South Elgin, Illinois Population 2020

23,649

South Elgin is a city located in Kane County, Illinois. With a 2020 population of 23,649, it is the 98th largest city in Illinois and the 1626th largest city in the United States. South Elgin is currently growing at a rate of 0.43% annually and its population has increased by 7.57% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 21,985 in 2010. Spanning over 7 miles, South Elgin has a population density of 3,348 people per square mile.

The average household income in South Elgin is $113,350 with a poverty rate of 6.07%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,427 per month, and the median house value is $229,300. The median age in South Elgin is 36.1 years, 35.3 years for males, and 36.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 99.0 males.

South Elgin Il Demographics

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

  • White: 82.63%
  • Asian: 5.64%
  • Other race: 5.45%
  • Black or African American: 3.41%
  • Two or more races: 2.69%
  • Native American: 0.20%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of South Elgin, Illinois is 23,649, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 23,447. The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 21,985.

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White18,60982.63%
Asian1,2705.64%
Some Other Race1,2275.45%
Black or African American7673.41%
Two or More Races6052.69%
American Indian and Alaska Native440.20%

South Elgin Il Population Pyramid 2020

South Elgin Il Median Age

36.1


Total

35.3


Male

36.8


Female

South Elgin Il Adults

There are 15,922 adults, (2,073 of whom are seniors) in South Elgin Il.

South Elgin Il Age Dependency

62.6

Age Dependency Ratio

15

Old Age Dependency Ratio

47.7

Child Dependency Ratio

South Elgin Il Sex Ratio

Female

11,320

50.26%

Male

11,202

49.74%

South Elgin Il Households and Families

South Elgin Il Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

South Elgin Il Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married90%10%
Male82.7%17.3%
All80.6%19.4%
Non Family66.7%33.3%
Female54.8%45.2%

80.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,2463.0780.6
Married4,4313.4990
Non Family1,4791.2866.7
Female8463.8554.8
Male4903.2882.7

3.46

Average Family Size

3.07

Average Household Size

6.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

South Elgin Il Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4803.42%
9th to 12th Grade6614.71%
High School Graduate3,39024.17%
Some College3,04521.71%
Associates Degree1,2548.94%
Bachelors Degree3,62925.88%
Graduate Degree1,56611.17%

South Elgin Il Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White10,3899,9503,986
Hispanic2,0661,409386
Asian882837558
Other Race659429148
Black465465135
Multiple Races217217142
Native American25143

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 65.44%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$52,467$61,713$41,790
Less Than High School$30,034$47,045$12,813
High School Grad$42,074$50,186$29,575
Some College$43,451$53,298$38,224
Bachelors Degree$68,838$83,125$51,910
Graduate Degree$80,811$105,278$63,263

$52,467

Average Earnings

$61,713

Average Male

$41,790

Average Female

South Elgin Il Language

South Elgin Il Language by Age

South Elgin Il Language

78.52% of South Elgin Il residents speak only English, while 21.48% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 13.18% of the population.

South Elgin Il Poverty

South Elgin Il Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White15,5436974.48%
Hispanic4,19261414.65%
Other1,2231149.32%
Multiple6058614.21%
Black758192.51%
Asian1,270171.34%

6.07%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.88%

Male Poverty Rate

6.25%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in South Elgin Il

The race most likely to be in poverty in South Elgin Il is Hispanic, with 14.65% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in South Elgin Il is Asian, with 1.34% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.19%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.19%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.01%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School14.62%
High School9.92%
Some College3.09%
Bachelors or Greater0.35%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed32.14%
Female Unemployed10.10%
Female Employed1.95%
Male Employed1.58%

South Elgin Il Income

South Elgin Il Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$93,617$113,350
Families$101,230$121,610
Married Families$109,966-
Non Families$53,340$68,038

South Elgin Il Marital Status

South Elgin Il Marital Status

Marriage Rates

54.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.2%

Male Marriage Rate

52.4%

Female Marriage Rate

South Elgin Il Married by Age and Sex

South Elgin Il 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 Il Marital Status by Race

South Elgin Il Veterans

764

Number of Veterans

728

Male Veterans

36

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War199
Vietnam173
Second Gulf War150
Korea119
World War II21
Name Veterans % of Total
White7355.53%
Hispanic572.13%
2 or More165.65%
Black132.53%

$South Elgin Il Veterans by Education

0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.59%

Veteran Disability Rate

South Elgin Il Employment Status

75.4%

Labor Force Participation

71.6%

Employment Rate

5.1%

Unemployment Rate

South Elgin Il Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

72.41%

Born in Illinois

87.57%

Native Born

12.43%

Foreign Born

5.02%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

87.57% of South Elgin Il residents were born in the United States, with 72.41% having been born in Illinois. 5.02% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202023,6491010.43%
201923,5481010.43%
201823,4479594.26%
201722,4881010.45%
201622,3871150.52%
201522,2721220.55%
201422,150220.10%
201322,128-3-0.01%
201222,131290.13%
201122,102860.39%
201022,0165,9163.18%
200016,1008,6267.98%
19907,4741,2561.86%
19806,2181,9293.78%
19704,2891,6655.04%
19602,6240.00%