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Ela is a township in Lake County, in the Chicago-Naperville-Joliet metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Ela. For links to other places called Ela, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Ela is 42.197N. The longitude is -88.063W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 830 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 39,688.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Ela demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Lake County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 60074 ZIP code.
23% of Ela residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Ela ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Ela was $41,942, compared with $21,587 nationally.
51% of Ela residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Ela, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $744. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,987.
Lake County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Ela political report.
The average commute time for Ela workers is 32 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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