Elgin (Illinois)

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Coordinates 42°02′18″N 88°19′22″W
Country United States
State Illinois
Counties Kane, Cook
Townships Elgin, Dundee, Rutland, Plato, Campton, Hanover
Founded 1835
Incorporated (city) April 24, 1854
Elevation 810 ft (250 m)
Time zone UTC−6 (Central)
ZIP code(s) 60120–60125
Area code(s) 331, 847 and 224
Geocode 17-23074
FIPS code 17-23074
Demonym Elginite
Website www.cityofelgin.org
Government (Type) Home Rule, Council–manager
Government (Mayor) Dave Kaptain
Government (City Manager) Rick Kozal
Government (Total) 38.60 sq mi (99.97 km2)
Government (Land) 38.03 sq mi (98.49 km2)
Government (Water) 0.57 sq mi (1.49 km2) 1.43%
Area (Total) 38.60 sq mi (99.97 km2)
Area (Land) 38.03 sq mi (98.49 km2)
Area (Water) 0.57 sq mi (1.49 km2) 1.43%
Population (2020) (Total) 114,797
Population (2020) (Density) 3,018.83/sq mi (1,165.59/km2)
Population (2020) (Median household income) $56,091
Population (2020) (Median home value) $209,800
Standard of living (2011) (Median household income) $56,091
Standard of living (2011) (Median home value) $209,800

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Elgin (/ˈɛldʒɪn/EL-jin) is a city in Cook and Kane counties in the northern part of the U.S. state of Illinois. Elgin is located 35 mi (56 km) 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. The Indian Removal Act of 1830 and the Black Hawk Indian War of 1832 led to the expulsion of the Native Americans who had settlements and burial mounds in the area and set the stage for the founding of Elgin. Thousands of militiamen and soldiers of Gen. Winfield Scott's army marched through the Fox River valley during the war, and accounts of the area's fertile soils and flowing springs soon filtered east.

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