Elgin, Kane County, Illinois
Elgin: City in Cook and Kane counties in the northern part of the U.S. state of Illinois
Elgin is a city located in the county of Kane in the U.S. state of Illinois. Its population at the 2010 census was 108,188 and a population density of 1,101 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 110,196 inhabitants.
The city was created 188 years ago in 1834.
Elgin is a city in Cook and Kane counties in the northern part of the U.S. state of Illinois. Elgin is located 35 mi northwest of Chicago, along the Fox River. As of the 2020 Census, the city had a population of 114,797, the seventh-largest city in Illinois.
Elgin was founded by William B. Archer on February 20, 1834 and was named after his hometown of Elgin, Scotland. In 1835, he opened an inn and tavern at what is now the corner of State Street (Illinois Route 31) and Chicago Street (U.S. Route 20). The first post office opened in 1837; it was renamed to Elgin in 1841 and remains in operation today with a ZIP code that covers both Elgin and Hoffman Estates despite being separate municipalities since 1915.
The town remained small for many years but grew rapidly following the construction of the Fox River Canal through town in 1850–1851 and the arrival of railroads in 1852-1853 which allowed for further expansion
Elgin is home to two concert venues: The Coronado Performing Arts Center and The Centre at Saluki Stadium. Elgin also has a theater district, with several live theaters and entertainment venues within walking distance of each other on main street, including: The Paramount Theatre (home to Elgin Symphony Orchestra & annual Broadway series), The Alex Theatre (independent films), The Grand Victoria Theatre (live music), Artisan Center for the Arts (various art shows).
Quick Facts about Elgin
|Population :||110,196 (2020)|
|Country :||United States of America|
|State :||Illinois (United States)|
|County :||Kane County|
|Postal code :||60120–60125|
|Phone Area Codes :||847 - 224|
|Area :||98.25 km2|
|Official name :||Elgin|
|Altitude :||899 feet / 274 meters|
|Establishment :||January 01, 1835 (188 years ago)|
|Time Zone :||UTC−05:00, UTC−06:00|
|Local time :||12:53:28 (2nd February 2023)|
|Density :||1,122 Pop. per km² as of 2020|
|Population growth :||1.82% (2010-2020)|
Elgin is located at 42°2'14"N 88°16'52"W (42.0372500, -88.2811900).
- Official Website
Official website of Elgin
The population of Elgin increased by 1.82% in 10 years.
Best Things to Do in Elgin
1 Lords Park
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2 Arthur L. Janura Preserve
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3 Festival Park
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4 Walton Island Park
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5 Rolling Knolls Forest Preserve
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People born in Elgin (85)
People born in Elgin, including environmental scientist, teacher, and writer Donella Meadows, professional wrestler, lawyer, and actor David Otunga, actor, science fiction and suspense writer Bruce Boxleitner, .
- Bobby Rosengarden (American drummer) he was born in 23/04/1924
- Dan Andriano (American musician) he was born in 27/06/1977
- William LeBaron (American film producer) he was born in 16/02/1883
- Earl Muetterties (American chemist) he was born in 23/06/1927
- Peter Fitzgerald (United States Senator from Illinois) he was born in 20/10/1960
- Laurel Hester (American activist and police officer) she was born in 15/08/1956
- Kevin Martin (American hard rock singer) he was born in 09/04/1969
- Madman Muntz (American businessman and engineer) he was born in 03/01/1914
- Flynn Robinson (American basketball player) he was born in 28/04/1941
- Brian Oldfield (American shot putter) he was born in 01/06/1945
- Douglas J. Mink (American astronomer and theoretical computing) was born in 01/02/1951
- Chelsea Brummet (American actress) she was born in 28/01/1987
- Lloyd Hall (American chemist) he was born in 20/06/1894
- Harry Chamberlin (Equestrian and Army Brigadier General) he was born in 19/05/1887
- Jack Burmaster (American basketball player-coach) he was born in 23/12/1926
- John C. Platt (computer scientist) he was born in 01/01/1963
- Alfred Younges Kirkland, Sr. (United States federal judge) he was born in 06/10/1917
- Allen Britton (American music educator) he was born in 25/05/1914
Schools in Elgin
College & universities near Elgin, IL
|146339||Judson University||Elgin (IL)||60123-1498|
|144944||Elgin Community College||Elgin (IL)||60123-7193|
|462309||J Renee College||Elgin (IL)||60123|
|487533||Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Elgin||Elgin (IL)||60123-9412|
|457527||Ambria College of Nursing||Hoffman Estates (IL)||60192|
Amtrak & bus stations near Elgin, IL
|NPV||Naperville||105 E. Fourth Ave.||RAIL|
|GLN||Glenview station||1116 Depot St.||RAIL|
|LAG||La Grange Road||25 West Burlington St.||RAIL|
|SMT||Summit||Archer Ave. and South Center Ave.||RAIL|
|PLO||Plano||101 West Main Street||RAIL|
Post offices near Elgin
|Post Office Name||City||ZIP|
|Elgin Post Office||Elgin (IL)||60120|
|Elgin West Sid Post Office||Elgin (IL)||60123|
|Elgin West Side Annex Post Office||Elgin (IL)||60123|
|South Elgin Post Office||South Elgin (IL)||60177|
|Dund Post Office||West Dundee (IL)||60118|
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Other cities in Kane County
Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Kane County , IL. (more)
|Aurora||196,383||City in Kane County, Illinois, United States|
|Carpentersville||36,940||Village in Kane County, Illinois|
|St. Charles||32,974||Chicago suburb in Kane and DuPage counties of Illinois, United States|
|Batavia||26,442||City in Illinois USA|
|South Elgin||24,646||City in Illinois, United States of America|
|Geneva||21,674||County seat of Kane County, Illinois|
|Montgomery||20,181||Village in Kane and Kendall counties, Illinois, USA|
|North Aurora||18,144||City in Illinois, United States of America|
|Pingree Grove||9,986||Village in the United States|
|Sugar Grove||9,884||City in Kane County, Illinois, United States of America|
|West Dundee||8,768||City in Illinois, United States of America|
|Gilberts||8,071||Human settlement in Illinois, United States of America|
|Hampshire||6,207||Village in Illinois, United States|
|Elburn||6,098||City in Illinois, United States of America|
|Brookside||5,328||Township in Clinton County, Illinois|
|East Dundee||3,186||Village in United States of America|
Distance to Other Cities
Elgin distances to largest Illinois cities