B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    C

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$143,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$935
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    18%
  • Own
    82%

Elgin Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    397
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    132
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    331
    500
  • Theft
    4,570
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    66
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$56,875
National
$55,322
Children
26%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%
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Elgin Reviews

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Elgin is a nice and quiet town right outside of Columbia, SC. I love the sense of community and also the benefits of living right outside of the capital. The summers are beautiful and the winters are mild. It also has great proximity to the ocean, which is only a couple hours away!
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I very much so enjoy living in Elgin. My neighborhood is very nice and beautiful. Over the past three years we have been hit by a flood, tornado, and hurricane and each time we have all come together to get through it. My neighbors are very kind and friendly which makes my life easier. It also is very safe, i live right next to a police officer who is very protective.
I would not choose to live here at the age I am now, but when I get older it would be a nice area to move back and start a family.