South Elgin, IL
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Living in South Elgin


South Elgin is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 24,755 people and four constituent neighborhoods, South Elgin is the 113th largest community in Illinois.

South Elgin real estate is some of the most expensive in Illinois, although South Elgin house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

South Elgin is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, South Elgin is a village of sales and office workers, managers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in South Elgin who work in office and administrative support (15.05%), management occupations (12.41%), and sales jobs (11.77%).

Also of interest is that South Elgin has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.57% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Because of many things, South Elgin is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making South Elgin a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, South Elgin has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, South Elgin’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

One downside of living in South Elgin is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In South Elgin, the average commute to work is 31.17 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

The education level of South Elgin citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 36.31% of adults in South Elgin have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in South Elgin in 2018 was $39,273, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $157,092 for a family of four.

South Elgin is a very ethnically-diverse village. The people who call South Elgin home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of South Elgin residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. South Elgin also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 17.51% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in South Elgin include German, Italian, Irish, Polish, and English.

The most common language spoken in South Elgin is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.