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Elgin, IL

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The city of Elgin, Illinois is unique in that it is found in two counties—both Cook and Kane Counties. The city is located to the northwest of Chicago, and is often labeled as a satellite city for the Chicago. The last tally in 2012 saw Elgin with a population of 109,927 people, making it the state of Illinois’s 8th biggest city. Elgin is consistently labeled one of Illinois’s fastest growing cities, and it has seen significant commercial development in the past few years.  

Apartments in Elgin FL


Blackhawk Apartments
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1-1.5


$995 Two bedroom in Bartlett-Hillcrest
Beds: 2
Baths: 1


$999 Two bedroom in Bartlett-141 Hillcrest
Beds: 2
Baths: 1


$1300 Two bedroom in Schaumburg-z1 41 Amber Court
Beds: 2
Baths: 2


$1900 Four bedroom in Elgin-2094 Monday Dr
Beds: 4
Baths: 2


$1250 studio in Elgin-904 Houston Ave
Beds: 1
Baths: 3

Key City Stats

The average age of Elgin, IL is
Under 5 Years
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  • Age Demographic of Renters
  • 25 to 29 years
  • 30 to 34 years
  • 35 to 39 years
  • Male
  • 7.31%
  • 9.33%
  • 7.67%
  • Female
  • 6.8%
  • 7.93%
  • 7.81%
is average rent in Elgin, IL
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  • Rent Range
  • $650 to $699
  • $700 to $749
  • $750 to $799
  • Percentage of household units
  • 4.55%
  • 4.7%
  • 6.72%
of units are available for rent in Elgin
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  • Vacancy Status
  • For Rent
  • Rented, not occupied
  • Other vacant
  • Housing Units
  • 637
  • 81
  • 497
Getting Around in Elgin, IL

Transportation in the city of Elgin handled by bus and rail services. The Metra Milwaukee District/West Line offers rail service each day, running from the city of Elgin to Chicago. The bus service is offered by the public provider PACE, which provides buses to most of Northeastern Illinois. Routes are generally cheap and run at multiple routes several times per day. In the early 1900s, the city had a streetcar system, but that is no longer the case

Walk Score®
"Very Walkable"
Transit Score®
The average commuter time in Elgin is:
30 to 34 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 5.51%
  • 15.05%
  • 3.62%

Grand Victoria Casino Elgin

<p>The Grand Victoria Casino Elgin is a famous riverboat casino. The casino is one of the city's major employers, and it has 1,440 employees who work on the boat or in its operational services. The casino has multiple gambling options, including Baccarat, Blackjack, Caribbean Stud Poker, Craps, Roulette, Three card poker, and Texas Hold'em Poker. The casino operates under a deal with the city, where it donates about 20% of its net revenues to the county, about 8% directly to Kane County, and 12% to the Grand Victoria Foundation, which donates to different organizations within the county.</p>

Gail Borden Public Library District

<p>The Gail Borden Public Library District is an area of Illinois where multiple libraries are stationed. The District includes the city of Elgin, as well as other cities such as South Elgin, Bartlett, Streamwood, and Hoffman Estates. Libraries within the District as public run and are members of the Reading Across Illinois Library System.</p>