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Elgin City, Illinois Housing Analysis

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(updated 2010)



Household Type By Tenure
(Elgin City, Illinois)

Family households:

Married-couple family:

Owner-occupied housing units : 13,533

Renter-occupied housing units : 3,791

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 982

Renter-occupied housing units : 1,231

Female householder, no husband present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 1,772

Renter-occupied housing units : 2,546

Nonfamily households:

Owner-occupied housing units : 6,457

Renter-occupied housing units : 3,548


(updated 2013)



Mortgage Status By Age of Householder
(Elgin City, Illinois)

Housing units with a mortgage:

Householder 15 to 34 years : 2,892

Householder 35 to 44 years : 4,401

Householder 45 to 54 years : 4,648

Householder 55 to 59 years : 1,759

Householder 60 to 64 years : 1,528

Householder 65 to 74 years : 1,522

Householder 75 years and over : 497

Housing units without a mortgage:

Householder 15 to 34 years : 184

Householder 35 to 44 years : 333

Householder 45 to 54 years : 746

Householder 55 to 59 years : 568

Householder 60 to 64 years : 782

Householder 65 to 74 years : 1,350

Householder 75 years and over : 1,534


(updated 2013)



Gross Rent As A Percentage Of Household Income
(Elgin City, Illinois)

Less than 10.0 percent : 259

10.0 to 14.9 percent : 571

15.0 to 19.9 percent : 1,372

20.0 to 24.9 percent : 1,291

25.0 to 29.9 percent : 1,194

30.0 to 34.9 percent : 956

35.0 to 39.9 percent : 756

40.0 to 49.9 percent : 1,286

50.0 percent or more : 2,973

Not computed : 458


(updated 2013)



Median Value By Year Structure Built
(Elgin City, Illinois)

Built 2010 or later : $232,800

Built 2000 to 2009 : $243,100

Built 1990 to 1999 : $174,300

Built 1980 to 1989 : $161,000

Built 1970 to 1979 : $153,700

Built 1960 to 1969 : $131,800

Built 1950 to 1959 : $134,500

Built 1940 to 1949 : $130,700

Built 1939 or earlier : $145,400


(updated 2013)







Percentage of Family Households in Elgin City, Illinois: 72.0%

Percentage of Family Households in Illinois: 65.8%


(updated 2010)



Population in Group Quarters in Elgin City, Illinois

Institutionalized population


  • Juvenile facilities : 1.74%
  • Nursing facilities/Skilled-nursing facilities : 35.79%
  • Other institutional facilities : 15.77%

Noninstitutionalized population


  • College/University student housing : 30.11%
  • Other noninstitutional facilities : 16.59%


(updated 2010)







Building Permits in Elgin City, Illinois

* Units are useful in showing how many separate living spaces
were built. e.g. apartments, townhomes, condos, etc.

    Buildings Units Cost
1999        
  Single Family 319 319 $34,616,994
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

319 319 $34,616,994
2000        
  Single Family 194 194 $21,846,562
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

194 194 $21,846,562
2001        
  Single Family 126 126 $12,390,442
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 1 4 $316,478
  Five or More Family 1 60 $6,406,500
  Total

128 190 $19,113,420
2002        
  Single Family 265 265 $34,302,277
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 1 14 $866,700
  Total

266 279 $35,168,977
2003        
  Single Family 179 179 $22,094,514
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 2 54 $3,332,700
  Total

181 233 $25,427,214
2004        
  Single Family 563 563 $81,470,710
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

563 563 $81,470,710
2005        
  Single Family 1,212 1,212 $189,254,126
  Two Family 10 20 $2,249,266
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

1,222 1,232 $191,503,392
2006        
  Single Family 1,077 1,077 $139,715,227
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 1 95 $11,825,472
  Total

1,078 1,172 $151,540,699


(updated 2007)



Median Household Income In 2000 (Elgin City, IL): $52,605
Median Household Income In 2000 (Illinois): $46,590


(updated 2010)



Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Elgin City): $138,500
Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Illinois): $127,800


(updated 2010)



Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Elgin City): $675
Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Illinois): $605


(updated 2010)



Most Commonly Used Heating Fuel in Elgin City, Illinois

Utility Gas: 91.1%
Bottled, Tank, Or Lp Gas: 0.6%
Electricity: 7.2%
Fuel Oil, Kerosene, Etc.: 0.2%
Coal Or Coke: 0.0%
Wood: 0.0%
Solar Energy: 0.0%
Other Fuel: 0.3%
No Fuel Used: 0.5%


(updated 2010)





(updated 2010)





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