South Elgin, IL
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South Elgin is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 22,549 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 (16.12%), sales jobs (12.08%), and management occupations (12.06%).

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.

Because of many things, South Elgin is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, South Elgin really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is South Elgin perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

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 31.21 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%): 35.83% of adults in South Elgin have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in South Elgin in 2010 was $35,617, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $142,468 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 15.83% 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 Laotian.