Introduction to Clarendon Hills, Illinois

Clarendon Hills, Illinois, is 8 miles NE of Bolingbrook, Illinois and 16 miles W of Chicago, Illinois. The village’s population is 7,610.

Clarendon Hills History

Clarendon Hills is located in DuPage County, which was founded in 1839. It is one of the wealthiest counties in the nation and was named after the DuPage River. The river was named after a French fur trapper.

Clarendon Hills and nearby Attractions

  • Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design
  • Adler Planetarium
  • Ferson Creek Fen Nature Preserve
  • Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park
  • Leaning Tower of Niles

Things To Do In Clarendon Hills

Local museums include the American Police Center & Museum, the Jane Addams Hull House Museum, the Lemont Area Historical Society & Museum, the Lombard Historical Society Museum, the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design, and the Elgin Public Museum of Natural History and Anthropology. The Brookfield Zoological Park, the Shedd Aquarium, the Lincoln Park Zoo and the Cosley Zoo are all nearby as well. The Hinsdale Golf Course is the local golf course. Churches in the area include the Church of the Holy Nativity, the Community Presbyterian Church and the Notre Dame Church.

Clarendon Hills Transportation

Chicago O’Hare International is the nearest major airport.

Clarendon Hills Higher Education

Elmhurst College, Benedictine University and College of DuPage are all accessible from Clarendon Hills.


Total Population 8,609
Male Share of the Population 46%
Female Share of the Population 54%
Senior Citizens 12.3%
Employed Population 16+ 3,619
Age of the Population 40


% of people married 59.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 76.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $136,250
% Above Poverty Level 92.8%
% Below Poverty Level 7.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 32 minutes
% Working from Home 7.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.8%
% Using Public Transportation 21.1%


People Living Alone 26.4%
Median Gross Rent $1,030
Median House Value $500,000


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 16%
US/American 0.1%
English 9.6%
Irish 17.2%

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

Clarendon Hills Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles NE of Bolingbrook, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 16 miles W of Chicago, Illinois
County Du Page
Standard Zip Codes 60514
Phone Area Codes 630
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.78
Longitude -87.95

Clarendon Hills 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 6.5 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
Distance 14.2 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 AURORA
Distance 18.9 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Darien 22,263 $94,863

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

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