South Elgin, IL Profile: Facts & Data


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South Elgin, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of South Elgin had a population of 22,837 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for South Elgin: Clintonville.

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South Elgin, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 22,837
Population in Households 22,594
Population in Familes 20,073
Population in Group Qrtrs 243
Population Density2 3,256
Diversity Index3 56


Median Household Income $87,231
Average Household Income $107,400
Per Capita Income $35,852


Total Housing Units 7,735 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,096 (78.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,345 (17.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 294 ( 3.8%)
Median Home Value $238,358
Average Home Value $288,076


Total Households 7,441
Average Household Size 3.04
Family Households 5,756
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.44% 0.62%
Households 0.4% 0.63%
Families 0.3% 0.51%
Median Household Income   1.34%
Per Capita Income   1.91%

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, 2018 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 # 108 92nd
Population Density # 127 91st
Diversity Index # 148 89th
Median Household Income # 135 90th
Per Capita Income # 226 84th

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