South Elgin, Illinois Population 2022

24,241
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South Elgin is a city located in Kane County Illinois. South Elgin has a 2020 population of 24,241. South Elgin is currently growing at a rate of 0.78% annually and its population has increased by 1.58% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 23,865 in 2010.

The average household income in South Elgin is $118,326 with a poverty rate of 5.88%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,496 per month, and the median house value is $242,700. The median age in South Elgin is 37.5 years, 35.9 years for males, and 38.3 years for females.

South Elgin Demographics

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

  • White: 78.32%
  • Asian: 7.82%
  • Other race: 5.73%
  • Black or African American: 3.92%
  • Two or more races: 3.90%
  • Native American: 0.30%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of South Elgin, Illinois is 24,241 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 23,865.

South Elgin, Illinois Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White18,52178.32%
Black or African American9283.92%
American Indian and Alaska Native720.30%
Asian1,8497.82%
Some Other Race1,3565.73%
Two or More Races9223.90%
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South Elgin Population by Race

South Elgin Population Pyramid 2022

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South Elgin Median Age

38


Total

37.1


Male

39.4


Female

South Elgin Adults

There are 17,669 adults, (2,391 of whom are seniors) in South Elgin.

South Elgin Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

15.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.1

Child Dependency Ratio

South Elgin Sex Ratio

Female

11,550

48.84%

Male

12,098

51.16%

South Elgin Population by Age

South Elgin Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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South Elgin Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married91.2%8.8%
All81.7%18.3%
Male80.5%19.5%
Female63.1%36.9%
Non Family63%37%

81.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

South Elgin Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,8592.9781.7
Married4,9183.3991.2
Male4723.3480.5
Female8453.6363.1
Non Family1,6241.2663

3.33

Average Family Size

2.97

Average Household Size

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South Elgin Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5863.77%
9th to 12th Grade8285.33%
High School Graduate3,77124.27%
Some College3,10519.98%
Associates Degree1,3928.96%
Bachelors Degree3,95025.42%
Graduate Degree1,90512.26%
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South Elgin Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

South Elgin Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian1,3251,211795
Black579564292
White10,86610,3784,273
2+ Races449331102
Hispanic2,5551,758422
Other Race704482110
Native American4221

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 97.41%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 60.00%.

South Elgin Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$54,435$68,980$44,599
Less Than 9th Grade$40,592$47,045$20,847
High School Graduate$37,917$48,856$24,605
Some College$43,962$57,112$38,000
Bachelors Degree$78,388$101,359$63,958
Graduate Degree$86,688$110,668$68,929

$54,435

Average Earnings

$68,980

Average Male

$44,599

Average Female

South Elgin Earnings by Educational Attainment

South Elgin Language by Age

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South Elgin Language

77.68% of South Elgin residents speak only English, while 22.32% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 13.50% of the population.

South Elgin Language

South Elgin Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black90812914.21%
Hispanic4,86562712.89%
Multiple917677.31%
White15,2816013.93%
Asian1,849150.81%
Other152NaN%

5.88%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.71%

Male Poverty Rate

5.00%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in South Elgin

The race most likely to be in poverty in South Elgin is Black, with 14.21% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.52%. Among those working part-time, it was 5.83%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.05%.

South Elgin Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade4.17%
High School12.20%
Some College4.33%
Bachelors or Greater0.39%

South Elgin Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed3.04%
Male Unemployed29.59%
Female Employed2.16%
Female Unemployed3.78%

South Elgin Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

South Elgin Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$99,189$123,208
Families$108,419$133,474
Married Families$116,860-
Non Families$53,773$69,739
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Income by Household Type

South Elgin Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

53.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.8%

Male Marriage Rate

54.3%

Female Marriage Rate

South Elgin Married by Age and Sex

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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 45-54.

South Elgin Marital Status by Race

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South Elgin Marital Status

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683

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War118
First Gulf War65
Vietnam169
Korea76
World War II21

South Elgin Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3487
35 to 54196
55 to 64122
65 to 7487
75+191

South Elgin Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White6474.55%
Black365.96%
Hispanic762.26%

South Elgin Veterans by Race

South Elgin Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.73%

Veteran Disability Rate

South Elgin Veterans by Education

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74.6%

Labor Force Participation

71.4%

Employment Rate

4.3%

Unemployment Rate

South Elgin Employment by Age

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South Elgin Employment by Race

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South 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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69.05%

Born in South Elgin

86.52%

Native Born

13.48%

Foreign Born

4.72%

Non Citizen

8.76%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

86.52% of South Elgin residents were born in the United States, with 69.05% having been born in Illinois. 4.72% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

South Elgin Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19602,6240.00%
19704,2891,6655.04%
19806,2181,9293.78%
19907,4741,2561.86%
200016,1008,6267.98%
201021,9855,8853.16%
201122,1731880.86%
201222,3611880.85%
201322,5491880.84%
201422,7371880.83%
201522,9251880.83%
201623,1131880.82%
201723,3011880.81%
201823,4891880.81%
201923,6771880.80%
202023,8651880.79%
202124,0531880.79%
202224,2411880.78%

South Elgin Population by Year