Elgin, Illinois, in Kane county, is 34 miles W of Chicago, Illinois. The people of the city are in the Chicago metropolitan area. Elgin has a population of 94,487.
In Elgin, about 51% of adults are married. "Full house" describes much of the households in Elgin, with the many large families there. The city is a good place to find playdates for your kids, as the city is full of young ones.
Approximately 30% of Elgin is non-white. You'll see a variety of faces on the diverse streets of the city.
Among adults, males are better represented than women in Elgin.
In 2000, Elgin had a median family income of $58,404.
In the 2004 Presidential fund-raising sweepstakes, George W. Bush came out ahead among Elgin residents, with $30,405. Residents gave more to the Republican party than any of the others.
In Elgin, 70% of the houses and apartments are occupied by the owners, not rented out. The city has higher property taxes than most places in Illinois, which provides more money for local schools and services.
In Elgin, 93% of commuters drive to work.
Elgin strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Illinois):
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Counselors available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Strong support groups and sober friends are very helpful for recovering Alcoholics after rehab. Alcoholics Anonymous provides meetings that recovering alcoholics can attend to help stay focused on their sobriety. You can find AA meetings at the following locations in Elgin: