Elgin, South Carolina

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Population in 2017: 1,550 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +92.3%
Males: 782  (50.5%)
Females: 768  (49.5%)
Median resident age:

38.6 years
South Carolina median age:

39.4 years

Zip codes: 29045, 29720.

Elgin Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2017: $55,847 (it was $49,063 in 2000)
Elgin:

$55,847
SC:

$50,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $25,267 (it was $17,592 in 2000)

Elgin town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $138,199 (it was $89,800 in 2000)
Elgin:

$138,199
SC:

$161,800

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $176,264; detached houses: $179,250; mobile homes: $71,054

Median gross rent in 2017: $925.

March 2019 cost of living index in Elgin: 86.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 10.0%
(12.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 2.2% for Black residents)
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  • Races in Elgin, SC (2010)
    • 1,06581.2%White alone
    • 13910.6%Black alone
    • 775.9%Hispanic
    • 221.7%Two or more races
    • 20.2%American Indian alone
    • 30.2%Asian alone
    • 30.2%Other race alone

Races in Elgin detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of South Carolina and other state lists, there were 25 registered sex offenders living in Elgin, South Carolina as of December 04, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Elgin is 63 to 1.


Crime rates in Elgin by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(111.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(92.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(77.3)
1
(75.8)
1
(75.4)
0
(0.0)
2
(148.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(66.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
4
(445.4)
3
(309.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(151.5)
3
(226.2)
6
(449.1)
7
(518.5)
9
(639.7)
0
(0.0)
2
(132.5)
4
(252.8)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
7
(779.5)
11
(1,135)
3
(277.8)
4
(359.1)
6
(463.7)
5
(378.8)
1
(75.4)
5
(374.3)
6
(444.4)
4
(284.3)
16
(1,102)
6
(397.4)
5
(316.1)
3
(189.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
4
(445.4)
10
(1,032)
6
(555.6)
3
(269.3)
5
(386.4)
7
(530.3)
8
(603.3)
14
(1,048)
13
(963.0)
10
(710.7)
10
(688.7)
5
(331.1)
10
(632.1)
4
(252.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
37
(4,120)
68
(7,018)
45
(4,167)
34
(3,052)
58
(4,482)
78
(5,909)
87
(6,561)
56
(4,192)
63
(4,667)
41
(2,914)
54
(3,719)
69
(4,570)
88
(5,563)
77
(4,852)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
2
(222.7)
3
(309.6)
1
(92.6)
2
(179.5)
4
(309.1)
2
(151.5)
2
(150.8)
2
(149.7)
4
(296.3)
0
(0.0)
4
(275.5)
1
(66.2)
2
(126.4)
1
(63.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(149.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(66.2)
1
(63.2)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)592.4697.6342.6227.1385.6467.4460.0462.6640.7415.1439.4383.4415.9254.6

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City-data.com crime index in Elgin, SC

Crime rate in Elgin detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 7 (6 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.78
South Carolina average:

2.48
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Ancestries: American (14.5%), German (11.9%), Irish (6.9%), English (3.8%), Scotch-Irish (3.2%), European (2.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 0.97 square miles.

Population density: 1,603 people per square mile   (low).

Elgin, South Carolina map

95 residents are foreign born (3.1% Latin America, 1.4% Europe).

This town:

6.0%
South Carolina:

4.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $704 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $640 (0.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Columbia, SC (16.4 miles , pop. 116,278).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (71.8 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (509.3 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Pontiac, SC (2.5 miles ),
Lugoff, SC (2.6 miles ),
Woodfield, SC (3.4 miles ),
Dentsville, SC (3.4 miles ),
Blythewood, SC (3.4 miles),
Camden, SC (3.5 miles ),
Arcadia Lakes, SC (3.6 miles ),
Ridgeway, SC (3.7 miles )

Latitude: 34.17 N, Longitude: 80.79 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Home of the Catfish Stomp

