Elgin, Illinois

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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
CountyCook and Kane
TownshipElgin, Dundee, Hanover, Rutland and Plato
 • MayorDave Kaptain
 • Total25 sq mi (60 km2)
 • Total108,188
 • Density3,779.1/sq mi (1,459.1/km2)
 up 22.69% from 1990
 • White40%
 • Black7%
 • Hispanic35%
 • Asian4%
 • Native1%
 • Other13%
ZIP code
Area code(s)847 & 224
IncomePer capita: US$21,112
Household: US$52,605
Home valueMean: US$138,500 (2000)
Median: US$229,300

Elgin (/ˈɛlɪn/) 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.

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  1. Althea Legaspi (March 1, 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 ...
  2. Althea Legaspi (2011-06-15). "Dan Andriano: Biography". BBC Music. Archived from the original on 2012-03-28. 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. Archived from the original on 2011-07-22. Retrieved 2011-06-05. David Strackany was raised in Elgin, Illinois.