Elgin, Illinois

city in Cook and Kane counties in the northern part of the U.S. state of Illinois

Elgin (/ˈɛl[invalid input: 'ɨ']n/) is a city in Illinois in the United States. It is roughly 40 mi (64 km) northwest of Chicago on the Fox River. Most of Elgin lies within Kane County, Illinois, with a portion in Cook County, Illinois. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 108,188. It is the eighth-largest city in Illinois and the 241st largest city in the United States. It is part of the Chicago metropolitan area.

Elgin
City
Coordinates: 42°2′22″N 88°17′19″W / 42.03944°N 88.28861°W / 42.03944; -88.28861Coordinates: 42°2′22″N 88°17′19″W / 42.03944°N 88.28861°W / 42.03944; -88.28861
CountryUnited States
StateIllinois
CountyCook and Kane
TownshipElgin, Dundee, Hanover, Rutland and Plato
Incorporated1854
Government
 • MayorDave Kaptain
Area
 • Total25 sq mi (60 km2)
Population
 (2000)
 • Total108,188
 • Density3,779.1/sq mi (1,459.1/km2)
 up 22.69% from 1990
Ethnicity
 • White40%
 • Black7%
 • Hispanic35%
 • Asian4%
 • Native1%
 • Other13%
ZIP code
60120-60125
Area code(s)847 & 224
Geocode23074
IncomePer capita: US$21,112
Household: US$52,605
Home valueMean: US$138,500 (2000)
Median: US$229,300
Websitehttp://cityofelgin.org/

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  1. Althea Legaspi (March 01, 2010). "Alkaline Trio gets back to its roots in Chicago". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2011-06-15. Singer-guitarist Matt Skiba and singer-bassist Dan Andriano took turns on mic ... Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. Althea Legaspi (2011-06-15). "Dan Andriano: Biography". BBC Music. Retrieved 2011-06-15. Born 27 June 1977 ... Daniel Michael Andriano (born June 27, 1977 in Elgin, Illinois)
  3. "Biography". Partisan Records. 2011-06-05. Retrieved 2011-06-05. David Strackany was raised in Elgin, Illinois.