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Welcome to Elgin ...

The town of Elgin is located in Kershaw County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Elgin has a population of 1,550 people<1> (see below for details).

Elgin is 410 feet [125 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Elgin lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Elgin: (803)

The ZIP code for Elgin: 29045<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Elgin had a population of 1,311 people. This makes Elgin the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Elgin represents 0.03% of the total population of South Carolina (which has 4,625,364 people), making it the state's 136th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,311 people, the population of Elgin increased 62.66% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 806 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Elgin had an population of 1,550 people. This is an increase of 18.23% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 92.31% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Elgin.

Communities near Elgin ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Elgin and not the distance if you are driving it.<4>.

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Arcadia Lakes   [Map]   868   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Blythewood   [Map]   3,429   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Camden   [Map]   7,168   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Columbia   [Map]   133,114   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Dentsville   [Map]   ---   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Forest Acres   [Map]   10,380   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Elgin.

Communities Also Named Elgin ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two South Carolina communities named Elgin: This one is located in Kershaw County and the other is located in Lancaster County.

Beyond South Carolina, there are 39 communities that are also named Elgin - they are located in Alabama (2), Arizona (2), Arkansas, British Columbia, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas (2), Manitoba, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri (2), Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Brunswick, New York, North Dakota, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Oklahoma (2), Ontario (2), Oregon, Pennsylvania, Quebec, Tennessee, Texas, Utah (2), Virginia and Washington.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Elgin.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Elgin. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Elgin. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Elgin.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Elgin:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Elgin ...

Looking for more information about Elgin? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Elgin, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Elgin.

Other Roadside Stops ...



Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for South Carolina

About Kershaw County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Elgin. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of South Carolina: www.sc.com/



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Elgin.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Elgin - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Elgin). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Elgin or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance from Elgin. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Elgin) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Elgin. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Elgin

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Elgin. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1701, Longitude: -80.7931     [Map].

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