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Elgin, IL (Illinois) Houses and Residents

Elgin,IL index of house prices

Total population: 111,117 (Urban population: 93,880, Rural population: 15 (all nonfarm))

Houses: 39,297 (36,969 occupied: 25,388 owner occupied, 11,581 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

31%
State:

35%

Housing density: 1,572 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016: $98,058.

Median contract rent in 2016: $611 (lower quartile is $507, upper quartile is $709)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $1,266


Median gross rent in Elgin, IL in 2016: $675

Housing units in Elgin with a mortgage: 18,670 (327 second mortgage, 1,454 home equity loan, 55 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 6,718

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $90,092

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $56,969

Median monthly housing costs: $1,253


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Elgin, Illinois Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $179,100 (it was $138,500 in 2000)
Elgin:

$179,100
Illinois:

$186,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $134,400 - $262,400

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $220,145
Here:

$220,145
State:

$249,958

Townhouses or other attached units: $164,821
Here:

$164,821
State:

$231,967

In 2-unit structures: $166,369
Here:

$166,369
State:

$270,571

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $174,199
Here:

$174,199
State:

$249,493

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $89,741
Here:

$89,741
State:

$269,512

Mobile homes: $79,905
Here:

$79,905
State:

$51,570
Median year house/condo built: 1985

Median year apartment built: 1971

Household type by relationship:

Households: 114,521
  • In family households: 99,529 (14,473 male householders, 11,809 female householders)
    18,976 spouses, 39,192 children (37,783 natural, 611 adopted, 798 stepchildren), 2,332 grandchildren, 2,480 brothers or sisters, 3,237 parents, 2,545 other relatives, 4,485 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 13,272 (5,032 male householders (4,412 living alone)), 5,655 female householders (4,435 living alone)), 2,585 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,720

Size of family households: 9,160 2-persons, 4,827 3-persons, 5,277 4-persons, 3,766 5-persons, 2,436 6-persons, 816 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 8,847 1-person, 1,579 2-persons, 78 3-persons, 101 4-persons, 82 5-persons.

18,159 married couples with children.
8,422 single-parent households (2,453 men, 5,969 women).

53.6% of residents of Elgin speak English at home.
38.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (54% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 10% don't speak English at all).
3.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (71% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
3.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (55% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak other language at home (79% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).

Foreign born population: 32,869 (28.7%)
(41.5% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

6.8
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

4.3
State:

4.2

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Elgin, Illinois:

  • 257no bedroom
  • 5821 bedroom
  • 6,6592 bedrooms
  • 9,6503 bedrooms
  • 6,8194 bedrooms
  • 1,4215+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Elgin population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Elgin, Illinois:

  • 614no bedroom
  • 1,8971 bedroom
  • 5,2252 bedrooms
  • 2,5053 bedrooms
  • 1,1234 bedrooms
  • 2175+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Elgin population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Elgin in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • 659no vehicle
  • 6,1271 vehicle
  • 11,4202 vehicles
  • 4,1903 vehicles
  • 2,8984 vehicles
  • 945+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Elgin population

Cars and other vehicles available in Elgin in renter-occupied apartments

  • 1,218no vehicle
  • 4,3761 vehicle
  • 4,4202 vehicles
  • 1,1003 vehicles
  • 4014 vehicles
  • 665+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Elgin population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Elgin, Illinois:

  • 2161 room
  • 532 rooms
  • 6883 rooms
  • 2,1894 rooms
  • 3,9665 rooms
  • 4,4706 rooms
  • 4,2357 rooms
  • 4,1278 rooms
  • 5,4449+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Elgin population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Elgin, Illinois:

  • 5381 room
  • 4312 rooms
  • 1,6063 rooms
  • 4,1824 rooms
  • 1,8575 rooms
  • 1,2156 rooms
  • 1,0467 rooms
  • 4218 rooms
  • 2859+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Elgin population

Year house built

Median 2016 house/condo value by year built ($)

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit ($)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

  • Elgin, IL household income distribution

  • Elgin, IL household income distribution
  • 2,495Less than $10,000
  • 903$10,000 to $14,999
  • 1,406$15,000 to $19,999
  • 1,274$20,000 to $24,999
  • 1,857$25,000 to $29,999
  • 1,933$30,000 to $34,999
  • 2,011$35,000 to $39,999
  • 1,784$40,000 to $44,999
  • 1,067$45,000 to $49,999
  • 3,178$50,000 to $59,999
  • 4,226$60,000 to $74,999
  • 4,382$75,000 to $99,999
  • 3,769$100,000 to $124,999
  • 1,806$125,000 to $149,999
  • 2,722$150,000 to $199,999
  • 2,156$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Elgin, IL

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Elgin, IL
  • 155Less than $10,000
  • 149$10,000 to $14,999
  • 62$20,000 to $24,999
  • 167$30,000 to $34,999
  • 92$35,000 to $39,999
  • 123$40,000 to $49,999
  • 109$50,000 to $59,999
  • 282$60,000 to $69,999
  • 296$70,000 to $79,999
  • 674$80,000 to $89,999
  • 634$90,000 to $99,999
  • 2,486$100,000 to $124,999
  • 2,987$125,000 to $149,999
  • 4,099$150,000 to $174,999
  • 2,291$175,000 to $199,999
  • 3,844$200,000 to $249,999
  • 2,382$250,000 to $299,999
  • 3,584$300,000 to $399,999
  • 523$400,000 to $499,999
  • 118$500,000 to $749,999
  • 291$750,000 to $999,999
  • 40$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Elgin, IL

