South Elgin, Illinois
|Motto: "Where Tradition Meets The Future"|
|Area||7.16 sq mi (19 km2)|
|- land||6.99 sq mi (18 km2)|
|- water||0.17 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Density||2,560.5 / sq mi (989 / km2)|
|- summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|Area code||847 & 224|
|Wikimedia Commons: South Elgin, Illinois|
South Elgin is a village in Kane County, Illinois, United States. The population was 16,100 at the 2000 census, and estimated to be 20,758 as of 2005. In July 2007, Money magazine named South Elgin as 82 of 100 entries in its "America's Best Places To Live" edition.
South Elgin is located at  in the pleasant Fox River Valley. Once populated by Native Indians, South Elgin and the other bordering towns Bartlett & St. Charles have done well in preserving this land's history. According to the 2010 census, the village has a total area of 7.16 square miles (18.5 km2), of which 6.99 square miles (18.1 km2) (or 97.63%) is land and 0.17 square miles (0.44 km2) (or 2.37%) is water.(41.992283, -88.307858),
As of the census of 2000, there were 16,100 people, 5,565 households, and 4,307 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,560.5 people per square mile (988.3/km²). There were 5,657 housing units at an average density of 899.7 per square mile (347.2/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 86.02% White, 2.58% African American, 0.17% Native American, 5.47% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 3.88% from other races, and 1.86% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.34% of the population.
There were 5,565 households out of which 44.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.5% were married couples living together, 7.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.6% were non-families. 17.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.85 and the average family size was 3.26.
In the village the population was spread out with 29.1% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 42.1% from 25 to 44, 16.1% from 45 to 64, and 5.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 100.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.0 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $67,323, and the median income for a family was $71,190 (these figures had risen to $79,192 and $84,354 respectively as of a 2007 estimate). Males had a median income of $48,741 versus $31,486 for females. The per capita income for the village was $25,676. About 2.1% of families and 3.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.6% of those under age 18 and 2.3% of those age 65 or over.
The village is served by Unit School District U46 and D303. U46 serves an area of some 90 square miles (230 km2) in Cook, DuPage and Kane counties. Almost 40,000 children of school age are in its area. U-46 is second largest in Illinois. District 303 covers 57 square miles (150 km2) and serves 13,590 students in the Fox River Valley.
- Chicago and North Western Railway Company (1908). A History of the Origin of the Place Names Connected with the Chicago & North Western and Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railways. p. 126.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "2010 Census U.S. Gazetteer Files for Places – Illinois". United States Census. Retrieved 2012-10-13.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- South Elgin Community Directory
- South Elgin Chamber of Commerce
- Village of South Elgin
- South Elgin Economic Development Council (SEED)
- Fox River Trolley Museum