Elgin employment information

IndexElginIllinoisNational
Income per capita$23,532$30,019$28,555
Median household income$59,832$57,166$53,482
Median income owner occupied$73,063$72,851$68,142
Median income renter occupied$33,086$32,466$33,219
Median earnings male$32,082$39,039$36,116
Median earnings female$23,491$26,489$25,692
Unemployment rate6.8%6.6%5.8%
Poverty level14.4%14.4%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Elgin is 18% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Elgin is 12% higher than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Elgin is 17% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Elgin is 8% lower than the national average.

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Elgin median earnings by income bracket

Elgin employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry9.7%0.6%
Manufacturing sector24.5%0.8%
Financial & insurance services3.0%6.6%
Wholesale & retail services15.0%13.4%
Public administration3.3%2.0%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.2%3.0%
Education, health & social services9.4%31.8%
Other26.0%26.0%

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Hawthorn Woods, IL7,727$154,505189%
Kildeer, IL3,917$154,141188%
Elgin, IL110,906$59,83212%

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City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Miami Gardens, FL110,867$39,54526%
Fargo, ND110,725$46,31113%
Inglewood, CA111,133$42,24921%
Costa Mesa, CA111,635$66,49124%
Wilmington, NC110,100$42,13021%
Elgin, IL110,906$59,83212%
Source: The Elgin, IL employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.