ELGIN

Though the watch factory could not sustain its success, the name of the city of Elgin can still be seen on the clocks at Chicago’s Union Station.

Welcome to Elgin

 
Elgin
 
Elgin is divided between Cook and Kane counties along the Fox River with a population of approximately 109,000, earning the title of the 8th largest city in Illinois. It is easily accessible through highways and public transportation, with three Metra stations and the Elgin Transportation Center – a hub for PACE bus service.
 
Elgin was originally known for the butter and dairy goods that it sold to the city of Chicago, and later for the Elgin Watch Company. Though the watch factory could not sustain its success, the name of the city of Elgin can still be seen on the clocks at Chicago’s Union Station. In most recent years, Elgin is perhaps best known for the Grand Victoria Casino Riverboat situated downtown.
 
Elgin experienced exponential growth in the early 2010s with the construction of new single-family homes, townhouses, condos, and loft spaces. By 2013, Elgin was ranked #1 in the Chicago metro area with new home starts. The city now offers a collection of homes as diverse as the population.
 
The public schools fall into District U-46, featuring Elgin and Larkin High Schools, as well as District 301. It is also home to Judson University, Elgin Community College, and a National Louis University campus.
 
Earning the nickname “The City in the Suburbs”, Elgin is easily accessible and highly resourceful.
 
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Overview for ELGIN, IL

115,791 people live in ELGIN, where the median age is 36.2 and the average individual income is $33,855.31. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

115,791

Total Population

36.2 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$33,855.31

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for ELGIN, IL

ELGIN has 39,615 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in ELGIN do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 115,791 people call ELGIN home. The population density is 1,263.26 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

115,791

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

36.2

Median Age

50.1 / 49.9%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
39,615

Total Households

3

Average Household Size

$33,855.31

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in ELGIN, IL

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The following schools are within or nearby ELGIN. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Elgin Math and Science Academy Charter School
PUBLIC
K - 8th
3/5
The Einstein Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Prairie Knolls Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Garfield Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 6th
1/5
Kimball Middle School
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
2/5
Highland Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 6th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
St John's Lutheran School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Westminster Christian School
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Institute Of Islamic Education
PRIVATE
1st - 12th
No rating available
St Thomas More Elementary School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Central School Program
PUBLIC
7th - 12th
No rating available
Abbott Middle School
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
2/5
PUBLIC
7th - 12th
No rating available
Elgin High School
PUBLIC
8th - 12th
1/5
Lords Park Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 6th
1/5
Larkin High School
PUBLIC
8th - 12th
1/5
Otter Creek Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 6th
2/5
Bethlehem Lutheran Child Development Center
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Highland Christian Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
New Beginnings Regional Safe Schools Program
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
7th - 12th
No rating available
Country Trails Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Century Oaks Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 6th
1/5
Channing Memorial Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 6th
1/5
Harriet Gifford Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 6th
1/5
Huff Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
1/5
Lowrie Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 6th
1/5
PUBLIC
K - 6th
No rating available
Washington Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 6th
1/5
Creekside Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
No rating available
Hilltop Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
3/5
St Edward Central Catholic High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
St Laurence Elementary School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Coleman Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 6th
1/5
Ellis Middle School
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
1/5
Hillcrest Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 6th
1/5
Larsen Middle School
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
2/5
McKinley Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 6th
1/5
Harvest Christian Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
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