Number of Veterans

159

Male Veterans

34

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War89
First Gulf War76
Vietnam47
Korea2
World War II0

Elgin Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 5471
55 to 6452
65 to 7428
75+24
18 to 3418

Elgin Veterans by Age

count

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White12811.49%
Black6333.87%
Native American2100%

Elgin Veterans by Race

Elgin Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.18%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.68%

Veteran Disability Rate

Elgin Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

71.2%

Labor Force Participation

65.8%

Employment Rate

6.4%

Unemployment Rate

Elgin Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Elgin Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Elgin Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

52.01%

Born in Elgin

95.88%

Native Born

4.12%

Foreign Born

0.63%

Non Citizen

3.49%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.88% of Elgin residents were born in the United States, with 52.01% having been born in South Carolina. 0.63% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Elgin Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,538-11-0.71%
20281,549-10-0.64%
20271,559-11-0.7%
20261,570-10-0.63%
20251,580-11-0.69%
20241,591-10-0.62%
20231,601-11-0.68%
20221,612-3-0.19%
20211,615-18-1.1%
20201,633472.96%
20191,58680.51%
20181,57860.38%
20171,572281.81%
20161,544634.25%
20151,481493.42%
20141,432392.8%
20131,393342.5%
20121,35990.67%
20111,350171.28%
20101,33300%

Elgin Population by Year