South Elgin, IL
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South Elgin is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 22,365 people and four constituent neighborhoods, South Elgin is the 113th largest community in Illinois.

Unlike some villages, South Elgin isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in South Elgin are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, South Elgin is a village of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in South Elgin who work in office and administrative support (18.20%), sales jobs (11.92%), and management occupations (11.35%).

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.

South Elgin is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, South Elgin’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in South Elgin, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.94 minutes every day commuting to work.

The population of South Elgin is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 34.11% of adults in South Elgin have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in South Elgin in 2010 was $32,967, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $131,868 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 12.02% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in South Elgin include Irish, Italian, Polish, and English.

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