Elgin demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)2,97922291
Median age33.637.437.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)55%55%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1853%44%43%
Speak English54%77%79%
Speak Spanish39%13%13%
Elgin, IL has a population of 111,919 and is the 255th largest city in the United States. The population density is 2,979 per sq mi which is 1240% higher than the Illinois average and 3188% higher than the national average. The median age in Elgin is 34 which is approximately 10% lower than the Illinois average of 37. In Elgin, 55% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 54% speak English and 39% speak Spanish. 59% of Elgin residents were born in Illinois, 12% were born out of state, 2% were born outside of the United States and 27% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Elgin is 1240% higher than Illinois.
  • The median age in Elgin is 10% lower than Illinois.
  • In Elgin 61.77% of the population is White.
  • In Elgin 7.28% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Elgin 5.98% of the population is Asian.

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Elgin population breakdown by race

Black or African American7.28%14.30%12.63%
American Indian0.58%0.23%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.03%0.18%
Mixed race2.94%2.34%3.06%
Other race21.44%5.86%4.75%
In Elgin, 45.1% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Elgin, IL demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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