  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Elgin, IL
  • 68Less than $100
  • 38$100 to $149
  • 158$150 to $199
  • 334$200 to $249
  • 146$250 to $299
  • 42$300 to $349
  • 15$350 to $399
  • 76$400 to $449
  • 114$450 to $499
  • 333$500 to $549
  • 353$550 to $599
  • 623$600 to $649
  • 366$650 to $699
  • 535$700 to $749
  • 623$750 to $799
  • 2,496$800 to $899
  • 1,499$900 to $999
  • 2,512$1,000 to $1,249
  • 1,404$1,250 to $1,499
  • 641$1,500 to $1,999
  • 165$2,000 to $2,499
  • 8$2,500 to $2,999
  • 306No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 3,5012010 or later
  • 8,9452000 to 2009
  • 8,7581990 to 1999
  • 6,3541980 to 1989
  • 3,0031970 to 1979
  • 1,512Before 1970
Note: State values scaled to Elgin population
Elgin commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 614
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 3,382
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 7,549
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 8,777
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 5,810
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 3,300
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 5,679
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 2,478
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 2,437
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 6,349
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 4,020
  • 90 or more minutes: 1,351
Elgin, IL Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 55.3%
Number of people working at home: 2,144 (4.0% of all workers)

Elgin mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 43,817 (84%)
  • Carpooled: 4,704 (9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 460 (1%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 85 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 124 (0%)
  • Railroad: 123 (0%)
  • Taxi: 450 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 49 (0%)
  • Walked: 479 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 1,834 (4%)

First ancestries reported:

 German: 4,635
 American: 1,666
 Italian: 1,591
 Polish: 1,517
 Irish: 1,476
 English: 774
 European: 756
 African: 437
 Greek: 344
 Ukrainian: 319
 Swedish: 246
 Belizean: 222
 Scottish: 214
 Norwegian: 209
 Lithuanian: 205
 Bulgarian: 202
 French (except Basque): 166
 Czech: 140
 Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac: 126
 Dutch: 111
 Yugoslavian: 105
 Scandinavian: 97
 Welsh: 94
 Danish: 94
 Eastern European: 88
 Turkish: 81
 Hungarian: 80
 French Canadian: 78
 Russian: 71
 Slovak: 61
 Ghanaian: 56
 British: 56
 Swiss: 53
 Northern European: 53
 Scotch-Irish: 52
 Armenian: 51
 Finnish: 50
 Portuguese: 45
 Slavic: 36
 Canadian: 36
 Nigerian: 31
 Austrian: 27
 Latvian: 23
 Ethiopian: 19
 Serbian: 18
 Brazilian: 18
 South African: 18
 Cypriot: 14
 Pennsylvania German: 14
 Barbadian: 13
 Luxemburger: 12
 Egyptian: 12
 Moroccan: 12
 Syrian: 12
 Belgian: 10
 Albanian: 8
 Croatian: 7
 West Indian: 6
 Haitian: 4
 Slovene: 4
 Czechoslovakian: 3
 Icelander: 2
 Sudanese: 1
 Palestinian: 1

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • 67%Mexico
  • 5%India
  • 5%Philippines
  • 2%Laos
  • 2%Guatemala
  • 1%Ghana
  • 1%Poland

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 66,509
  • Other state: 12,317
  • Northeast: 1,810
  • Midwest: 5,351
  • South: 3,486
  • West: 1,670

89% of Elgin residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 36% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 84% lived in Illinois.

Elgin:

88.5%
State average:

86.9%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 1,354
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 1,512
  • 5th and 6th grade: 2,108
  • 7th and 8th grade: 457
  • 9th grade: 1,278
  • 10th grade: 172
  • 11th grade: 572
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 1,110
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 9,641
  • Less than 1 year of college: 1,639
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 6,040
  • Associate degree: 2,237
  • Bachelor's degree: 5,281
  • Master's degree: 2,828
  • Professional school degree: 135
  • Doctorate degree: 605

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 612
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 1,447
  • 5th and 6th grade: 1,827
  • 7th and 8th grade: 322
  • 9th grade: 674
  • 10th grade: 736
  • 11th grade: 821
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 1,308
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 8,486
  • Less than 1 year of college: 2,076
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 5,358
  • Associate degree: 3,658
  • Bachelor's degree: 5,208
  • Master's degree: 3,642
  • Professional school degree: 259
  • Doctorate degree: 152

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 8.6%Males
  • 3.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 15.0%Males
  • 15.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 6.2%Males
  • 18.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 4.4%Males
  • 1.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 6.3%Males
  • 6.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 5.1%Males
  • 8.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 9.3%Males
  • 4.9%Females
Elgin marital status for males
Elgin marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 23,798
  • One, attached: 4,946
  • Two: 1,806
  • 3 or 4: 1,714
  • 5 to 9: 2,755
  • 10 to 19: 1,820
  • 20 to 49: 1,060
  • 50 or more: 658
  • Mobile homes: 740

Median worth of mobile homes: $38,200

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2016: 1.2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2016: 4.0%

House/condo owner moved in on average 12 years ago

Renter moved in on average 3 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Elgin:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Elgin
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (94.4%)
  • Electricity (4.0%)
  • No fuel used (0.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.4%)
  • Other fuel (0.1%)
  • Utility gas (72.0%)
  • Electricity (25.3%)
  • No fuel used (1.1%)
  • Other fuel (0.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.5%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 638
Here:

5.3%
Illinois:

10.3%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1,283
Here:

13.5%
Illinois:

9.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,705
Here:

26.3%
Illinois:

26.9%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)