South Elgin, IL
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South Elgin is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 23,447 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.

Unlike some villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, South Elgin is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 (15.59%), sales jobs (12.05%), and management occupations (10.95%).

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 ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

In South Elgin, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.96 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly 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%): 37.04% of adults in South Elgin have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in South Elgin in 2010 was $37,280, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $149,120 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 18.65% 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.