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Overview

Introduction to Bensenville, Illinois

Bensenville, Illinois, in Du Page county, is 6 miles SW of Des Plaines, Illinois (center to center) and 16 miles W of Chicago, Illinois. The people of the village are in the Chicago metropolitan area.

Bensenville History

The land that is now referred to as Bensenville, was founded as Tioga in 1873. It was officially incorporated as the Village of Bensenville in 1884. The village organized its first fire department in 1894 and got electricity in 1910. Bensenville was initially a rural farming community. The inhabitants raised dairy and wheat products. Due to the development of O’Hare Airport, the village became a mature airport suburb.

Bensenville and nearby Attractions

  • Deer Grove Leisure Center
  • The Golf Dom
  • Bensenville Water Park
  • Golf Waters Miniature Golf Course
  • Brentwood Commons Shopping District

Things To Do In Bensenville

Bensenville offers many opportunities for recreational activities. The Bensenville Park district manages 18 parks spread over 10 square miles. People can visit these parks and participate in sports, fitness activities, and picnics. The village also has a 36-hole golf course spread over 240 acres. The Bensenville Water Park is popular during summer.

Bensenville Transportation

The Chicago O'Hare International Airport is nearby.

Bensenville Higher Education

Elmhurst College, Oakton Community College, and Triton College are all located within a ten mile radius.

People

Total Population 18,485
Male Share of the Population 48.7%
Female Share of the Population 51.3%
Senior Citizens 11%
Employed Population 16+ 9,720
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 49.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 17.2%
Median Earnings25+ $32,025
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $23,938
Median Earnings With High School Degree $28,637

Wealth

Median Family Income $67,363
% Above Poverty Level 86.1%
% Below Poverty Level 13.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.6%
% Using Public Transportation 4.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 26.6%
Median Gross Rent $970
Median House Value $206,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 53.1%
US/American 0%
English 2.9%
Irish 8.3%

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

Bensenville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles SW of Des Plaines, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 16 miles W of Chicago, Illinois
County Du Page
Standard Zip Codes 60106
Company Zip Codes 60105, 60399
Phone Area Codes 630
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.95
Longitude -87.94

Bensenville 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 2.6 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 11.3 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 UNIVERSITY
Distance 21 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 32 F
Apr Temp 42 to 59 F
Jul Temp 66 to 84 F
Oct Temp 46 to 64 F
Annual Precip 38 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Addison 37,270 $61,893
Franklin Park 18,410 $67,097

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

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Bensenville Community P.l.d.
200 SOUTH CHURCH ROAD
Bensenville, Illinois
(630) 766-4642

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Bensenville High Schools

FENTON HIGH SCHOOL
1000 W GREEN ST
630-766-2500
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,501 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.6

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