Living in Elgin, IL

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Updated: 2020-03-11

Elgin SnackAbility

8
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
8
Affordability
8
Diversity
9.5
Safety
7
Amenities
9.5
Education
6
Commute
6

Elgin, IL Crime Report

1,948
Total Crimes
1,723.0
Total Crimes / 100k People
-32.92%
Below National Average

Elgin, IL Cost Of Living

104
Elgin's Overall Cost Of Living
1.0x
Higher Than The National Average

Elgin, Illinois Info Snack

Elgin (/ldn/ EL-jin) is a city in Cook and Kane counties in the northern part of the U.S. state of Illinois. Located roughly 35 mi (56 km) northwest of Chicago, it lies along the Fox River. As of 2013, the city had a total population of 110,145, making it the eighth-largest city in Illinois.
Population
113,023
Unemployment
6.3%
Poverty
11.7%
Median Home
$177,500
Median Income
$67,029
Median Rent
$1,065

Elgin, IL Photos

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Rankings for Elgin in Illinois

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Map Of Elgin, IL

Population over time in Elgin

Year Population % Change
2017 113,023 0.4%
2016 112,628 0.6%
2015 111,919 -0.2%
2014 112,105 1.1%
2013 110,906 1.0%
2012 109,825 0.3%
2011 109,513 0.8%
2010 108,681 1.7%
2009 106,837 -
Crime/100k Elgin IL USA
Violent Crime 207.9 404.1 368.9
Murder 2.7 6.9 5.0
Robbery 50.4 111.5 86.2
Aggravated Assault 112.3 239.7 246.8
Property Crime 1515.1 1932.8 2199.5
Burglary 152.1 306.7 376.0
Larceny 1286.9 1472.3 1594.6
Car Theft 76.1 153.8 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Elgin

White
40.9% (46,209)
African American
5.5% (6,214)
American Indian
0.0% (50)
Asian
6.2% (7,031)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.5% (526)
Two Or More
1.7% (1,873)
Hispanic
45.2% (51,120)
Race Elgin IL USA
White 40.9% 61.6% 61.1%
African American 5.5% 14.0% 12.3%
American Indian 0.0% 0.1% 0.7%
Asian 6.2% 5.3% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.5% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 1.7% 1.8% 2.4%
Hispanic 45.2% 17.0% 17.8%

Household Income For Elgin, Illinois

Less than $10,000
4.7% (525,645)
$10,000 to $14,999
2.9% (322,597)
$15,000 to $24,999
7.3% (822,668)
$25,000 to $34,999
8.9% (1,007,846)
$35,000 to $49,999
14.1% (1,591,417)
$50,000 to $74,999
17.4% (1,965,778)
$75,000 to $99,999
15.0% (1,700,798)
$100,000 to $149,999
17.0% (1,926,955)
$150,000 to $199,999
7.1% (805,106)
$200,000 or more
5.6% (633,485)
Income Elgin IL USA
Less than $10,000 4.7% 6.5% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 2.9% 4.0% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 7.3% 8.9% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 8.9% 8.6% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 14.1% 12.0% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 17.4% 17.2% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 15.0% 12.7% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 17.0% 15.6% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 7.1% 6.9% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 5.6% 7.6% 7.0%

Gender in Elgin

Female
50.1% (56,678)
Male
49.9% (56,345)
Gender Elgin IL USA
Female 50.1% 50.9% 50.8%
Male 49.9% 49.1% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Elgin for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
11.0% (12,432)
9-12th Grade
10.0% (11,302)
High School / GED
24.0% (27,125)
Some College
22.0% (24,865)
Associate's Degree
8.0% (9,041)
Bachelor's Degree
16.0% (18,083)
Master's Degree
7.0% (7,911)
Professional Degree
1.0% (1,130)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (1,130)
Education Elgin IL USA
< 9th Grade 11.0% 5.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 10.0% 6.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 24.0% 26.0% 27.0%
Some College 22.0% 21.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 8.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 16.0% 21.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 7.0% 10.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 1.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%

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