Elk Grove Village, Illinois

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Elk Grove Village, Illinois

Introduction to Elk Grove Village, Illinois

Elk Grove Village, Illinois, in Cook county, is 4 miles S of Mount Prospect, Illinois (center to center) and 19 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois. The village is included in the Chicago metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 34,727 people lived in Elk Grove Village.

Elk Grove Village History

Elk Grove Village mostly developed as a farming community during the fist half of the 20th century. It was incorporated in 1956 as a village. Most of the homes of Elk Grove Village were constructed by Centex Corporation. The Elk Grove High School was opened during the 1960s. In fact, the Robert E. Haskell Memorial Stadium is named in honor of the first principal of Elk Grove High School. During the 1970s, a number of apartment communities were constructed in Elk Grove Village.

Elk Grove Village and nearby Attractions

  • Cook County Forest Preserves
  • Farmhouse Museum
  • Friendship Park Conservatory
  • Kiddieland Amusement Park
  • Brookfield Zoo
  • Museum of Science and Industry

Things To Do In Elk Grove Village

Elk Grove Village offers approximately 473 acres of parks and playgrounds. You can visit the Rainbow Falls Waterpark, Fox Run Golf Course, Farmhouse Museum, and Pirates' Cove Children's Theme Park. Leisure hours can also be spent at the Olmstead Nature Shack, Disney Park, and Pavilion Aquatic Center. World class shopping facilities are available at Elk Crossing Shopping Center, Strawberry Hill Plaza Shopping Center, Park and Shop Shopping Center, and Devon Avenue Market Shopping Center.

Elk Grove Village Transportation

Chicago O’Hare International Airport is nearby.

Elk Grove Village Higher Education

William Rainey Harper College, Oakton Community College, and Elmhurst College are some of the nearby colleges.

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High Points

Elk Grove Village 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 Elk Grove Village Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Elk Grove Village People in Middle Class or Better
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. State)
Top 7% Elk Grove Village Well-Paid Single Women
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 11% Elk Grove Village Racial Diversity
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Elk Grove Village Well-Paid Single Men
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 13% Elk Grove Village Median Family Income
College Educated Adults
(vs. State)
Top 15% Elk Grove Village College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Elk Grove Village, Illinois

Comparing Elk Grove Village 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 Men 9 10
Well-Paid Single Women 9 10
Age of the Population 8 6
Male Share of the Population 6 6
Racial Diversity 6 9
Senior Citizens 5 3
Female Share of the Population 5 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 7
Average Household Size 6 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 10 10
Median Family Income 9 9
College Educated Adults 7 9

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 7 8
Working at Home 5 5
Short Commute Times 5 5
Walking and Biking to Work 2 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 7 9
People Living Alone 5 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 9
Affordability of Rents 3 1
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 4

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Elk Grove Village Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles S of Mount Prospect, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 19 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois
County Cook
Standard Zip Codes 60007
P.O. Box Zip Codes 60009
Phone Area Codes 847
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.003
Longitude -87.97

Elk Grove Village Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 3.1 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
Distance 13.1 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 37 to 56 F
Jul Temp 63 to 83 F
Oct Temp 42 to 63 F
Annual Precip 36.8 inches
Station WHEATON 3 SE
Distance 13.9 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
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Elk Grove Village Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 34,727 100%
Male 16,918 48.7%
Female 17,809 51.3%
Under 18 8,635 24.9%
18+ 26,092 75.1%
65+ 4,086 11.8%
Median Age 37.7
Average Family Size 3.17
White 29,874 86%
African-American 490 1.4%
Asian 3,051 8.8%
American Indian & Alaskan 33 0.1%
Other 797 2.3%
Mixed Race 467 1.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 2,165 6.2%

Estimated Elk Grove Village Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 34,025
Growth -702
Growth % -2%

Elk Grove Village 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 18.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 17.7%
Polish 15.9%
Italian 13.3%
Irish 11.4%
English 4%
US/American 2.8%
Swedish 2.7%
Norwegian 1.9%
French (except Basque) 1.2%
Greek 1.2%
Czech 0.8%
Scottish 0.7%
Austrian 0.6%
European 0.6%
Danish 0.5%
Dutch 0.5%
Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac 0.5%
Russian 0.5%
Hungarian 0.4%
Scotch-Irish 0.4%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
Lithuanian 0.3%
Ukrainian 0.3%
Serbian 0.3%
French Canadian 0.3%
Welsh 0.3%
British 0.3%
Bulgarian 0.2%
Yugoslavian 0.2%
Slovak 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Elk Grove Village 34,727 $71,834
Bensenville 20,703 $59,008
Des Plaines 58,720 $65,806
Itasca 8,302 $78,700
Mount Prospect 56,265 $67,262
Rosemont 4,224 $44,939
Wood Dale 13,535 $62,289

Elk Grove Village Public Libraries

Elk Grove Village P.l.
Elk Grove Village, Illinois
(847) 439-0447
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Elk Grove Village Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
(847) 437-5500
Emergency Service: Yes

Starbucks in Elk Grove Village

(As of 2005)
934 Busse Highway

Wal-mart in Elk Grove Village

(As of 2006)
801 Meacham Road
(847) 584-7080
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Elk Grove Village High Schools (2004)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,939 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.1

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