The Village of South Elgin is located in Kane County, approximately 40 miles northwest of Chicago, IL. South Elgin is rich in history, culture, recreation and natural beauty. Long before Illinois’ early settlers moved into the region during the nineteenth century, the Fox River carved out a picturesque valley through Northeastern Illinois.

South Elgin has always maintained the highest quality of life for its residents and is well-respected as a thriving, hardworking community. At present, its population of 23,095 good-natured residents enjoys all the fruits of the good life and embraces future development with open arms. From its modest beginnings in the 1800’s to the explosion of development in the late 1990’s, the Village has always had something special that attracts people from all walks of life.

South Elgin remains one of the fastest-growing communities in Illinois and Kane County. The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) projects continued growth for the community.  South Elgin’s population is projected to increase from about 24,000 in 2020 to 31,000 in 2030 and nearly 33,000 in 2040 based on anticipated development.