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Elburn, IL

Kane County, 43 miles W of the Loop. Named Blackberry Station when the Chicago & Northwestern Railroad built through the area in 1854, the village incorporated as Elburn in 1886. Once largely rural, the area's population began rapidly expanding in the 1990s. The 2000 population was 2,756.


Elburn, IL (inc. 1886)
Year Total
(and by category)
  Foreign Born Native with foreign parentage Males per 100 females
1900 606  
1930 548  
1960 960  
1990 1,275   0.9% 101
  1,255 White (98.4%)      
  16 American Indian (1.3%)      
  4 Other race (0.3%)      
  10 Hispanic Origin* (0.8%)      
2000 2,756   3.4% 92
  2,703 White alone (98.1%)      
  3 Black or African American alone (0.1%)      
  4 American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.1%)      
  9 Asian alone (0.3%)      
  13 Some other race alone (0.5%)      
  24 Two or more races (0.9%)      
  59 Hispanic or Latino* (2.1%)      
Bibliography
Joslyn, R. Waite, and Frank W. Joslyn. History of Kane County, Illinois. 2 vols. 1908.