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South Elgin, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of South Elgin had a population of 22,833 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for South Elgin: Clintonville.

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South Elgin, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 22,833
Daytime Population: Workers 9,090
Daytime Population: Residents 10,795
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 19,885
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.87
Population in Households 22,591
Population in Familes 20,025
Population in Group Qrtrs 242
Population Density2 3,256
Diversity Index3 56


Median Household Income $84,445
Average Household Income $104,179
Per Capita Income $34,652


Total Housing Units 7,636 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,132 (80.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,288 (16.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 216 ( 2.8%)
Median Home Value $234,066
Average Home Value $281,744


Total Households 7,420
Average Household Size 3.04
Family Households 5,747
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.5% 0.38%
Households 0.42% 0.34%
Families 0.32% 0.21%
Median Household Income   1.83%
Per Capita Income   2.11%

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, 2017 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 Density # 128 91st
Diversity Index # 147 89th
Median Household Income # 133 90th
Per Capita Income # 231 83rd

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