Area code commonly used in this area: 803

Distribution of median household income in Elgin, SC in 2017
Distribution of house value in Elgin, SC in 2017
Elgin satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 14 buildings, average cost: $70,100
  • 1998: 3 buildings, average cost: $78,000
  • 1999: 6 buildings, average cost: $52,700
  • 2000: 4 buildings, average cost: $66,000
  • 2002: 7 buildings, average cost: $83,900
  • 2003: 20 buildings, average cost: $108,900
  • 2004: 28 buildings, average cost: $124,300
  • 2005: 37 buildings, average cost: $91,900
  • 2006: 18 buildings, average cost: $89,800
  • 2007: 14 buildings, average cost: $97,900
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $101,900
  • 2009: 6 buildings, average cost: $108,700
  • 2010: 8 buildings, average cost: $113,800
  • 2011: 5 buildings, average cost: $116,400
  • 2012: 16 buildings, average cost: $102,800
  • 2013: 15 buildings, average cost: $113,000
  • 2014: 21 buildings, average cost: $154,700
  • 2015: 27 buildings, average cost: $110,900
  • 2016: 10 buildings, average cost: $99,900
  • 2017: 3 buildings, average cost: $140,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Elgin, SC residents
Average permit cost in Elgin, SC
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.3%
South Carolina:

3.3%
Most common industries in Elgin, SC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (10.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (9.6%)
  • Public administration (9.6%)
  • Educational services (6.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.4%)
  • Health care (5.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (15.2%)
  • Public administration (8.3%)
  • Truck transportation (8.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.5%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (5.5%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Finance & insurance (15.2%)
  • Public administration (11.0%)
  • Health care (11.0%)
  • Educational services (9.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.3%)
  • Construction (4.2%)
Most common occupations in Elgin, SC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (5.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.2%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (3.7%)

Average climate in Elgin, South Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 65.0. This is about average.

City:

65.0
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.128. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.128
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 4.19. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 5.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.19
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.163. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.163
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 19.1. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.1
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 14.1. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 11.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.1
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.50. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.50
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2017 was 0.00137. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00137
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Elgin-area historical tornado activity is slightly above South Carolina state average. It is 33% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/28/1984, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 18.8 miles away from the Elgin town center killed 5 people and injured 49 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 3/28/1984, a category F4 tornado 26.6 miles away from the town center injured 36 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Elgin-area historical earthquake activity is near South Carolina state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 99.4 miles away from Elgin center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 95.4 miles away from the city center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 86.7 miles away from Elgin center
On 11/11/2002 at 23:39:29, a magnitude 4.4 (4.0 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 1.5 mi) earthquake occurred 131.8 miles away from Elgin center
On 4/13/1998 at 09:56:11, a magnitude 3.9 (3.5 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 35.7 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 212.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Kershaw County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Storms: 4, Floods: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Elgin topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Elgin:

  • ARCHIE DR. COMM. RES. (Hospital, about 10 miles away; COLUMBIA, SC)
  • LIFE CARE CENTER OF COLUMBIA (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; COLUMBIA, SC)
  • PROVIDENCE HOSP NE TCU (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; COLUMBIA, SC)
  • KERSHAWHEALTH HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; CAMDEN, SC)
  • HOSPICE OF KERSHAW COUNTY (Hospital, about 11 miles away; CAMDEN, SC)
  • SPRINGDALE HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; CAMDEN, SC)
  • NORTH PINES COMMUNITY RES. (Hospital, about 11 miles away; BLYTHEWOOD, SC)

Airports located in Elgin:

Amtrak stations near Elgin:

  • 11 miles: CAMDEN (1060 W. DEKALB ST.) . Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, public transit connection.
  • 19 miles: COLUMBIA (850 PULASKI ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Elgin:

  • Benedict College (about 18 miles; Columbia, SC; Full-time enrollment: 3,039)
  • University of South Carolina-Columbia (about 18 miles; Columbia, SC; FT enrollment: 27,789)
  • Midlands Technical College (about 25 miles; West Columbia, SC; FT enrollment: 8,916)
  • Central Carolina Technical College (about 30 miles; Sumter, SC; FT enrollment: 3,108)
  • Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College (about 44 miles; Orangeburg, SC; FT enrollment: 2,113)
  • South Carolina State University (about 47 miles; Orangeburg, SC; FT enrollment: 3,481)
  • York Technical College (about 55 miles; Rock Hill, SC; FT enrollment: 3,572)

Public elementary/middle schools in Elgin:

See full list of schools located in Elgin

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • West Wateree Christian Academy 893 White Pond Road Elgin, SC 29045 803-438-7901 Starting in the fall of 2006

