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South Elgin
  • Suburb of Chicago, IL

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grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade A
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade B+
  3. Housing
    grade B+
  4. Nightlife
    grade B minus
  5. Good for Families
    grade A
  6. Diversity
    grade A
  7. Jobs
    grade B+
  8. Weather
    grade C+
  9. Cost of Living
    grade B minus
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A minus
  12. Commute
    grade B

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South Elgin is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 23,841. South Elgin is in Kane County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in South Elgin offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In South Elgin there are a lot of parks. Many families live in South Elgin and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in South Elgin are highly rated.

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About South Elgin...
Population
23,841

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$283,700
National
$281,900
Median Rent
$1,637
National
$1,268
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    19%
  • Own
    81%
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South Elgin Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    20.8
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    75
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    4.2
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    33.3
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    408.4
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    66.7
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    17%
  • 45-54 years
    18%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    national  28%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    national  11%

Working in South Elgin

Jobs
grade B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$118,293
National
$75,149

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