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Living In Elgin, IL

The medium-size city of Elgin, Illinois is home to slightly more than 110,000 people. Children under 5 account for a larger portion of the population here (8%) than nationally (6%), making it a nice place to raise a family. Overall, the city's residents, at an average age of just under 36, are decidedly younger than most cities in Illinois. Renters tend to be in the minority in the city, and 67% of residents own their homes. The average rent of $1,123 a month is slightly above the state average.

There are three primary industries in Elgin: manufacturing, retail, and healthcare. Together, these industries make up 23% of the city's workforce. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, 8% of residents work in sales, which ranks as the top field in the city. Elgin workers bring in an average annual income of around $77K, roughly the same as those elsewhere in Illinois. However, Elgin compares more favorably to the national average of $73,345. Ten percent of Elgin residents older than 25 possess a Bachelor's degree, while 5% have a Master's degree or Doctorate.

With an average commute time of about 31 minutes, slower than most cities in Illinois, Elgin residents know that it takes some patience getting to work. Driving a car or truck is the most common means of commuting to work, chosen by 43% of workers, while public transit isn't extensively used. Few residents commute to work on foot.


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