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Elgin: Bailey's Greenhouse (A), Kershaw County Fire Station Blaney (B), Elgin Fire Department Station 6 (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Elgin include: Blaney Baptist Church (A), Hillcrest Church (B), Salem Church (C), Saint Lukes Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Kershaw County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This town:

2.7 people
South Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

77.5%
Whole state:

67.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

5.2%
Whole state:

6.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

Banks with branches in Elgin (2011 data):

  • First Citizens Bank and Trust Company, Inc.: Elgin Branch at 2464 Main Street, branch established on 1985/11/18. Info updated 2011/08/24: Bank assets: $8,104.0 mil, Deposits: $6,880.8 mil, headquarters in Columbia, SC, positive income, 197 total offices, Holding Company: First Citizens Bancorporation, Inc.
  • First Palmetto Savings Bank, F.S.B.: Pontiac Branch at 10540 Two Notch Road, branch established on 1989/06/30. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $625.7 mil, Deposits: $495.8 mil, headquarters in Camden, SC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 21 total offices

For population 15 years and over in Elgin:

Marital status in Elgin, SC
  • Never married: 28.2%
  • Now married: 57.0%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 5.4%
  • Divorced: 8.5%

For population 25 years and over in Elgin:

  • High school or higher: 86.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.2%
  • Unemployed: 2.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.7
South Carolina average:

11.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Elgin
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Elgin, SC (based on Kershaw County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant22,13983
Mainline Protestant5,62730
Black Protestant2,12613
Catholic1,7241
Other1,1664
None28,915-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 9
Here:

1.55 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Kershaw County:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Here:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 34
Kershaw County:

5.85 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 34
Kershaw County:

5.85 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

11.5%
South Carolina:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Kershaw County:

30.0%
State:

29.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.3%
South Carolina:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Elgin:

45.4%
State:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

40.8%
State:

45.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.2
South Carolina:

29.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
Elgin:

23.6%
State:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Elgin:

9.4%
State:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.7
South Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

35.4%
South Carolina:

34.4%

General health condition:
Here:

52.7%
State:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Elgin:

78.5%
South Carolina:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Elgin, SC Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 6$15,947$31,8942$2,166
Other Government Administration 1$2,520$30,2406$617
Financial Administration 0$0 3$2,166
Judicial and Legal 0$0 2$1,648
Totals for Government 7$18,467$31,65813$6,597

Elgin government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $374,000 ($241.29)
    Central Staff Services: $56,000 ($36.13)
    Solid Waste Management: $51,000 ($32.90)
    General - Other: $25,000 ($16.13)
    Libraries: $12,000 ($7.74)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $226,000 ($145.81)

Elgin government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $75,000 ($48.39)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $340,000 ($219.35)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $206,000 ($132.90)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $35,000 ($22.58)

Elgin government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,027,000 ($662.58)

6.45% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($50,264 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.45%
South Carolina average:

7.95%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Richland County, SC  2.00% ($52,708 average AGI)
from Lexington County, SC  0.47% ($40,651)
from Sumter County, SC  0.30% ($68,957)


5.64% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($41,063 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.64%
South Carolina average:

6.98%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Richland County, SC  1.52% ($39,415 average AGI)
to Lexington County, SC  0.45% ($36,760)
to Sumter County, SC  0.22% ($30,680)
Businesses in Elgin, SC
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1La-Z-Boy1
AutoZone1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Burger King1Subway1
Domino's Pizza1U-Haul1
H&R Block1UPS2

Strongest AM radio stations in Elgin:

  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WVOC (560 AM; 5 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAGL (1560 AM; daytime; 50 kW; LANCASTER, SC; Owner: PALMETTO BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WQXL (1470 AM; 5 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: METRO COMMUNICATIONS, INCORP.)
  • WCAM (1590 AM; 1 kW; CAMDEN, SC; Owner: KERSHAW RADIO CORP.)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WISW (1320 AM; 5 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBCU (1460 AM; 50 kW; UNION, SC)
  • WLGO (1170 AM; daytime; 10 kW; LEXINGTON, SC; Owner: LEVAS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCSZ (1070 AM; 50 kW; SANS SOUCI, SC; Owner: WHYZ RADIO, L.P.)
  • WGCV (620 AM; 1 kW; CAYCE, SC; Owner: GLORY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Elgin:

