Bartlett, Illinois

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Bartlett, Illinois

Introduction to Bartlett, Illinois

Bartlett, Illinois is 5 miles SW of Schaumburg, Illinois (center to center) and 29 miles W of Chicago, Illinois. It is in Cook county. The village is part of the Chicago metro area. The population of Bartlett is 36,706.

Bartlett History

The area now known as Bartlett was originally a hunting ground of the Ottowa, Cherokee, Pottawatomie, and Miami Native Americans. Luther Bartlett, who was a native of Conway, Massachusetts, was one of the early settlers of the area. Bartlett purchased the 40 acre town site in 1844. In fact, the area was named after Bartlett when he offered land to the Chicago and Pacific Railroad. Bartlett was incorporated in 1891 and George Struckman became the first village president.

Bartlett and nearby Attractions

  • Ferson Creek Fen Nature Preserve
  • Santa's Village - Illinois
  • Fox River Trolley Museum
  • Racing Rapids Water Park
  • Cosley Zoo
  • Elgin Public Museum of Natural History and Anthropology

Things To Do In Bartlett

In Bartlett, you can enjoy boating and fishing on Island Lake. The Winding Creek Commons Park, Bartlett Park, Oak Park, Ruzicka Memorial Park, Newport Park, Humbracht Park, Leiseburg Park, Beaver Pond Park, and Prairieview Park are also worth visiting. The village has a number of churches such as Alliance Church of Bartlett, Village Church of Bartlett, and Bartlett Baptist Church. In addition, you can enjoy shopping at the Bartlett Commons Shopping Center, Bartlett Plaza Shopping Center, and Bartlett Orchards Shopping Center.

Bartlett Transportation

International air transportation is available from Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

Bartlett Higher Education

The nearby colleges are Elgin Community College, William Rainey Harper College, and Wheaton College.

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High Points

Bartlett strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Illinois):

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Bartlett Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Bartlett People in Middle Class or Better
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Bartlett Median Family Income
College Educated Adults
(vs. State)
Top 10% Bartlett College Educated Adults
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 13% Bartlett Racial Diversity
Public Transportation Use
(vs. State)
Top 16% Bartlett Public Transportation Use
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 16% Bartlett Well-Paid Single Men
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. State)
Top 17% Bartlett Well-Paid Single Women

Comparative Profile of Bartlett, Illinois

Comparing Bartlett to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Illinois (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 10
Male Share of the Population 8 8
Well-Paid Single Men 8 9
Well-Paid Single Women 7 9
Racial Diversity 5 9
Age of the Population 4 2
Female Share of the Population 3 3
Senior Citizens 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 9 10


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 10 10
Median Family Income 10 10
College Educated Adults 8 10

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 8 9
Working at Home 8 8
Walking and Biking to Work 1 6
Short Commute Times 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 10
Affordability of Rents 4 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 1
People Living Alone 1 1
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 3
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 2

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Bartlett Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles SW of Schaumburg, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 29 miles W of Chicago, Illinois
County Cook
Standard Zip Codes 60103, 60133
Phone Area Codes 630
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.995
Longitude -88.185

Bartlett Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station ELGIN
Distance 7.1 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 28 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 40 to 62 F
Annual Precip 37.2 inches
Station WHEATON 3 SE
Distance 13.8 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 AURORA
Distance 17.2 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 29 F
Apr Temp 36 to 59 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 38.3 inches
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Bartlett Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 36,706 100%
Male 18,118 49.4%
Female 18,588 50.6%
Under 18 11,649 31.7%
18+ 25,057 68.3%
65+ 2,057 5.6%
Median Age 33.5
Average Family Size 3.36
White 32,020 87.2%
African-American 725 2%
Asian 2,871 7.8%
American Indian & Alaskan 52 0.1%
Other 497 1.4%
Mixed Race 533 1.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 2,024 5.5%

Estimated Bartlett Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 38,479
Growth 1,773
Growth % 4.8%

Bartlett Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 21.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.3%
Italian 16.2%
Polish 11.8%
Irish 10.7%
English 3.6%
US/American 3%
Swedish 2.2%
Norwegian 2%
French (except Basque) 1.5%
Greek 1%
Czech 0.8%
Scottish 0.7%
European 0.7%
Danish 0.6%
Scotch-Irish 0.6%
Dutch 0.5%
French Canadian 0.5%
Lithuanian 0.5%
Slovak 0.4%
Austrian 0.4%
Russian 0.3%
Scandinavian 0.3%
Ukrainian 0.3%
Romanian 0.3%
Welsh 0.3%
Hungarian 0.3%
Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac 0.3%
Swiss 0.2%
Other Arab 0.2%
Canadian 0.2%
Slovene 0.2%
Croatian 0.2%
Belgian 0.2%
British 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Bartlett, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Cloverdale (60103)
Ontarioville (60103)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Bartlett 36,706 $86,503
Carol Stream 40,438 $74,984
Hanover Park 38,278 $63,990
Schaumburg 75,386 $72,631
South Elgin 16,100 $71,190
Streamwood 36,407 $68,771
Wayne 2,137 $124,571

Bartlett Public Libraries

Bartlett P.l.d.
Bartlett, Illinois
(630) 837-2855
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Starbucks in Bartlett

(As of 2005)
1681 South IL Route 59
1040 W Stearns Rd
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Student/teacher ratio: 23.6

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