South Elgin, Illinois Population 2024

24,133

South Elgin is a city located in Kane County Illinois. South Elgin has a 2024 population of 24,133. South Elgin is currently growing at a rate of 0.26% annually and its population has increased by 1.24% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 23,837 in 2020.

The average household income in South Elgin is $141,554 with a poverty rate of 5.73%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in South Elgin is 38.6 years, 37.5 years for males, and 40 years for females.

South Elgin Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of South Elgin was:

  • White: 68.71%
  • Asian: 9.46%
  • Two or more races: 8.63%
  • Other race: 6.96%
  • Black or African American: 5.36%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.6%
  • Native American: 0.28%
Land Area (mi²)
7.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
3,416.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
1.24% (296)
The current population of South Elgin, Illinois is 24,133 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 23,837.

South Elgin, Illinois Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White16,38168.71%
Asian2,2559.46%
Two or more races2,0588.63%
Other race1,6606.96%
Black or African American1,2785.36%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander1420.6%
Native American670.28%
showing: 7 rows

White

Asian

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Native American

South Elgin Population by Race

South Elgin Population Pyramid 2024

South Elgin Median Age

38.6

Total

37.5

Male

40

Female

South Elgin Adults

There are 18,016 adults, (2,682 of whom are seniors) in South Elgin.

South Elgin Age Dependency

55.5

Age Dependency Ratio

17.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38

Child Dependency Ratio

South Elgin Sex Ratio

Female11,50348.25%
Male12,33851.75%

South Elgin Population by Age

South Elgin Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All8,2252.8780.619.4
Married5,1303.3790.29.8
Non Family1,9181.1955.144.9
Female8043.4272.627.4
Male3733.36964
showing: 5 rows

3.31

Average Family Size

2.87

Average Household Size

80.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

South Elgin Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

South Elgin Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

South Elgin Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 96.88%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 55.21%.

South Elgin Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$64,405

Average Earnings

$77,442

Average Male

$53,460

Average Female

South Elgin Earnings by Educational Attainment

South Elgin Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

South Elgin Language

75.46% of South Elgin residents speak only English, while 24.54% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 13.82% of the population.

South Elgin Language

South Elgin Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic5,62872912.95%
White13,8174783.46%
Multiple2,04722711.09%
Other1,63519912.17%
Black1,2631068.39%
Native674059.7%
Asian2,255130.58%
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5.73%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.21%

Male Poverty Rate

4.15%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in South Elgin

The race most likely to be in poverty in South Elgin is Native, with 59.7% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in South Elgin is Asian, with 0.58% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.69%. Among those working part-time, it was 4.49%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 10.6%.

South Elgin Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School8.45%
Less Than 9th Grade7.51%
Some College3.51%
Bachelors or Greater0.77%
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South Elgin Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed29.83%
Male Employed4.42%
Female Employed1.49%
Female Unemployed
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South Elgin Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

South Elgin Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

South Elgin Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

55.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.1%

Male Marriage Rate

55.7%

Female Marriage Rate

South Elgin Married by Age and Sex

male

female

South Elgin Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

South Elgin Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

South Elgin Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

670

Number of Veterans

662

Male Veterans

8

Female Veterans

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South Elgin Veterans by War

count

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South Elgin Veterans by Age

count

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South Elgin Veterans by Race

South Elgin Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.38%

Veteran Disability Rate

South Elgin Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

73.3%

Labor Force Participation

70.7%

Employment Rate

3.4%

Unemployment Rate

South Elgin Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

South Elgin Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

South Elgin Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

70.02%

Born in South Elgin

86.07%

Native Born

13.93%

Foreign Born

3.65%

Non Citizen

10.28%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

86.07% of South Elgin residents were born in the United States, with 70.02% having been born in Illinois. 3.65% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

South Elgin Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202924,448630.26%
202824,385630.26%
202724,322630.26%
202624,259630.26%
202524,196630.26%
202424,133630.26%
202324,070630.26%
202224,007630.26%
202123,9441070.45%
202023,837-928-3.75%
201924,7651,3745.87%
201823,3919364.17%
201722,455990.44%
201622,3561030.46%
201522,2531170.53%
201422,136120.05%
201322,124-6-0.03%
201222,130230.1%
201122,107820.37%
201022,0255,92536.8%
200016,1008,626115.41%
19907,4741,25620.2%
19806,2181,92944.98%
19704,2891,66563.45%
19602,624
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South Elgin Population by Year