What is the current population of Elgin?

Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Elgin is 113,911. Elgin, Illinois is the 261st largest city in the US.

Elgin Geography [top]

What county is Elgin, Illinois in?

Parts of Elgin are located within Cook County and Kane County.

What is the size of Elgin, Illinois in square miles?

Elgin has an area of 37.2 square miles. Elgin is the 9th largest city, by area, in Illinois.

Elgin Population Facts [top]

What was the peak population of Elgin?

The peak population of Elgin was in 2020, when its population was 114,621. In 2020, Elgin was the 259th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 261st largest city in the US. Elgin is currently 0.6% smaller than it was in 2020.

How quickly is Elgin growing?

Elgin has grown 20.0% since the 2000. Elgin, Illinois's growth is about average. 51% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

What is the population density of Elgin, Illinois?

Elgin has a population density of 2,911.2 people per square mile.

Elgin Demographics [top]

What is the voting age population of Elgin, Illinois?

The total voting age population of Elgin, Illinois, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 67,102. The voting age population is 48.8% male and 51.2% female.

What percentage of Elgin, Illinois residents are senior citizens?

According to the latest census statistics, 12.2% of the residents of Elgin are 65 or older.

What are the racial demographics of Elgin, Illinois?

The racial demographics of Elgin are 61.8% White, 22.4% Other, 5.9% Black, 5.9% Asian, 3.2% Two or more races and 0.7% American Indian. Additionally, 45.7% of the population identifies as Hispanic.

What percentage of Elgin, Illinois residents are below the poverty line?

In Elgin, 11.3% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 18.7%. On a per-household basis, 9.5% of families are below the poverty line in Elgin.

What percentage of Elgin, Illinois residents are in the labor force?

Among those aged 16 and older, 68.4% of Elgin residents are in the labor force.

What are the education levels among Elgin, Illinois residents?

Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 78.8% of Elgin residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 24.5% have a bachelor's degree and 8.7% have a graduate or professional degree.

What percentage of Elgin, Illinois residents speak a non-English language at home?

Among Elgin residents aged 5 and older, 45.7% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 38.8% of residents speak Spanish at home, 3.4% speak an Indo-European language, and 2.8% speak an Asian language.

Elgin Income & Labor Statistics [top]

What is the unemployment rate in Elgin, Illinois?

The unemployment rate in Elgin is 5.7%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.

What percentage of Elgin, Illinois residents work for the government?

In Elgin, 9.2% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.

What is the median income in Elgin, Illinois?

The median household income in Elgin is $69,041.

Elgin Housing & Rent Statistics [top]

What percentage of housing units are owner-occupied in Elgin, Illinois?

In Elgin, 69.8% of housing units are occupied by their owners.

What percentage of housing units are rented in Elgin, Illinois?

Renters occupy 30.2% of housing units in Elgin.

What percentage of Elgin, Illinois housing units were built before 1940?

Of all the housing units in Elgin, 20.4% of them were build before 1940.

What percentage of Elgin, Illinois housing units were built after 2000?

In Elgin, 18.3% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 7,200 units.

What is the median monthly rent in Elgin, Illinois?

The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Elgin is $1,069.

What percentage of households in Elgin, Illinois have broadband internet?

In Elgin, 85.8% of households have an active broadband internet connection.

Elgin Population By Year

Population Graph For Elgin
Year Population Rank in US
2021 113,911 261
2020 114,621 259
2019 110,849 271
2018 111,683 265
2017 112,456 258
2016 112,123 256
2015 112,111 251
2014 111,117 251
2013 110,145 249
2012 109,927 242
2011 109,353 243
2010 108,188 241
2000 94,914 258
1990 77,353 289

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2021
251 Richmond, California 115,639 16.0%
252 League City, Texas 115,595 151.9%
253 Manchester, New Hampshire 115,462 7.6%
254 Lakeland, Florida 115,425 35.6%
255 Carlsbad, California 115,302 45.1%
256 Antioch, California 114,794 25.3%
257 Westminster, Colorado 114,561 13.0%
258 High Point, North Carolina 114,086 31.7%
259 Provo, Utah 114,084 7.9%
260 Lowell, Massachusetts 113,994 8.3%
261 Elgin, Illinois 113,911 20.0%
262 Waterbury, Connecticut 113,811 6.0%
263 Springfield, Illinois 113,394 1.0%
264 Gresham, Oregon 113,103 24.7%
265 Murrieta, California 112,991 118.1%
266 Lewisville, Texas 112,944 44.0%
267 Las Cruces, New Mexico 112,914 53.4%
268 Lansing, Michigan 112,684 -5.5%
269 Beaumont, Texas 112,556 -0.8%
270 Odessa, Texas 112,483 24.2%
271 Pueblo, Colorado 112,368 10.0%

Similarly Sized Cities In Illinois

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2021
144 Aurora 179,266 24.0%
176 Joliet 150,372 38.9%
180 Naperville 149,104 15.2%
185 Rockford 147,711 -2.7%
261 Elgin 113,911 20.0%
263 Springfield 113,394 1.0%
272 Peoria 111,666 -1.2%
386 Champaign 89,114 26.4%
389 Waukegan 88,614 0.2%
421 Cicero 83,161 -2.7%
464 Bloomington 78,283 19.1%
466 Evanston 77,517 4.5%
471 Schaumburg 77,082 2.3%
483 Arlington Heights 76,000 -0.6%
500 Bolingbrook 73,597 29.1%
540 Decatur 69,646 -14.9%
575 Skokie 66,422 4.8%
577 Palatine 66,321 0.0%
654 Des Plaines 59,459 4.1%
684 Orland Park 57,850 12.5%
695 Oak Lawn 57,013 3.2%

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