Bloomingdale, Illinois

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Bloomingdale, Illinois

Introduction to Bloomingdale, Illinois

Bloomingdale, Illinois is 5 miles NE of Wheaton, Illinois (center to center) and 22 miles W of Chicago, Illinois. It is in Du Page county. The village is part of the Chicago metro area. The population of Bloomingdale is 21,675.

Bloomingdale History

The area now known as Bloomingdale was first settled in 1833. Three brothers, Lyman, Silas, and Harvey Meacham, were the first settlers in this village, and they started farming in this area. A post office was built in 1837. Bloomingdale was platted in 1845. The Chicago and Pacific Railroad first entered the village in 1873. Bloomingdale was initially incorporated in 1889. At that time, the village included the areas of Medinah and Roselle. Later, in 1923, Bloomingdale was reincorporated as a separate village.

Bloomingdale and nearby Attractions

  • Bloomingdale Park Dist Museum
  • Cosley Zoo
  • Fox River Trolley Museum
  • DuPage Children's Museum
  • Racing Rapids Water Park
  • Kiddieland Amusement Park

Things To Do In Bloomingdale

There are several parks and playgrounds in Bloomingdale including Greenway Park, Lakeview Park, Indian Lakes Park, Springfield Park, Tompkins Park, Circle Park, Bloomingdale Grove, and Sunnyside Park. You can also visit the Bloomingdale Park District Museum. The Four Seasons Amusement Park, Santa's Village - Illinois, Kiddieland Amusement Park, and Racing Rapids Water Park are also worth visiting. In addition, the village includes a number of shopping centers, specialty shops, and restaurants. Among these are the Old Towne Shopping Center, Stratford Plaza Shopping Center, Stratford Square Shopping Center, Bloomingdale Court Shopping Center, and Springbrook Shopping Center.

Bloomingdale Transportation

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

Bloomingdale Higher Education

The nearby colleges and universities are Wheaton College, and College of Dupage.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Bloomingdale Well-Paid Single Women
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Bloomingdale Low Rate of Poverty
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Bloomingdale Well-Paid Single Men
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Bloomingdale People in Middle Class or Better
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Bloomingdale Median Family Income
College Educated Adults
(vs. State)
Top 13% Bloomingdale College Educated Adults
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 13% Bloomingdale Racial Diversity
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Bloomingdale Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Bloomingdale, Illinois

Comparing Bloomingdale 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
Well-Paid Single Women 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 10 10
Racial Diversity 8 9
Age of the Population 7 7
Male Share of the Population 6 5
Female Share of the Population 5 6
Senior Citizens 4 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 6
Average Household Size 6 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 10 9
People in Middle Class or Better 9 9
Median Family Income 9 10
College Educated Adults 8 9

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 9
Working at Home 6 6
Walking and Biking to Work 4 6
Short Commute Times 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 9 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 9
People Living Alone 4 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 1
Affordability of Rents 1 1

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Bloomingdale Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles NE of Wheaton, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 22 miles W of Chicago, Illinois
County Du Page
Standard Zip Codes 60108
Company Zip Codes 60117
Phone Area Codes 630
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.94
Longitude -88.08

Bloomingdale Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
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 ELGIN
Distance 13.6 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 AURORA
Distance 17.1 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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Bloomingdale Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 21,675 100%
Male 10,441 48.2%
Female 11,234 51.8%
Under 18 4,700 21.7%
18+ 16,975 78.3%
65+ 2,682 12.4%
Median Age 38.2
Average Family Size 3.08
White 18,505 85.4%
African-American 557 2.6%
Asian 1,916 8.8%
American Indian & Alaskan 26 0.1%
Other 325 1.5%
Mixed Race 343 1.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1,074 5%

Estimated Bloomingdale Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 21,924
Growth 249
Growth % 1.1%

Bloomingdale 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
Italian 21.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 17.7%
German 15.8%
Irish 10.9%
Polish 10%
US/American 2.9%
English 2.6%
Greek 2.1%
Swedish 2.1%
Norwegian 1.4%
Czech 0.9%
Russian 0.8%
Scottish 0.8%
Dutch 0.8%
Arab/Arabic 0.8%
Ukrainian 0.7%
French (except Basque) 0.7%
Scotch-Irish 0.6%
Lithuanian 0.6%
Danish 0.6%
Finnish 0.5%
Armenian 0.4%
Hungarian 0.4%
Austrian 0.4%
African 0.4%
Slovak 0.3%
Iranian 0.3%
French Canadian 0.3%
European 0.3%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
Croatian 0.3%
Welsh 0.3%
Belgian 0.2%
Albanian 0.2%
Slovene 0.2%
Eastern European 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Bloomingdale 21,675 $78,889
Addison 35,914 $59,007
Carol Stream 40,438 $74,984
Glendale Heights 31,765 $64,115
Hanover Park 38,278 $63,990
Itasca 8,302 $78,700
Roselle 23,115 $73,444

Bloomingdale Public Libraries

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(630) 529-3120
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Starbucks in Bloomingdale

(As of 2005)
148 Gary Ave
Stratford Square Mall
617 Stratford Square Mall

Wal-mart in Bloomingdale

(As of 2006)
314 West Army Trail Road
(630) 893-5000
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