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Welcome to Elgin ...

The town of Elgin is located in Kershaw County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Elgin has a population of 1,586 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Elgin.

Elgin is 410 feet [125 m] above sea level.<3>.

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<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Elgin had an population of 1,586 people. This is an increase of 20.98% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 96.77% since the 2000 Census).

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).

More information can be found on the Census 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.

Communities near Elgin ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Elgin.

  • Columbia [Richland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbia
    • Columbia [Richland County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southwest of Elgin
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 132,130 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbia<6>
  • Forest Acres [Richland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Acres
    • Forest Acres [Richland County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Elgin
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,269 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Acres
  • Camden [Kershaw County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camden
    • Camden [Kershaw County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Elgin
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,288 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camden
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Camden<6>
  • Blythewood [Richland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blythewood
    • Blythewood [Richland County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the west of Elgin
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,531 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blythewood
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blythewood<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Arcadia Lakes [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arcadia Lakes
      • Arcadia Lakes [Richland County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Elgin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 874 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arcadia Lakes have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arcadia Lakes
    • Ridgeway [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgeway
      • Ridgeway [Fairfield County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Elgin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 279 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeway
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ridgeway<6>
    • Spring Village [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Village
      • Spring Village [Kershaw County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the east of Elgin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Village have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Village
    • Lugoff [Kershaw County]
    • Woodfield [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodfield
      • Woodfield [Richland County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Elgin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodfield have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodfield
    • Dentsville [Richland County]

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Elgin. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Elgin.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Elgin.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Elgin. See our Newspapers 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 can read an overview with links that will help you 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.

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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: https://sc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of South Carolina's counties, including Kershaw, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Elgin.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Elgin - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. 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 for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ElginOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Elgin. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1701, Longitude: -80.7931    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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