In the town, the population was spread out with 30.7% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 34.6% from 25 to 44, 23.3% from 45 to 64, and 4.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 93.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.7 males.
Chapin, popularly known as the capital of Lake Murray, is a small, affluent lake town located at the northern tip of Lexington County, South Carolina bordering Newberry County, South Carolina to the south. Lake Murray separates Chapin from the rest of Lexington County. Chapin is located approximately 22 miles northwest of Columbia and many people commute there for work, however, the town is considered fringe rural by the US postal service. Chapin is known for its charm and southern hospitality and is consistently rated in the Top 10 places to live in South Carolina. Chapin was founded by Martin Chapin in 1889.
Situated northeast of downtown Columbia, this part of town is one of the fastest growing areas in Greater Columbia. The soil is sandy and for the most part the terrain is flat with pine trees dominating the forests. Residential development has grown rapidly and significantly in Columbia over the past 12 years, and nowhere is this more evident than in the Northeast area of town.
Route 277, an expressway with limited access, connects Northeast Columbia with downtown. Northeast residents also have easy access to I-77 (Charlotte, NC & Charleston, SC), I-20 (Florence, Augusta, GA) and I-26 (Spartanburg/ Greenville). I-77 is often referred to as the Charlotte Corridor.
With a rich historical background and promises of a strong future, Lexington County provides a diverse community, endless economic opportunities and prosperous growth. Located in the Midlands of South Carolina, Lexington County is known as one of the fastest growing areas in the state and region.
Featuring a temperate climate, convenient location and access to Lake Murray, Lexington County offers exceptional recreational and residential opportunities.
Our Town celebrates community, diversity, and the unique contribution each of us can make. We have a big vision by anyone’s standard, with detailed plans and a road map to get us there.
Renaissance in its purest sense is about rebirth, an elevation of cultural pursuits, architecture, the arts, and learning. Using these as guiding principles we’ve embarked on a ten year plan that aids in the revitalization of the life and spirit of small town America, right here in Blythewood.
The roots for the present-day town of Elgin trace back to 1899-1900 when the Seaboard Coastline Railroad was making its way across the midlands of South Carolina. The tracks came through the southwest corner of Kershaw County and workers were lodged in the first house that was built for them alongside the railroad.
As the rails progressed, this area was named “Blaney” for a New York banker by that name that had been instrumental in funding the railroad and was a vice-president of the railroad.