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Elgin is a suburb in the Columbia Metro Area and in the Kershaw County. It has a population of 2,193 and a population density of 1,582, which is 94% above the national average. It has a median age of 32, which is 5 years below the Columbia Metro median age and 6 years below the national average.

Elgin has a median home value of $225,100, which is 3% below the Metro average.The average rent of $1,758 is 19% above the metro average rent and 40% above the national average rent. The average household income in Elgin is $68,158 , which is 17% above the Metro average household income and 5% above the national average of household income.

The average school rating in Elgin is 6. Elgin also has a crime index 62 that is below the Metro average and below the National average, making it one of the best places to raise a family in Columbia.

$226,800Median Home Value
$228,667 Columbia Metro Area
$1,758Median Rent
$1,463 Columbia Metro Area
5 /10 - 7 /10
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2 hr 51 mins To Columbia Metro Area
28 mins Average Travel Time To Work

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Elgin's population is made up of 61% married, 27% single, 10% divorced and 2% widowed. Baby Boomers make up the largest percentage of the population at 30%, while Millennials have the second largest segment at 23%. Homeowners make up 88% of the population in Elgin.

825,823 Columbia Metro Area
1,846Population Density
  • 48% Male
  • 52% Female
36 Median Age
37 Columbia Metro Area
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The Per Capita income in Elgin is $29,105. The Median Household Income is $75,227 and the Elgin Unemployment Rate is 7%.

$29,105Income Per Capita
$32,508 Columbia Metro Area
$75,227Median Household Income
$58,992 Columbia Metro Area
7% Poverty Rate
15% Columbia Metro Area
7% Unemployment Rate
6% Columbia Metro Area
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$226,800Median Home Value
$228,667 Columbia Metro Area
$1,758Median Rent
$1,463 Columbia Metro Area
2Average Household Size
2 Columbia Metro Area

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5 /10 - 7 /10
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Kershaw 01
1621 Smyrna Road, Elgin, SC, 29045
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2 hr 51 mins
Columbia Metro Area
28 mins Average Travel Time To Work
Commute To
Charlotte Douglas International Airport
1 hr 53 mins
Bennett College for Women
1 hr 50 mins
Johnson and Wales University Charlotte
1 hr 50 mins
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Elgin crime index is 62 which is lower than the national average. Click here to see the Safest Places to Live in Elgin.

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