  • W207BQ (89.3 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WNOK (104.7 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWDM (101.3 FM; SUMTER, SC; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF SOUTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WLTR (91.3 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WMHK (89.7 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: COLUMBIA BIBLE COLLEGE B/CING CO.)
  • WCOS-FM (97.5 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPUB-FM (102.7 FM; CAMDEN, SC; Owner: KERSHAW RADIO CORPORATION)
  • W240AX (95.9 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WARQ (93.5 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF SOUTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WLTY (96.7 FM; CAYCE, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTCB (106.7 FM; ORANGEBURG, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WOMG (103.1 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WRJA-FM (88.1 FM; SUMTER, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WMFX (102.3 FM; ST. ANDREWS, SC; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF SOUTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WXBT (100.1 FM; WEST COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WUSC-FM (90.5 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA)
  • WIBZ (95.5 FM; WEDGEFIELD, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W221BC (92.1 FM; LUGOFF, SC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Elgin:

  • WOLO-TV (Channel 25; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WIS (Channel 10; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • WACH (Channel 57; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WLTX (Channel 19; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: PACIFIC AND SOUTHERN COMPANY, INC.)
  • WBHQ (Channel 63; SUMTER, SC; Owner: COLUMBIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRLK-TV (Channel 35; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • W21CA (Channel 21; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: DOVE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W39CL (Channel 39; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • WRJA-TV (Channel 27; SUMTER, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • W31BS (Channel 31; ORANGEBURG, SC; Owner: DOVE BROADCASTING INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 26Number of bridges
  • 197ft / 60.1mTotal length
  • $2,830,000Total costs
  • 186,684Total average daily traffic
  • 28,788Total average daily truck traffic
  • 205,373Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in Elgin, SC - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 21940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 81960-1969
  • 51970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 22000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Elgin, SC

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Elgin)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

