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South Elgin

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South Elgin is a village in Kane County, Illinois, United States. The population was 16,100 at the 2000 census, and estimated to be 20,758 as of 2005. In July 2007, Money magazine named South Elgin as 82nd of 100 entries in its "America's Best Places To Live" edition.HistorySouth Elgin was originally called Clintonville, in honor of early settler James Clinton. The name South Elgin was adopted in 1907.GeographySouth Elgin is located at, in the pleasant Fox River Valley. Once populated by Native Indians, South Elgin and the other bordering towns Bartlett & St. Charles have done well in preserving this land's history. According to the 2010 census, South Elgin has a total area of 7.157sqmi, of which 6.99sqmi is land and 0.167sqmi is water.DemographicsAs of the census of 2000, there were 16,100 people, 5,565 households, and 4,307 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,560.5 people per square mile (988.3/km²). There were 5,657 housing units at an average density of 899.7 per square mile (347.2/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 86.02% White, 2.58% African American, 0.17% Native American, 5.47% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 3.88% from other races, and 1.86% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.34% of the population.
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