South Elgin, Illinois

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South Elgin, Illinois
Flag of South Elgin, Illinois
Motto: 
"Where Tradition Meets the Future"
Location of South Elgin in Kane County, Illinois
Location of South Elgin in Kane County, Illinois
Location of Illinois in the United States
Location of Illinois in the United States
Coordinates: 41°59′32″N 88°18′28″W / 41.99222°N 88.30778°W / 41.99222; -88.30778Coordinates: 41°59′32″N 88°18′28″W / 41.99222°N 88.30778°W / 41.99222; -88.30778
CountryUnited States
StateIllinois
CountyKane
TownshipsElgin, St. Charles
Government
 • Village PresidentSteve Ward
Area
 • Total7.26 sq mi (18.81 km2)
 • Land7.06 sq mi (18.29 km2)
 • Water0.20 sq mi (0.52 km2)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total23,865
 • Density3,380.31/sq mi (1,305.11/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
60177
Area codes847 & 224
FIPS code17-70720
Wikimedia CommonsSouth Elgin, Illinois
Websitewww.southelgin.com

South Elgin is a village in Kane County, Illinois, United States. Per the 2020 census, the population was 23,865.[2] In 2007, Money magazine named South Elgin as 82nd of 100 entries in its "America's Best Places to Live" edition and again in 2011 as 98th of 100 entries.

History[edit]

South Elgin was originally called "Clintonville", in honor of early settler James Clinton.[3] The name "South Elgin" was adopted in 1907.[3]

Geography[edit]

South Elgin is located in eastern Kane County at 41°59′32″N 88°18′28″W / 41.99222°N 88.30778°W / 41.99222; -88.30778 (41.992283, -88.307858),[4] in the Fox River Valley. It is bordered to the north by the city of Elgin and to the east by the village of Bartlett. South Elgin sits on both sides of the Fox River.

According to the 2010 census, South Elgin has a total area of 7.157 square miles (18.54 km2), of which 6.99 square miles (18.10 km2) (or 97.67%) is land and 0.167 square miles (0.43 km2) (or 2.33%) is water.[5]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890505
19005152.0%
191058012.6%
1920559−3.6%
193074533.3%
194096129.0%
19501,22027.0%
19602,624115.1%
19704,28963.5%
19806,21845.0%
19907,47420.2%
200016,100115.4%
201021,98536.6%
202023,8658.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
2010[7] 2020[8]

2020 census[edit]

South Elgin village, Illinois – Demographic Profile
(NH = Non-Hispanic)
Race / Ethnicity Pop 2010[7] Pop 2020[8] % 2010 % 2020
White alone (NH) 15,936 14,935 72.49% 62.58%
Black or African American alone (NH) 679 821 3.09% 3.44%
Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH) 17 14 0.08% 0.06%
Asian alone (NH) 1,515 2,117 6.89% 8.87%
Pacific Islander alone (NH) 7 5 0.03% 0.02%
Some Other Race alone (NH) 17 85 0.08% 0.36%
Mixed Race/Multi-Racial (NH) 412 926 1.87% 3.88%
Hispanic or Latino (any race) 3,402 4,962 15.47% 20.79%
Total 21,985 23,865 100.00% 100.00%

Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.

2000 Census[edit]

As of the census[9] 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 inhabitants per square mile (988.6/km2). There were 5,657 housing units at an average density of 899.7 per square mile (347.4/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[10]). 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.

Education[edit]

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.

Attractions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 15, 2022.
  2. ^ "South Elgin village, Illinois". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved April 15, 2022.
  3. ^ a b 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.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2020-02-13. Retrieved 2015-12-25.
  6. ^ "Decennial Census of Population and Housing by Decades". US Census Bureau.
  7. ^ a b "P2 HISPANIC OR LATINO, AND NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO BY RACE – 2010: DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171) – South Elgin village, Illinois". United States Census Bureau.
  8. ^ a b "P2 HISPANIC OR LATINO, AND NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO BY RACE – 2020: DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171) – South Elgin village, Illinois". United States Census Bureau.
  9. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  10. ^ Bureau, U.S. Census. "American FactFinder - Results". factfinder.census.gov. Archived from the original on 11 February 2020. Retrieved 19 April 2018.

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