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
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$145,400
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$920
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    16%
  • Own
    84%

Elgin Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    1,102
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    689
    525
  • Theft
    3,719
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    275
    263

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$57,500
National
$53,889
Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    18%
    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.