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Overview

Introduction to Addison, Illinois

Addison, Illinois, in Du Page county, is 7 miles NE of Wheaton, Illinois (center to center) and 18 miles W of Chicago, Illinois. The village is included in the Chicago metropolitan area.

Addison History

Hezekiah Dunklee and Mason Smith visited the modern day village of Addison in 1833. Dunklee built a cabin in the area and settled there in 1834. At that time, the area was informally named Dunklee's Grove. Later on, settlers from New York and Vermont renamed it Addison after Joseph Addison, the famous British statesman and writer. The first church of Addison was built in 1837 and the first public school was established in 1880.

Addison and nearby Attractions

  • Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art
  • Friendship Park Conservatory
  • Kiddieland Amusement Park
  • Brookfield Zoo
  • Cosley Zoo
  • Cantigny Park

Things To Do In Addison

Addison offers approximately 24 parks that provide a host of recreational facilities. The village also offers a Family Aquatic Center. You can visit the Wood Dale Grove County Forest Preserve, Cricket Creek County Forest Preserve, and Oak Meadows County Forest Preserve. To explore the history of the village you can visit the Addison Historical Museum and the Addison Public Library. Shopping can be enjoyed at the Lake Mill Plaza Shopping Center, Centennial Plaza Shopping Center, Dominick's Shopping Center, Farmwood Plaza Shopping Center, and Green Meadows Shopping Center.

Addison Transportation

You can reach Chicago O’Hare International Airport within a few minutes.

Addison Higher Education

College of Dupage, Wheaton College, and Elmhurst College are the nearby colleges.

People

Total Population 37,270
Male Share of the Population 48.7%
Female Share of the Population 51.3%
Senior Citizens 11.9%
Employed Population 16+ 17,451
Age of the Population 34

Families

% of people married 52.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 20.6%
Median Earnings25+ $31,883
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $23,737
Median Earnings With High School Degree $27,212

Wealth

Median Family Income $61,893
% Above Poverty Level 84.2%
% Below Poverty Level 15.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 1.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.1%
% Using Public Transportation 2.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 20.2%
Median Gross Rent $914
Median House Value $225,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 45.4%
US/American 0.1%
English 1.7%
Irish 7.5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Addison Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 7 miles NE of Wheaton, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 18 miles W of Chicago, Illinois
County Du Page
Standard Zip Codes 60101
Phone Area Codes 630
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.93
Longitude -88.

Addison Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station CHICAGO OHARE INTL AP
Distance 5.7 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 38 to 58 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 42 to 62 F
Annual Precip 36.2 inches
Station WHEATON 3 SE
Distance 8.6 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 32 F
Apr Temp 38 to 63 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 42 to 67 F
Annual Precip 37.9 inches
Station CHICAGO MIDWAY AP 3 SW
Distance 17.6 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 31 F
Apr Temp 40 to 59 F
Jul Temp 66 to 85 F
Oct Temp 45 to 63 F
Annual Precip 38.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bensenville 18,485 $67,363
Elmhurst 45,469 $120,697

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Addison Public Libraries

Library
Addison P.l.
TWO FRIENDSHIP PLAZA
Addison, Illinois
(630) 543-3617
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Addison High Schools

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ADDISON TRAIL HIGH SCHOOL
213 N LOMBARD RD
630-628-3302
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,789 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.6

PARTNERS FOR SUCCESS-OLD MILL SCH
848 N MILL ROAD
630-407-5775
A Non-traditional School
Serves 42 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 4.5

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