131 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

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  • Blaney Fire Tower Green Hill Rd .2 Mi E Int With Us Hwy 1 (Lat: 34.169583 Lon: -80.783139), Call Sign: KIH354, Licensee ID: L00135262,
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.270 MHz, 159.405 MHz, Grant Date: 10/24/2001, Expiration Date: 01/10/2012, Cancellation Date: 03/26/2003, Registrant: State Of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29221, Phone: (803) 737-8800
  • Whitehead Rd (Lat: 34.194306 Lon: -80.738417), Type: Tower, Structure height: 140 m, Call Sign: WPHG427,
    Assigned Frequencies: 937.950 MHz, 937.962 MHz, 937.975 MHz, 937.987 MHz, 938.000 MHz, Grant Date: 04/22/2005, Expiration Date: 06/13/2015, Cancellation Date: 02/17/2015, Certifier: James L Wheaton, Registrant: Sprint Nextel Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, M/S: Varesa0209, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483
  • Lat: 34.129333 Lon: -80.829778, Call Sign: WPYA830,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.350 MHz, 456.350 MHz, Grant Date: 07/11/2003, Expiration Date: 07/11/2013, Cancellation Date: 09/14/2013, Certifier: Patrick T Saverance, Registrant: Cara Enterprises Inc, Salt Lake City, UT 84117-0503, Phone: (801) 278-9728, Fax: (801) 278-7239
  • Lat: 34.155361 Lon: -80.848778, Call Sign: WQDE229,
    Assigned Frequencies: 72.2600 MHz, Grant Date: 05/07/2015, Expiration Date: 08/03/2025, Certifier: Jacquelina Miers, Registrant: Richland School District Two, 124 Risdon Way, Columbia, SC 29223, Phone: (803) 736-3774, Fax: (803) 699-3629, Email:
  • Lat: 34.199028 Lon: -80.740583, Call Sign: WQJP225,
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.780 MHz, Grant Date: 10/05/2018, Expiration Date: 11/13/2028, Certifier: James D Chinners, Registrant: Radio Licensing Services, Milwaukie, OR 97269, Phone: (503) 794-3787, Fax: (503) 794-3759, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • COLUMBIA SC, 1811 Rush Rd/Btg (Columbia-1/Site #023657) (Lat: 34.116222 Lon: -80.763861), Type: Tower, Structure height: 516.9 m, Overall height: 537.7 m, Call Sign: WQIS913,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10915.0 MHz, Grant Date: 05/06/2008, Expiration Date: 05/06/2018, Cancellation Date: 11/06/2009, Certifier: William Chastain, Registrant: Radio Dynamics Corporation, Silver Spring, MD 20914, Phone: (301) 493-5171, Fax: (301) 576-4553, Email:
  • PORTER CROSSROAD SC, 832a White Pond Rd. (Lat: 34.147167 Lon: -80.754056), Type: Tower, Structure height: 53.6 m, Overall height: 58.5 m, Call Sign: WQIS914,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11405.0 MHz, Grant Date: 05/06/2008, Expiration Date: 05/06/2018, Cancellation Date: 11/06/2009, Certifier: William Chastain, Registrant: Radio Dynamics Corporation, Silver Spring, MD 20914, Phone: (301) 493-5171, Fax: (301) 576-4553, Email:
  • 2828 East Summit, Kelly Mill Road (Lat: 34.155000 Lon: -80.859806), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 59.5 m, Overall height: 60.9 m, Call Sign: WQRJ606,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11345.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, Grant Date: 05/29/2013, Expiration Date: 05/29/2023, Certifier: Rick Downs, Registrant: Pta-Fla, Inc., 8550 W. Desert Inn Rd. # 107, Las Vegas, NV 89117, Phone: (310) 798-7110, Fax: (877) 367-6824, Email:
  • 1.44 Mi E Of Elgin/N End Of Drgstp (Lat: 34.172917 Lon: -80.767583), Structure height: 59.4 m, Overall height: 58.5 m, Call Sign: WGX287, Licensee ID: L00633397,
    Assigned Frequencies: 7050.00 MHz, Grant Date: 02/25/1982, Expiration Date: 12/01/2012, Cancellation Date: 12/19/2005, Registrant: Grand Strand Communications, 3215 South Cashua Drive, Florence, SC 29501
  • STATION, 1.85 Mi W Of Int Of Us 601 And St 268 Fort Jackson (Lat: 34.072639 Lon: -80.732583), Overall height: 106.7 m, Call Sign: WHK295,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6605.00 MHz, 6625.00 MHz, 6645.00 MHz, 6665.00 MHz, 6685.00 MHz, 6865.00 MHz, 6845.00 MHz, Grant Date: 01/22/2011, Expiration Date: 03/26/2021, Certifier: Clifford B Jordan Jr., Registrant: Gray Miller Persh LLP, 1200 New Hampshire Ave., Nw, Suite 410, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 776-2571, Fax: (202) 776-2222, Email:
  • ELGIN, SC, 1.8 Mi Of Inter Of Hwys 601 & 268 (Lat: 34.072472 Lon: -80.732333), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 105.1 m, Overall height: 111.4 m, Call Sign: WHS673,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6925.00 MHz, Grant Date: 01/24/1984, Expiration Date: 12/01/2020, Registrant: Gray Miller Persh LLP, 1200 New Hampshire Ave., Nw, Suite 410, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 776-2571, Fax: (202) 776-2222, Email:
  • Us Rt 601 & Hwy 268 (Lat: 34.072639 Lon: -80.732583), Overall height: 106.7 m, Call Sign: WLD544,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6900.00 MHz, Grant Date: 12/14/1993, Expiration Date: 12/01/2020, Registrant: Gray Miller Persh LLP, 1200 New Hampshire Ave., Nw, Suite 410, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 776-2571, Fax: (202) 776-2222, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

72 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Elgin)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

12 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Elgin)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED4$142,8801$167,7106$157,0430$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$03$138,8971$39,510
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$02$125,7500$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 9709.01

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2008
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$120,180
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 9709.01

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Elgin, SC
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Elgin, SC - Value

2004 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 76. The highest number of fire incidents - 122 took place in 2018, and the least - 44 in 2010. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Elgin, SC When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (49.4%), and Structure Fires (35.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Elgin, SC
    • 56349.4%Outside Fires
    • 40835.8%Structure Fires
    • 15113.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 171.5%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Elgin, SC
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Elgin, SC
  • 78.5%Electricity
  • 18.5%Utility gas
  • 1.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.1%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Elgin, SC
  • 68.6%Electricity
  • 31.4%Utility gas


Elgin compared to South Carolina state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age below state average.
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