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The economy of Elgin, IL employs 54,277 people. The economy of Elgin, IL is specialized in Management of Companies & Enterprises; Manufacturing; and Admin., Support, Waste Management Services, which employ respectively 5.4; 2.06; and 1.5 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Elgin, IL are Manufacturing (10,825), Healthcare & Social Assistance (6,319), and Retail trade (5,991), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($76,282), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($49,583), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($48,721).

Median household income in Elgin, IL is $60,375. Males in Elgin, IL have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,320. The income inequality of Elgin, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.488 which is higher than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Elgin, IL. In Kane County, IL the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 43 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,212. St. Clair County, IL has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Illinois.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Elgin, IL is from the county of Kane County, IL.

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Elgin, IL is home to a population of 111,919 people, from which 83.8% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Elgin, IL is composed of 50,457 Hispanic residents (45.1%), 44,895 White residents (40.1%), 7,612 Black residents (6.8%), 6,642 Asian residents (5.93%), and 1,628 Two+ residents (1.45%). The most common foreign languages in Elgin, IL are Spanish (39,166 speakers), Tagalog (2,048 speakers), and Laotian (924 speakers), but compared to other places, Elgin, IL has a relative high number of Laotian (924 speakers), Mon-Khmer, Cambodian (292 speakers), and Tagalog (2,048 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Elgin, IL awarded 3,051 degrees. The student population of Elgin, IL is skewed towards females, with 1,341 male students and 1,710 female students. Most students in Elgin, IL are White (1,725 and 56.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (790 and 25.9%), Asian (176 and 5.77%), and Black or African American (139 and 4.56%). The largest universities in Elgin, IL by number of graduates are Elgin Community College (2,585 and 84.7%), Judson University (345 and 11.3%), and J Renee Career Facilitation (63 and 2.06%). The most popular majors in Elgin, IL are Liberal Arts & Sciences (571 and 18.7%), Biological & Physical Sciences (231 and 7.57%), and Registered Nursing (97 and 3.18%). The median tuition costs in Elgin, IL are N/A for private four year colleges, and $27,850 and $27,850 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Elgin, IL is $166,500, which is 0.81 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $165,800 to $166,500, a 0.42% increase. The homeownership rate of Elgin, IL is 66%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Elgin, IL have an average commute time of 27.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Elgin, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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