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Elgin is a township in Kane County, in the Chicago metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Elgin. For links to other places called Elgin, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Elgin is 42.025N. The longitude is -88.32W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 820 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 93,821.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Elgin demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Kane 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 60177 ZIP code.
20% of Elgin residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Elgin ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Elgin was $21,494, compared with $21,587 nationally.
20% of Elgin residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Elgin, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $608. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,322.
Kane County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Elgin political report.
The average commute time for Elgin workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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