Elgin, IL

114,521 Population
37.3 square miles 3,069.8 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
0.9%
was 0.9%
Ranked 8th Highest in IL
Population Density
3,069.8
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
49.9%
was 54.7%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
28.7%
was 27.2%
Ranked 5th Highest in IL
Percent Under 18
26.6%
was 26.9%
Ranked 6th Highest in IL
Percent 65 and Over
12.5%
was 13.0%
Ranked 10th Highest in IL

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
6.5
was 6.9
Ranked 31st Lowest in IL
Percent Living in Poverty
14.9%
was 11.0%
Ranked 11th Lowest in IL
Median Household Income
$60,375
was $57,097
Ranked 11th Highest in IL
Gini Income Distribution
 
43.5
46.1
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
2.7
was 2.7
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
233.4
was 213.7
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
1,330.6
was 1,722.0
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
39,297
was 40,242
Ranked 8th Highest in IL
Median Rent
$1,040
was $1,020
Ranked 8th Highest in IL
Total Building Permits
343
was 192
 
Occupied Housing Units
36,969
was 36,761
 
Homeownership Rate
68.7%
was 65.1%
Ranked 6th Highest in IL
Single Family Building Permits
343
was 192
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
1,049.5
was 1,077.4
Ranked 14th Highest in IL
Rental Vacancy Rate
16.7%
was 21.4%
Ranked 11th Highest in IL
Multifamily Building Permits
0
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
3.1
was 3.0
Ranked 4th Highest in IL
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
9.7
was 5.3
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
3.2
was 1.8
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
97.5%
was 97.7%
Ranked 13th Highest in IL
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
81.0%
Ranked 17th Highest in IL
Percent with Insurance Over 65
97.8%
was 96.8%
Ranked 13th Highest in IL

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
77.8%
was 76.6%
Ranked 17th Highest in IL
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
24.6%
was 24.2%
Ranked 14th Highest in IL

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