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Overview

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.

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.

People

Total Population 41,552
Male Share of the Population 50.5%
Female Share of the Population 49.5%
Senior Citizens 10.1%
Employed Population 16+ 22,351
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 64.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 44%
Median Earnings25+ $50,897
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $27,286
Median Earnings With High School Degree $32,089

Wealth

Median Family Income $106,292
% Above Poverty Level 95.9%
% Below Poverty Level 4.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 34 minutes
% Working from Home 6.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.4%
% Using Public Transportation 4.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 15.5%
Median Gross Rent $1,272
Median House Value $254,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 29%
US/American 0.3%
English 3.3%
Irish 13.7%

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

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

Notes:

  • 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

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 Population Median Family Income
Carol Stream 40,253 $89,783
Hanover Park 38,373 $72,565

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

Bartlett Public Libraries

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Bartlett P.l.d.
800 S. BARTLETT ROAD
Bartlett, Illinois
(630) 837-2855
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Bartlett High Schools

BARTLETT HIGH SCHOOL
701 SCHICK RD
630-372-4700
A Magnet School.
Serves 2,897 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23.6

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