Elgin is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 114,797 people and 25 constituent neighborhoods, Elgin is the sixth largest community in Illinois.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Elgin is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Elgin is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Elgin who work in office and administrative support (11.93%), sales jobs (9.76%), and management occupations (6.98%).
Also of interest is that Elgin has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
In terms of college education, Elgin is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 25.08% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Elgin in 2018 was $29,423, which is middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $117,692 for a family of four. However, Elgin contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Elgin is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Elgin home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Elgin, accounting for 47.11% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Elgin residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Elgin include German, Irish, Italian, Polish, and English.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Elgin's cultural character, accounting for 26.00% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Elgin is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.