Elgin, South Carolina Population 2021

1,599
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Elgin is a city located in Kershaw County South Carolina. With a 2020 population of 1,599, it is the 132nd largest city in South Carolina and the 8469th largest city in the United States . Elgin is currently growing at a rate of 0.44% annually and its population has increased by 21.97% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,311 in 2010. Elgin reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 1 miles, Elgin has a population density of 1,484 people per square mile.

The average household income in Elgin is $69,897 with a poverty rate of 9.38%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,078 per month, and the median house value is $147,100. The median age in Elgin is 36.6 years, 36.8 years for males, and 36.3 years for females.

Elgin Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Elginwas:

  • White: 75.81%
  • Black or African American: 12.58%
  • Two or more races: 5.98%
  • Other race: 5.12%
  • Asian: 0.51%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Elgin, South Carolina is 1,599 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,585.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,311.

Elgin, South Carolina Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,33275.81%
Black or African American22112.58%
Two or More Races1055.98%
Some Other Race905.12%
Asian90.51%
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Elgin Population by Race

Elgin Population Pyramid $2021

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Elgin Median Age

36.6


Total

36.8


Male

36.3


Female

Elgin Adults

There are 1,183 adults, (257 of whom are seniors) in Elgin.

Elgin Age Dependency

89.7

Age Dependency Ratio

27.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

62

Child Dependency Ratio

Elgin Sex Ratio

Female

895

50.94%

Male

862

49.06%

Elgin Population by Age

Elgin Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Elgin Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female65.7%34.3%
All79.1%20.9%
Married80%20%
Non Family83.5%16.5%
Male100%0%

79.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Elgin Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5972.9479.1
Married4163.2880
Non Family1091.4583.5
Female703.2165.7
Male24100

3.23

Average Family Size

2.94

Average Household Size

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Elgin Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade464.02%
9th to 12th Grade494.29%
High School Graduate44038.50%
Some College22419.60%
Associates Degree11710.24%
Bachelors Degree17114.96%
Graduate Degree968.40%
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Elgin Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Elgin Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White918866201
Black11711738
Hispanic995619
Other Race5613
2+ Races18189
Asian999

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%.

Elgin Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$39,803$44,569$32,917
Less Than 9th Grade$19,336$19,063$
High School Graduate$31,591$39,583$18,594
Some College$40,078$52,950$30,536
Bachelors Degree$53,750$63,977$51,250
Graduate Degree$43,917$43,833$53,125

$39,803

Average Earnings

$44,569

Average Male

$32,917

Average Female

Elgin Earnings by Educational Attainment

Elgin Language by Age

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Elgin Language

93.64% of Elgin residents speak only English, while 6.36% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.36% of the population.

Elgin Language

Elgin Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White1,294826.34%
Black2148137.85%

9.38%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.55%

Male Poverty Rate

12.13%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Elgin

The race most likely to be in poverty in Elgin is Black, with 37.85% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Elgin is White, with 6.34% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.49%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.56%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.82%.

Elgin Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School14.77%
Some College5.87%
Less Than 9th Grade3.16%
Bachelors or Greater2.25%

Elgin Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed41.67%
Female Unemployed14.29%
Male Employed3.06%
Female Employed1.55%

Elgin Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Elgin Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$60,625$69,897
Families$67,308$74,691
Married Families$70,556-
Non Families$40,313$44,623
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Income by Household Type

Elgin Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

66.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

70.2%

Male Marriage Rate

62.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Elgin Married by Age and Sex

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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 55-64.

Elgin Marital Status by Race

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Elgin Marital Status

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166

Number of Veterans

155

Male Veterans

11

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam66
First Gulf War52
Second Gulf War43
Korea4
World War II

Elgin Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
55 to 6461
35 to 5439
75+32
65 to 7432
18 to 342

Elgin Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White12513.38%
Black3226.67%
Asian9100.00%

Elgin Veterans by Race

Elgin Veterans by Education

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6.02%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.94%

Veteran Disability Rate

Elgin Veterans by Education

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62.5%

Labor Force Participation

55.5%

Employment Rate

5.5%

Unemployment Rate

Elgin Employment by Age

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Elgin Employment by Race

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Elgin Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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46.16%

Born in Elgin

95.50%

Native Born

4.50%

Foreign Born

2.68%

Non Citizen

1.82%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.50% of Elgin residents were born in the United States, with 46.16% having been born in South Carolina. 2.68% 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: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20211,59970.44%
20201,59270.44%
20191,58570.44%
20181,57860.38%
20171,572251.62%
20161,547664.46%
20151,481493.42%
20141,432392.80%
20131,393342.50%
20121,35990.67%
20111,350171.28%
20101,3330.00%

Elgin Population by Year