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Elgin is a town in Kershaw County, in the Columbia metro area.
The latitude of Elgin is 34.170N. The longitude is -80.794W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 400 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 806.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Elgin demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Kershaw County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 29078 ZIP code.
20% of Elgin residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Elgin ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Elgin was $17,592, compared with $21,587 nationally.
16% of Elgin residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Elgin, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $542. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $854.
Kershaw County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Elgin political report.
The average commute time for Elgin workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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