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Encyclopedia > Elgin, Lancaster County, South Carolina

Elgin is a census-designated place located in Lancaster County, South Carolina. As of the 2000 census, the CDP had a total population of 2,426.


Elgin is located at 34į40'33" North, 80į43'45" West (34.675799, -80.729080)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 12.7 km≤ (4.9 mi≤). 12.7 km≤ (4.9 mi≤) of it is land and 0.1 km≤ (0.04 mi≤) of it is water. The total area is 0.41% water.


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 2,426 people, 926 households, and 725 families residing in the CDP. The population density is 191.2/km≤ (494.7/mi≤). There are 976 housing units at an average density of 76.9/km≤ (199.0/mi≤). The racial makeup of the CDP is 78.65% White, 19.91% African American, 0.29% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.37% from other races, and 0.58% from two or more races. 0.62% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 926 households out of which 39.8% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.9% are married couples living together, 15.6% have a female householder with no husband present, and 21.6% are non-families. 18.5% of all households are made up of individuals and 5.4% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.62 and the average family size is 2.96.

In the CDP the population is spread out with 26.9% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 32.7% from 25 to 44, 24.6% from 45 to 64, and 7.7% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 35 years. For every 100 females there are 93.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 90.0 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP is $45,391, and the median income for a family is $48,485. Males have a median income of $35,893 versus $21,512 for females. The per capita income for the CDP is $16,576. 9.7% of the population and 6.5% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 13.6% of those under the age of 18 and 19.7% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

External links

  • Maps and aerial photos
    • Street map from Mapquest (http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?latlongtype=decimal&latitude=34.675799&longitude=-80.72908&zoom=6)
    • Topographic map from Topozone (http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=34.675799&lon=-80.72908&s=200&size=m&layer=DRG100)
    • Aerial photograph from Microsoft Terraserver (http://terraserver.microsoft.com/map.aspx?t=1&s=14&lon=-80.72908&lat=34.675799&w=750&h=500)

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