South Elgin, IL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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South Elgin, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of South Elgin had a population of 22,654 as of July 1, 2016. South Elgin ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for South Elgin is located at latitude 41.9895 and longitude -88.3126 in Kane County. The formal boundaries for the Village of South Elgin (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.01 sq. miles and a water area of 0.17 sq. miles. Kane County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 709 feet.

The Village of South Elgin (GNIS ID: 2399846) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of South Elgin is located within Township of Elgin, a minor civil division (MCD) of Kane County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with South Elgin population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for South Elgin: Clintonville.

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South Elgin, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 22,654
Population in Households 22,412
Population in Familes 19,864
Population in Group Qrtrs 242
Population Density1 3,230
Diversity Index2 55


Total Households 7,335
Average Household Size 3.06
Family Households 5,687
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,619 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,076 (79.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,259 (16.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 284 ( 3.7%)
Median Home Value $230,403
Average Home Value $283,218


Median Household Income $82,033
Average Household Income $100,440
Per Capita Income $33,308
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.46% 0.34%
Households 0.3% 0.25%
Families 0.2% 0.13%
Median Household Income   1.44%
Per Capita Income   1.2%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

South Elgin, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares South Elgin to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 109 92nd
Population Density1 # 131 90th
Diversity Index2 # 146 89th
Median Household Income # 131 90th
Per Capita Income # 224 84th

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