Elgin, Illinois Population 2022

116,119
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Elgin is a city located in Kane County Illinois. With a 2020 population of 116,119, it is the 6th largest city in Illinois and the 273rd largest city in the United States. Elgin is currently growing at a rate of 0.57% annually and its population has increased by 1.15% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 114,797 in 2020. Spanning over 38 miles, Elgin has a population density of 3,096 people per square mile.

The average household income in Elgin is $86,544 with a poverty rate of 10.49%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,087 per month, and the median house value is $196,100. The median age in Elgin is 35 years, 34.5 years for males, and 35.6 years for females.

Elgin Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Elginwas:

  • White: 57.43%
  • Other race: 24.12%
  • Two or more races: 7.43%
  • Black or African American: 5.40%
  • Asian: 4.79%
  • Native American: 0.78%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.05%
The current population of Elgin, Illinois is 116,119 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 114,797.

Elgin, Illinois Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Elgin Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Elgin Population by Race

Elgin Population Pyramid 2022

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Elgin Median Age

34.9


Total

34.3


Male

35.9


Female

Elgin Adults

There are 82,221 adults, (13,712 of whom are seniors) in Elgin.

Elgin Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

20

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Elgin Sex Ratio

Female

55,390

49.43%

Male

56,672

50.57%

Elgin Population by Age

Elgin Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Elgin Household Types

70.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Elgin Households and Families

3.6

Average Family Size

2.99

Average Household Size

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Elgin Households by Type

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Elgin Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Elgin Educational Attainment by Race

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 96.11%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 50.83%.

Elgin Educational Attainment by Race

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$38,797

Average Earnings

$43,310

Average Male

$32,010

Average Female

Elgin Earnings by Educational Attainment

Elgin Language by Age

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Elgin Language

54.05% of Elgin residents speak only English, while 45.95% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 39.69% of the population.

Elgin Language

Elgin Poverty by Race

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10.49%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.87%

Male Poverty Rate

12.15%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Elgin

The race most likely to be in poverty in Elgin is Black, with 30.74% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Elgin is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.54%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.49%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.14%.

Elgin Poverty

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Elgin Poverty Rate by Education

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Elgin Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Elgin Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Elgin Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

49.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.7%

Male Marriage Rate

48.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Elgin Married by Age and Sex

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Elgin Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Elgin Marital Status by Race

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Elgin Marital Status

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3,366

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Elgin Veterans by War

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Elgin Veterans by Age

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Elgin Veterans by Race

Elgin Veterans by Education

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7.11%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.99%

Veteran Disability Rate

Elgin Veterans by Education

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68.6%

Labor Force Participation

64.2%

Employment Rate

6.4%

Unemployment Rate

Elgin Employment by Age

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Elgin Employment by Race

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Elgin Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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61.04%

Born in Elgin

74.00%

Native Born

26.00%

Foreign Born

14.91%

Non Citizen

11.09%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

74.00% of Elgin residents were born in the United States, with 61.04% having been born in Illinois. 14.91% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Elgin Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Elgin Population by Year