Elgin, Illinois 

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ILLINOIS TOTAL CASES REPORTED

155,048

US TOTAL CASES REPORTED

3,281,789

updated daily at 9 AM PST
source Kaiser Family Foundation

Population

112,628

+5.4% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

5.1%

Median Income

$59,832

Median Home Price

$192,900

Best Places to Live in Elgin, Illinois

National center - Northeastern Illinois along Lake Michigan. June, September and August are the most pleasant months in Elgin, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Pros
-Economic and cultural diversity
-Arts and culture
-Historic interest and preservation
Cons
-Harsh climate
-Cost of living
-Violent crime

 $1,650 
2535 Watermark Ter Unit 103
Bed 1 | Bath 1 | 819 SqFt
 $1,025 
100 E Chicago St Ste 503
Bed 1 | Bath 1 | 502 SqFt
 $2,349 
2515 Watermark Ter Unit 120
Bed 2 | Bath 2 | 1286 SqFt

What Bert Has To Say About Chicago-Naperville-Elgin Metro Area

A world-class commercial, industrial and cultural city, Chicago functions as is a major national center and as the major regional center for America’s heartland. It originally emerged as a transport center for cargo headed west and agricultural products headed east by land and water. Although transportation technology has changed, the role has not. The city is the most important passenger and freight transport hub in the country with the largest number of air departures and the most rail traffic in the nation. The commercial and manufacturing economy stands out both for its size and diversity. Over 30 Fortune 500 companies in an assortment of industries have headquarters here. Factories and warehouses extend for miles from the downtown area. Chicago is also a major center for small manufacturing and business. There is probably no more diverse an economy in the country.


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QUICK FACTS

City: Elgin
Zip Codes: 60120
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 623 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Elgin is 5.1% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Positive. Elgin jobs have increased by 1.7%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Elgin's cost of living is 6.9% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Elgin's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
June, September and August are the most pleasant months in Elgin, while January and December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
Kane county voted Democratic in the last three Presidential elections, after voting Republican in 2000 and 2004. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Elgin's population is 112,628 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 5.4%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 28.4 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Elgin is $192,900. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 4.1%. Check out the homes in the area

SCHOOLS
Elgin public schools spend $11,807 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 18.7 students per teacher in Elgin. More Education


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Housing Market in Elgin

It's a good time to buy in Elgin. Home Appreciation is up 4.1% in the last 12 months. Browse Elgin Real Estate

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Reviews for Elgin   9 Reviews
A nice small city with lots to offer - 3/24/2015
When I first moved to Elgin 2 years ago I did not like it. I lived in a mobile home park near the river and highway 90 in a senior community that over prices it's lot... Read More

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Lived in Elgin, IL since 1994 - 9/5/2013
Hi, as a way of updating the post for Elgin and providing a rebuttal for some of the negative reviews, I've decided to post on this board. I've lived in Elgin since... Read More

My Town... Elgin [: - 3/11/2010
I have lived in Elgin my whole life and it is very sad to read these comments about my town.... I'm a senior at South Elgin High School and I will be graduating this... Read More


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60120

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2535 Watermark Ter Unit 103
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100 E Chicago St Ste 503
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Bed 2 | Bath 2

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